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

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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 (244) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1468) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2015
0,33l fles gedeeld met bryanvd. Geur is gist en appelsap, roosvicee diksap. Smaak Is bitterzoet, gist, diksap met grapefruit. Mondgevoel erg vol en dik, iets trekkend in de afdronk, alcohol licht redelijk op de achtergrond. Heftig spul

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (662) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Aroma of ripe fruit, booze and caramels. Very sweet taste, like english christmas candy, and and alcoholic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (1006) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2015
33cl flesje bij Kaffee Naovenant, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 11,9% Uitgeschonken in Witte Trappist glas Uiterlijk: donkeroranje met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: suikers, moutig, kandijsuiker, hoppig Conclusie: erg zoet, bijna als een zoete wijn ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevlar95 (12) - Nysa, POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Barwa miedziana. W aromacie nuty suszonych owoców, głównie brzoskwinie, trochę jabłek, słodko. W smaku karmel, owoce i lekka ziołowa goryczka - również bardzo słodki, wyklejający. Alkohol w zasadzie niewyczuwalny, trochę rozgrzewa. Syropowata konsystencja, oblepia jamę ustną - skojarzenie z miodem pitnym. Ogólnie dobre piwo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
330ml bottle (listed 11.9%ABV, bottled 28/01/15) pours a pale amber color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits and wine grapes with some grainy notes. Taste is a dark fruity and malty sweetness with a herbal hop bitterness and a dry wine finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice barley wine, being both balanced and tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ippers (50) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
Bommen en granaten uit de fles. Licht bruine kleur en behoorlijk troebel, geur van drop , karamel en honing . Smaak is zoet met tonen van karamel, en een mooie ronde afdronk.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TorbenJensen (828) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
No foaming at this barley, which comes from one of Europe’s currently hottest breweries De Molen. The aroma is strong of fruit, among other peach and orange. The taste is initially slightly acidic and has a very fruity taste which again peach and orange have great importance. It has incredible density and high sweetness level. Clear sherry notes and great palate. Despite the high alcohol strength is this not overwhelming in flavor. It is perhaps a bit too sweet for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
clockk (203) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2015
Sabores muy fuertes a cońac, olores muy intensos, mucho cuerpo, espuma poco consistente.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (466) - POLAND - JUL 6, 2015
W aromacie uderza spora dawka karmelu, jabłek i alkoholu, ale wszystko ładnie zbalansowane i przykryte ogromną ilością suszonych owoców. Super. W smaku potężne body, oblepiające usta niczym melasa, za nim idzie karmel, owoce (zwłaszcza jabłka), grzejący alkohol i niezła, lekko ziołowa goryczka. Wysycenie odrobinę za niskie - ale to piwo i tak robi kolosalne wrażenie. Dobra robota.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
likeatrainwreck (179) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Superb. Dark ruby red beer with tan head that quickly recedes to a ring of foam. Really thick and syrupy in the mouth, sweet like orange marmalade, slight citrus bitterness to it. Boozy, yet the alcohol isn’t in your face.Really, really good... the mouthfeel is amazing, like drinking boozy golden syrup.


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