Brouwcafé de Molen

Overtocht 43
Bodegraven, Netherlands 2411 BT
brewery (Brouwerij de Molen)  4.85/5.0 172 reviews
Tue- Sunday opening at 12:00 - Check availability

Mayor: MrHangover (65) | Affiliated user(s) here Molenbrouwer, dEnk, MrHangover | 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

NameABVEntered
Frontaal Razzmatazz4.5%2/27/2017
Kaapse Leen10.7%2/27/2017
De Molen Heinde & Verre7.2%2/27/2017
De Molen Cabreúva & Safraras6.6%2/27/2017
De Molen / Brew By Numbers Name & No. 015%2/27/2017
De Molen Hugs & Kisses3.5%2/27/2017
Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA6.4%2/26/2017
Frontaal Bulldog7.5%2/26/2017
De Molen Verdeel & Heers 9.8%2/26/2017
De Molen Spanning & Sensatie9.8%2/25/2017
Kees Barrel Project #06/201612%2/24/2017
Närke / Qvänum Pors o Tvärs6.1%2/23/2017
Bakunin Ghost Town (Brandy B.A. with Brettanomyces)10.5%2/22/2017
Närke Mirkos Märzen6.3%2/20/2017
Närke Störtsjö Ur-APA6.2%2/17/2017
Piwoteka Zacny Zalcman4.5%2/16/2017
Birra del Borgo Collerosso Imperial Keller7.5%2/16/2017
De Garde Houblon Peche7%2/14/2017
Sixpoint The Crisp Pilsner5.4%2/12/2017
Northern Monk / Siren Patrons Projects 3.01 Attack on the Bounty7.4%2/12/2017
Põhjala / Norway Brewing Co. Batch Zero8.7%2/12/2017
Närke / De Molen / Bärke Hugs & Kisses10.4%2/12/2017
De Molen / Laugar Txapela & Klompen (Hat & Clogs)13.6%2/12/2017
De Molen Grapefruit IPA6.2%2/12/2017
Northern Monk / Opeth Communion Pale Ale5.1%2/12/2017
De Molen Kopi Loewak Coffee Stout (2011-2013)11.2%2/11/2017
De Molen Moord & Doodslag10.7%2/11/2017
Buxton Tsar9.5%2/11/2017
De Molen Honey Rye IPA7.3%2/11/2017
De Molen Saint & Sinner6.1%2/10/2017
De Molen Fresh Hop (2016)6.3%2/9/2017
De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Bourbon BA)11%2/9/2017
Dry & Bitter Hobo Chic8%2/8/2017
Jopen / De Molen Sin & Remorse10%2/8/2017
Sahtipaja Drei Hopped C34%2/8/2017
De Molen Trots & Tevreden6.8%2/7/2017
BrewDog Abstrakt AB:2112%2/7/2017
De Molen Raisins & Rum5.7%2/6/2017
De Molen Weer & Wind (2016)12.4%2/6/2017
Sixpoint Resin9.1%2/6/2017
Northern Monk Eternal Session IPA4.1%2/6/2017
Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale5%2/6/2017
De Molen Not For Sale Ale (Craft Lager)4.7%2/5/2017
Fyne Ales / De Molen Mills & Hills - Prosecco Grappa BA9.5%2/4/2017
Kees Imperial Russian Vanilla Eisbock 20%2/4/2017
De Molen Thirty Grams6.7%2/4/2017
BrewDog Chili Hammer7.2%2/3/2017
Laugar / De Molen Wet & Wild10.2%2/2/2017
De Molen Hamer & Sikkel (Hammer & Sickle)5.2%2/1/2017
BrewDog Blitz Gin3.2%2/1/2017
Bakunin Amphiprion6%1/31/2017
Oedipus / Lervig Frazzled7.5%1/30/2017
De Molen Tropical Sunrise6.1%1/29/2017
Kees Da Hong Pao12%1/29/2017
De Molen Framboos & Framblij6.6%1/28/2017
Birra del Borgo KeTo Reporter5.2%1/28/2017
Oedipus / The Commons Transatlantic Foosball4%1/28/2017
Cigar City / De Molen Imperial Stout8.5%1/28/2017
Profesja Kamerdyner5.5%1/28/2017
Northern Monk Eternal Belgique4.1%1/28/2017
De Molen Counter & Attack5.5%1/27/2017
De Molen Tsarina Esra Bowmore IJsbock18%1/27/2017
De Molen / Northern Monk Unarmed & Dangerous 10.8%1/26/2017
De Molen Horen & Heren6.2%1/25/2017
De Molen White Witch Saison6%1/22/2017
De Molen Storm & Bliksem9.2%1/21/2017
De Molen Hop & Liefde4.8%1/21/2017
De Molen Vuur & Vlam (Fire & Flames)6.2%1/21/2017
De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Heaven & Earth)10%1/20/2017
De Molen Wakker & Gaan6.2%1/20/2017
Labietis Kamīns6.6%1/19/2017
Omnipollo Perikles4.3%1/18/2017
Oedipus / Upright Donuts6.5%1/14/2017
Sixpoint Puff9.8%1/12/2017
Sahtipaja Violmjød5.6%1/12/2017
Cascade Manhattan NW11.32%1/11/2017
De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Rioja BA)11.9%1/10/2017
Piwoteka Kapral Brown6.5%1/10/2017
Oedipus Kinderyoga Barrel Aged11%1/10/2017
Sixpoint 5Beans10%1/10/2017
De Molen Mooi & Meedogenloos (Bourbon BA)11.2%1/10/2017
Stewart / De Molen Problem Solved7.5%1/10/2017
Oedipus Kinderyoga11%1/9/2017
De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Pedro Ximenez BA) 15.2%12/27/2016
De Molen Carolina Reaper Stout BA11%12/27/2016
Kees Uri Keller9%12/26/2016
Kees Mutiny On The Bounty6%12/23/2016
Northern Monk Heathen7.2%12/21/2016
Omnipollo Hypnopompa Marshmallow Stout 11%12/18/2016
De Molen Groot & Sterk10.7%12/17/2016
Närke 2xBock Grandios Manipulator8.2%12/15/2016
De Molen Tsarina Esra Reserva11%12/15/2016
De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Port Charlotte BA (peated)11%12/13/2016
Cascade Shrieking Violet Blueberry11%12/13/2016
De Molen / Hair of the Dog Fred From the Wood11.7%12/12/2016
Oedipus / Stillwater Hash Brownie8%12/10/2016
Ugly Duck / De Molen Nothing But Trouble11%12/10/2016
De Molen Wasabi Saison6.3%12/9/2016
Piwoteka ŁDZ IPA5.5%12/9/2016
Sahtipaja Almost Same But More7.2%12/9/2016


