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

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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4523) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2012
.33l bottle from Only Good Beer in Budapest, from August 2011. Already huge and mellow, minimal soapy head on rich clean brown-red cider body. Huge wafts of fruit, pear and grape, and rich alcohol. some tart hops too. Huge body, coating and but also dry. fruit, wine and cider. hop balance is impressive, perhaps too bitter in the end, certainly a bit alc-forward.Big and strong, not my favorite in the end, perhaps more age on this will mellow in the right direction.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
GeorgeM (1) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012 does not count
Hi, I bought this beer in April 2012, it was brewed & bottled in Nov 2009. I would like to keep it for 10-15 years. Iím interested if or how time will change the taste and the low carbonation that everyone is talking about. Cheers.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arve_Christian (4765) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2012
Backlog august 2010, big bottle at Olympen Oslo Reddish color, almost no foam- looks like aged wine. Medium body & full complexity Taste and aromas of sherry and dried fruits Good quality, but not my style

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sixtyneedles (28) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle @ home pours Hazy amber with a small yellowish head the aromas are yeast orange and caramel and a note of lemon flavor is heavy sweet orange yeast some hop bitterness and alcohol in the finish leaves you with a spicy alcoholic aftertaste body is medium to full carbonation is soft texture is sticky nice one but to sweet for my tastes

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2012
Pour out of 330 mL is dark brownish red with thin off white head, aroma brought big dark fruits, chocolate, hints of caramel, toffee and vanilla, hints of grass, slight earthy tones, big and rich, slight hint of booze with a orange and citrus note but really not bad. Tate is a mix of caramel, toffee, slight booze and heat but nice fruity notes, dark fruits with raisin, figs, hints of caramelized sugars, finishing fairly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2382) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a deep amber, with a thin white head. Quite mature aromas, dried fruits, tobacco, walnuts, marzipan, caramel, fudge, hops. Sweet, full bodied, medium bitterness, low CO2. Complex, mature taste, lots of dried fruits, apricots, figs, marzipan, caramel, fudge, orange peel. Really nice, will develop more with further ageing. (2012-04-16)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (7959) - ITALY - APR 10, 2012
ambrato carico poca schiuma poco persistente naso intenso fruttato vinoso quasi passito malto frutta secca dolce amaro in bocca corposa

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Japalo (1807) - DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
Bottle. No head or carbonation. Light brown. Sherry like taste of raisins and ploms. Quite sweet. Heavy body. Just not my type of brew to be so complex sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1720) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2012
Bottle 355, batch 429. Pours dark brown, with a reddish hue, and with almost no head whatsoever. Aroma is heavily on the fruity side, with a lot of plums, oak barrels, chocolate and notes of strawberries. Flavour is likewise very fruity, with caramel malts some oakiness and a light alcoholic sweetness. A good brew, but some years up ahead it will most probably be splendid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOLA_DK (378) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a small long lasting white head. Aroma is full of fruity notes. Taste is almost overwhelming, quite sweet, almost like an ice wine loads of fruit in the taste aswell. Just a hint of bitterness at the end, but aftertaste is all sweet and fruity. Intense and fantastic!


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