De Molen Bloed, Zweet & Tranen (Bruichladdich Menno's Barrel)

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Smoked
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Released at SMÖF - Söderbärke Mikro Öl Festival, 24 oct 2009 (very small batch).

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AndySnow (8402) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2014
How: Bottle, 2009 vintage.
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Smoked malt, sausage, caramel, dried fruit.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Smoked malt, vinous, caramel.

Koelschtrinker (22726) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
Hopfig-säuerlicher Antrunk in gelunegenm Verhältnis. Das Malz muss hierbei die anderen Aromen in den Vordergrund lassen und kommt erst später wie gewohnt hervor. Damit einher geht aber auch eine sehr trockene Note, das Bier verliert an Intensität. Angenehmer zeigtn sich dagegen eine dezente Rauchigkeit, die zum Ende hin aufkommt. Erwünscht wäre eine Kombination der vorhandenen Aromen, die leider zu separiert auftreten. Das Bier ist somit weit weniger komplex als es sein könnte. 12/8/8/7/11/8

Christian (14095) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
Black with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of licorice, ink, roast malt and peat smoke. Dry and slightly thin dark flavour of ash, roast malt and peat smoke. Tannin probably makes it feel a bit thinner

sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, oak, vanilla and liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, light sour notes, light smoke, vanilla, oak and liquorish.

jaghana (6444) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle 33cl. A dark beer with an off white head. Smell is roasted with some sour notes. Aroma is very roasted with roasted and some sour presence. The beer is mostly dry with a long finish but alcohol is present. With oak and smoked flavor the beer is correctly balanced.

bierkoning (13959) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2010
Corked bottle from Pallieter85, # 1 of 85! Deep dark brown color. Peated malt, dark chocolate, whisky and ash in the aroma. Full bodied. Peaty flavor with dark chocolate and loads of whisky. The alcohol is fairly well integrated. Peaty finish. World class!

Gary (2106) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
(Cask @ GBBF ) . I assume this is the right listing , as theres like several for this beer-it was 8.2% on the festival barrell. I wouldn’t of known this was ’smoked’ as listed here , my notes found it to be classy malt textures..aged and rich -with lots of chocolate and complexty ...but was shitfaced i was classy though. so know that.

BoBoChamp (5754) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2010
75cl, at 8.4%Vol, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2009, as Bloed, Zweet & Tranen ’Bruichladdich-Dutchky Barrel’, bottle 27/86, bottled on 10 September 2009, from the brewery, complex smoked Stout, yet very easy to drink, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew, yet original! Thx Menno!!

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks massively to the ever generous Menno.
Ok, so I was really ill during Pre-ZBF, REALLY ill. Menno being the absolute legend that he is sent a bottle of this excellent and very rare stuff back with Sim for me. Massively appreciated sir! Fantastic deep red brown colour with a very good beige head. Good looks, good start. Once we all had some of this in our glass we all spent quite some time sniffing at it. With good reason, it smells outstanding. Some big whisky malt and some superb complex barrel notes. Menno’s special barrel has certainly done the trick here. Gloriously smoky and roasty, it’s excellent. Sweeter in the mouth than I was expecting but it’s no problem. Typical De Molen stuff, effortless to drink yet challenging at the same time. The complexity that the barrel aging has imparted is just stunning. It’s all really well integrated though. Slightly raw alcohol in the finish but it’s not spoiling it any. Great length, really interesting, damn good stuff. Either this was a little too young at Pre ZBF or the rest of you are mad, this is great.

madmitch76 (27181) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
5th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Crispish dry palate. A little sour note on the nose. Sourish malt with some zesty fruit - hard to pin down. Finishes dry. Couldn’t taste any barreling. Palate refresher.

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