Even our new members will be getting used to having a De Molen beer in their monthly beer packs as we feature yet another new De Molen beer.
And this beer is interesting for a couple of reasons.
We have here a fairly traditional Belgian blond beer, though it has been hopped with Sorachi Ace. This hop can be quite divisive, with people often loving or hating the aromas and flavours it gives off. Lemon citrus, herbal, coriander are common positive characteristics. The most common negative one is cat pee!
The fact De Molen have introduced this new beer straight into their core range also hints at where they are seeing their market. Over the years De Molen were always pushing boundaries, with a penchant for the bigger, bolder styles. So including a blond (alongside other new core beers like the NEIPA and witbier) is a change in direction for the new ownership of De Molen.
As for the beer, it is actually a very nice beer. A good medium-full bready malt backbone, with citrus and spices adding the zing. A pleasant grassy herbal hop bitterness finishes things off (without any hint of cat pee for me!)