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Brouwcafé de Molen
World Class based on 149 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: vipinvelp (15) | 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 Bommen & Granaten (Rioja BA) 97, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Jim Beam BA 99, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Bruichladdich BA 99, Brouwerij Kees Indian Summer DoppelBock 87, De Molen / Zombier Skulls & Tentacles 85, De Molen Zang & Noten Coconut BA 96, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Cognac BA 95, De Molen Nacht & Ontij Cognac Barrel Aged 98, De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Pedro Ximenez BA) 97, De Molen Wait For It! 59, De Molen Larie & Apekool 100, De Molen Wal & Schip (Wild Turkey B.A.) 52, Brouwerij Kees Peated Imperial Russian Stout 98, BrewDog Hop Fiction Pale Ale 92, Austmann Fader Halvard 59, Labietis Papardes Zieds 46, Brouwerij Kees Barrel Project #01/2015 91, Brouwerij Kees Barrel Project #02/2015 99, Alvinne Beer Geek Wedding Batch IV 94, Hair of the Dog / De Molen Putin Russian Imperial Stout 99
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149 reviews for Brouwcafé de Molen
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  83%
 Selection  85%
 Food  79%
 Value  77%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
BelgBeerGeek  (34) Antwerp, Belgium | November 3, 2011
haven’t had anything to eat , but the shop is pretty darn good , prices seem a bit on the high side ( for international brews that is ) but then again they do have to come overseas and the de molen beers itself are good enough for me so way cheaper :) i also like the interior and like the fact that everyone of the staff does seem to enjoy a decent beer , trust me i’ve been to specialized beer pubs and have found out that many of the staff don’t even know the difference between labmic and gueze ....
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
AteoPoeta  (34) , Italy | July 2, 2013
Beautiful ambiance and very kind staff. Amazing selection of De Molen beers. It was a pity I missed the tour of the brewery.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk  (32) Den Haag, Netherlands | May 20, 2010| Updated January 28, 2012
To start of, the ambience, just great. Full stacked bottle shop, nice restaurant, lots of wood, direct view of the brewery, all very open and accessible. Nice. Had some beers from tap, very helpful staff tried to explain umami to me by a various array of sauces and other ingredients from the kitchen. Much appreciated! Then the shop, it’s well packed with awesome beers at fair prices. Must visit more often.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord  (32) San Diego, California | January 15, 2012
Stopped through for a beer and got an intimate tasting in the charming little brewpup. The main brewery has moved across the street and what is left is a great restaurant and an awesome little bottle shop. Selection in the bottle shop is amazing for the Netherlands, you are bound to find some rarities in there. I had the stewed rabbit and it was magnificent. Prices are a little high for my taste, but that is pretty much the way it is across the board in the Netherlands anyway. Overall, this is a great place and I highly recommend it.
  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 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah  (30) Westelbeers, Netherlands | September 12, 2012
Onderweg hier gestopt voor een kleine pauze. Wat bier ingekocht en lekker gelunched.
  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 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Holy  (24) , Germany | October 8, 2010
Nice windmill in the Netherlands - amazing beers on tap and in the shop. Great selection.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot  (23) , Sweden | November 26, 2010
Very small brewery in Bodegraven a coulple of trainrides from Amsterdam. Nice selection of beer, but prices is a couple of euros more than in A. The pub and restaurant was closed when we where there, so double check availability before you go. Well worth a trip.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
M’ARCOlizzo  (21) , Italy | February 4, 2010
Marvelous place, fantastic atmosphere, really nice food and...incredible beers!! I hope to be back soon :)

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