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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 / Zombier Hell & Zombier (DutchSky BA) 94, De Molen Wasabi Saison 39, De Molen Grasshopper Saison 63, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Jim Beam BA 99, De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Cognac BA) 91, Pőhjala Öö (2014-) 98, Pőhjala Must Kuld 97, De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Rioja BA) 97, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Bruichladdich BA 99, Brouwerij Kees Indian Summer DoppelBock 89, De Molen / Zombier Skulls & Tentacles 89, De Molen Zang & Noten Coconut BA 96, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Cognac BA 94, De Molen Nacht & Ontij Cognac Barrel Aged 98, De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Pedro Ximenez BA) 97, De Molen Wait For It! 63, De Molen Larie & Apekool 100, De Molen Wal & Schip (Wild Turkey B.A.) 53, Brouwerij Kees Peated Imperial Russian Stout 98, BrewDog Hop Fiction Pale Ale 93
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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 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
tdtm82  (108) , England | September 27, 2010| Updated September 28, 2010
Wow, what can I say. The building is stunning; a windmill adapted as a brewery, set in a lovely Dutch town surrounding flat fields. The setting is superb. The shop is excellent. Several interesting top 50 beers here. The service is stunning. Everyone on decks despite being stupidly busy assisting with the military precision movement which is contributing to the best beer festival ever, attentive and knowledgeable staff, eager to assist at great length. The beer range is stunning and mind blowing. Conditioning is perfect and the environment is first class. Must come back and have a meal as recommended in rates. Menno you are setting the standard in The Netherlands. and Europe. .
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 17/20
abcbeers  (12) , Netherlands | September 7, 2010
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
KyotoLefty  (577) Kyoto, Japan | September 3, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
deanso  (366) the Hague, Netherlands | August 22, 2010| Updated September 4, 2010
The bar/restaurant is pretty good. The shop is awesome but the prices are on the high side but there are beers here from the best brewers in the world (some very hard to get hold of). Menno’s beers are a must try! There are no bad beers in this shop!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
beerbuzzmontreal  (45) Montreal, Quebec | August 5, 2010
The tasting room is nice, the food menu is interesting and the food is good. The service is very good. They have a nice tap list and an extensive bottle list. The bottle shop is quite impressive too. This is a must if you go to Netherlands.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Nuffield  (110) Roseville, Minnesota | June 6, 2010
A pinnacle beer experience. Getting there is easy--a short train ride from Leiden, though my friend biked there from The Hague (2 to 3 hours with a rental bike, getting lost a few times). I’d recommend eating here--Peter is a brilliant chef, offering beautifully composed plates with a rich vocabulary of flavors. The tasting room had five beers on tap, one a guest from Denmark, and of course any bottle is available in the restaurant. Peter and his wife (sorry, I’m terrible with names) are attentive, though when I was there the younger staff (the local teenage girls) were just learning the ropes of how to pour beers, with commensurate thin knowledge of the beer. The beer store is very good (Alesmith?!), though I was hoping to find a few more cellared, rare beers that are only available at the brewpub--though there are plenty of beers that are not available in the U.S. Prices are fair--it isn’t like they’re dirt cheap, because you have to pay for quality. All in all, I will long remember this visit as one of the best meals I’ve had, and certainly the best beer dinner ever. Save your pennies and spring for the food (30 euro for a three-course).
  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 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
erickok  (198) Leuven, Belgium | May 4, 2010| Updated November 10, 2012
Did a ’tour’/tasting with a group of friends here. Perfect atmosphere to taste beer here. Beer offerings obviously based on their own brews. The little shop has high-rated imports as well, which can be expensive though. The restaurant serves well-prepared and tasty dishes that go well with their brews. Happy to let you visit their beer shop even after dinner.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff  (192) , Sweden | March 12, 2010
Had a great beer tasting on my own. What a great service, ppresentation of served beers and just loved the place. Bought bunch of beers from the shop to take with me back home.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Abio  (51) Waasland, Belgium | February 24, 2010| Updated March 4, 2012
Old: Very small brewery, but they where brewing, and the smell was excellent. Then got to taste 2 beers at the bar. The shop is very small, but they have some beers of different country’s. Beers that I didn’t ever see in any shop here, so i bought like a dozen of beers to taste. Edit:Had to change this review, and give some more points after the excellent beerfestival we had. Edit 2: Had to decrease a bit. Prices seems to rise, and we were a bit disappointed cause some little thing... And the shop is in the meanwhile bigger then the first time I was there.Still a very good selection also ofcourse.

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