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

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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. ABV on the label reduced from 15 to 11.9%. Recipe remains the same


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyF (831) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2016
Flaska från ölbutikken. Mörkt bärnstensfärgad med vitt skum. Söt tung doft med mycket kola. Mjuk i smaken med rejäl sötma och mycket kaksmak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (1819) - Poznan, POLAND - JUL 14, 2016
Deep, dark golden color, with really big pieces of yeast floating around in the beer. Rather tiny, slightly off-white head. Very sweet, malty aroma, with pleasant jam, fruity, winey, rum and sherry notes, without even touch of alcohol. Such an exquisite one. In taste also very malty, fruity, with notes of jam, unfortunately caramel and bread. And these last two ruin the impression a little bit. In the end a note of alcohol can be noticed. Awesome mouthfeel. Thick and dense as 30 plato beer should be. Carbonation on right low level. Alcohol warms your stomach. In overall it is very good beer, but I was expecting it to be much better, mind blowing almost.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (853) - POLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się minimalna, drobna pianka, która szybko opada. Barwa bursztynowa, mętna, sporo pływających drobin drożdżowych wewnątrz szkła. Aromat słodowo-owocowy, słodko-kwaskowy, sporo tu kandyzowanych moreli, brzoskwiń, dojrzałego agrestu, nadpsutego jabłka, karmelu, miodu... W smaku podobnie - jest oczywiście dość słodko, landrynkowo, ale i mocno owocowo, minimalnie kwaskowo, czuć rodzynki, winogrono, głóg, jasne wino, likier... Jakaś pikantność i ziołowość w posmakach. Goryczka niska do średniej, alkoholowo pestkowa. Wysycenie niskie, treściwe, gęste i lepkie w odbiorze. Alkohol mocno rozgrzewa, niby ułożony, ale nieco drażni.
Barley Wine o bardziej owocowym, estrowym profilu. Dobry, choć ja jednak wole te słodowe, karmelowe, z wyraźnym udziałem suszonych owoców w zapachu i smaku, mniej kwaskowe w odczuciu.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1291) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2016
Powerful rich fruit aroma in a rusty brown pour. Massive sweet malt taste with fruity liquor balance. Not generally a style I like - but this would have to be an excellent example of it I suspect.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
OminouSC2 (424) - SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
First I thougth there was something wrong with my bottle. But when I opened and tried the second one I have to asume that at least one of them was fine. A lot of alcohol and yeast in the aromas, some sweet fruits and barley in the background. Taste is horrible. Alcohol and yeast is all I can taste. Alcohol lingers througout the finish. Just an awful beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erasmus_ro (2450) - Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Tap @ CBH 2016, 30/06/16, thanks bluus. Pours a reddish brown with only a slight head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruit, some orange. Taste is strong, caramel, dried fruit, rather fruity. Full, excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Estebanik (713) - Lublin, POLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Piana ładnie zdobi szkło. Aromat jest bardzo słodki, lekko kojarzy mi się z agrestem, lekko alkoholowy. W smaku oczywiście bardzo słodkie, wyżej wymieniony agrest. Jest ulepkowo, ale jest w tym i jakaś głębia. Super ukryty alkohol. Zacnie.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marstonlad (746) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2016
@ Craft Beer Helsinki. Pours reddish brown with a little head. The aroma features ripe fruitiness, sweet maltiness, caramel and fudge. Taste is expectedly sweet with caramel maltiness and ripe red fruitiness prominent. A hint of alcohol in the finish. Hoppiness stays fairly low as usual in Euroopan barley wines; robust maltiness dominates. The palate is full-bodied, smooth and low in carbonation. Strong and sweet Dutch barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (5595) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Tap at CBH2016, Helsinki. Colour is deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Dry fruits, some ripe fruits, some sweetness and malts. Pretty fresh condition.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
stijnemans90 (124) - - JUN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2016 Atypische quadruple. Zwaarder dan ik ze ken een wellicht een beetje overdreven zoet. Aan de andere kant rijk smaakpalet, notig, caramel en iets van banaan. Zwaar qua smaak en alcohol. Erg blaag in koolzuur en schuim. Niet te vaak drinken. Wel goed om er 1 of 2 in je kast te hebben voor mooie momenten.


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