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


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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karstenborg (260) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
Tap Fermentoren Aarhus. Orange with small white head. Aroma is orange, yeas and sugar. Taste is herps, orange and apples.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukasmh (174) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 Tap. Pours amber light hazy, little off-white head. Aroma is a lot of raisins, port wine, plums and dates, sweet! Some licorice. Really sweet, but then balanced by bitterness and alcohol. Warming ftw BW. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1150) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a lovely, clear, dark amber body with an orange shade. The head is light tan, very long-lived and ends up as a fully covering film, some build-ups at the walls and a good amount of lacing. Strong, sweet, sugary and heavy malty aroma of grain and caramel. Sweet overripe generic fruits, dark dried fruits, plum in madeira and pickled pear. The strong flavour is even more complex, again it’s very sweet malty, with strong notes of grain, cereal, caramel and vague nutty traces. Also overripe fruits, dark dried fruits, overripe citrus, herbs, sugar, honey, vanilla and ridiculously well integrated alcohol. The taste is heavy sweet with a tad too moderate bitterness. Magnificent mouthfeel with a full body, slick and oily texture and soft carbonation. A lovely barleywine, but a bit too much grainy malty sweetness and it could have been far hoppier, both when it comes to bitterness and aroma/flavour.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 year 4 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1497)
- Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2014
God duft av karamell og humle. Fin gyllen honning farge. Lite skum. Nydelig søtlig smak av honning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (394)
- Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
Pours nice reddish brown with a matching, lighter head. Aroma has huge toffee, lots of fruits like apples and plums, a slight butter, and some licorice. Taste is not as sweet as expected. Very smooth, lightly roasted toffee-caramel malts. Licorice, orange jam, apple pie. Alccohol not too agressive, though you won’t drink a whole lot of this. Nice barley wine!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Procent (124) - POLAND - JUN 11, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 AROMA: sweet, like candied fruits, some exotic fruits and a bit of alcohol APPEARANCE: amber, cloudy. TASTE: sweet medium to heavy, but balanced by light to medium bitter. Could be less sweet, better balanced. Noticeable alcohol Palate: oily feel, medium body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mad_Ferret (657) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
[From backlog] 33cl bottle. disig orangebärnsten med ett kort gulnat kompakt skum som lämnar vacra skumrester efter sig. Lite klimpar på botten. D: mycket söt, smält socker, farin, sirap, vanilj, apelsinmarmelad, sockrad blodapelsin, buljong/kryddhylla, läder. S: väldigt söt och sockrig apelsin sirap farin dadlar vanilj grönt té Medelstor till större munkänsla med mjukt fyllig moussig len lätt oljig text. Alldeles för sött. Det känns som att man hällt en sked med socker och lite alkohol i en billig skotsk ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1017) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2014
Botella de 75 cl en pacos. Oviedo en diciembre de 2011. elaborada en 18-10-2010, embotellada en 08-11-2010. botella n 150 de 492 de 75 cl. Increíble barley wine con 15.2 vol que se notan en todo momento, y sobretodo al calentar, dándole un buen toque de licor. Sabores y aromas de maltas con tonos bastante dulces intensos y duraderos con presencia de carbónico. Muy buena, para repetir sin duda, imprescindible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeroenhensen (214) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
Gedronken tijdens de Nederlandse bierproeverij. Geweldig complex bier met veel diepgang en een toch wel lichte afdronk. Alcohol is helemaal niet sterk aanwezig.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjsint (831) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe, consumed at home. Orange/sienna, very hazy. No head and almost minimal carbonation. Aroma of orange peel, yeast, barley sugar, toffee, cardamom. Sweet fruity taste - Pink Lady apples and pomegranates - slowly fading to a long bitter herbal finish. Full and chewy palette. This is an amazingly complex and rewarding experience.

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