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


on tap

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RATINGS: 647   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2781) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2011
Ruby red base with no head whatsoever. Malty alcoholic aroma. Very malty and sweet smelling. Big sugary drinks leaving a sticky sweetness on the corners of the mouth. Vanilla and caramel in the taste. Along with malt and sugar. Smooth and sweet coating left over in the mouth. Nice beer with a big alcohol presence. I will enjoy this for years to come.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
In short: An oily, uber-sweet, fruity and maderised red ale. Very boring
How: Tap at Vices & Versa, Montreal
The look: Clear orange-red body topped topped by very small beige head
In long: Nose is barley candy, booze and some vinous notes. In mouth the alcohol is better hidden but the taste is very simple and cloying. Lots of sherry, caramel, barley candy, some berries. Very very sweet. Body is thick very oily. This keg was supposedly one year old but the maderisation was already dominant in the flavor spectrum, which I find odd for a 15% monster that is supposedly only one year of age. Bombs and grenades, the army playing a violent version of the Knock-Knock joke.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - MAR 24, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 Tasted at Ma che siete venuti a fa. Appearance: dark amber. Aroma: malt, sugar. Taste: sweet. Body. full. Overall: 20/20

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2011
Muddy, ugly light brown. Deep barley wine nose with light figgy, grapey notes. Rich, figgy, sweet palate is very intense and sugary. Flat, oily. The sweetness is honeyish and pretty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (3480) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2011
Very intense to the point of being almost undrinkable. Pours a cloudy copper with almost no head. Aromas of sour grapefruit with an almost unbearable sweet candy-like malt on the nose. I can tell i wonít enjoy this one. Flavours of candy, maple, toffee, caramel, figs. Not my kind of beer but i enjoyed trying this one. My mate however, did not

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 24, 2011
12oz bottle. Rating #202. Pretty beer, glowing red/orange color, but with virtually no head, just a couple of big bubbles. Big boozy aroma, I smell bourbon but I donít think there is any barrel aging, really nice regardless. Pretty sweet with an alcohol punch, but it wasnít hot at all and very light on the aftertaste, not bad. (1489)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2011
A deep reddish copper barley wine with a big bubbled thin moka head. In aroma, a nice lightly aged vinous malt, treacle, candy maple, light surrenated hops. In mouth, a vinous sweet candy with maple, nice light British hops, sustained bitterness, light oily moutfeel, complex, like MacNeilís Old Ringworm. On tap at Vices et versa, 1 year old keg, Feb. 13 2011.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle shared by BOLTZ. Pours swamp water reddish brown with zero head. The nose is iced tea and old toffee. The taste is brown sugar and caramel. Still mouthfeel. Something must have been wrong with this one, but thanks for the opportunity to try it J!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3860) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 2, 2011
33cl bottle thanks to bierkoning. Bottled February 2009. Deep reddish-amber pour with a very tiny off-white head. Intense aroma of sherry, toffee, berries, and a hint of booze. Great flavor, big toffee, sherry, cherry and other fruits, and a little alcohol. Extremely smooth on the mouthfeel and not boozy at all for the ABV. Really good overall for an "imperial barleywine" like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - 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!

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