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De Molen Raad & Daad (bottle)

Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Barrel Aged Sour Ale. The bottled version has another mix of sour beers as the cask version, so is included as a separate beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (940) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle, first rating in 2016. Not the most exciting sour I’ve had, but I think this is underrated. Maybe it’s because I have the March 2013 vintage which had time to age. Smooth and round, pleasant sourness, some sweetness, well balanced. Not very complex when it comes to aromas. I don’t mind, because this is certainly the easiest and smoothest sour/wild I had so far.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (15819) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
Säuerlicher, leicht oxidierter Holzantrunk. Trocken holzig-säuerlich im Mittelteil, ein wenig bitter. Adstringent, eher wenig süffig. Intensiv bitterer Nachhall, wenig würzig, unrund. 9/8/7/7/9/7

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mateuszk (1583) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours clean golden with no head. Aroma and taste - sour, very sour - in a bad way. It’s really cheapier to buy bottle of vinegar. Not recommend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rolfarild (189) - NORWAY - JUN 28, 2015
Clear golden, 3 years in the cellar. No head or carbonation. Aroma off unripe apples and brett. Taste apples, brett, vinous. Aftertaste of toffe and citrus. Long Crispy feeling in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5730) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
750 ml bottle. Almost clear golden body with a small white head. Strong and nice aroma, fruity, acidic and funky. Flavor is refreshing fruity, acidic berries and wood with moderate bitterness. Medium body and pleasant aftertaste. Highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9558) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle at home. An odd one to be sure, was braced after hearing bad reviews on the draught version. Pours clear amber, nose is massive balsamic, funk, horseblanket, oak comes through, toffee, vanilla, taste is just too much vinegar, hurts the throat a little, nice oaky tart finish but the balsamic linger ruins it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (7238) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma of cheese, some wood, malt, sour berries and funk. Flavor is sweet and sour with some malt, fruitiness, oak and funk. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
Phyrexian (6) - ITALY - JAN 15, 2015 does not count
Very sour and very, very, VERY salty. Aroma was quite interesting, but tastes like an extremely salty vinegar. Undrinkable. I never throw away even the worst beers, but this one I just could not finish it. Perhaps it might be fine for cooking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1645) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear light golden, with no head. Aroma is sour fruits, with brett and oak, as well as some strange notes of bubble gum. Medium to full body, with light carbonation. Flavour is sour with unripe apples and apple cider vinegar, as well as some very funky, and almost salty, barnyard notes. Sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2014
from Erzbierschof - pale blond beer, quite clear with no foam left; very woody and fruity aroma, notes of grapes, light cheesy, vinous and sourish; medium-bodied, low carbonation and sourish; dry and very fruity woody finish

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