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

bottled
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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4504) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle @ Kaisla, Helsinki. Originally rated on 22.5.2010. Overly sweet, complex and malty barley wine. Slightly nbalanced and too sweet for my taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (3467) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Bouteille de 750ml. Bouchon de liège recouvert de cire rouge. Bouteille #36 brassée au mois d’octobre 2010. Visuel: liquide de belle couleur cuivrée, une fine couche de mousse recouvre le tout. Olfactif: caramel, malt, raisin, fruits exotiques (très agréable), zeste d’orange et mandarine,compotes d’agrumes. Gustatif: Riche, très riche, la texture est crémeuse. Bonne amertume en fin de bouche. L’alcool est présent mais agréable. Résumé: Les bières de Molen sont bien meilleurs en format 750ml. et c’est un Barley wine sérieux pour les journées hivernales.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 Bottle.Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of dried biscuits, malt, dried fruits, malt, bread, burnt grains and yeast.Flavor is sweet and malt with a lot of dried fruits, warming alcohol and biscuits.Full body, soft carbonation.Really nice .

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (8674) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark amber with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and dried fruits. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13403) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2011
Tap at 4:20, Rome. Pours a lightly hazy ruby with a dense, white head. Sugar and rich malts in the nose, notes of caramel, ripe fruits. Very sweet flavor, like drinking sugar syrup, lots of caramel, cake, boozy berries, some straight alcohol, slight earthy bitterness. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warm finish with light sting, sticky sugar, lingering fruits and sugar. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Clear amber color/ fleeting thin head. Sweet ripe pit fruit, caramel aromas. Syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet sugared up caramel, pit fruit, spicy flavors--again very sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2011
From a bottle poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Strong malty sweet flavor with an alcohol finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2984) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Aroma:Caramel,raisin.... Appearance:Hazy brown,light head,full yeast... Flavor:Sugar,grapefruit,caramel,alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (694) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 6, 2011
Pours a dark aramel ruby red chestnut brown color light orange hues very thin off white head Sweet alcohol aroma with some leathery caramel malt toffee raisin and other dark fruit Chewy fuller body with sweetness from malt and alcohol but not much heat. Abv well masked. Very drinkable toffee caramel raisin dark frut burn toward the end sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (12814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
Clear amber with floaties and no head. Aroma is very sweet malty, dried fruit, yeasty and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Very sweet finish with warming alcohol. Flat carbonation. Sticky and much too sweet. 250511


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