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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
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There’s plenty of fruit like orange, tangerine and sweet apples. It’s powerful and full bodied but still easy going. Although the name would suggest otherwise, it’s our favourite amongst the female clientele yet also highly appreciated by the other sex. Well hopped as always, but the obvious alcohol and the massive malt and fruit character restrict the hops to the background, only to reveal itself in the finish. Full bodied, notes of champagne. Champagne mousse after pouring in the glass. Grapes and a hint of mandarin curacao in the aroma, together with a hint of vin mousseux. Malty sweet flavor, immensely full bodied, with mandarine curacao and vinous notes. Thick mouthfeel, just a touch of yeast in the aftertaste. Huge beer.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (669) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
2012 bottle sent to me about year ago from Tom10101, thanks man! Clear brown orange pour with a little bit of white head. Aroma is slight metallic, corn syrup, some booze, a bit of caramel, not the most enticing aroma I must admit. Taste is sweet up front, followed by fruit cake, syrupy mouthfeel, followed by some light bitterness, finish is pretty smooth, with a bit of bitterness more syrupy sweetness and some lingering heat from the booze. Not bad, the aroma is not so great but the beer itself does not taste anything like it smells, at two years there is almost no burn from the booze and still some nice bitterness from the hops.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Hazy, almost muddy light brown with orange hue. Small head that's mostly just some big bubbles. Rye bread, big yeast, sweet sticky buns or 'sugar bread'. Light vanilla and some very ripe stone fruits. Vegetal bitter dry finish. Very thick sticky feel on a massive body that masks the alcohol quite well. Pretty good but the finish doesn't really work for me.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yy0pp (600) - - OCT 12, 2014
On tap. Dark ruby color with small white head. Aroma - Fruit, toffee, caramel. Spicy aroma with citrus.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matbli (17) - POLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Really awesome stuff. Amber to red color with almost no foam. Very fruity aroma with notes of red and black currant and cherry brandy. Very long and rich in taste with a bitter finish on the back of the tongue. The alcohol is noticable but not disturbing.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kleurplaatje (42) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
One word... Massive. Hazy dark reddish beer with absent head and minimal lacing. Aromas are strong and deep with a far reach. Whilst pouring it in my glass, it kind of exploded all over the place. Nice, deep fruity aroma of figs, grapes and plums. Some caramel malts as well. Some vanilla far away... Appealing smell and pretty overwhelming. Wow. The taste is massive in all its senses, Sweet (maybe a bit too sweet), fruity, spicy and with a nice warmishness of the present alcohol. But yet it feels suprisingly soft. The sweetness fades over time, but never fades away completely. Minimal bitter touch in the aftertaste. Just, wow. Full body, nice creamy texture and low carbonation. Bit of a sticky, sirupy mouthfeel as well, but it isn’t disturbing. Overall, I loved this brew. It might be a bit too sweet, and it could have had a bit hoppier, but in the long run it was just enjoyment... Massive enjoyment.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kabonski (32) - - OCT 6, 2014
This beer is beautiful! Strong malty flavor mixed with green grapes. This beer is thick and chewy and the flavors stick to the back of your tongue. It hits tops scores in every aspect except for aroma, as it hardly has one at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eluosiren (67) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 6, 2014
Barley Wine is not particulartly my style of beer, but this one is quite good though too sweet

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2279) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Whoa! this is a Wiley monster. Poured with a traditional tiny fine off-white head, a little lace and a hazy/cloudy dark honey amber color. Aroma is wet grain, malt, figs, a bit of citrus, a hint of yeast. flavor is like aroma but the first thing that jumps out is the sweet tartness. The citrus is an interesting twist for Barley Wine. It pretty much Hides most of the Malt. The body is perfect. Alcohol is well hidden. This is a good ass Beer, By cracky. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cool_Bond (1531) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2014
Aromas of dried fruit and light citrus. The taste was not as heavy as I thought it would be. With good fruity flavor and tiny hints of orange. Not well hopped, but only moderately. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth a weak moment. Does it loses flavor quite quickly but to be so strong, I think it was approved. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tmr (37) - - SEP 20, 2014
A: hazy golden orange/ small head/ huge legs/ no lacing S: malty/ yeast/ cherry/ caramel T: MASSIVE sweetness/ raisins/ alcohol/ slight bitterness Body: MASSIVE HEAVY THICK OILY


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