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


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RATINGS: 712   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
Thereís plenty of fruit like orange, tangerine and sweet apples. Itís powerful and full bodied but still easy going. Although the name would suggest otherwise, itís 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bathory (458) - Kverneland, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 Dark copper with no head at all. Aroma of licorice, malts and alcohol. Strong caramel taste, together with malts, some bloodish notes and licorice. The alcohol are a bit to present for me. An ok+ barley wine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
CarlJonas (231) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
Dark copper, no head. Sherry and figs on the nose with some higher alcohol. Malt heavy, sweet vineous taste balanced by lots of warming alcohol. Some peppery bitterness in the finish but Iím not sure if itís from the hops or the alcohol. Thick liquid but almost no carbonation. More dessert wine than beer but pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (3889) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2012
Cloudy ruby color with small off-white foam head. Aroma is hoppy with complete fruit basket present. Taste is quite bitter with fruity tones, long bitter aftertaste. (Velp 201211) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarBache (33) - NORWAY - NOV 7, 2012
Very fruity aroma, but i can sense some hop in there :) nice amber colour, offwhite foam. Very "round" taste, mild. The taste lasted very long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (1859) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2012
330ml bottle. A completely headless reddish amber liquid fills the glass. On the nose is big buttery toffee with hints of fruit, sherry, whiskey and peat. Endless toffee flavours on the tongue. Quite similar to JW Lees Harvest Ale. Mouthfeel is a little oily and stringy but thatís maybe to be expected. What I didnít expect is that itís not as sweet as I imagined, but also that it drinks nowhere near the ABV. Itís still a sipper but youíd never know this was over 15%. Overall I wouldnít put Bommen & Granaten in the highest tier but itís still a very good barley wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 31, 2012
(From notes 29 Oct, 2012) Bottle. The head is nonexistent, large bubbles and white. The beer is a clear amber color. Looks a bit oily when poured. Aroma is fruity hops, something that reminds me of Tsjeeses (?), dark fruit, very malty, yeast. Flavor is very sweet; sugary, some yeast and bitterness taking a peek at some points. No carbonation, feels a bit heavy. Finish is bitter & sweet.

I felt like something was missing from this one. Although the alcohol is well hidden, and I enjoyed the beer, Bommen & Granaten is not exactly what Iím looking for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
bottle at home ... bottle on Aug 2009 ... copper ... soft mellow fruit toffee nose ... rich sweet malt nose ... light oily body ... rich sweet toffee .. soft orange fruits ... little vanilla .. big sweet orange ... oh man its so sweet compaired to the cascade...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
In bottle at Craigís. Pours an amber colour with a lacy beige head. Aroma of candy sugar, marmalade, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is very well masked given the abv. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle at Craigís. Muddy orange/brown pour, no head. Lovely rounded treacle, yeasty, honey, sweet orange/marmalade, exactly like a really good dessert wine but with better mouthfeel. Soft sweet linger, just a tiny touch of oily booze. Hides the booze very well. Truly amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9381) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2012
75 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110206.
Pours murky orange color with a minimal head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, sweet ripe fruits and some malts. Flavor of caramel malts, sweet ripe fruits, sugar and some syrupy notes. Overly sweet and the alcohol comes through a bit, no surprise there.

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