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


on tap

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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2012 (Bottle) Pours dark copper amber with no head. The aroma holds caramel, honey and floral nectar. Woodsy and dried fruity undertones. Light oxidized with cheesy hops and wet paper. Hints of tangerines, acidic green apples, grey pears, sherry, caramelized sugar and alcohol. The flavour is near heavily sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic. Tones of oranges, apples, cherries, syrup, honey, light caramel, wood and alcohol. The mouthfeel is numbing and syrupy with almost no carbonation. Syrupy, apple fruity and hop syrupy finish. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
750ml bottle, bottled on 16 November 2009 (good for 25 years!), bottle number 172/429, drunk on 1 January 2012. Reddish colour. Not much life. Sweet and rich. Powerful fruity notes and some herbal bitterness. Aroma had a slight feel of oxidation. Maybe beginning to show sighs of age. Not sure I’d keep this one 25 years. Some quite warm alcohol burn. Still decent but not my favourite De Molen

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14115) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, caramel, dried fruits, malt. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, caramel, dried fruits, malt. full bodied nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2632) - Kaarina, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2011
Dark orange brown colour, almost minimal, beige head. Aroma is very sweet, fruitfull, madeira wine, tastefull aroma. Taste is fruitfull, full maltyness, medium bitterness that balancing sweet taste, madeira wine, hint of herbs, no alcohol. When poured to glass it was clear, that this is full bodied beer, some sugary stickyness. Very sweet, Barley Wine at dessert, enjoyable and complex beer, despide of strong sweetness, thus I have to like this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Very sweet, chewy, malty, caramel, toffee, sweet raisins, berries, dulce de leche, leeches, very full, sweet, delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2631) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Tasted on 12/17/11 from a waxed and capped 330mL bottle obtained in a trade, a think from zathrus13, brewed and bottled in early 2010. Pours hazy burnt orange, with no head, but just a bit of thin beige lace. The nose is full of caramel, brown sugar, and toffee malt, with some burnt bitterness, vanilla, coconut, and a pitted fruit aroma as well. The flavor is sweet with tons of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, coconut, vanilla, pitted fruits, and candied orange peel, with almost no alcohol whatsoever. The body is full and oily/sticky, with a long caramel, toffee, and lightly fruity finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5616) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle dated 23/08/2011 with a huuuuge fill line. Nose is dank and hoppy but also exploding with dense, swirling sugary-sweet malt, big candy and caramel, lots of fruit and man, salivation in full effect. Hazy ruby pour toward brown with no head. Taste is very sweet and around the cloying threshold, warms gently but with coating volume, heavy fruit and refined alcohol. Full body with layer upon layer of malt. Yeast component adds light slurry, the pitted fruitiness here is spectacular, but it’s clearly too young – needs another three or four years. As it is, still enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2011
Pale amber with a tiny white head. Fruity and malty tones. Malt, fruit, hops and sweetness. Full body with a sweetish after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle at Mogwai. Helsingborg, November 2011.
Sweet caramel notes in the aroma, loads of dried fruits. Refined and complex with a big dash of warming alcohol. Surprisingly balanced. Rich and sweet taste with flavours of fruit, syrup, sugar, caramel and toffee. Slightly sticky but nevertheless a nice barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RuneStumo (2575) - Haugesund, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2011
15.10.2011. 0,75l Bottle. Golden colour with low white head. Aroma of sweet malts. This ber is very sweet. Its also very strong and there is also some good flavours of berries or fruit together with the sweetness. Very sweet and sticky beer!

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