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Beer Available At Eet & Bierlokaal De Molen (arranged by most recent)
De Molen Larie & Apekool 100, Emelisse Innovation Serie: Crème Brulee Stout 95, De Naeckte Brouwers SHIPA 52, Emelisse White Label Imperial Russian Stout Peated Bowmore BA 98, Emelisse White Label Barley Wine 2012 Buffalo Trace Bourbon BA 99, De Molen Bakker Wort Brouwer (Bowmore BA) 98, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Cuvée 99, De Molen Rhythm & Blues 93, De Molen Mühle & Bahnhof 85, De Molen Bitch Black Saison 85, De Molen Summer Porter , Oersoep En Garde Citra (Saison) 80, De Molen Feuer & Wasser 43, De Molen CU Now , Mikkeller Cafe Viking 25 Års Jubilæum 96, Elav No War Rye IPA 81, De Molen Oud & Wijs 58, De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Wild Turkey BA) 99, De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Bowmore/Caol Ila BA) 97, Thiriez Extra 95
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KyotoLefty (443) Kyoto, Japan | September 3, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Only a cheap and short train ride away from Amsterdam (30 to 45 minutes?), visiting De Molen is a must if you spend more than one day in Amsterdam. The little quiet and apparently conservative village where De Molen is located is such a change of pace from the extra-liberal Amsterdam that it is almost like you’re in another country. The pub is a five minute walk from the gas station and is truly charming. As expected built in a windmill structure. Old, well-restored and inviting. A few tables on the side offers a front patio for less than 10 people. The inside is divided in two rooms, one is more pub and one more restaurant, and it can accommodate approximately 75 people. There was 6 beers on tap, all in perfect shape (unlike their bottles that often suffer carbonation issues) and all very good. Food is not elaborated but it is original and also very good, this is not your burger and fries pub. Also let’s not forget the Bottle Shop on your left when you walk in. Quite small but offers a surprisingly good selection, a lot more than just De Molen beers. I even bought there a rare Italian Saison (Toccalmatto Sibilla) because I’m a saison-whore. And also I wrote to the store a month before I came to put limited beers aside for me and when I got there my rare beers were there waiting for me. Staff couldn’t be more friendly and knowledgeable. If you can’t tell, I really loved that place. A must.
TwoSipDip (413) Fort Collins, Colorado | July 7, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Fucking awesome place with a stellar tap list, as well as a sweet selection in the bottle shop. My uncle and I both enjoyed a Toasty (sp?) which is basically a glorified grilled cheese sandwich and it was fucking awesome. Service was kind of poor but all of the employees were very nice.
jackl (383) Charlottesville, Virginia | October 1, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
I visited the bottle shop during Borefts 2012. The shop’s small, but manages to cram a few hundred bottles into the space. The selection of De Molen beers is unsuprisingly large and impressive. There’s also a decent amount of rare stuff from the US, Scandanavia, and the UK. I was suprised that a few brewers present at the fest weren’t available in the shop. The prices can be a bit high (especially for the De Molen beers, which are cheaper at other shops in the Netherlands), but some of the US stuff was actually pretty good value. Overall, you should definitely have a look if you’re in Bodegraven.
Brugmansia (380) Jylland, Denmark | June 30, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited several times. Very cosy place, very nice way to use an old mill, placed next to one of many canals in Netherlands ;-). Easy to find and parking close by. They do beers both on tap and in bottles, served in good condition. Great food as well, is a must visit place if in Netherland.
sic1314 (353) Leiden, Netherlands | February 2, 2011| Updated September 7, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great little brewpub, likely to expand a bit when the brewkit moves across the road. Excellent beer, great quality food selection. Prices in the shop are very much on the high side, especially for their own brands, but worth it for an occasional treat.
Ibrew2or3 (338) Tempe, Arizona | March 28, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped in here with Seb (sebletitje or you may know him as SeaBass) right when they opened on a Saturday. Great looking place from the outside with a water-way behind it and a hand full of parking spots opposite the front door. The inner space is all wood everywhere with big beams and a nice wood floor. They had like 6 taps on and each were new to me. The staff seemed disorganized maybe due to being very close to opening. When you have their attention they’re professional and friendly. Wow, the bottle shop is great albeit really small and cramped. I dropped a Euro C-Note to max out my luggage weight for the return trip home. I’ll need two suitcases next time. I look forward to coming back here in a few weeks and hopefully return trips in the future.
gunnar (338) Sandnes, Norway | October 3, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited during Borefts 2012. Great bottle shop with a more than decent selection.Will def visit next time im in these necks of the wood.
deanso (289) the Hague, Netherlands | August 22, 2010| Updated September 4, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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!
sebletitje (289) Enghien, Belgium | August 7, 2011| Updated November 17, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Update: November 17th visit.
Yeah, One of three customer eating that day. Great Bierstoverij, I mean seriously, the dish was awesome.
The beer shop was a treasure chest waiting to be opened, a load more bottles than my earlier visit in August.
As always, great draft list and great service.
Nice brewpub located in the very typical Dutch landscape.
Five beers on tap while I visited, and plenty of De Molen beers to get at the store next door. Selection wise, all trhe DeMolen one could want.
Food wise, the lunch menu was nice with regular pub grub and a local touch. Props for the DeMolen beer sausage and DeMolen mustard, just delicious stuff. Sandwhich was nice.
Atmosphere, beautiful surroundings along the small canal, few locals drinking a beer or coffee. Inside is a look at the old mill with little decor. The outside area is the view on the parking lot and a garden store.
Pricewise is very generous for the food as well as the beer on draft that ranged from 2,25 to 5 euros. Beerstore next door has plenty of DeMolen beers for sale that I found to be overpriced if drank at the bar. Some of the other imports are overpriced.
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