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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2009
<b>Bottle 75cl.</b>
<i>My beer rating #5900</i>. Light unclear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, excellent lacing, fully - mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy yeasty, fruity, mandarine, apple porridge, alcohol, barley wine. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft - flat. Very nice and lovely. (140908)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a fully gone head. Smooth fruity and sweet aroma. Light overripe fruity nose. Sweet and fruity. Very nicely balanced and yeasty. Mellow yeasty and fruity finish. Nicely balanced. Lingering into the far finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2011
Bottled. A hazy dark red beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits, liquor, and some caramel. The flavor is very sweet with notes of over ripe fruits, alcohol, liquor, and some hops, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Pours a hazy deep golden with a basically absent head. Intense aroma of fruit and malt with a whiff of yeast. Very full-bodied - almost syrupy - with plenty of fruit. No bitterness but an almost peppery burning alcohol on my lips. This is almost a fruit liqueur. Lovely! 140908

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2009
Bottle. Hazy amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of fruits, dried fruits and caramel with notes of alcohol. Very sweet flavour of dried fruits and caramel with notes of hops and alcohol. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish. Much too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20621) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2008
Bottled, thanks jbrus! Amber colour, not too much head. Aroma is hops, grass, alcohol, yeast, lingonberry and quite much raisins. Flavour is alcohol, fruits, hops lingonberry and some mild yeast as well as grass. Strong stinging sweetness in the finish.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (19670) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2010
Bottled, thanks mybestfriend! Hazy amber, no head. Super-mega-sweet. Over-malty extra full body loaded with syrup and sugar. Yellow plums that gets lost in an arousing mess of all things sweet. Finishes with ink, alcohol warmth and stickyness. Just way too sweet - the sensory overload causes all details to get lost.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a Hazy dark amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty spicy dark fruit and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
19th April 2009
Hazy amber beer, no head and no carbonation. Silky and slightly oily palate. Sweet soft malt with a little brandy and sherry. A good deal of aniseed spice on the finish. Unusual.

29th October 2009
Kulminator on the Borefts 1 trip. Sweet sweet malt. Lovely sweet Port Wine tones. Much better than previous bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2013
2013-07-17, 33cl bottle from Pibar, Lausanne, bottled 09/04/13, 15.2% ABV, 7-5-7-4-15=38
Beautiful amber color with compact head. Aroma of malt, caramel and almonds, very strong; very light phenol. Good body strength, round mouthfeel; it has strong flavor of caramel, toffee and almonds; the bitterness level is correct, it’s not one of the sweetest Barley Wines around, which makes it quite easy to drink, and the alcohol provides just a pleasant warmth; the final is a bit nutty.
A good beer, but I believe this was my last one.

2013-07-08, 33cl bottle from Pibar, Lausanne, bottled 20/08/12, 15.2% ABV, 1 year old, 5-5-6-2-11=29
Dark amber color, clean, with medium sized compact head. Smell of wet cork, with very ligh acetic. Good body strength, warming but with the usual control of the alcohol presence, moderate malt flavor, a bit sweet but less than a Barley Wine, quite evident wood character, woody bitterness, light chicory bitterness, light sourness.
A beautiful but untasty vintage.

2013-06-13, 33cl bottle from Københavnske Øldage 2009, brewed 25.02.2009, 4 years old, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Flat pour, dark amber to brown color, with red hue; no head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fudge, vanilla; mild though. Full bodied, with round mouthfeel; very sweet but not cloying malt flavor, with a touch of fudge and caramel, very light nuttiness; quite low bitterness; it has a light fruity note. If it really has 15% of alcohol, it’s well hidden.
Good for sweet teeth, but it doesn’t have the bite.

2010-06-02, RBESG 2010, draught at Brasserie 4:20, 6-4-7-3-13=33
Hazy red-amber color, flat. Strange aroma, sweet and alcoholic, with nuts and high carb fruits (yam, durian, chestnuts). Good body strength, the flavor is very sweet, malt and caramel, some fudge and sweet nuts, quite evident alcohol perception.
Cloying, confused. The bottled serving is better.

2009-05-16, 33cl bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Flat hazy amber color. The aroma has light vegetables, but the flavor is very good, strong malt, very sweet, syrupy, with good bitterness. Not overwhelming, but very good for a Barley Wine lover like me.


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