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


on tap

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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
9° Plato, 30.4 EBU, bittering hops Premiant, as late hops Cascade and Amarillo.

UDBeernut's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2308) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
a dutch made Bitter? Huh. Pours hazy golden hue capped by a gernerous cratter rock off white head thas was staying power. Lacing sticks to the side of my shaker. Nose of gentle biscuit and flower. Taste has solid bitterness upfront that molds into tangerine, lemon, and an lovely bouquet of flowers. Body is light but solid. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopfenWeisse (1348) - - NOV 23, 2015
Golden amber color with nice head. Aroma is hops, citrus. Flavor is malt, hops, bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (491) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle from Albert Heijn in Leerdam. The beer is deep golden to amber colored and has a large and stable white head, with average carbonation. The aroma is fruity (grapefruits, tropical), grassy and in the background a nice caramel sweetness. The taste is light bodied and hoppy with nice notes of citrus and flowers. After a while the sweetness of the caramel is noticable. The finish is pretty short with a light sourness and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hrabren (381) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 26, 2015
0.33 bottle from Hoppiness, Koper, Slovenia, shared with lovely Anja. Murky orange with medium creamy diminishing off white head with heavy lacing. Medium hopped with Amarillo, zest, orange peel, tropical notes. Body is thin as expected, but I expected some more bitterness, this is rather empty. Medium carbonation. Aromatic, light and drinkable, but could have more character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (346) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 20, 2015
Amber color with off-white head. Aroma has a lot of aromatic hops reminding me of white grapes and herbs. Taste starts also fruity with grapes, green tea and the same herbal note from the aroma. Popping bitterness but not too strong. Body is light, making the beer very easy to drink. Really good one overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1737) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2015
11.2 oz bottle poured. This beer was a foam explosion. Ended up being about a 10 oz pour as a result. This bottle is a little past it’s prime, bottled on 04/16/2013. Since I missed the two year mark I will be sure to rerate this if I get the chance, but still tastes fresh to me. Smooth, rich caramel malts. Earthy hop aroma. Lingering balanced caramel malt and earthy hop finish. Unique to my usual beers, and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (818) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A brown opaque beer with a medium white head ; poor retention. Landscape of fruits (citrus, orange), resin, herb and biscuit (+). Light to medium sweet, light to medium dry bitter refreshing, light warming background. Light to medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, sweet and warming finish, herbal note. Overall, a pleasant fruity bittersweet beer ; watery texture, light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sound67 (595) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2015
Maker: Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, The Netherlands *** Beer: De Molen Op & Top (bottled, unfiltered, 330ml) *** Style: Bitter (?!) *** ALC.VOL.: 4.5% *** "9° Plato, 30.4 EBU, bittering hops Premiant, as late hops Cascade and Amarillo." [brewery note] *** Colour: Deep hazy orange, with a small, fluffy off-white head. *** Nose: Zitrus, pine, herbs. *** Texture: Light to medium body. Watery. Active carbonation. *** Taste: Pinewood is strong at first, with a dry, mildly sour citrusy note floral hops and some mild chewy malts in the background. Middle is drier still, with some resin, muted fruitiness. Bitterness increases towards the end, which otherwise is dry as before. Floral hops and malts in the after taste. *** Impressions: Supposedly this is a Dutch interpretation of the English bitter style (the label says "American bitter-ish"). I find few connections, except in the after taste. Otherwise it strikes me as being closer to some Belgian ales. Very dry, not very fruity (as a result), and a little too fizzy/overly carbonated (and that couldn’t be further from an English Bitter).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (593) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 11, 2015
Hazy orange color, small white head. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, grain, piney hops, yeast. Dry and lightly sweet taste with mild hoppy bitterness in finish and state. Light to medium body and average carbonation. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (514) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. A bit soapy in aroma, but also some lemons. Due to the soap that makes it smell like your dish cleaner... Quite dry and a bit watery, but the bitterness is well crafted with the nice taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (992) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle at the Belgrade Beer Fest in Serbia. Pours a very cloudy deep golcen color, tick off-white cap. Nose: lemon skin, citric, De Molen character. Mouth: toasted malts, medium-low carbonation, floral notes, fresh feel. Mild but pungent bitterness. Nice beer.

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