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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Bitter
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our flagship light bitter ale dryhopped with Amarillo. Lots of fruit like orange and grapefuit mixed with grass.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
loolox (14) - SPAIN - MAY 18, 2013
No se si es que llevaba 1 año embotellada, si fue el transporte o si era final de un lote, pero por lo que fuera, yo creo que ya estaba medio pasada: Demasiado carbonatada, sin aroma. No se detecta ningun rastro del amarillo. Se bebe pero es muy justita. Si algun dia pruebo otra igual cambio mi valoracion, pero con esta he quedado muy decepcionado, y lo peor es que no es la primera vez que me pasa con una De Molen. Un desastre de nota y aun asi creo que estoy siendo generoso.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (1612) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
Nice one! Pours a orange beer, hazy liquid with a minimal white head. Smelled like grapefruit and orange. The tasted initial was light bitter to medium bitter with a nice long duration. It has a light body, dry sticky texture an average carbo and a bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3908) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Capone’s, Norristown bottle: (Amarillo and Sladek) Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma is nice Amarillo hops, with a sort of earthy dirty edge. Taste is nice and properly bitter, with plenty of excellent hop flavour. The low alcohol did not make it too light. Flavor was still quite big.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braastad (430) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2013
Hazy orange witha massive head. Piney, soapy aroma, but not that fresh. This is a year-old bottling according to the label. Taste is floral, bitter. Seems to have coffee too (?). Tight bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2381) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: APR 10, 2013 2x33cl bottle, 2 weeks apart. Sladek & Amarillo. Good basic and typical amarillo floral citrus bitterness in a tasty light lager-like ale that lacks some malt backbone to carry all the hop goodness. Tastes a bit like a modern watery excuse to showcase the hops, lacks harmony to be a convincing EU-PA. 2nd tasting: got a more balanced taste out of it, nice balanced bitterness, but still somewhat stingy amarillo fruitiness compared to the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dexcansino (479) - Andalucía, SPAIN - MAR 6, 2013
(lúpulos: sladek y amarillo). Una cerveza rubia con gran corona de espuma blanca muy densa. Con algo de posos. Cítrica, naranja, refrescante, ligera y seca. Muy buena.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3632) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013
With Amarillo and Sladek - Dark blond. Floral and fruity hop aroma. Full hoppy flavour with a sweet fruity edge. Quite light bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4422) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2012
11.2oz bottle in an English pint (same situation as WheatKing - bottle doesn’t mention cascase, and bittering hops are sladek). Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, some light spiciness, and pale and light caramel malts. Flavor the same, with a nice hopping for the style. Average texture. Not a bad beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (740) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
Foggy rust colour with half inch of self-sustaining head. Aromas of grapefruit, passion fruit, resin. Smells really good actually. Lots of flavour - similar hop aromas, but add some cereal to the finish to balance it off. A delightful beer for the low abv.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
Alright I’ve got a beer labelled just "Op & Top" but instead of Premiant bittering hops and Cascade and Amarillo aroma hops it’s got just Sladek bittering and Amarillo aroma (No Cascade!). Everything else aligns with this, too... so pretty sure I’m in the right place. Bought this in Victoria, Canada.

On the first sip I didn’t really think this should count as a bitter but going through the bottle I realized it was, the malt and especially yeast qualities fit in with the ESBs and bitters I’ve had. The amarillo certainly changes that though with spicy orange on the nose and especially hop resins. Cool combination for the geeks. A very enjoyable drink.


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