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

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RATINGS: 535   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benderone (30) - FRANCE - AUG 3, 2014
Bouteille 33cl de chez De Molen. Dégustée dans un verre Teku, faible carbonation, absence de mousse. Belle robe sombre/orangée. Sweet body, alcool très bien masqué, saveur de malts, fruits confits. Rien de tout à fait exceptionnel, un bon barley wine.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fantti (707) - FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Kaatuu lasiin oranssinruskeana ja sameana, noin sormen paksuisen vaahdon huvetessa melko nopeaan jääden melko paksuna reunuksena lasin reunalle. Maussa on todella tuhdisti karamellia ja marjatoffeeta. Puumaista ja sitrusmaista humalointiakin on jonkin verran joukossa, mutta makea marjaisuus on hyvin dominoiva. Alkoholikin tuntuu hieman ainakin tuoksussa. Maussa on todella tuhdisti karamellia, nyt marjaisuus on reilusti vähempää. Hedelmäinen ja puumainen humalointi tuntuu napakkana potkuna, mutta niin tuntuu myös alkoholi, jota makea runko ei kykene millään peittämään. Suutuntuma on tahmaavan täyteläinen, mutta nautintoa vie selvä alkoholisuus. Melko keskiverto BW, josta olisi saatu enemmän irti, jos prosentteja olisi ollut 10 tuntumassa. Nyt runko ei pysty millään peittämään alkoholisuutta ja se polttaa suuta hyvin vahvasti. Hyvin hidasta siemailtavaa, makea ja viinainen tapaus.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergaard (73) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2014
This is lovely! Dark redish color, nearly no head and low, but prickly, carbonization. A lot of rye bread in the aroma but also sirup and dried fruits. The taste is massive and sweet: rye bread, sirup, portwine, prunes, oranges, raisins, alcohol, yeast and a nice hoppy bitterness in the end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2095) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Tap@Fermentoren, CPH - amber brown pour with off-white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, fruity, caramel, spicy dried fruity, warming boozy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (1410) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Appearance: Very full bottle. Almost no head in the beginning, but nice light tan head after warming up a bit. Quite red in colour, hazy.
Aroma: Lots of fruit, sweet. Slight alcohol.
Taste: Wow, huge amounts of ripe fruit and sweetness. Prunes. Hint of alcohol, nice and warming.
Bought: Erzbierschof, 330 ml, CHF 8.00
Info: 26/7-2014, BB: 21/8-2037

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimhilt (2403) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours a two-finger off-white head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color, some yeast left in bottle. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet almost syrupy nose and flavor is sweet toffee, not cloying, high ABV is hidden. Pricey at $11.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma. Brewed Jul 2012.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crlnts (302) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 24, 2014
No head. Light unclear orange. Fruity aroma, citrus, apple, yeast. Full body, very sweet, syrupy. Soft carbonation. Strangely good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (659) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Hazy brown, small off white head, some lacing. Aroma, malty, caramel, toffee, grain, alcohol, dark fruits, rum. Taste, malty, caramel, dark fruits, rum, grain, orange peel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JeyAre (214) - - JUL 15, 2014
Golden color with no head almost. The atone Is sweet and fruity. Some plums maybe, but definitely sweetness. Quite gluey on the lips. The taste is surprisingly soft and almost doesn't show the high amount of alcohol! Quite soft palate, no carbonization! The aftertaste is sweet, no bitterness whatsoever. Not my kind of beer but still a good one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (529) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Shared 12oz bottle which was filled to the absolute top shared to mini chalices. Pours very deep hazy orange brown with just a hint of head. Aroma of sweet ripe fruits. Full body. Über sweet. It’s a big one.


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