We’ve got De Molen back!
For our longer term members, you were graced with a different De Molen beer in most of the monthly beer packs for many years, but two years after their full sale to Swinkels, we lost the right to distribute their beers in Australia as they were to be handled by Heron Beverages who are part of the family company.
I was contacted earlier this year and offered the chance to pick it up again. And given you have a De Molen beer in your box this month, I obviously took up the offer!
For those that don’t know De Molen, they make all styles of beers but are most known for their bigger dark beers, barley wines and barrel aged creations. So this beer is a little something different from them.
A cloudy NEIPA with a really inviting tropical fruit nose, the name translates as Water & Fire. The beer has Cryo Citra, Lemondrop, Simcoe and Mosaic hops, which offer lots of citrus flavour as well as peach and maybe a little mango. The malt body is quite full and smooth, and there is a nice bitter hoppy finish to the beer that leaves a spicy prickly on your tongue. It is a nicely balanced beer (that I’d call a hazy IPA!)