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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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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. ABV on the label reduced from 15 to 11.9%. Recipe remains the same


2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Waxed 12 oz bottle brewed on 2010. Iíve had it for about 6 months. It seems over oxidized and has absolutely zero carbonation. My guess is this has gone so I will find another bottle and re-rate. There was the smallest release of gas upon opening what looks an intact seal. The aroma is a potent sweet medley of raisins, white plums, light cinnamon, apples, grapes, light bready yeast. Flavor is oxidized metal, fruit pits, yeast, gritty and medicinally bitter finish while the alcohol burns and warms a little. The sweetness is intense but the body is light, thin and fleeting. Thereís evidence this was once good. Or Iím totally wrong and i just donít like it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McDear (40) - Napoli, ITALY - OCT 2, 2012
Eccezionale birra Barley wine da meditazione. Riservata a palati esperti ed estimatori. Schiuma aderente, Aspetto opalescente, intensitŗ olfattiva elevata con una finezza molto elegante, frizzantezza scarna, corpo strutturato, amaro percettibile, Persistenza retrogusto discreto. Determinato il profumo agrumato e floreale, presente ed elegante mai invadente. In bocca e nel naso un concerto di profumi e sensazioni.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
11.2oz , red waxed, bottle. Poured a hazy orange color with a small sized head. Aromas of caramel, some citrus, and dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, raisins, prunes, and brown sugar. Sweet but not cloying.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (6679) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge wines; I recall sampling this at a bottle shop in Cotteridge called Cotteridge wines from plastic shot glasses great hosts great company. Now Iíve got my own bottle. Pours dark amber small head slightly bitter in taste with honey. Silky mouthfeel, an alcoholic buzz to it but not to harsh. Great drink try it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (1394) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2012
33cl. Bottle. Poors cloudy orange with white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, orange, yeast, darke cherry fruits. Taste sweet, nice little bitter, bittersweet aftertaste. Mouth-feel creamy/oily. Amazing beer an amazing taste and aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kapusil (1181) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 7, 2012
0.33l bottle. Dark orange body, minimal lacing white head. Very sweet aroma with tobacco, caramel and citruses. Lots of caramel with some sherry flavour with a heavy alcohol feeling. Very sweet, as a matter of fact, too sweet for my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6205) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
From a 33 cl bottle into a three floyds tulip glass. Semi opaque reddish brown pour. Very little head or carbonation. Caramel and candy sugar aroma. Raisins and dark red cherries. Sweet and not too boozy. A very nice barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (4920) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Des petits fruits, les abricots, les agrumes dans une noyade vineuse oý líalcool cherche ŗ dominer et brŻler la langue. Absolument aucune effervescence pour supporter son corps liquoreux.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
Drunk at Cotteridge Wines very very good beer sampling party. Shots ahoy. This was a lovely moment. All round the table toasting our generous hosts. Sweet sweet beer to accompany. Cheers!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jpchindi (23) - - AUG 15, 2012
Looks like syrup pouring. Minimal, if any, head. Starts out medium bodied but rapidly builds to a rich, viscous creamy mouth feel. Very sweet, candied fruits and caramel tempered slightly by some bitterness coming through in the finish. Huge. Hides its ABV pretty well. One glass is enough for a session.


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