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

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RATINGS: 533   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4362) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
pours unclear if not hazy golden orange, red tint, with a very small off-white cap showing a minimal retention and lacing. chewy caramel and barley sugar, doughy and fat fruity maltiness - unfortunately a tad garbagy, some grapes, peaches, candied oranges, touch of lemon and grapes’ skin, tobacco, hint of chocolate, sweetness - barley sugar, touch of acidity - tart red and yellow fruits. low carbonation, medium to full body - oily and sticky, sweet and bold grassy-spicy finish. caramel. pine. candied oranges. booze. interesting sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonnybgoodie (15) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
Ok, wow. Quite firghtful in the beginning, pours and orange oil-like syrup in your glass that forms almost nil foam. Aroma hits your in the nose with fuckin hazelnuts, orange jam, caramel, maple syrup. Taste follows a similar sweet pattern, nutty and a bit herbal. Bitter alcoholic aftertaste that tells you ONE MORE SIP BITCH. Full-bodied, fuckin velvet smoothness. I got pretty high on this. Absolutely impressive.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
A fine take on Barley Wine. A sweet malty beer, full body mouthfeel. You almost want to try and chew it. It is also very sparkling, which is a nice departure from many other barley wines. Oh, and how lovely strong it is. Really tickles your nose.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martinrumsam (524) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Deep old gold colour with almost no head. Minimal carbonation. Aroma of caramel , mature fruits and alcohol fumes. Sweet taste with a hint of pear drops become more bitter in the finish. Alcohol is present but in a nice way Long lingering after warmth. A decent example of its style

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2284) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a snifter. ABV 15.2% Pours red orange, beautiful colour. Slight hazy body. A thin line of beige head lingers around the glass, along with a razor thin layer of foam on the beer’s surface. Aroma is malty, red fruits, some citrus, curacao. Alcohol aroma too, subtle at first, becomes more evident after a couple deep sniffings. Very sweet taste, again quite fruity, with sugars, curacao, wine notes, alcohol again notable but not as badly as I expected for its strength, mostly on the aftertaste when it is warming your insides up. Full creamy body, with the right carbonation. Great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeKeller (848) - Kemi, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
Draught @ BierCab, Barcelona. Amber colour, dissapearing tiny head. Aroma is very sweet, alcohol, some fruits. Very sweet flavour has caramel malts, alcohol and fruits. Too sweet and alcoholic even just for a small 2 dl tasting glass.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanelst (147) - AUSTRIA - APR 14, 2014
Well. this is just way too sweet for my taste. Aroma is fruits, sugar, caramel, malts, alcohol. Taste is sweet, sugar and malts I don´t care much for. Sticky mouthfeel. If you like sweet beers, go for it. This ain´t nothing for me though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1238) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Bijna heldere oranjerode kleur met een matige kraag. Ruikt iets gerookt, hout, alcohol, vanille en crème. Smaakt vol, gerookt, hout, bitterzoet, vanille. Goede alcohol nasmaak, stijgt goed. Dikke structuur.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (1950) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
Clear copper pour with a small, oily, beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, rum booziness, brown sugar, planty, spicy and piney hops. Flavor is soft caramel, light toffee and toast up front, then light toasted cedar wood, mellow and sweet vinous notes, toffee nuts, sweet citrus, some earthy and herbal hops. Medium to heavy body, creamy, oily and chewy feel, light, blanketing carbonation, creamy to oily finish. Great stuff overall, odd though, big, sweet, boozy nose leading to a surprisingly easy going, smooth flavor profile and palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3872) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2014
Aroma is complex bread, tangy fruit/tropical fruit and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is orange/citrus, bread, berries, malts, very thick in body and a medium sweet finish.


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