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


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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2746) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
Bommen barleywine ’11 at 15% I am scared to try it! The body is a light looking orange gold... It is trying to lull me into a false sense of security... The nose is buttery creamy caramel with bitter fruity hops. A bit fruit cake like. The mouthfeel is slick and fairly full with an incredibly sweet flavor is maple syrup/caramel lollipops, fruits & candy. Intensely sweet but not cloying. Wonderfully simple yet satisfying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rzymol (115) - - DEC 12, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 Bottle 33cl. 1.5 years old. Pours dark amber, nearly mahogany colour. Practically, no foam, likely due to high alcohol content, which is perfectly hidden at the beggining and slightly appears in the later on giving enjoyable warming feeling. The beer has a very full aroma with honey, fruits, likely orange and tangerine, a bit of wine (barleyish, of course), soy sauce and caramel - all balanced very naturally. The taste is very multifaceted, rich, malty, a bit sweet with nice and soft bittering end and short yeasty feel of dryness. Full bodied, smooth on the palate, very enjoyable, almost too easy-to-drink to be true if you consider the alcohol content, but it hits your head definately and quite quickly so be careful :) Beautiful beer. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7048) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
[5846-20130921] Bottle. Toasted sherry fruit donut cereal aroma. Hazy, dark brown red body with a quick bubbly white head. Boozy sherried Christmas cake base flavour has a nice long sweet aftertaste. Tasty, big. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(TBW 2013 @ Only Cafe, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobyFischer (132) - FRANCE - DEC 8, 2014
Peut-être pas assez amateur du style pour l’apprécier pleinement.Trop d’alcool, de sucre, de liqueur.Robe crémeuse et alcoolisée.Malts caramels, biscuits.Notes de raisins, vin doux, portos.Brutal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nazahia (1) - - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
Aroma ligeramente alcohólico y dulzón con toque de miel. espuma muy jabonosa y de cabeza pequeña con poca retención. El color es ambar rojizo. El sabor es espectacular la complejidad va apareciendo a medida que se templa, los 15º entran de forma sencilla sin esfuerzos, recuerda rapidamente la miel que se encuentra en nariz y maderas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shark_Pants (378) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2014
Held onto this bottle for about 18 months. Opaque red brown with nice small beige head. Aroma of caramel, mandarin and booze. Taste is huge orange/tangerine marmalade, honey and malt. Absolutely silky smooth. This is the best barleywine I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (101) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 28, 2014
Muddy, dark orange color with almost no head. Pleasant malty aroma with some fermented fruit that are also present in the taste along with some caramel. Not overly sweet like some other barleywines. The high ABV is pretty well hidden. Body is heavy and makes the beer a bit difficult to drink. Not bad but not really good either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mzaar (1924) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
Fat @ Hamnmästaren, Malmö. Grumligt brun öl med ett medelstort vitt skum, som snart sjunker ihop. Torkad frukt, brunt socker och äpplen i doften. Något stickig alkohol vilket drar ner betyget ett snäpp. Söt i smaken med inslag av torkad frukt, karamell, apelsin och trä. Alkoholen är värmande och inte störande. Fyllig kropp. Ljuvlig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (1293) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
Gammalt fat @ Hamnmästaren. Brun grumlig öl med lätt beige skum. Doften är söt och kryddig. Går mot en mjuk pepparkaka. Även en del torkad frukt. Smaken går åt samma håll. Gömmer alkoholen tämligen väl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (957) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2014
Výčap Zlý Časy. Silne alkoholová vôňa, sladová, ovocná, jemne citrusová. Chuť plná, taktiež cítiť alkohol, sladová, sladká, jemne karamel a citrusové plody. V pozadí zhorený cukor. Veľmi dlhá horká dochuť.

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