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


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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (2411) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy ruby & copper brown with airy beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, malt, fruit, and, above all, alcohol. Sweetish flavour of malt and caramel, with sourish, vinous fruity notes, and bitter touches of booze. Mild aftertaste with sourish hints. Heady. Like bombs and grenades pouring over my head. Still, a really good Barley Wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (760) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Brunorange tåkete med tynt hvitt skum. Mørke bær og sydhavsfrukter. Veldig søt smak, lite bitterhet og kullsyre

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RipuvariiAlu (9) - - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
2011 vintage. A: Vinous, Brandy-like, Sake, sweet malts. A: Darkest amber/ ambrish brown, though a bit murky. sedimentation in a beer of this OG must be very low. No head. T: Incredibly tasty. Sweet malts, honey, red wine, toffee. Very well rounded. Very gentle alcohol. Slight hop bitterness. P: very thick, oily body. Carbonation goes against zero. O: very nice brew, will try the other versions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dado93 (123) - ITALY - FEB 20, 2014
Wow, extreme beer!! Amber/red color with no head, aroma is very sweet, malt, caramel, alchol, like a liquor, in mouth is incredible oily, no carbonation, sweet with characters of aroma and dates notes... Very impegnative beer, only for after dinner!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EdwinLitzau (230) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2014
Bruine kleur, amper schuim. Ruikt naar rogge, een beetje zoet, apart en lekker. Smaakt fantastisch, beetje zoet, beetje zuur en bitter. Superbier, tikkie lomp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2014
Draught at Zubaty Pes, Prague, January 2014. Clear amber with tan head. Great fresh bread with jam aroma, sweet, berry jam taste. Full-bodied, sweet finish, peanut butter and jelly aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (196) - - FEB 14, 2014
Drank with Rik at Cafe Moenen 13-2-2014. The beer literally looks like tea. Almost no foam. Sweet taste. Hints of caramel, sugar, huney and dominant ’roggebrood’. Alcohol very present. Nice beer, though a bit unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (537) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 12, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL from dEnk, thanks Colin! Bottled APR 2013. Look: ruby red and hazy with no almost head. Aroma: extra sweet, sugary/syrupy sweetness with some dried fruit behind it, vanilla, caramel, corn?, fruity alcohol. Taste: rich malt, sweetness balanced by phenolic and hop bitterness, alcohol very well hidden behind the sweetness, spicy peppery feel. huge body. Very sweet, not much complexity when young.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JM82 (25) - SPAIN - FEB 7, 2014
Barril. Color anaranjado cobrizo con una pequeña cabeza de espuma. Aroma a malta, melocotón y pasas. Con Cuerpo. Sabor dulce donde es notable el volumen de alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andregoncalves (1089) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 3, 2014
On tap at Festival Cervezorama, Madrid. With John Brus himself by my side. Dark orange color with thin head. Body is medium. Aroma is fruity, gum, cereal and hop.

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