De Molen Op & Top (Amarillo)
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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Bitter
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Our flagship light bitter ale dryhopped with Amarillo. Lots of fruit like orange and grapefuit mixed with grass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1290) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jur (293) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle @ home, from Mitras Beukenplein, Amsterdam. Bottle with classic De Molen label, yeast on the bottom. Pours (carefully!) hazy, amber with lots of carbonation. Head full, very pale yellow/off-white. For a modest 4,5% ABV (so we can have more!) this hoppy bitter packs a whallop of taste. Spicy orange, cardamom, malts with a dry and (hop) bitter finish. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanEric (990) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2012
Amber, small head. Aroma citrus hops, almonds, some spices. tastes bitter, dry, thick, medium to full bodied. Nice aftertastem long. good beer with a low alcohol by volume. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
0.3l bottle from Viti in Vancouver. Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange with a small bubbly fine white head. Aroma: hops, spice - cayenne, cinnamon, cloves, slightly smokey. Palate: Medium bodied, smooth, clean finish. Taste: Armaillo comes out here. Starts out sweet, moves to bitter near the end. Probably not as bitter as a bitter should be, but i really like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2012
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity wall adhesive white foam collar which was fine and even of structure. The beer also contained much carbonic acid in the glass. The beer has a yeasty thick amber and a sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is hoppy bitter with a fruity touch . This beer smells to caramel and amarilo hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2012
Draught@CPH Beer Festival 2011 (thanks jbrus!). Amber colour, mediumsized creamy white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is caramel malts, rather zesty and fruity hops along with mild grassyness. Flavour is bigtime fruity, a bit catpissy, zesty and some slight maltyness. Quite bodied for a 4.5 % beer. Brutal hoppyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2012
En botella.Dorada turbia,aromas a pino,pomelo,levadura..... En boca es herbacea pero destaca la levadura,acabando un poco dulce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
Draught. Orange coloured. Dense beige head. ARoma of herbs, light flowers, caramel, flowers. Flaovur of grass, citrus, herbs, flowers and pine. Medium to full bodied. Grassy bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2011
On tap @ Copenhagen festival 2011. The aroma has light maltiness, citrus and pine. Hazy, yellow coloured beer with a medium, white head. The taste is light-moderate bitter and has some grapefruits, light pine, hint of grass and some malty backbone. Dry, clean and crisp. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13362) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2011
Draught at Københavns Ølfest 2011 (Op & Top Amarillo). Cloudy amber - white head. Piney, bitterness, fruity, medium malty, berries, zesty, yeasty, bagegær, orange, grape, light zesty.

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