Brouwcafé de Molen

Overtocht 43
Bodegraven, Netherlands 2411 BT
brewery (Brouwerij de Molen)  4.9/5.0 166 reviews
Tue- Sunday opening at 12:00 - Check availability

Mayor: MrHangover (41) | Affiliated user(s) here MrHangover, dEnk, Molenbrouwer | Taps: 20 | 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.
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Beers At Brouwcafé de Molen

De Molen / Zombier Skulls & Tentacles11.5%10/21/2016
De Molen / The Pint Shop Oxford Hoog & Droog 5.3%10/21/2016
Kees Uri Keller9%10/17/2016
Birra del Borgo Hoppy Cat5.8%10/17/2016
De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Heaven & Earth)10%10/15/2016
Buxton Wolfscote3.3%10/13/2016
Piwoteka ŁDZ IPA5.5%10/13/2016
De Molen Twenty Five Grams9.5%10/11/2016
Buxton / To Øl Collateral Carnage9.1%10/8/2016
De Molen Heen & Weer (Back & Forth)9.2%10/7/2016
Naparbier HopDoom11.5%10/4/2016
Närke Svarte Kungen (8.5%)8.5%10/2/2016
Austmann / Brussels Beer Project La Shaman Aztec Stout7.8%10/2/2016
De Molen Roest & Rogge6.6%9/29/2016
De Molen Fresh Hop (2016)6.3%9/29/2016
Kees Barrel Project #06/201612%9/29/2016
De Molen Cabreúva & Safraras6.6%9/29/2016
Black Diamond Jagged Edge IPA7.3%9/28/2016
Kees Da Hong Pao12%9/28/2016
Gänstaller Bräu Zoigl5.8%9/27/2016
Alvinne Wild West Grape Edition 20156%9/27/2016
De Molen Hemel & Aarde Bourbon 201611%9/27/2016
De Molen Framboos & Framblij6.6%9/27/2016
Austmann Vintersolverv6.9%9/27/2016
De Molen Mooi & Meedogenloos (Bourbon BA)11.2%9/26/2016
De Molen Grapefruit IPA6.2%9/26/2016
Lervig / Way 3 Bean Stout13%9/25/2016
Thiriez La Blonde d’Esquelbecq6.5%9/25/2016
Sahtipaja Violmjød5.6%9/25/2016
Omnipollo / Dugges Anagram Blueberry Cheesecake Stout 12%9/25/2016
Oedipus Swingers4%9/25/2016
Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter Börb’nåhallon9%9/25/2016
Närke Asgård Svartmölska9.1%9/25/2016
Närke Gransus6.5%9/25/2016
Närke / Qvänum Pors o Tvärs6.1%9/25/2016
Lervig / Way 3 Bean Stout Bourbon BA13.6%9/25/2016
Lervig Passion Tang7%9/25/2016
Lervig / Arizona Wilderness Lawless6.5%9/25/2016
Labietis Lentenu Kāvējs7.2%9/25/2016
Labietis Rasele3.7%9/25/2016
Kees Imperial Russian Vanilla Eisbock 20%9/25/2016
Kees Top Of The Morning11%9/25/2016
Thiriez La Maline5.8%9/25/2016
La Pirata Black Block Bourbon Barrel Aged13%9/25/2016
Gänstaller Bräu Affumicator9.6%9/25/2016
Kees Barrel Project #08/2016 12.5%9/25/2016
Dry & Bitter / Hoppin Frog Old School Baltic Porter10.5%9/25/2016
Gänstaller Bräu Kellerbier5.3%9/25/2016
Dry & Bitter / Jopen Under The Radar7%9/25/2016
Birra del Borgo Caos7.5%9/25/2016
Cigar City Trousseau12.3%9/25/2016
Cascade Bourbonic Plague12.1%9/25/2016
Cigar City Jai Alai India Pale Ale7.5%9/25/2016
Cascade Vlad the Imp Aler10.6%9/25/2016
Cascade The Vine8.85%9/25/2016
BrewDog Abstrakt AB:2112%9/25/2016
Bakunin Ghost Town (Brandy B.A. with Brettanomyces)10.5%9/25/2016
Bevog Baja Oatmeal Stout5.8%9/25/2016
Alvinne Cuvée de Mortagne Banyuls13%9/25/2016
Alvinne & Friends #4 Insight Brewing Smokin’ Peaches 11%9/25/2016
De Molen Tsarina Esra Bowmore11.9%9/25/2016
De Molen Hot & Spicy10.2%9/25/2016
De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Bourbon BA)11%9/25/2016
De Molen Jackhammer & Wooden Sickle5.2%9/25/2016
De Molen Bijen & Kersen5.2%9/25/2016
De Molen Hell & Dessert Cherry-Vanilla10%9/25/2016
De Molen / Zombier Nibs & Beans9.3%9/25/2016
De Molen Horen & Heren6.2%9/25/2016
Sahtipaja Sahti7.5%9/24/2016
De Molen IJsbock Blond18.2%9/24/2016
Labietis Pūdele5.9%9/24/2016
Alvinne Kriek van Mortagne5.5%9/24/2016
Thiriez Etoile Du Nord5.5%9/24/2016
Dry & Bitter Still Lifestyle7.3%9/24/2016
Dry & Bitter Dank & Juicy6.2%9/24/2016
De Molen Wakker & Gaan6.2%9/24/2016
Nøgne Ø Sourweisse3.5%9/19/2016
Kaapse Leen10.7%9/19/2016
De Molen / Hair of the Dog Binkie Claws13.4%9/18/2016
De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Bourbon BA11%9/18/2016
De Molen Hemel & Hel (Heaven & Hell)12%9/18/2016
De Molen Hamer & Sikkel (Hammer & Sickle)5.2%9/18/2016
De Molen Dag & Dauw7.7%9/18/2016
De Molen / Hair of the Dog Fred10.7%9/17/2016
De Molen / Hair of the Dog Adam10%9/17/2016
De Molen Cuvee #311.4%9/17/2016
Antybrowar Propaganda6.8%9/16/2016
Birrificio del Ducato Chrysopolis Radler5%9/15/2016
Magic Rock Dark Arts6%9/15/2016
Redchurch Hoxton Stout6%9/7/2016
De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Hell & Damnation)10%9/4/2016
De Molen Moord & Brand (Bourbon)9.8%9/3/2016
Profesja Młynarz4.3%9/3/2016
Cigar City / De Molen Imperial Stout8.5%9/3/2016
Piwoteka Krasnale z Bram5%8/29/2016
De Molen Hoger & Lager5.4%8/26/2016
De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Bruichladdich Barrel Aged Brett11%8/24/2016
De Molen Op & Top4.5%8/23/2016
Drakes IPA7.2%8/21/2016
De Molen / Laugar Txapela & Klompen (Hat & Clogs)13.6%8/21/2016

