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

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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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. ABV on the label reduced from 15 to 11.9%. Recipe remains the same


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2332) - 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)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (7570) - ITALY - APR 10, 2012
ambrato carico poca schiuma poco persistente naso intenso fruttato vinoso quasi passito malto frutta secca dolce amaro in bocca corposa

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Japalo (1702) - DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
Bottle. No head or carbonation. Light brown. Sherry like taste of raisins and ploms. Quite sweet. Heavy body. Just not my type of brew to be so complex sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1645) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2012
Bottle 355, batch 429. Pours dark brown, with a reddish hue, and with almost no head whatsoever. Aroma is heavily on the fruity side, with a lot of plums, oak barrels, chocolate and notes of strawberries. Flavour is likewise very fruity, with caramel malts some oakiness and a light alcoholic sweetness. A good brew, but some years up ahead it will most probably be splendid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOLA_DK (378) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a small long lasting white head. Aroma is full of fruity notes. Taste is almost overwhelming, quite sweet, almost like an ice wine loads of fruit in the taste aswell. Just a hint of bitterness at the end, but aftertaste is all sweet and fruity. Intense and fantastic!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8244) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle courtesy of daknole. Pours a cloudy deep amber brown color with maybe a couple small bubbles. The aroma is big sweet malty, caramel, ripe fruits, grapes, apples, port and a splash of orange. The flavor has a big sweet caramel base ripe fruits, port, thick and syrupy; everything is over the top. This is would be perfect for a cool late fall/early winter night in front of a fire after a big dinner. We probably could have sat on this for a few years and still enjoyed it.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (5034) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2012
Brown, clear body with no head whatsoever. Sugared orange, vanilla, rum soaked raisins, dark grapes, hint of bitterness. Nice. Taste is powerful sweet, with a full, somewhat sticky body. Rich fruity flavour with a tang at the end. Not overly alcoholic but certainly warming. Drinks like a desert wine or a flavourful mead. Complex and refined. Compared to De Molen’s other outstanding barley wines this is sweeter and hides the alcohol even more. Amazing brew, if you treat it for what it is. (33cl bottle)

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kaser (5190) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Poured amber from a bottle. No head. Not much smell. Apricot and slightly malty taste. Not terrible but wouldn't have again. Expected worse ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xatu (22) - vitoria-gasteiz, SPAIN - MAR 21, 2012
Full bodied, cloudy orange colour with almost no head. Nose is very fruity and sweet, also alcohol notes are observed. Taste is really sweet, fruity and very malty, reminds me to moscatel wine. Quite like a liquour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (6310) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2012
75cl bottle @ Monks Sveavägen. #407/432 brewed 08 March 2010. Red colour with no head. Malty caramel aroma. Very nice taste, reminds me of port. Doesn’t taste of alcohol despite the strength.


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