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De Molen Vlaams & Hollands (Flemish and Dutch)

 (RETIRED)
overall
90
48
style
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerohen (1997) - 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 it’s still highly drinkable. Good job Menno!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2009
Draught, 5.6% at Alvinne pre-ZBF09. Good vanilla, raisin, cigarbox aroma. Cloudy dark red brown colour. Fruity flavour, some vanilla, and more raisin. Not exactly sour, only a little citric, but nice. The aftertaste is a little alcoholic, like a strong beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2009
A Mes rate: draught at Alvinne Pre ZBF.
First beer of the day and thrust into my hand by Menno as soon as we walked in. Dark amber / copper colour with a good off white head. Good caramel malt base with hints of tarty Flemishness on top. Faint earthy notes and a hint of liquorice plus just a hint of citrus in the finish. Just the right amount of barrel. Hugely quaffable. Lovely. Thanks Menno.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2009
Draught at Alvinne. Alround rating: Yeasty fruity notes, some dustyness, malty biscuityness some doughyness, floral bittering hop and small hints of wood. I was kind of expecting a sour ale and seem tohave got something which i dont know fully what it is. Nicely drinkable stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2009
Draught @ Pre-ZBF Alvinne. A dark amber, little hazy colored beer, with a nice foamy beige head. The aroma of soft fruity malts with some notes of whisky. The taste is dry, fruits like grapes/citrus. There is bitter with some wood. The aftertaste is a little bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
on tap at the Pre-ZBF, pours hazy amber with a medium size off white head. Soft sweet malt and light sour aroma. Sweet and brown biscuity malt flavors mix with a slight sourness and a kind of butter flavor. Not in a bad way, very enjoyable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
Draught at PreZBF at Alvinne. Hazy orange red coloured with a creamy off white head. Fruity aroma of malts, caramel, smoke, whisky and red wine. Malty flavour of whisky, oak and hops with notes of caramel and red wine. Tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
From tap. Pours hazy deep orange to brown with a small dense and tan head. Sweet, milky and wooden to light alcohol note from the whisky. Caramelish and sweet impression. Mild milky to a whisky dense caramel malt base. Nice blend which gives a distinct more "serious" malt base form the whisky compared to many other flemish oud bruins, as a consequence the body is more full and smooth. Smooth wineous and malty finish. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7929) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2009
Draught Small, off-white head, pretty stable over totally hazy brown-amber beer. Wood, alcohol (for 5.6%!), whiskymalts, phenols, fruit. Grapey flavour, malt, dry plywood, some oxydated malts too. Warming up, really like chewing liquorice - the branches itself. Light body, despite the alcohol impression. Very interesting beer, well "worth the detour" to talk in Michelin terms.


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