Netherlands > Bodegraven
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 93, 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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tkrjukoff (192) , Sweden | March 12, 2010
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Abio (51) Waasland, Belgium | February 24, 2010| Updated March 4, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
M’ARCOlizzo (21) , Italy | February 4, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Marvelous place, fantastic atmosphere, really nice food and...incredible beers!! I hope to be back soon :)
Fin (798) 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 wasn’t that far at all.
altonbrownd (249) Chevy Chase, Maryland | October 31, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited this weekend for their first annual beerfestival. (I am hoping it is a first in a series.) It is a picturesque and functional location. The restaurant was closed so didn’t get to sample--but will return. The shop was open and has a solid selection of craft beers from NL, Belgium, USA and Scandinavia. Nice to finally meet Menno, the brewer that’s been keeping us all excited.
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.
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
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
sayravai (103) Helsinki, Finland | August 12, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited two times now. A sanctuary in the middle of nowhere... this is a place where time stops ticking. A nice selection of draught beers from the Netherlands’ best brewery. A full restaurant menu. A beershop with no longer only their own beers, but also lots of stuff from the US, Denmark, Norway and Belgium. Gather your beer basket to-go while you eat. Service is friendly, the windmill is beautiful, and so is the canal view. Note taken: no credit cards. A must visit if you’re nearby. Also check out the small animal park right across the street.
tomer (68) Rishon Le Zion, Israel | August 4, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Suddenly in the middle of a dutch village , a windmill comes into your view, the place feels warm rustic and not overly decorated, you can see the brewery from the dining area. The brewer and and chef were very talktive and we had a friendly chat, they served and explained evey thing that was on tap. I did not try the food, but the menu looks like a godd partner to the excellent beer. Very much hope to come here again.
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