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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (2701) Charlotte , North Carolina | September 29, 2010
Visited around the time of the Boerefts beer festival, my favorite festival on the planet at the moment. Extensive tasting menu, delicious food. Bottle shop has a good selection, including some rarities and a bunch of American stuff from Lost Abbey and elsewhere. Mandatory beer stop, even if you must go out of your way.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 13, 2013
Place rating number 800.

Visited September 2012 for the Borefts festival.

The festival was awesome, though a bit overwhelming, and part of that festival was at hte brewery and not the restaurant. 1 euro per token and well over a hundred beers to try. It was ridiculous. After we tapped out (80 or 90 ticks) we went into the restaurant to check it out and to go up into the windmill. It’s really neat that you climb up into it and look out over the water. The gift shop is nice too since you can buy bottles with dinner, and I think to go but I wasn’t overly interested in hauling more bottles home. I saw some Westvleteren 8 in the corner that was presumably for sale but I didn’t check. The service was great the whole day and not just at the festival. I would definitely come back if in the area.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1352) Dublin, California | October 4, 2012
Really cool little restaurant/bar area and shop. Definitely something cool about hanging out in a windmill (definitely recommend going up to the top). Nice selection of bottles from all over the world and friendly service. Definitely a small place, though.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
nate2g  (1178) Boomtown!, Australia | March 22, 2011
I love beer and windmills.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Boudicca  (1171) London, England | October 12, 2011| Updated October 11, 2013
Attended the third, fourth and fifth Borefts Beer Festivals – a “Who’s Who” of the high quality beer world in Europe (with Jester King, an American brewery, included in 2012) and a must visit festival where you know that whatever you choose to taste it’s going to be good. It was difficult to get an impression of what De Molen is like under normal circumstances but then Menno also kindly hosted the grand tasting for the RBESG in 2013 and we ate in an upstairs room at the mill, which is a stone’s throw away from the new brewery. It was interesting to see the place when it’s not Borefts time. The dining area downstairs seems quite formal but the bar staff were friendly and the patio outside is a nice place to relax with a good beer or two. (Last visited 28 September 2013).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Fin  (1066) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | November 25, 2009
Loz and I visited here 30-10-09 for their first beer festival and stayed in the camper at the second location just down the road. Really enjoyable place and despite the size an incredibly well stocked little beer shop with some absolute winners from some of the best brewers in Europe and further afield. It was difficult to get a really good feel for the place owing to it being the day of the beer festival, but all of the staff were very friendly and their own beer were as usual very good. Quite easy to find and well situated for an easy excursion if one is in Amsterdam or Utrecht as it really wasn’t that far at all.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (1029) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | November 19, 2013
Popped by after day one of Borefts 2013 so experienced this venue on an atypical night. The place was packed as you’d imagine but they had staffed up well and we only waited around a minute to be served. 7 or 8 De Molen beers on tap. As you probably know the place is situated below a windmill and we ventured outside to sit in the patio garden beneath its sails. great venue a must visit if in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (1014) London, England | October 1, 2012
Visited during Borefts 2012. The bottle shop is certainly exceptional, with a wonderful range of beers from around the world. The De Molen selection is, not surprisingly, excellent. The prices can be pretty high, especially for some of the more obscure American stuff. De Molen’s beers, funilly enough, can be a bit more expensive than you would find them at other bottle shops (e.g. De Bierkoning), but only a little bit. It’s hard for me to say if I would journey here when the festival isn’t going on (Bodegraven isn’t exactly a must-visit town, aside from De Molen), but I’ll happily return for Borefts. For people who don’t want to venture to Bodegraven, you can pick up lots of great De Molen beers in and around Amsterdam.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh  (730) Tampere, Finland | September 25, 2011
6 taps (all their own brews). Quite staggering bottle selection of De Molen and other rarities (DK/IT/NL/BE/US). We were the first visitors on Sunday 1pm. Some people came later for lunch. Excellent service. And their beer shop has just incredible selection of best brew from Europe and USA. A must.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (709) Minneapolis, Minnesota | October 1, 2012
I visited the bottle shop during Borefts 2012. The shop’s small, but manages to cram a few hundred bottles into the space. The selection of De Molen beers is unsuprisingly large and impressive. There’s also a decent amount of rare stuff from the US, Scandanavia, and the UK. I was suprised that a few brewers present at the fest weren’t available in the shop. The prices can be a bit high (especially for the De Molen beers, which are cheaper at other shops in the Netherlands), but some of the US stuff was actually pretty good value. Overall, you should definitely have a look if you’re in Bodegraven.

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