tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2010 Bottle; with Reakt and DSG at Biercafe ‘t Arendsnest.
Excellent lacing, bold opaque colour, hoppy and a rich-roasted aroma, chocolate, biscuity aroma, chocolate, burnt roasted malts, biscuits, maybe some hazlenut, great bitterness and balance. Awesome. Menno, please please put this on tap!, Send it for GBBF 2011. Thank you. NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2010
Brown colored brew. Aroma has smoke, roast and coffee. Flavor is a bit carbonated, light tones of coffee, roast and good saaz hops. This is really a nice lower alcohol beer, very enjoyable and easy to drink. DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2010
Good as pitch with ruby tints and an uncontrollable tan head that persists well. Smells like chocolate, bramble, cinder toffee, Oslo wheelie bin, an old pub carpet that’s just been taken up; character-packed, musty, slightly pissy, ash-sprinkled, very decent . Too fizzy like only bottle-conditioned English stout tends to be: bonus point. I like the idea of a revered, big beers brewer like De Molen tuning their hand at a bog standard, low ABV, English-style session beer...and completely pulling it off. Makes me want to drink a shitload of stout right now, which in my book is kind of the complete point of a stout. Excellent brew no doubt, with bags of roasted character, apple and blackberry crumble filling scooped into a black plastic sack, warmed, with dark fruity balance. Spot on. BlackEyePA (573) - USA - DEC 24, 2010
Really good low abv beer. It works nicely due to roasted malt taste that finishes clean, and wipes the slate clean for the next sip. Keeps a hint of coffee on palate and really doesnt overpower, I tend to love all of Molens offerings. So go grab one, any one he is a master. spkevin (434) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Pours a hazy, dark brown beer with a big light brown head. Stout aroma with hints of some hops. Taste is quite nice with some smoked hints, coffee and some bitter notes. A bit thin bodied but still very nice. Especially with the low ABV. Good brew.
bierkoning (13352) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Roast and coffee in the arma. Roast, apple syrup, coffee and laurel in the flavor. Well hopped, without hampering the drinkability of this beer. Thinnish. Just delicious. imdownthepub (14555) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
Bottled, 330ml at t’Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Dark brown to black with cream head. Surprisingly quite light and sweetish for it look, there are coffee notes, liquorice and a sharp burnt caramel note leading to bitterness, but all fairly easy on the palate. Boutip (6380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
Bottle: Poured a light black color stout with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of roasted malt with light dry bitter notes and lightly sweet undertones. Taste is a nice drinkable mix between some roasted malt with light lactose notes and a medium dry finish with light coffee notes. Body is quite light which was to be expected considering the low ABV with some good carbonation. Session-style stout is not a style I usually dig but this was an interesting and very drinkable example. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Dark brown body with medium tan head. Stout nose with nice malt and dark fruit notes. Sweet and slightly smoky taste with caramel and toffee in full effect. Smoothens out with chocolate and plenty of bitter. Quite nice. Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2010
bottle from Bierkoning - Thanks a lot! Deep brown colour, creamy beige head. Malty with lots of roasetd malts, shy hints of caramel. Dry palate. Impressive how good this beer is at such a low ABV - strength doesn’t matter...