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De Molen Wijsbier Blonde Poes

Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: American Pale Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Brewed for ’t Hofje van Wijs in Amsterdam. Made with poezenpootjes tea (catpaw tea).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (2815) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2014
Clear amber colour, rather fast dissipating white head. Malty aroma, caramel, light tea. Light bitter flavour, tea. Low carbonation. Malty finish.
(from 33cL bottle @ home)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lukin (456) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
bottle. Amber, small head. Bright and fresh aroma. Green tea, honey, sweet malts. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1061) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 26, 2014
hazy orange colour, minimal off-white head, which disappears promptly; excellent aroma, of intensive floral notes, honey and fruitiness (maybe mango dominance, apple and overripe figs); taste of floral hops, fruitiness (mainly figs), honey and...fruits again; a bit watery, but I really love it! great ale, though not a typical APA (it reminds me much more to the English ales)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geiserich (3383) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle from Beerhunter111, Vielen Dank! Medical, herbal and sweetish aroma. Yeast. Amber hazy color, nearly no head. Flavor of herbs, tea, light sweetish, fruits. Unharmonic, strange.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2014
(bottle, 33cl) Cloudy, orange-amber colour with a huge and slightly tanned foamy head. Mildly toasted malty and wheaty aroma with notes of caramel, black tea, Belgian yeasty spice and a subtle fruity touch. Sour and mildly bitter flavour, light bodied with a sparkling carbonation. Sourish fruity taste with citrus, lemon, as well as notes of tannic black tea on a slightly cara-malty and wheaty base; sour and slightly bitter-tart finish, again with tannic tea notes. I would not order a second one. 30.VI.14

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Wijsbier Blonde Poes ].
Clear medium to dark orange color with a small, fizzy to virtually none, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, caramel, spicy, herbs - tea. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, herbs, spicy, tea, flowers. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat to soft. [20140426]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarcoDL (2179) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2014
Lively beer, came cushing out the bottle. Tastes a bit flat. The tea is noticable and nice, but the high CO2 is pushing the taste west. Needs some tuning.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
GSAP (497) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
Aroma is weinig complex, wat zacht zure scherpte met weeďge tonen wat niet thuis te brengen is. Smaak is verfrissend, bijna delicaat. Allemaal lichte toontjes bitter met verkwikkende zoete speldeprikjes. Nasmaak is droog, inderdaad het thee achtige blijft achter in mond. Valt goed in de mond, heftige kraag die lang blijft op oranje. Zes maanden over datum.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (3763) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Beer number 3 in my personal tasting evening on 26th Apr 2014. 33cl bottle, Birth date 6th Aug 2013. Poured into a Leffe badged chalice. Rightly or wrongly I allowed the sediment to leave the bottle, so my beer was cloudy: on top of the moody looking dull, old gold body was a wispy covering of white bubbles. Dry and tea like (would I have said that if I hadn’t known there was tea within the brew? I doubt it!). Slight yeast feel to the aroma, some mild floral notes, passion fruit sweetness and those tea esters (honest) make up the smell for me. Taste wise it seemed lacking in flavour although the passion fruit sweetness from the nose came through loud and clear in the mouth, yet subdued by those tea hints which both calmed and bittered the overall taste. Difficult to pigeonhole both aroma and flavour wise, interesting but not really ’my cup of tea’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3798) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 22, 2014
330ml bottle. Slightly hazy, orangey golden to amber colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Cautious hoppy aroma, notes of fruit tea, some peach, rose hip, hibiscus, bergamot. Taste replicates similar notes but with a focus on more fruity flavours close to apricot and peach; also a bitter note. More tea than beer; unusual but not bad, though.

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