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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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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured gold with no head. aroma was raisin, sugary, and citrus. aroma was much the same plus some honey. body was thick and slick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle at Pilsner Peteís RBSG. Pours a dark cloudy orange. Nose is caramel, nuts and alcohol. Taste is very strong sweetness, alcohol and beet sugar. Good strong beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, deep orange pour with no head, aromas of sour pears, dates, and raisins, . flavor is sweet sugar cane, cookie dough, dark fruit, silky finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle #166, bottled 17 June 2008 thanks to bu11zeye. Really bad waxing around the cork. Pours with a hazy golden body with no head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, pear, must and maple. Taste is sweet with maple and alcohol. Syrupy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dutchbeerpages (1471) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2010
Holy Crap! This brew explosed into your mouth with taste and sweetness and alcohol. Quite yeasty and weird. Maybe slightly too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (732) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2010
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a muddy purple/red with no head and an aroma of cherries, berries and dark malts.. Taste is also high on fruits, again berries and cherries, but also grapes and plums. Also lots of brown sugar in the taste, too much sugar for my taste. Not the best from de Molen, but still a nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle 0607 Muddy black pour, very still, no carbonation. Aroma is sweet, toffee and caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Flavor is sticky sweet, pretty one dimentional as far as that goes but still pretty enjoyable. Some chocolate and sugar with a hint of cherry and wood.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2010
2009 vintage, 33cl bottle. Reddish amber colour. Medium off-white head. Aroma: lots of vinous fruits (prunes, plums, raisins) and caramel malts. Taste: very sweet with caramel malts to the fore. Notes of oranges. Vinous fruits are all around, mostly plums and figs.The beer comes out as quite balanced. Full bodied with soft carbonation. The finish is gently bitter and sweet with vanilla and a warming alcohol flavor. A really good beer. Very taste and characterful. The vinous and liqueur-like qualities in this one is superb. Many raters found this beer flat, with no carbonation or head at all; I canít say the same for my bottle: I found a normal head and a quite soft carbonation...and I liked it!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
Bottle from De Krackte Ketel (sic). Pours dark amber with no head. Light sweet aroma, almost like honey. Rather dense body with no real carbonation. Flavor is like an orange blossom meade? Itís sweet, but not obnoxiously so. The heat is not really there. How does a brewer craft this? This must be an example of artisanal brewing. Difficult to believe that itís a standard recipe.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
Sampled at RBWG 2010. There is huge old ale in this aroma, which goes far into the flavor, which is surprisingly sweet considering how high the percentage is. Did it really ferment this much? Good shit.


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