Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mout & Mocca will you marry me? Non, peut-être

De Molen, the Amsterdam based brewery, may have the keys to my beer beating heart! They consistently rock out liquids that are unique and well balanced with great flavor profiles and beer geeky labels. I like that I the inside is clearly written out in simple black text : EBC, EBU, Plato, ABV, Bottle date and ingredients. What more could a single girl ask for?

Mout & Mocca



DSC_0122Notes of chocolate, dried red fruits, raisin and fig with a toasted caramel coating on the mouth and just a hint of boozy-ness, just the way I like it. My man Greg says that Mout & Mocca maybe be a 10/10, guys while Dr. Beer gives it a 3.4/5.

Personally, if this beer asked me to marry it. I'd look it right in it's bubbly head and say :

Non, peut-être

Non, maybe. Typical independent woman style answer. The best you can ask for honestly when dealing with a flagrant beer slut such as myself. I couldn't really be faithful to one brew, now could I?



DSC_0108Non, peut-être is a new beer from Belgium! American hops give off sweet candied orange scents over a caramel and banana bread spiced yeast. Sugary and slightly bitter on the finish, my friend Tuesday says it tastes like what the sky looks like :


What beer would you marry? Rules are: gay marriage is accepted, polygamy is not. Go!



  1. I guess if I was forced to be beer monogamous, I'd have to go with Boon Mariage Parfait Geuze. The title says it all. Plus it's got a 20 year best by date on the back of the bottle, which means it will last longer than any of my relationships have. Although I might step out with its sister, Boon Mariage Parfait Kriek...

  2. Although there is a brewery in Amsterdam housed in a mill, De Molen is very much situated in Bodegraven. :) The one in Amsterdam recently exports to France too though and I bet you can't miss their IPA with a label like this: Confusingly they also recently did a Double IPA colab...

  3. Hahahaa! I can see what type you're interested in: sweet & tart with a delicate body, bubbling personality and great family history, who also happens to have an equally amazing (if not more sweet) sibling on hand. What a scoundrel you!

  4. Oh my. I hadn't seen that labeling but I love it. We must not be able to get it over here unless through special order- I hound my bottles shops regularly.
    Thanks for the information! Do you know anything about the relation between De Molen and Rooie Dop?

  5. I think I've seen the 't IJ IPA at Paris St Bière, but not 100% sure.

    Rooie Dop is a contract brewer, so these guys 'just' use the kettles of De Molen, although I know that the De Molen head brewer always helps them tweak their recipes a bit for the specific brewing installation.

  6. Great heads up! "Just" a little help from great brewers. Rooie Dop should be a brewery to keep an eye on.