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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 598   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13521) - 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 (6215) - 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 (2987) - 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 (699) - 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 (12888) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (12158) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
Sehr süßer und hefiger Antrunk, alkoholisch, allerdings weniger als der Geruch vermuten lässt. Süßer werdend, zunächst weniger aromatisch. Langer süß-hopfiger Abgang. Ein Nachtest folgt in ein paar Jährchen. /11/10/11//11

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kristall-König (2415) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
Röstig-zitrusaromatischer und etwas holziger Geruch; likörartig. Antrunk süßlich. Zitrusbehaftet in die Mitte gehend. Hier dann malzröstige Aromen mit einsetzender Alkoholnote; süß. Ziemlich flüssig im Abgang, liköralkoholisch, orangige Noten. Überraschend flüssig wirkendes Bier mit guten Aromen. Im weiteren Durcharbeiten der 0,75l Flasche schlug allerdings der immense Alkoholgehalt sehr negativ auf das Gesamtbild. Weniger stark wäre besser.Test vom 4.5.2011, Gebinde: Glasflasche

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (12168) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Hazy amber/copper with tiny off-white head. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, fruit, little bitter, vinous and notes of alcohol.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Muddy brown pour with no head. Perfectly flat beer. Aroma is malt malt malt dark fruit and maybe just a hint of citrus. My first thought on this was that it tasted like someone had harnessed the taste of homebrew malt extract and brought that flavor unsullied into a beer. Alcohol is well hidden bit this beer was almost punishing to drink. Not great.


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