De Molen Bloed, Zweet & Tranen (Bruichladdich)

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


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Bloed, Zweet & Tranen, brewed by accident with malt from the Bruichladdich distillery, instead of the usual peated malt. Single batch only. NOTE: Beware, the bottle does not indicate whether its the regular BZT or the Bruichladdich. So the only way to know this is if the one who bought it was told its the Bruichladdich.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2009
Draught @ Brouwerij de Molen, Overtocht 43, Bodegraven, 2411 BT Netherlands.
Unclear medium to dark brown color with a large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, caramel, smoked. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, and a dry dry finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. This how a smoked beer has to be prepared, well done Menno ;o)) [20090226]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (43253) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown, hazy, and with a small tan head. Solid smoked and peaty aroma. Leathery. Mild sweetness initially with a nice roasted caramel malt flavour then taken over by a solid smoked flavour into a dry and dense smoked finish. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36459) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2010
Bottled. A brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has strong notes of smoke as well as medium notes of malt and tar. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of smoke on a sweet malty background, leading to a dry and smokey finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (27286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle at PreZBF at Alvinne. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of whisky malt, chocolate, liquorice and dried fruits. Roasted flavour of whisky malt, chocolate and liquorice with notes of dried fruits. Roasted and smoked finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (26414) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2009
[email protected] Pitch black colour, mediumsized beige foamy head. Aroma is liquorice, mild peat, quite leathery as well as mild dark fruity notes. Flavour is caramel malts, wood, some roasted malts, ashy as well as peaty. Ashy aftertaste. Wellbalanced and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25591) - Malm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2009
Draught at Kbenhavns ldage 2009, Valby. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty smoky aroma with hints of dark fruit and licorice. Roasted malty smoky caramel and licorice flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty caramel and licorice finish with a smoky aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a tall, dense and stable light brown head leaving some laces. Very smoky aroma of tar and salty ropes. Medium body with hard roasted malts, very smoky whisky accents and a fairly bitter finish. Very interesting. 210309

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24627) - Tyres, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2009
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival. Black, creamy head. Peaty whisky aroma. Sweet with clean mouthfeel. Sugar mixed with Highland whisky. Some coffee, but most gets lost amongst whisky and sugar. Warming and filling, but in the end more inteesting than good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23265) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009 ... deep black ... very smokey malt nose ... deep roast malts ... lots of toffee ... light smoke rich full flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 2009-11-10, draught at Monks Caf, Stockholm, Wallingatan, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Black color; thin layer of foam, persistent. There is a mild smoke aroma, glue, light alcohol. It has medium body strength, surely less than I would expect; chocolate flavor, on the dry side, with smoke tones; good bitterness level, but getting even a bit drier at the end. Im used to more powerful, bodied, sweet beers from De Molen. Balanced but not very exciting; like if its missing a bite.

2009-05-16, draught at Kbenhavnske ldage 2009, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Black color, small head. Sudden peaty aroma, but also a bit dusty. Good body, strong chocolate flavor, nice whiskey/peaty touch. And the peaty final is very appreciated. Good (but below the average for De Molen).

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