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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


Bathory's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 Dark copper with no head at all. Aroma of licorice, malts and alcohol. Strong caramel taste, together with malts, some bloodish notes and licorice. The alcohol are a bit to present for me. An ok+ barley wine


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LeFaune (38) - ST MANDE, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2015
A weird smell of tenderized meat. Very strong but not bitter at all: like a good porto. Lovely reddish color. Not my kind of beer but a very good representant of the barley wine category.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4859) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Ash’s. Pours deep amber orange, nose is caramel, toffee, little cheesy, taste is sweet toffee, caramel, berries, sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2769) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma is resinous, some sherry, dried fruit, some farty smell. Taste of custard, oramge, marmalade, resinous, some glue. Slightly sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3293) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to BenH. Appearance - deep amber with a thin head. Nose - toffee, light orange. Taste - tonnes of toffee, tangy orange. Appearance - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a dry yet sweet and cloying finish, Overall - a little cloying, wouldn’t have another.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Aromas of almonds, R&D fruit. Taste is boozy, hot, toffee. Boozy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ozckr (308) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 2, 2015
roasty, toast, spruce, brown, red, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium body, oily feel, lively, bitter,

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElManana (679) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Douberd. Pours dark orange almost brown with no head, no oxidation. Aroma of oranges, grain, citrus, malty alcohol. Taste is very boosy, little sour, very high alcohol. Tastes totally off too me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (745) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 23, 2015
Vintage 2009. Color rubí limpio, sin espuma. Aromas de uvas pasas, compota, manzana madura. Cuerpo denso con textura melosa. Sabor intentenso dulce y afrutado de compota y pasas, con final de amargor bajo y seco.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rammer (295) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 18, 2015
Dried fruits, sweet aroma and taste a lot of raisins. Slightly rotten aroma and taste. Good but not brilliant

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
procraste (52) - FRANCE - JAN 16, 2015
Alors ça, c’est un peu comme du bonbon. J’aurais aimé qu’il fasse très froid dehors et déguster cela près d’une cheminée avec un épagneul trempé à mes pieds ...Robe rouge sang / brun; ça parait pas comme ça mais c’est en fait très attirant ... En bouche, c’est direct la fête du caramel au beurre salé tempéré de notes de fruits. Normalement, à cemoment là, je devrais annoncer que c’est beaucoup trop d’arômes et que c’est n’importe quoi ! Mais en fait non, je trouve ça équilibré; ce qui me surprend. J’imagine que le fort taux d’alcool donne de la vivacité à l’ensemble ! Même si ce n’est pas vendu comme ça, c’est en fait une vraie bière de noël. Un truc parfait pour un soir d’hiver aprés une journée à couper du bois.


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