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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 683   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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark red orangish amber with no head. Pear, apple, grape, citrus, caramel, candy, and alcohol aroma and taste with an orange cream and apple finish and a thick sticky palate. Very good with nice complexity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (925) - Delaware, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Ultra smooth, but tasted and smelled like a funky tangerine/orange beer. Not my cup of tea... or beer, in this case.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - FEB 6, 2012
Poured in a small INAO wine glass. Orange color, no foam, almost no bubbles. Date, maple syrup, fruit cake and a lot of malty and yeasty notes invade your nose! And in mouth, fantastic complexity. Like a sweet "Botrytised Barley wine" (if it existed, that would be that Bomb). Actually: caramalised prune, rhumed raisins, overriped fruit. I just love it ! Some people say itís not a beer ! If itís not a beer, I may not like beers ... Cheers

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bosskie (704) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2012
Beautiful red-brown transparent colour with no head and no carbonation. Rotten fruit, peaches, mandarins, with some banana, strawberries and cherries. Dried meat caramel fleshiness with strong alcoholic undertones. So, all very promising until you take the first sip - way too sweet!! All destroying sweetness!!!! Iím sure thereís all kind of nice stuff going on in there but that sweetness kills it all! Very disappointing except Iím sure itís just that the beer was too young to drink. I bought an extra few and Iíll be re-rating in 5 or 6 years...

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1177) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 5, 2012
Perhaps the best-smelling ale Iíve had. Powerful alcohol aromas. Dates and grapiness follow. It comes off a bit sticky, but thatís I suppose to be expected at 15.2.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ration (2108) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with almost no head. Aroma fruits, plumes, raisins. Sweet raisiny taste as a good barley should. Full Bodied with low carbonation. Not Bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teddybeer (3268) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 29, 2012
33cl bottle. Hazy brown colour, no head. Aroma is fruity, sweet, slightly alcoholic and moderate malty. Flavour is sweet, very sweet, with grape juice traces, vinous, alcoholic and syrup hints. In the final maintain the same sweetness as the beginning. Carbonation is soft. Body is high. Texture is oily.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Karlstad. Pours a red-brown color with a very small head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and fudge with some very slight dried fruit notes.. also some alcohol, of course, since this is a young bottle. Flavour is dominated by caramely- and toffee like malt, and warming alcohol. Fullbodied with flat carbonation. This is tasty, but needs some aging. But very good for being this young and strong.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2012
(Bottle 18/01-2012) Very low white head, clear amber color, low co2, slight malty aroma, balanced slightly sweet taste, very well covered alcohol. Bottled 23/08/2011, 25 years BB date.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4876) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours light nutty brown with slight red tint and only a few small bubbles of head. Aroma is sour fruit, cookie malt, pine, and faint spices. Flavor is honey, alcohol, caramel malt, and soft vanilla notes. Medium body, high warmth, and no carbonation. Great beer.


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