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Beer Available At Eet & Bierlokaal De Molen (arranged by most recent)
The Kernel India Pale Ale Mosaic 99, Het Uiltje Meneer de Uil (Ledaig BA) 96, ít IJ Flink 78, De Molen Pais & Vree 93, De Molen Oud & Wijs 44, Jackís Abby Hoponius Union 99, Evil Twin Disco Beer 97, De Molen Wijsbier Smoking Gun 42, Mont SalŤve Twin Bitter 73, Omnipollo / Prairie Artisan Ales Potlatch 93, De Molen Angst & Beven 95, Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar 99, Omnipollo Moebius 97, Omnipollo Nathalius 50, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Kopi Loewak 99, The Kernel Pale Ale Amarillo 94, Oersoep La Petite Rouge (God is Goed) 77, De Molen Zwaaien & Zwieren 91, De Molen Zwart & Wit 97, Struise Smonk 91
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Travlr (1324) Washington, Washington DC | September 29, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Visited around the time of the Boerefts beer festival, my favorite festival on the planet at the moment. Extensive tasting menu, delicious food. Bottle shop has a good selection, including some rarities and a bunch of American stuff from Lost Abbey and elsewhere. Mandatory beer stop, even if you must go out of your way.
t0rin0 (1130) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 13, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Place rating number 800.
Visited September 2012 for the Borefts festival.
The festival was awesome, though a bit overwhelming, and part of that festival was at hte brewery and not the restaurant. 1 euro per token and well over a hundred beers to try. It was ridiculous. After we tapped out (80 or 90 ticks) we went into the restaurant to check it out and to go up into the windmill. Itís really neat that you climb up into it and look out over the water. The gift shop is nice too since you can buy bottles with dinner, and I think to go but I wasnít overly interested in hauling more bottles home. I saw some Westvleteren 8 in the corner that was presumably for sale but I didnít check. The service was great the whole day and not just at the festival. I would definitely come back if in the area.
brokensail (755) Orange County, California | October 4, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Really cool little restaurant/bar area and shop. Definitely something cool about hanging out in a windmill (definitely recommend going up to the top). Nice selection of bottles from all over the world and friendly service. Definitely a small place, though.
Boudicca (576) London, England | October 12, 2011| Updated October 11, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Attended the third, fourth and fifth Borefts Beer Festivals Ė a ďWhoís WhoĒ of the high quality beer world in Europe (with Jester King, an American brewery, included in 2012) and a must visit festival where you know that whatever you choose to taste itís going to be good. It was difficult to get an impression of what De Molen is like under normal circumstances but then Menno also kindly hosted the grand tasting for the RBESG in 2013 and we ate in an upstairs room at the mill, which is a stoneís throw away from the new brewery. It was interesting to see the place when itís not Borefts time. The dining area downstairs seems quite formal but the bar staff were friendly and the patio outside is a nice place to relax with a good beer or two.
(Last visited 28 September 2013).
Leighton (541) London, England | October 1, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited during Borefts 2012. The bottle shop is certainly exceptional, with a wonderful range of beers from around the world. The De Molen selection is, not surprisingly, excellent. The prices can be pretty high, especially for some of the more obscure American stuff. De Molenís beers, funilly enough, can be a bit more expensive than you would find them at other bottle shops (e.g. De Bierkoning), but only a little bit. Itís hard for me to say if I would journey here when the festival isnít going on (Bodegraven isnít exactly a must-visit town, aside from De Molen), but Iíll happily return for Borefts. For people who donít want to venture to Bodegraven, you can pick up lots of great De Molen beers in and around Amsterdam.
nate2g (541) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 22, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I love beer and windmills.
Theydon_Bois (534) The íSham, England | November 19, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Popped by after day one of Borefts 2013 so experienced this venue on an atypical night.
The place was packed as youíd imagine but they had staffed up well and we only waited around a minute to be served.
7 or 8 De Molen beers on tap. As you probably know the place is situated below a windmill and we ventured outside to sit in the patio garden beneath its sails. great venue a must visit if in the area.
fiulijn (500) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 15, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 12/20
I vistited on a cloudy day, unfortunately, still the mill gives a good sight, and the warm summer weather allowed me to enjoy some time on the terrace. The food is decent, trying to impress, but a bit pretentious; the service has been friendly; the tap list is varied, but some of the beers on the list were not really great; I wonder if the short bottle menu is just a hint, and they allow to drink any bottle from the shop, if not, you would expect more from De Molen.
But itís a very nice place.
Fin (465) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | November 25, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Loz and I visited here 30-10-09 for their first beer festival and stayed in the camper at the second location just down the road. Really enjoyable place and despite the size an incredibly well stocked little beer shop with some absolute winners from some of the best brewers in Europe and further afield. It was difficult to get a really good feel for the place owing to it being the day of the beer festival, but all of the staff were very friendly and their own beer were as usual very good. Quite easy to find and well situated for an easy excursion if one is in Amsterdam or Utrecht as it really wasnít that far at all.
KyotoLefty (431) Kyoto, Japan | September 3, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
The building needs work, though it too has great potential. The bottle shop is mind-boggling in its quality and rare selections. Would have wished for a couple more beers on tap in the restaurant. Anyhow, it is one of the best places to go in the country.
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