  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
freretoc  (47) Besançon, France | September 27, 2016
Je suis allé dans le cadre du Borefts 2016, donc une note à pondéré avec ce qu’est le café les reste du temps, en attendant le coin est magnifique le cadre au top et la bouffe génial, on va pas parler de ce que l’on trouvait en boutique c’était le borefts ça compte pas...
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
klm1  (52) , | September 26, 2016
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Stew41  (177) Phuket, Thailand | September 18, 2016
For me the best way to assess a visit to De Molen is to look at the whole journey. So for me this means a comfortable 1hr train trip from Amsterdam Central with a change at Utrecht (10.50 euro each way) and a stroll through the very calm and very very quiet (and almost quaint) streets of Bodegraven. In some ways the brewery cafe is a little unremarkable (ok save for the windmill!!) but attentive friendly service and high quality tap list provide the cream. 20 or so taps with De Molen making up a little over half but the remainder very carefully chosen. Nothing is ’cheap’ and my 6 beers cutting across the whole range cost 26 euro but in the context of the quality completely acceptable. Bar snacks were filling and very fairly priced. Not one of my best ever beer venue experiences but very good and I’m so glad I made the effort to get off the beaten track.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Ascelja  (33) Neratovice, Czech Republic | July 28, 2016
Visited on july 2015.
Amazing brewpub with small bottleshop - place full of DeMolens beers. Everything is here on one place, including rare pieces of course. Where else is better option to pick De Molen, than by them own self? Nice selection of Belgians, too. Friendly and helpful staff, good prices. I just like this old mill! (and their beers!)
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Zlotta  (240) Hagen, Germany | July 18, 2016
Large brewpub which is easy to find, just look for the windmill. Nice, wooden interior, very cozy, with a view on a small canal and a decent patio outside. Quite large and good taplist with mostly their own beers, quite a few specials available, plus some guest brews which do also not lack quality. Prices are a bit high, even for their own beers, but tasting glasses can be ordered. The staff is usually knowledgeable about what they offer, and quite helpful but actually not overly so. Although the shop was closed on a Sunday, I was allowed to go there on my own and take out the beers I wanted to buy. The offerings there are mainly De Molen beers, but other interesting stuff from the US or Scandinavia can be found as well, this time for rather reasonable prices as far as I can say. Really a great place, one of my favourites of the country so far.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Scotty001  (182) Portlethen, Scotland | July 8, 2016
Does suffer from being out of the way, not on a direct public transport route between any of the major cities. But well worth the detour. The renovation work has coincided with the increase in the number of beer taps and hence the guest beers. Quite modern feeling, but sort of homely as well.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
nocheinbier  (12) , | June 11, 2016
Visited on a Sunday afternoon in June, the weather was great so I was surprised not to find the place packed, especially considering its situation in a windmill on the banks of a river that passes through Bodegraven. As the De Molen brewery tap (the brewery itself is not far from this original brewery site) there is a great selection of their own beers on tap plus a few guest beers as well. I had the Rasputin, the Hel & Verdoemenis (Imperial Stout) and the Imperial Stout which was brewed in collaboration with Cigar City brewery. All were top notch, strong tasting, full bodied imperial stouts but still with their own unique character. After discussion on our table the Hel & Verdoemenis (the flagship Imperial Stout of De Molen, according to the barman) came out as the best of those we tried. They have a food menu as well but I went there for the beers so didn’t pay much attention but what I saw coming out of the kitchen looked impressive. There is a beer garden as well and of course a small shop with a huge selection of bottles, and a few t-shirts and glasses. Bear in mind that you can find the bottles cheaper in the supermarkets in Holland but obviously the selection is much bigger in the shop and they have limited edition ones as well. Considering De Molen played such an important part in the Dutch beer revolution it’s one of the must visit places for the beer traveller.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand  (85) Helsinge, Denmark | April 1, 2016
I had lunch here and several beers. Also got to buy a lot of De Molen beers in the shop. Super friendly staff managed by MrHangover that also brought us a box of out of date beers to freely pick out beers to bring back home. Great food and super fresh beers. Great place indeed!
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Karstenborg  (40) Hasselager, Denmark | April 1, 2016
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Guruhso  (28) Grindsted, Denmark | April 1, 2016| Updated April 3, 2016
Nice brewpub and small bottleshop in an Old mill decorated in old country farmhouse style. Great selection ; 18 taps and numberous bottle mainly of de Molen own brew, but also some american and other dutch etc. Good service and ok prices.

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