Amarillo – Brouwerij De Molen (Bodegraven, Netherlands)

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  • My Rating: A

Amarillo – Brouwerij De Molen, 9.2% ABV – 33cl., (Bodegraven, Netherlands)

Ingredients: water, pale and caramel barley malts, sladek and saaz hops, dryhopped with amarillo hop, yeast (top fermenting).

  • Style: Imperial IPA
  • Taste: Creamy sweet caramel-toffee malts, with stonefruit/grapefruit bittersweet hops
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek
  • How much: $5 (after 10% off) – 33cl., July 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yes
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Plain label. Basically, you only know of their awesomeness after you’ve tried one of their beers. Pours translucent caramel brown with a small dissipating creamy head, sticky lacing, decent layer of retention, lots of micro bubbly streams.

Nose: Sweet caramel vanilla malts with just a touch of ocean water fishiness (perhaps my imagination..) (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: creamy-silky yet thick viscosity

Mid-palate: creamy texture, (lvl-8)-fruity sweetness, (MAIN) sweet caramel malts, bright fruity stonefruit/sweet grapefruit hybrid *hint* coriander

Finish: grassy-lemon, fruity malted, soft bitter hopped sweet finish.

Summary: This is a sweet beer, but it has such a creamy texture with a strong malt backbone a soft hopped finish that it balances out blissfully. A top notch De Molen beer.