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

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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiwetu (83) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Jak takie piwo, które ma z dziesięć wersji, trafia do knajpy na kran, nigdy nie wiadomo, w jakiej wersji. Stawiam, że w podstawówce. Bardzo bogaty aromat (las, jeżyny, bez, cytrusy, kwaśne jabłka. W smaku podobnie, z dodatkiem mocnej podbudowy słodowej i wyraźnie zaznaczonego chmielu, ale o lekkiej goryczce, która w obliczu reszty smaków nie pozostawia po sobie posmaku. Drożdże szampańskie robią robotę. To jest, kurwa, piwo!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
artiredbirds (167) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 24, 2015
Очень много ждал от этого пива, но посколь& в день дегуста& оно шло третьим, был разочар& посколь& оно проигра& двум предыду& и явилось большим трампли& для последн& четверт& Слабень& и неприят& аромат, однако насыщен& цвет. Однако даже среди крепких есть более интерес& результ&

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cenzura (308) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Aroma: sweet malts, dried plum, strawberries. Taste: very sweet, dried plum, strawberry, classy alcohol, really warming. Low heaf, no lacing and low to medium carbonation. Price 20PLN (0,3 tap) at Kufle i Kapsle multitap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (297) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2015
09/04/13: Pours a brownish gold with no head. Nearly clear. Aromas of salted caramels, marzipan and orange liquor. Flavours of cherries, golden syrup, alcohol, and orange. Sweet and sour finish. Full bodied and low carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (703) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2015
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 15/05/2015 Bottle on: 05/02/14 Color cobre, turbio, aromas maltosos, sabor dulce.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1154) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Dark red brown pour. Aroma super malty potato chips. Tastes like brown sugar, molasses. well integrated booze. apples. caramel some residual bitter to finish. hardly any carb. pulls off great finish. 25 years

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (676) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Dark clear ruby color with some foam. Sweet malty smell. The taste is insanely creamy with an accompanying sweetness and a decent but fitting carbonation. Extremely balanced beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (350) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2015
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, bottled on 9/4/2013. Clear, luscious reddish amber with just a thin, soapy, tan layer. Sweetish aroma of raisins, strawberry jam, bitter almond, plum brandy, cinnamon and caramel with some alcoholic notes in the end. Very sweet taste of strawberry jam, molasses, bourbon, bitter almond, rum, plums and raisins. Long, warming but not overly alcoholic finish. Full body, oily and chewy mouthfeel, completely flat. Great barleywine, very complex but still harmonic, almost unexpectedly the alcohol does not dominate it. A sipper, not quaffable at all. Liked it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (553) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Reddish brown with a thin frothy head. Aroma of fruit preserves. Taste is sweet, sticky and easy to drink for a strong beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ninecats (334) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Bottle, systembolaget. Clear copper, yeast at the bottom, minimal white head. Aroma of bready, grainy, caramelly malt, dried apricots, mandarin. Taste is big on malty flavours, caramel, dark fruit, slight bitterness that’s growing to the finish with some dark fruit and slight (albeit very faint) alcohol. Medium to big body, low carbo, sticky texture. Well composed, well hidden alcohol.


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