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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 598   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2011
330ml Bottle (#242 of 1200. Brewed: 1/24/10. Bottled: 2/24/10.): Heavily sweet aroma of malt, dark ripe fruit, raisins, figs, caramel, toffee, slight toasting, plums, figs, and a hint of molasses. Poured orange/deep amber/brown in color with no head. Cloudy. Full of tiny particles throughout. Not sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, dark ripe fruit, raisins, figs, honey, and a hint of yeast. Medium to full body. Slightly sticky texture. ZERO carbonation. Malt, dark ripe fruit, raisin, finish. 15.2%ABV is completely hidden throughout. No goddamn carbonation!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JavierAldea (31) - , SPAIN - JAN 17, 2011
Vino de cereal desprovisto practicamente de co2, limpio y maduro donde los sabores de las maltas se disipan entre la levadura de uva....

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10840) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with no head (flat as a Tomme beer). Aromas of carmel, earthiness, apple and light spicy hops. Palate was medium bodied a nd syrupy smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruittines and earthiness with a syrupy smooth lingering sweet syrupy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3233) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Pours flat and oily. No head, naturally. Clear pour at first, lots of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Sweet candied fruit aroma. Complex but very faint. Sweet flavor, follows the aroma for the most part. Doesn’t live up to the expectations based on price and the hype from the retailer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (5598) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber with no head. Very sweet aroma and taste. Berries, malt, dried fruits, caramel, jam, some alcohol. No carbonation. Thick body. Not a thirst quencher but a good dessert beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4485) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle @ PPSG’10, man i love deciphering messy notes. Amber still pour. Sugarbomb full of sweet malts, fruit and sugars, without such alcohol would probably make this brew undrinkable, still a bit of warming but at 15%+ understandable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndreaDel (56) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 26, 2010
Tap. Brown/red color no head. Massive fruits and sweet aroma. Very sweet taste, full body. The sweetness makes hard to identify single flavors, doesn’t seem to drink a beer. Very low alcohol persepction.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6556) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle from De Molen. Adventurous beer, sticky sweet with high alcohol %. The alcohol taste is evident and unfortunately overpowers the other flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
12 oz bottle shared.by weeheavy sd. Big fruity aroma. Strong carmel notes. Flavor has citrus amd apple. Big warm and sweet but no hint of the alcohol. Linger sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2010
little Bottle 237/1200 from K&B. Shared with bikesandbeer. Nice to see de molen in the states. Pours copper brown with no head. Nose is sweet and relatively innocuous, basically smells a bit boozy, but there isn’t a clear fragrance that I can pinpoint. Taste is sweet, and full of caramel and toffee, the mouthfeel is pretty nice and the high abv is obscured.


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