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


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RATINGS: 529   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Procent (72) - POLAND - JUN 11, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 AROMA: sweet, like candied fruits, some exotic fruits and a bit of alcohol APPEARANCE: amber, cloudy. TASTE: sweet medium to heavy, but balanced by light to medium bitter. Could be less sweet, better balanced. Noticeable alcohol Palate: oily feel, medium body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mad_Ferret (646) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
[From backlog] 33cl bottle. disig orangebärnsten med ett kort gulnat kompakt skum som lämnar vacra skumrester efter sig. Lite klimpar på botten. D: mycket söt, smält socker, farin, sirap, vanilj, apelsinmarmelad, sockrad blodapelsin, buljong/kryddhylla, läder. S: väldigt söt och sockrig apelsin sirap farin dadlar vanilj grönt té Medelstor till större munkänsla med mjukt fyllig moussig len lätt oljig text. Alldeles för sött. Det känns som att man hällt en sked med socker och lite alkohol i en billig skotsk ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (885) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2014
Botella de 75 cl en pacos. Oviedo en diciembre de 2011. elaborada en 18-10-2010, embotellada en 08-11-2010. botella n 150 de 492 de 75 cl. Increíble barley wine con 15.2 vol que se notan en todo momento, y sobretodo al calentar, dándole un buen toque de licor. Sabores y aromas de maltas con tonos bastante dulces intensos y duraderos con presencia de carbónico. Muy buena, para repetir sin duda, imprescindible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeroenhensen (192) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
Gedronken tijdens de Nederlandse bierproeverij. Geweldig complex bier met veel diepgang en een toch wel lichte afdronk. Alcohol is helemaal niet sterk aanwezig.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjsint (736) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe, consumed at home. Orange/sienna, very hazy. No head and almost minimal carbonation. Aroma of orange peel, yeast, barley sugar, toffee, cardamom. Sweet fruity taste - Pink Lady apples and pomegranates - slowly fading to a long bitter herbal finish. Full and chewy palette. This is an amazingly complex and rewarding experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mandaritto (59) - LATVIA - MAY 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2014 Very aromatic beer, a bit too much for my sense. Aroma is deep. A combination between sweet caramel, mix of spices and fruits. Taste is also like a sweet caramel and mixed spice. I really liked the sensation of the beer, very sticky.. Overall, I like this beer, but I prefer more bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4280) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
pours unclear if not hazy golden orange, red tint, with a very small off-white cap showing a minimal retention and lacing. chewy caramel and barley sugar, doughy and fat fruity maltiness - unfortunately a tad garbagy, some grapes, peaches, candied oranges, touch of lemon and grapes’ skin, tobacco, hint of chocolate, sweetness - barley sugar, touch of acidity - tart red and yellow fruits. low carbonation, medium to full body - oily and sticky, sweet and bold grassy-spicy finish. caramel. pine. candied oranges. booze. interesting sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonnybgoodie (15) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
Ok, wow. Quite firghtful in the beginning, pours and orange oil-like syrup in your glass that forms almost nil foam. Aroma hits your in the nose with fuckin hazelnuts, orange jam, caramel, maple syrup. Taste follows a similar sweet pattern, nutty and a bit herbal. Bitter alcoholic aftertaste that tells you ONE MORE SIP BITCH. Full-bodied, fuckin velvet smoothness. I got pretty high on this. Absolutely impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
A fine take on Barley Wine. A sweet malty beer, full body mouthfeel. You almost want to try and chew it. It is also very sparkling, which is a nice departure from many other barley wines. Oh, and how lovely strong it is. Really tickles your nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martinrumsam (510) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Deep old gold colour with almost no head. Minimal carbonation. Aroma of caramel , mature fruits and alcohol fumes. Sweet taste with a hint of pear drops become more bitter in the finish. Alcohol is present but in a nice way Long lingering after warmth. A decent example of its style

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