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Brouwcafé de Molen
World Class based on 151 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: tderoeck (27) | 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)
Hair of the Dog Adam - White Peach 98, Malmö Acoustic Porter 99, Naparbier Potemkin 100, ’t IJ / Oedipus Himbeer 93, De Molen Carolina Reaper Stout BA 95, Omnipollo Blend 2 Mango Beetroot Saison 64, De Molen Spanning & Sensatie (Whiskey Barrel) 93, De Molen Tsarina Esra BA Eisbock 99, Närke Anders Göranssons Ambassadör Barleywine 92, Närke Högtids-Mölska 48, Oedipus Kinderyoga 97, Oedipus Salty Dick 84, Brewski Passionfeber 91, Omnipollo / Buxton Ice Cream Pale 94, Omnipollo Magic #4,21 - Double Raspberry/Vanilla Smoothie IPA 94, Hair of the Dog Brandy Cherry Michael 62, Omnipollo / Prairie Omniprairie aka Abundantia Milk Choc. Caramel Stout 99, De Molen Fruit IPA Cassis 59, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Jim Beam BA 99, Brewski Keyline Berliner 56
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151 reviews for Brouwcafé de Molen
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  83%
 Selection  85%
 Food  79%
 Value  77%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (590) Minneapolis, Minnesota | October 1, 2012
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.
KyotoLefty  (583) 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.
gunnar  (508) Sandnes, Norway | October 3, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Brugmansia  (505) Jylland, Denmark | June 30, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk  (503) Göteborg, Sweden | June 29, 2013
Visited during RBESG 2013. We had a few beers and then was served dinner in our own room on second floor. Went back after Grand Tasting and had a few more beers in the outdoor-section. 7-8 De Molen-beers on tap, never asked for any bottles. Very nice place, relaxed and rather pleasant also when it was crowded late in the evening.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
sic1314  (478) Leiden, Netherlands | February 2, 2011| Updated September 7, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
adnielsen  (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | July 7, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
deanso  (375) 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 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley  (361) Trois-Rivières, Quebec | January 18, 2014
Visited on a random Saturday afternoon. Cool place, the setting is quite quaint. Do the tour if you have a chance, the old brewing system is something to see (and so is the new one!) Staff is friendly and helpful, and they know a thing or two about beer ;) There are 10 de molen beers on draft. There was a bit of commotion due to a private party when I was there so I didn’t stay for food, but I’ll certainly be back.

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