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

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RATINGS: 616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1473) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2011
33cl Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Pours deep orange/amber with no head, just some hazy impressions. Nose of raisins, caramel, madeira, malt, peach, orange peel. Taste is so full bodied; massive sweetness from the beginning, mid tones of biterness and alcohol, medium dry finish. Taste of raisins (makes me think about a Loire sweet wine, type alike Quarts De Chaume - pourriture noble of Chenin), orangette (orange peel confit)... Niiiiice sweet desert beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011
From the bottle. Poured a dark yet transparent amber. Like drinking apple juice with honey and cream. Not really sure what to think.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - OCT 3, 2011
What a tasty barley wine! I’ve never tasted so much flavor in one beer. It was like a strong red wine. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13387) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Copper/amber color, no head. Malty vinous aroma. Sweet malty flavor, figs and raisins, nuts and apples. Almost too sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1675) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Sampled at SB & WF 2011. Pours amber with a white head. Tastes sweet and barry. Tastes honey, creamy and abit bitter with a similar finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4172) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2011
Sample @ SBWF 2011. Pours clear redish mahogany with no head. Aroma is vinous sweet honey like fruity raisins. Flavor is very sweet fullbodied bitter alcohol raisins fidges madeira. Finishes sweet longlived bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (751) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2009 Bottle from Die Bier Konig split at Damico’s. Nose is cider like with honey and corn sugar. First sip is nice malty honey like quality cider finish with sweetie aldehyde’s. Very unique.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2904) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2011
It pours amber with almost no head. The aroma is light sweet malt resin but smoother than barleywines normally are. The flavor is immediately sweet all over, so sweet but smooth on the palate with juicy fruit notes on a light sweet body. Not too syrupy, I love the sweetness because it is not resiny malty and goes down light and easy for such a monstrous ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattphilips (802) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 30, 2011
Csak a jó sör, Budapest. Rendkívül sűrű, szirupos textúrája van, és csak enyhén szénsavas. Színe ködös, sötétebb árnyalatú narancs, és csak néhány milliméternyi, gyorsan múló sárgás habot fejleszt. Illatában narancshéj, édes likőrök, bogyós gyümölcsök és némi vajkaramell érződik. Íze szintúgy alkohol uralta édes, de szintén narancslikőr, piros bogyós gyümölcsök, karamell vehető ki, majd gyümölcsös, enyhén keserű komló következik. Utóíze már-már csípősen édes, likőrös és gyümölcsszirupos. Kedvelem az erős, sűrű söröket, de ezt az elképesztően sűrű, szirupos állaga miatt igen nehéz befogadni, hiába finom, 1-2 deci bőven elég belőle. Nagyon magas alkoholtartalma ugyan érződik, de annyira nem zavaró, de már közelebb van egy likőrhöz, mint sörhöz. Ha gazdag lennék, vajjal összeforralva ezt önteném a palacsintámra.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3966) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep and murky cranberry color with no lacing and barely any head besides a formation of bubbles in the center of this boozey Dutch goodness. Aromas of dark cherries, peaches, plums, grapes, curucao, and cranberry. Taste is an explosion of heavy alcohol soaked fruits such as cinnamon red apple and delicious barley malt patterns. This barley was slightly vinous, and had other notes of dark grapes. Minimal hops present besides a little bitter touch in the finish. This beer is on the hot side but it works incredibly well with the flavors and body of this barley. Reminds me of a more rich, fuller bodied Old School Barleywine from Dogfish.


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