‘On Top & The Best’ seems a good name for De Molen’s session ale. It is an ale – rather than a lager – with a top-fermenting yeast.
The beer is put in the ‘English-style Bitter’ box, but the hop profile could definitely nudge it toward an IPA.
As is customary for De Molen, the bittering hop is Sladek. And their penchant for dry-hopping continues in this beer, with Amarillo being the chosen weapon from the hop arsenal.
The beer has an attractive orange body, with a fluffy white head. The Amarillo dry hop gives an immediately enticing aroma of grapefruit and tangerine.
It is an easy-drinking bitter, with a light, zesty and very clean mouthfeel. The beer is slightly fruity and bitter, drying out as it goes, to a pleasant and refreshing lingering bitterness.