Brouwcafé de Molen

Overtocht 43
Bodegraven, Netherlands 2411 BT
brewery (Brouwerij de Molen)  4.85/5.0 174 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
De Molen / Hof ten Dormaal Vallen & Opstaan9.3%3/24/2017
De Molen Cabreúva & Safraras6.6%3/23/2017
De Molen Khing & P̄hạkchī6.1%3/23/2017
White Stork Tropikalia IPA7%3/22/2017
Bakunin / Zagovor Komendantskij Chas11%3/22/2017
Van Moll Achy Breaky Tart 6%3/20/2017
De Molen Storm & Bliksem9.2%3/19/2017
Redchurch Hoxton Stout6%3/18/2017
Struise St. Amatus - Oostvleteren 1211%3/18/2017
Northern Monk Festive Star Xmas Mocha Porter5.9%3/17/2017
De Molen Weer & Wind (2016)12.4%3/17/2017
De Molen / Northern Monk Unarmed & Dangerous 10.8%3/17/2017
De Molen Prinses & De Perzik9.2%3/17/2017
De Molen / Zombier Nibs & Beans9.3%3/17/2017
De Dochter van de Korenaar La Renaissance Silver (1 Year barrel aged)7%3/17/2017
De Molen Hoger & Lager5.4%3/14/2017
De Molen Raisins & Rum5.7%3/12/2017
De Molen Mooi & Meedogenloos (Bourbon BA)11.2%3/11/2017
Kees / Magic Rock Magic Barrel Project13%3/11/2017
Inne Beczki / Piwoteka Pop Up Saison (Spotkanie na Sianie)6%3/10/2017
BrewDog Neon Overlord7.3%3/10/2017
De Molen Winter Saison6.1%3/8/2017
Kees Top Of The Morning11%3/7/2017
Kees Da Hong Pao12%3/6/2017
Bevog Ond Smoked Porter6.3%3/4/2017
De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Bombs & Grenades)11.9%3/3/2017
De Molen Hemel & Hel (Heaven & Hell)12%3/2/2017
Lervig Café Sur4%3/2/2017
Lervig / Arizona Wilderness Lawless6.5%3/1/2017
Kees Barrel Project #08/2016 12.5%2/28/2017
Frontaal Razzmatazz4.5%2/27/2017
Kaapse Leen10.7%2/27/2017
De Molen Heinde & Verre7.2%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
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
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 Horen & Heren6.2%1/25/2017
De Molen White Witch Saison6%1/22/2017
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


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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk  (346) Edinburgh , Scotland | July 9, 2011
What can one say about this place. Home of one of Europe’s best brewers and probably my favourite European brewery. Located in a lovely little town, an east train ride from Amsterdam. Wonderful building with a working Mill. Cracking little shop, if a little over priced at times. Would love to get here outwith the main festival (but theres only so much time) Still during festival food great(and there mass catering) range is amazing but its clear that normally the range is still pretty impressive. All told worth a visit anytime your in Amsterdam or even Holand
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Benzai  (241) Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, Netherlands | June 28, 2011
Nice restaurant but certainly a very nice beershop. I don’t think there’s any other store in The Netherlands which has such a variaty of American and Scandinavian beers, as well as beers from other countries all over the world. Very nice and knowledgeable staff.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Strebs  (220) St. Louis, Missouri | May 10, 2011| Updated October 13, 2013
With mixed emotions, I am adding an offkey note to the ratings for de Molen. The place is stunning, situated on a commanding location that almost dominates the small, tidy, and prosperous town of Bodegraven. The beers were fantastic, and the shop was well stocked with interesting beers in addition to the incredible Molen beers. The only fly in the ointment was that one barmaid was left alone to provide service in the shop, in the restaurant, and behind the bar. Sabrina was very friendly and sufficiently knowledgeable, but she couldn’t be at all three places at once. We were informed that the owner was on vacation, so I hope that this situation was the exception rather than the rule. The fact that there were no natives in de Molen makes me think otherwise. Let’s all hope that we beer lovers continue to have a place like de Molen to love, instead of possibly losing it to a case of artistic success, but commercial failure.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Martinus  (205) Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands | April 8, 2011
Nice looking restaurant in a windmill. A nice and rustique looking brewpub is in the same building, which is were we were sitting. Well worth visiting for the great selection of Molen beers on tap and bottle, and most (including me) can’t resist a small excursion to the shop in the building. The only down side is that the staff is rather unknowing of the products or beer in general. Maybe this is because we were there on a quiet Sunday afternoon, but from friends I heard similar experiences.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
nate2g  (1212) Boomtown!, Australia | March 22, 2011
I love beer and windmills.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Steamtrain  (1) Hvidovre, Denmark | March 15, 2011
One of the best brewpubs in Europe. One of my favourite brewers. Don´t mis their yearly borefts beer festival where they have a collection of europes best breweries present included the swedish hard to get brewery Närke! Excellent bottleshop.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
shaheen  (8) , Netherlands | February 26, 2011
This is a place worth going out of your way for. We were there at a very slow time and given excellent service by an incredibly friendly staff who knows their beer well. The bottle room is worth a visit on its own and is well-stocked with a few surprising treasures. The beer was reasonably priced, with only two disappointments out of about 15 that we tried (though none of their beer is bad!). The ambience, the service and the extraordinary craft beer makes de Molen an absolute must-see in Holland.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
sic1314  (476) Leiden, Netherlands | February 2, 2011| Updated September 7, 2012
Great little brewpub, likely to expand a bit when the brewkit moves across the road. Excellent beer, great quality food selection. Prices in the shop are very much on the high side, especially for their own brands, but worth it for an occasional treat.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
kermis  (473) The Hague / Amsterdam , Netherlands | December 23, 2010
Simply amazing Dutch brewery with a world class selection of there own beers, a small but well stocked beer store and host of the yearly Borefts beer festival - the best I’ve been to. Don’t miss it!
50
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot  (25) , Sweden | November 26, 2010
Very small brewery in Bodegraven a coulple of trainrides from Amsterdam. Nice selection of beer, but prices is a couple of euros more than in A. The pub and restaurant was closed when we where there, so double check availability before you go. Well worth a trip.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock  (323) Stockholm, Sweden | November 23, 2010
Visited on a Saturday in November 2010. About one hour by train from Amsterdam, with one change of trains. Around five minutes walk from the train station in Bodegraven. Unfortunately, the bar was a chartered during my visit but the beer shop was excellent although some of the beers were cheaper in Amsterdam. Did eat a simple lunch, which was good. Very friendly service both in the dining room as in the beer shop. Would love to visit again when the bar is open.

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