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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle to pint glass Consummation: Citrusy fruit and caramel and very thick. Adjunct: Toffee, bitter, strong.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Erzengel (7274) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2016
Many thanks to my "EU Santa 2015" MrHangover for this bottle! The beer is smooth and sweetish sticky. Brown sugar with caramel. Not too much bitterness, round but sweetish-sticky. Sugar sweetish remainings on the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (462) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle from Apr 2013. Look: Hazy dark amber beer without head. Aroma: mature chees with fruit jam. Taste: sweet with prominent grassy bitterness. Flavour: ripe fruits, jam, fresh ground black pepper, allspice, grassy spicy hop. Good but not too complex for 15,2%

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (419) - Lyon, FRANCE - JAN 16, 2016
Bouteille récente. À faire vieillir au moins une dizaine d’année car trop jeune telle quelle. Nez : nez archi caramel, fruits confits : pommes. Beaucoup d’alcool, un fond cannelle. Un faux air de cognac qui ne demande qu’à s’exprimer derrière l’alcool. À force d’aération, il s’exprime de franches notes de vanille. Bouche : sirupeuse. Énormément d’alcool, pas d’équilibre. Une attaque caramélisée avec une continuité fumée, très légèrement amerisante. Les versions BA doivent être intéressantes. Ici, trop d’alcool brut.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HerrBierkoenig (1031) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2016
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 13/08/40 Pours deep murky orange amber to copper liquid full of medium to big yeastparticles, small frothy ta head, Aroma: candied fruits, raisin, alcohol, tangerines, vinous, herbal, somthing I do not know to describe? moustard? cardamon? vinaigre balsamique? Taste: heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, tangerine, orange, litchi, raisins, candied fruits, apricots, malty, caramel, warming alcohol, lemon grass and peel, Palate: full body, soft to average carbonation, slick to creamy mouthfeel, long bittersweet aftertaste, Overall: excelent brew, enjoyed, full flavored, fruits, layered, bold and rich, balanced and harmonic, promising, solid body, refreshing yet strong, easy drinkable, nice heavy bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (673) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a murky red orange with plenty of sediment and a thin, fizzy, beige head. Sweet aroma of overripe fruit, caramel malt, alcohol and yeast. Very sweet flavour of dried fruit, caramel malt and yeast, ending on a dry hoppy note with warming alcohol that burns slightly. Full body with a thick, oily, almost syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Very liqueur like. Very sweet, but an excellent dessert beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniel_machado (17) - SPAIN - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle. Body is copper with red flashes. Head is yellow and creamy, very pleasant. Nose is caramel all the way same for the taste, so sweet and warmer at the end.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patdelichte (204) - - DEC 21, 2015
19-12-2015 Delft bierfestival Tap Delft bierfestival wintereditie. Niet mijn ding. Donkeroranje kleur, weinig schuim. Zoete smaak naar sinaasappel, licht honing. Redelijk veel aroma maar ik vind de smaak niet lekker. Te dik, plakkerig. Tegenvaller!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredfa (218) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2015
Aroma começa discreto, à medida que eaquenta se mostra bem presente. Cerveja bem forte, não no teor alcoólico que não aparenta nem de longe os 15%. Fez quase nenhuma espuma. Diferente de outras do estilo, o que sobressai é o amargor (peculiar) que permanece na boca por um bom tempo. Tem o conjunto de sabores bem complexos, mas infelizmente não me agradou da forma que esperava.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ArtificialCyst (363) - Szczecin, POLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Aroma: tangerine,caramel, malts, molasses, oranges, blue curacao. Appearance: Color is dark brown, head is low, quickly dissapears. Taste: Fruity bomb, oranges, apples, tangerines, cognac, molasses, raisins, very intensive, very deep, curacao, lightly bitter. Palate: sweet finish, low carbonation, body is full.


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