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De Molen Vlaams & Hollands (Flemish and Dutch)

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Flemish Oud Bruin, with lactobacillus, fermented in Bordeaux and whisky barrels, and afterwards blended. Not very sour , the bordeaux barrels really take center stage. Supremely sophisticated woody aged malt flavor. Mild milky to a whisky dense caramel malt base. Nice blend which gives a distinct more "serious" malt base from the whisky compared to many other Flemish oud bruins, as a consequence the body is more full and smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10766) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2009
tap at KÝbenhavnske ōldage 2009, cloudy brown, small white head. aroma is caramelly toffee, slight sourish note. flaovr slight surish, brown, fruit - berries. brune style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11052) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2009
Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, caramel, and a little berry. Caramel and malty flavour, with some wood and a slightly tart note. I recognize that itís unique, but would probably have liked a more uncompromising sour beer a little more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2009
Draught at KBH festival, 2009. Cloudy amber with a white head. Nose is tart and fruity. Some cellar. Earth, fruit , vanilla and caramel. Some vague tart cherry notes. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2009
Draught @ prť-ZBF 09 @ Alvinne: Alvinne-Struise beerfest.
Unclear hazy medium to dark orange - red amber color with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sour, berry, raisin, prune, wood. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy - smooth, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090306]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2009
Sampled many many times on draft at pre-ZBF 2009 at Alvinne. This beer was definitely one of the stars of the fest. Not very sour as the bordeaux barrels really take center stage. Supremely sophisticated woody aged malt flavor. Extremely drinkable, smooth and the furthest thing from heavy or filling. I love the woodiness, especially from the Bordeaux barrels. I canít believe I didnít buy any to take home with me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5045) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2009
Bottled @ jbrus. Hazy brownish color, short head. Bit oaky aroma, some malt, hint of cherry and whisky. Slight sourish taste, some vanilla. Nice one to start with :-).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1325) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 1, 2009
Draft at pre-ZBF. Brown ale has a tart balsamic nose with an incongruous sweet chocolate note. Sweetness from malt still in flavor, tartness takes a back seat. Interesting enough, but itís not doing it for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10100) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle, shared @ jbrusís place, kindly donated by Molenbrouwer. Vinous, oaky, dusty, lactic aroma. Hints of cherry and clear notes of single malt whisky. Initially some milk chocolate in the flavor, but that is overpowered by a strong whisky flavor. Not optimally balanced, but this beer will probably age beautifully. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle@Home. Lactic aroma with whiskey and chocolate. Hazy, brown colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, lactic, chocolate, whiskey and vanilla. Smooth mouth feel. Nice and successful experiment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerohen (1990) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2009
Tasting session at jbrus. Bottled. Dark red-brown coloured, small brown head. Lactobacillus aroma, malts, whisky notes. Again lactobacillus and whisky in flavour, a bit more leaning towards the whisky-notes, some toffee. A unique combination of flavours, sour ale and whisky, and yet so smooth and balanced that itís still highly drinkable. Good job Menno!

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