Netherlands > Bodegraven
Beer Available At Eet & Bierlokaal De Molen (arranged by most recent)
Green Flash / St-Feuillien West Coast IPA 83, De Molen Rasputin Bourbon BA 93, De Molen Oud & Wijs 61, De Molen CU Later , De Molen White Witch Saison 87, De Molen Hollen & Stilstaan Barrel Aged 94, De Molen CU Tart Framboise , De Molen Ook Best Lekker 86, De Molen Kopi Loewak Coffee Stout (-2010) 99, De Molen Feuer & Wasser 73, De Molen Braggot Brett 91, De Molen Uitmuntend & Voorbeeldig 71, Amager/Grassroots Shadow Pictures - Skyggebilleder 98, De Molen Dark IPA Saaz 46, De Molen Dark IPA Amarillo 45, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Wild Turkey) 100, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Cuvée 99, De Molen Vuur & Vlam (Fire & Flames) 97, De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Heaven & Earth) 99, De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Octomore BA) 95
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dec23 (12) Amsterdam, Netherlands | October 7, 2009| Updated October 10, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I went there with my girlfriend for a day trip. We both enjoy beer very much and we wanted to see the place where they come up with a new beer every few months. We were both impressed by the fact how small it is, considering their output. The people there must do some really judicious work.
While we were there a presentation on "how brewing works" was being conducted by the brewmaster, and we watched it while we got a taste of a series of De Molen beers in small taste glasses (0.20 cl iirc) It was great.
The price for the whole procession of beers was really good, also the food is not expensive for it’s outstanding quality. They have a small shop where they sell their own beer and also a small but carefully chosen selection of Scandinavian and American beers.
Add to that a number of great "like your granny used to have" traditional Dutch products of the edible and drinkable kind, and you get a nice little store. The staff are nice and enthusiastic, even though the younger people seem to be more trained in being good bar/restaurant personnel than beer experts.
For the rest Bodegraven is as boring as a small town in the middle of Holland can be, even though it actually has strong historic roots, which are showcased around the town on municipal boards. It is one of those places, which once had great promise in old times but became forgotten when superseded by the modern age. In the beer landscape of the Netherlands - however - it is like a major metropolis. Go and see it if you can.
TrefwoordPunk (12) Leiden, Netherlands | September 24, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited this after a long bike-trip to Bodegraven and we were really thirsty when we arrived. Nice helpful young staff and great service. Really helpful girl. The atmosphere is great, no one is ever in a hurry and the food we ordered was top notch. Too bad there’s nothing else to do in Bodegraven. One of the best places in Holland for sure
abcbeers (12) , Netherlands | September 7, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 17/20
situated in a monument, top selection of very good beers ,but do go with lots of cash,the prices are not cheap but you can pick up some exceptional beers
Cory (12) , California | February 6, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place is well worth, the trouble getting there. The bar area had five of their recent brews on tap and you could buy many more of the bottled ones. The store had a pretty good selection considering how small it was. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The tour was fairly interesting, but mostly about the brewing process. If you can make out there, got for it if for no other reason than their hard to find beers. Great Brewery.
RasmusOtt (11) Aalborg , Denmark | October 8, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
pompix (10) , France | August 16, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
What a shop !!! Amazing !
Great selection and nice place.
Joop (10) , Netherlands | September 8, 2010| Updated October 2, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Visited the place at the end of august. What a discovery!
Had the most exquisite beer-dinner. Peter is really a fantastic chef . The chocolate desert with the Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Misto BA on tap is a sensation you can’t imagine… This in combination with the hospitality of Peter’s wife (I think) and the enthusiastic young man and girl, you think: Oh, life can be so good… The little beershop has a nice selection (about 200 ?) of rare (top) Beers, prices are more than fair if you compare them with the shops in Amsterdam. This place is a must!
We went back because of BBF. World class festival with the most excellent athmosphere. Superb organised. Top beers, I think 60 - 70 on tap.
beerlover73 (10) Marseille, France | October 5, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
nice place, good restaurant/pub. The beershop is very very little with a minimalist selection. The most popular De Molen’s beers are not available neither in the beershop nor in the restaurant
MotherBrother (9) Aalborg, Denmark | November 22, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
My and a mate spent 6 hours at De Molen, and drank quite a lot of beer. Also we had a nice meal.
Spent a lot of dollars in the shop, so all in all, a very nice visit.
Will definatly be back.
dutchtuga (8) Amsterdam, Netherlands | June 15, 2014
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Unbelievable how little the personel knows about beer when i was there today. She could’nt even explain what a saison is. Can’t believe a brewery with this stature has someone like that working there. Also the restaurant is not exactly what i expected, as it felt more like a normal café. From the best Dutch brewer i was expecting something totally different.
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