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


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RATINGS: 685   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (4900) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Strong, syrupy aroma is rather sweet, not really like beer at all, with notes of molasses and honey. It pours a clear, dark cola brown with a skimpy head that doesnít hang around long. Flavor is quite sweet, more like wine than beer - and watch out for that alcohol bite! Well, look at the ABV and then wonder why it bites like an angry pit bull. Texture is rather like a hard liquor, mainly raw alcohol bite with some sweet and fruity and molasses hints. I prefer a beer that smells, tastes and feels like beer. However, different strokes for different folks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a medium caramel color with no real head, though none is expected from a brew like this. Nose is strong malt and sweetness with some fruit in the background. Flavor has quite a bit of sweetness drowning out some of the subtleties from the nose. Medium-full body. A bit viscous. Some booze. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
19th April 2009
Hazy amber beer, no head and no carbonation. Silky and slightly oily palate. Sweet soft malt with a little brandy and sherry. A good deal of aniseed spice on the finish. Unusual.

29th October 2009
Kulminator on the Borefts 1 trip. Sweet sweet malt. Lovely sweet Port Wine tones. Much better than previous bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
b79turner (250) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Red wax 33cl bottle. Bottled on Aug 2011, poured into a tulip glass. Pours thick amber with nearly no head. Nose is hard to pin down, fruity, grapes, port, very complex. Taste is sweet! Almost like a tawny port. Not much carbonation, very syrupy. Well done, but I would imagine a few years would do this beer some good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4452) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2012
.33l bottle from Only Good Beer in Budapest, from August 2011. Already huge and mellow, minimal soapy head on rich clean brown-red cider body. Huge wafts of fruit, pear and grape, and rich alcohol. some tart hops too. Huge body, coating and but also dry. fruit, wine and cider. hop balance is impressive, perhaps too bitter in the end, certainly a bit alc-forward.Big and strong, not my favorite in the end, perhaps more age on this will mellow in the right direction.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
GeorgeM (1) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012 does not count
Hi, I bought this beer in April 2012, it was brewed & bottled in Nov 2009. I would like to keep it for 10-15 years. Iím interested if or how time will change the taste and the low carbonation that everyone is talking about. Cheers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arve_Christian (4641) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2012
Backlog august 2010, big bottle at Olympen Oslo Reddish color, almost no foam- looks like aged wine. Medium body & full complexity Taste and aromas of sherry and dried fruits Good quality, but not my style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sixtyneedles (28) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle @ home pours Hazy amber with a small yellowish head the aromas are yeast orange and caramel and a note of lemon flavor is heavy sweet orange yeast some hop bitterness and alcohol in the finish leaves you with a spicy alcoholic aftertaste body is medium to full carbonation is soft texture is sticky nice one but to sweet for my tastes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2012
Pour out of 330 mL is dark brownish red with thin off white head, aroma brought big dark fruits, chocolate, hints of caramel, toffee and vanilla, hints of grass, slight earthy tones, big and rich, slight hint of booze with a orange and citrus note but really not bad. Tate is a mix of caramel, toffee, slight booze and heat but nice fruity notes, dark fruits with raisin, figs, hints of caramelized sugars, finishing fairly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2367) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a deep amber, with a thin white head. Quite mature aromas, dried fruits, tobacco, walnuts, marzipan, caramel, fudge, hops. Sweet, full bodied, medium bitterness, low CO2. Complex, mature taste, lots of dried fruits, apricots, figs, marzipan, caramel, fudge, orange peel. Really nice, will develop more with further ageing. (2012-04-16)

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