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

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


Melker's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melker (253) - Göteborg, - OCT 6, 2013
Dark amber colour, small white head. Aroma of citrus hops (orange, lemon), caramel, hay, apple and champagne yeast. Taste is very sweet but the sweetness calmes down after a few sips. Kinda bitter and vinous, almost a little bit tart.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SvanteL (290) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2016
Mörk bärnsten. Doft av äpplen, äppelskal och aprikos. Mjuk och rund i smaken, maltsötma, många söta torkade frukter aningen pomeransbeska på slutet. Häftig Barley wine för den som gillar söta saker. De Klomp: Barley Wine-provning

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (2044) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. Clear, reddish/ dark amber in colour, beige head. The beer is sweet, fruity, lots of dried fruits, caramel, biscuits and some wine notes in finish. Full bodied, oily, sweet with medium bitter yet still sweetish finish. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (884) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Tap@beerhunters. Brown color with small tanned head. Aroma has dark fruits, malt, pine, wood and vanilla. Taste is malty with long fruity and a bit sweet aftertaste. Flavors of dark fruits, malt, caramel, pine and wood.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ulrikolsen (338) - DENMARK - SEP 16, 2016
Tap@BishopsGA. Pours clear reddish amber with low lasting beige head. Aroma has complex fruity and malty notes of caramel, biscuit, winey notes, ripe fruit, hoppy notes of pine, resin and also notes of vanilla. Taste is complex, warm and malty with biscuit, caramel, wine, wood, ripe fruit and vanilla, yet hoppy with pine and resin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesper86 (35) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2016 Muddy pale brown. Not much foam. Nice aroma and smell. Plums, rye, fruit, figs, banana. Long finish. Quite complex. Nicely integrated sweetness. High ABV is not at all in the way of flavour.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Antonio369 (157) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2016
33cl bottle, served in a snifter glass. Poured a cloudy dark amber with a small half finger off white head that dissipated quickly. Loads of yeast swimming in the glass. Aroma: Oooooh! Orange juice, cotton candy, tangerine, grapes. Smells divine! Taste: Orange, grapes, cotton candy, caramel, molasses, tangerine, Cointreau, Grenadine, mango, granny smith apple, honey, pineapple, grapefruit, blood orange, strawberry, figs, dates, plums. When getting more to room temperature I’m tasting chocolate and roasted nuts. This is so mindboggling complex, it’s unbelievable... such a thick, maltysweet and fruity mouthfeel, it’s sooo sticky. It’s hard to believe I’m drinking a beer, this almost drinks like a liqueur. Massive full body with a very sweet, liqueur boozy finish. Never had anything like this before. This surely is one memorable drinking experience...Hats off to the heren of de Molen, bravo!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PabloZab (1138) - Wroclaw, POLAND - AUG 29, 2016
Butelka 330ml (28.01.2040). Piwo delikatnie zmętnione o miedzianej barwie, wpadającej w czerwoną pod światło i delikatną zawiesiną, jakby zmętnienie na zimno. Piana koloru ecru zdobi piwo przez krótką chwilę a potem znika praktycznie do zera. W aromacie czuć potężne ciało, jest mocno słodowy, słodkawy, owocowy z delikatną nutką suszonych owoców, nutką opiekaną, bogaty i na dość intensywnym poziomie. W miarę ogrzewania pojawia się delikatna nuta szlachetnego alkoholu, słodkiego likieru. Gęste, słodkie, owocowe, karmelowe z delikatną nutką szlachetnego alkoholu w tle choć wyraźnie rozgrzewającą w przełyku już po kilku łykach, nawet nieco piekącą ale w granicach akceptowalności. Piwo mega treściwe z wprawnie ukrytym alkoholem, przeznaczone do długiej degustacji a z drugiej strony całkiem pijalne jak na taką słodycz i moc.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speko (220) - DENMARK - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle 0,33. Pours dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma of molasses, berries, yeast. Taste is sweet with notes of molasses, berries, apricot, malts. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (382) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2016 Mooi rood oranje kleurig bier met fijne witte schuimkraag. Heel weinig carbonatie. Aroma en smaken van aardbei, confituur, mandarijn, caramel. Tegen het likeurachtige aan. Super zacht. Zoet, nooit de indruk dat je zo een zwaar bier aan het drinken bent. Heel subtiel bittertje op het eind. Absoluut top.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11489) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Sample at Hair Of The Dog during the Brouwerij de Molen and Shiga Kogen Tap Takeover on 07/30/2016. The beer pours amber-orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. The aroma consists of ripe fruit, yeast and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of fruity yeast, malt, earthy hops and caramel. The finish is fruity and malty. Pretty good overall.


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