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

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RATINGS: 571   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2010
head: none
colour: whiskey/cognac like
smell: alcohol , sugar ,actually nothing else ...
taste: definitly sweet , alcohol level is hidden very well , to my surprise there are some hop notes coming thru at the end ... along with a citricpeel alcoholic bitternes also grass ... a good beer , but i don’t know there’s something missing ... it’s definitly much better when the bottom is pured out as well it get’s a more hoppier note then

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle at Peter’s 2nd annual spring gathering. Pours a murky caramel brown without much of a head to speak of. Caramel on the nose, candy sweet. Light bitterness on the finish. Rather middle of the road, no glaring problems, but nothing that wowed me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2010
bottle #166 thanks to bu11zeye. poured a deep amber with a cream head. nose is alcohol, dried fruits, caramel, and vanilla. thick on the palate, heavy caramel flavor along with vanilla, dried fruits, and alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured gold with no head. aroma was raisin, sugary, and citrus. aroma was much the same plus some honey. body was thick and slick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9068) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle at Pilsner Pete’s RBSG. Pours a dark cloudy orange. Nose is caramel, nuts and alcohol. Taste is very strong sweetness, alcohol and beet sugar. Good strong beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6049) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, deep orange pour with no head, aromas of sour pears, dates, and raisins, . flavor is sweet sugar cane, cookie dough, dark fruit, silky finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle #166, bottled 17 June 2008 thanks to bu11zeye. Really bad waxing around the cork. Pours with a hazy golden body with no head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, pear, must and maple. Taste is sweet with maple and alcohol. Syrupy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dutchbeerpages (1668) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2010
Holy Crap! This brew explosed into your mouth with taste and sweetness and alcohol. Quite yeasty and weird. Maybe slightly too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (818) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2010
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a muddy purple/red with no head and an aroma of cherries, berries and dark malts.. Taste is also high on fruits, again berries and cherries, but also grapes and plums. Also lots of brown sugar in the taste, too much sugar for my taste. Not the best from de Molen, but still a nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle 0607 Muddy black pour, very still, no carbonation. Aroma is sweet, toffee and caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Flavor is sticky sweet, pretty one dimentional as far as that goes but still pretty enjoyable. Some chocolate and sugar with a hint of cherry and wood.


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