De Molen Saaz Hopburst

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Bottled hops Saaz as Hopburst Saaz.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense N, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
Pours cloudy amber with a beige head. Aroma is malt and grassy hop. Flavour is malt, medium bitter and grassy hop. To high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear and pale amber beer with a large offwhite head. The aroma is malt and hops with grass (saaz). The flavor follows the nose closely. The palate is bitterness. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2010
bottle thanks to Papsoe. Pours a hazy, cloudy peach color with a huge, fluffy white head. nose is of perfume and floral hops. Taste is faded but comes across floral. Mouthfeel is bitter dry and dusty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (12556) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 17, 2010
from - cloudy dark orange in colour; firm and long lasting beige foam; a fair flowery hoppiness with notes of caramel, almond and cream; a light astringency, medium-bodied and with a fine carbonation; a well-present bitterness which lasts long in a fair honeyish and hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2010
Bottled. Pours out in a muddy brown appearance with big time gusher head. Floral aroma with notes of minerals, resin, caramel and butter. Medium-bodied with notes of caramel, wet grass and mild resin. Medium-bitter dryish finish of grass, orange-peels and herbs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (9369) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2010
bottle from Bierzwerg. Hazy orange-golden colour, enormously large white head, very persistant. Citrusy hoppy nose. Full-bodied, solid malty background with hints of bitter orange peel, bitter orange marmalade and lots of citrusy hops. Bitter-sweet character. Rather high carbonation, otherwise a perfect. beer to savour slowly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2010
9th May 2010. Cloudy amber beer. Small cream head. Light dry palate - quite soft. A little caramel malt. Very light grapefruit and pine hops. Somewhat of an ephemeral beer but decent hops. Finishes light and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2010
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 300610. Amber with white head. Aroma of flora, hay and malt. Flavor is with some caramel and spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (24645) - Tyres, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2010
Bottled. Hazy amber, rich airy head. Aroma of raspberry and hay. Super sweet with medium body and clean hard mouthfeel. Harsh inky bitterness. Unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
In short: A muddy yeasty blonde ale with plenty of dry grass. For Saaz lovers only.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed (probably fresh) the day after purchase in Amsterdam
The look: Cloudy yellow blonde body topped by a large white head
In long: Nose has plenty of Saaz, its dry grass time. Taste has a lot of yeast, almost covering the malt contribution. Taste also has meringue, discreet honey, discreet light caramel, some light color fruits, plenty of dry front lawn grass. Finish is medium dry, medium bitter. The beer has a bit what I expect from a Saaz focused beer but this one is too yeasty for its own good. Ends up feeling a bit muddy. The last third of my 750ml bottle was way too yeasty and not very enjoyable. But I liked it because Im a Saaz-head however objectively speaking I think this beer is not well put-together. Classified as an IPA on ratebeer because it has a lot of hops. But this is unlike any IPA Ive had. An enjoyable beer for me. With De Molen and friends the beer scene is doing well in the Netherlands. Pretty much all styles of beer can be found there now as well as all kinds of barrel aged stuff. Just not hemp beer. I didnt find a single hemp beer in Amsterdam. Maybe they dont know about hemp in Amsterdam.

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