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

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RATINGS: 703   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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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


666ale's rating

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
666ale (82) - Edimburg, - AUG 13, 2013
really sweet complex taste, caramel and sugar in the front, strong warm brew for the afterdinner!


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Antonio369 (149) - 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 Iím tasting chocolate and roasted nuts. This is so mindboggling complex, itís unbelievable... such a thick, maltysweet and fruity mouthfeel, itís sooo sticky. Itís hard to believe Iím 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 (1110) - 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 krůtką chwilę a potem znika praktycznie do zera. W aromacie czuć potężne ciało, jest mocno słodowy, słodkawy, owocowy z delikatną nutką suszonych owocůw, 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 (210) - 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 (373) - 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 (11369) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8339) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2016
On tap at HOTD. Pours a amber color with a small white head. A big sugary nose, toast, dark fruit. Sugary berries, leather, big bursting sweet malt. A lovely palate, soft and smooth. Very drinkable. Awesome beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (2382) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2016
July 31, 2016 - on tap at HOTD. Light brown pour with limited head. Aroma and taste of sweetness, dark fruit, alcohol and some wood. Nicely balanced, one of best non-BA barley wines I have tasted.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (335) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2016
Clear red/orange liquid, little head. Fruity aroma of malt. Medium body, little bit carbonation. Taste is sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1754) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2016
On tap at Hair of the Dog. Colour...cloudy, ruddy amber with a thin head. Nose...boiled sweets, malt syrup and medijool dates. Palate...quite sweet and fruity up front with malted milk powder, Woppers and grain. The mid palate offers dryness but with sweetness still present. The finish is long, slightly bitter-sweet and mildly cloying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (242) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
Hazy tangerine pour with quickly fading off-white head. Nose is molasses, banana, berry, and apricot. Flavour is moderate-heavy sweet with notes of tangerine, apple, dried apricots, banana, and hints of sour in the background. Smooth mouthfeel. A little sweet for my taste but well balanced.


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