Bloed Zweet & Tranen (Blood Sweat & Tears) tasting notes
De Molen Bloed Zweet & Tranen is a smoked beer with a blend of English and German smoked malts. Pours pitch black with a thin beige head that lasts short. Smoke and charcoal dominate the nose and in the background some sweetness brought by chocolate and caramel, burnt sugar and liquorice. Taste is also dominated by smoke, then some roasted malts, coffee and caramel. A touch of liquor during the finish. A good smoked heavy sout to be enjoyed after a good meal!
Any style of beer can be smoked by adding a smoked character to its base style. In order to achieve that, malts are smoked with different kinds of wood, and usually that kind of wood has some association with one of the main ingredients of the beer.