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Brouwcafé de Molen
World Class based on 151 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

Overtocht 43
Bodegraven, Netherlands 2411 BT [ print map ]
0172 610 848 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Tue- Sunday opening at 12:00 - Check availability

Mayor: tderoeck (27) | Affiliated user(s) here Molenbrouwer | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 250-300

Formerly called Eet- en Bierlokaal De Molen. Name has changed under new ownership in September 2015. De Molen is once again co-owner.

Brouwcafé de Molen

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Beer Available At Brouwcafé de Molen (arranged by most recent)
De Molen / Hair of the Dog Adam 91, De Molen Fruit IPA Blood Orange 74, De Molen / Hair of the Dog Binkie Claws 91, De Molen Moord & Brand (Balsamico) 70, De Molen Saison Brett BA (2 Years) 87, De Molen Carolina Reaper Stout BA 95, De Molen Fruit IPA Habanero 16, De Molen Twenty Five Grams 93, De Molen Storm & Averij (Storm & Damage) 94, De Molen Honey & Rye IPA 49, De Molen Fresh Hop (2015, Hops by Henk Wesselink) 49, Upright Blueberry Stout 94, Southern Oregon Nice Rack IPA 45, De Molen Cedar-Wood Infused Quad 92, Southern Oregon Killer Rabbit ISA 51, Gänstaller Bräu XL 2 - Amber Weizenbock 86, De Molen Zang & Noten Coconut BA 96, De Molen Storm & Bliksem 98, De Molen Fruit IPA Passionfruit Habanero 43, Larvik La Barley Wine Brewers Reserve
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151 reviews for Brouwcafé de Molen
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  83%
 Selection  85%
 Food  79%
 Value  77%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Balazs  (40) Den Haag, Netherlands | October 11, 2011
I won’t be able to add much more to the reviews below. Visited during the festival, and the place was excellent. The festival itself was amazingly well organized, all went smoothly. The old brewery looked great, authentic, lots of ambience. The new brewery looked good as well. I really cannot complain about anything here. We had an awesome time.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
RasmusOtt  (11) Aarhus, Denmark | October 8, 2011| Updated September 29, 2014
Visited the store during their BBF festival. I liked how the store appears with all the dark wood. A very nice selection of beers from all the sweetspots in the world. I bought an Alesmith IPA which I got from their basement because they only wanted to have one on the shelf and then store the rest. Prices for some beers were a bit high. Would love to go there again when it’s a bit less crowded.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
phredrik  (31) Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), Denmark | October 4, 2011
Visited during the BBF 2011. The ambience surrounding the mill is very nice. Very rustic and true to Bodegraven’s rural setting. The beer selection was really excellent. Of course there were lots of specialties from the different breweries attending the Beer Festival, but the other stuff was also impressive. Of course a good selection of De Molen beers, but also Danish (I bought my long-time want Amager MurpHill), Belgians like Struise and Westvleteren, a good selection of American beers. Good policy on their Alesmith IPA’s - only one on the shelf and the others in a dark and cold basement so they weren’t exposed to heat or sunlight. Good one. The De Molen and Belgian beers were decently priced, although some of the Americans and especially the LoverBeers were high, even in comparison to Danish standards. But a really cool store overall.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus  (40) Oirschot, Netherlands | September 26, 2011
Amazing beer shop with beers that are quite hard to get in NL. Maybe it’s a little bit expensive, but it’s almost imposible to compare the prices of these beers to other stores. Great variety. Some beer are a bit too exposed to sunlight, standing directly in front of the window. Visited during the festival so some of the staff were temporary volunteers. I’ve heard some of the staff working there on regular days doesn’t know too much about the beers. Everyone kept cool even though it was quite a busy day. The place looks nice and authentic. If it was closer to my home i would visit it more often. Be sure to bring enough money because it’s so hard to pick. A true candystore for beerlovers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh  (618) Tampere, Finland | September 25, 2011
6 taps (all their own brews). Quite staggering bottle selection of De Molen and other rarities (DK/IT/NL/BE/US). We were the first visitors on Sunday 1pm. Some people came later for lunch. Excellent service. And their beer shop has just incredible selection of best brew from Europe and USA. A must.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
gianjust  (7) , Italy | September 4, 2011
Very nice place. the service is slow but the staff is friendly and polite. Food is overpriced , i took the dutch menu (Dutch shrimps, dover soles, Semolina pudding & berry juice for 31€, fried chips were offered) anyway dover soles were great, the! I love his beer, and drink a De Molen beer on tap in De Molen brewpub was exciting, the price of the beers on tap is fair: Donder&Bliksem (boheems pilsner, 5,5%, 2,75€); Wit&Waarachting (ons eigen witbier, 5 %, 3€); Heen&Weer (tripel, 9,2%, 4,25€); Hel&Verdoemenis (russian imperial stout, 10,2%, 5,25€) were the top. Hot&Spicy (10%, 3,25€ proefglas) for me was better than mikeller texas ranger. Bed&Breakfast (coffiebitter, 4%, 3€) the taste is so intense, to match with a dessert or to drink alone. In the beer shop you can find his production and all the best brewing as well (Founders, Mikeller, Haandbryggerie, Nřgne, Amager, Westvleteren). i’ll go back in the future
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ontbeertaster  (159) Ontario | September 2, 2011
Nice decor to this place. the have a nice outside patio and an inside that is very rustic and has a nice ambiance. The service is a little slow to north american standards but that seemed to be a typical european service here. Definitely a premier stop for any beer lover. They do serve samples of the beers which was quite nice. Had a very nice time here. Recommend a stop. Also the chicken club was really good. Very unique if you ask me. The bottle shop here is very nice too. Lots of selection of their beers and some american craft. Also saw the westy 12 here
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 2/20
Pallieter85  (26) , Belgium | August 23, 2011| Updated August 24, 2011
I’m very sad to write this review. This place has changed so much over the years. I remember the first time I was there some years ago it was an amazing experience. The crew was very friendly, ambitious and knowledgeable about the brewery. I remember Menno was there and he even gave me a private tour through the brewery, while he was teaching one of his staff to do the guided tour. Also we got some great tasters and went home with some regular brews but also some special brews (which I think is something you might expect when visiting a brewery). Now sadly this place has changed in a very negative way... Staff is not friendly at all, they don’t seem to care about what they sell, they are only interested in you if you want to buy things, the atmosphere is below freezing temperature and the shop, although offering a lot of nice beers from abroad, doesn’t offer anything special from De Molen beers. Sad sad sad I won’t go back anytime soon (not that anyone cares about that ;) )
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Cuso  (201) Bratislava, Slovak Republic | August 23, 2011
Beer heaven. Excellent place, service was friendly and quick. Beer shop is amazing.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
pompix  (10) , France | August 16, 2011
What a shop !!! Amazing ! Great selection and nice place.

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