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


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RATINGS: 626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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

stumpyiliz's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Hazy amber pour with a fast dissipating head. Very low carbonation on the palate. The inital taste is sweet fruits like peaches, pears and then rolls into a toffee finish with a sweetness on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (545) - HUNGARY - OCT 10, 2015
A 2013-as palack felnyitását követően vaskos, súlyos aromák cammognak ki komótosan korábbi lakhelyükről, a hab nélküli főzet rezes árnyalatú, gesztenye beütésű, vörösesbarna színben állapodik meg a pohárban, melynek fala a mázsás súlyok alatt épphogy repedezni nem kezd. Igazi brit stílusú aromahenger szirupos, mézes, barna tésztájú kekszes illatjegyekkel, likőrös fátyolfelhővel, tekintélyt parancsoló keménységgel. Keserédes zamatai gyógynövénylikőrös fürdőben hemperegnek, tonnányi maláta súlya alatt roskadoznak, némi sós karamella emlékképét hordozzák, majd tartalommal teli, kerekded keserűség képében intenek búcsút. Kirobbanóan telt, mégis klasszikus vonalvezetésű ízvilága igen megnyerő; a szinte már kiugróan magas, mégis alig észrevehető alkoholtartalom és az érlelődésre való nagyfokú hajlandóság nem mindennapi sörré teszik a De Molen barley wine-ját.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (6129) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Keg at the Arendsnest. Hazed reddy amber coloured pour with a lasting frothy light tan head. Aroma is rounded sugars, brown sugar, toffee, dried apple. Flavour is composed of sticky toffee pudding, caramel, raisin and dried fruit, little blood / metallic in the finish. Palate is medium sticky sweet, but lovely pillowy carbonation stops it being too cloying. Lovely and rounded, full if flavour and remains pretty smooth for the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ST247 (471) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2015
On tap @Bierhuyske. Pours hazy dark brown/reddish. Aroma sweet, fruity, alcoholic. Taste sweet, alcoholic, orange, little bitterness. Full mouthfeel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1729) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ole. Pours a reddish brown with a brown head. Aroma has lots of toffee, raisins, sweet apples, plums and some butterscotch. Also some weak syrup and honey notes. The taste is rather sweet and has some weak roasted malts, also some jammy notes, apples, plums, caramel and some booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1492) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares meets Arla Unika. Batch#2, 2009 I think. Amber pour with some tiny lacings. Notes of syrup, honey, malty sweetness with a light boozy ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (387) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle (shared, bottled 07/02/2012). Pours clear amber with almost no head. Sweet malty aroma, orange peels, tea, overripe fruits, vinous. Taste is sweet malty, orange peels, tangerines, vinous. Very nice as a dessert, almost dessert wine like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dahlstrom (38) - gasvetksgatan 3, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
33 cl bottle from Kioshk. Pours dark red with a small white head; hazy with lots of yeast sediment. Aroma of caramel and dried fruits, with a smal hint of alcohol. Taste is very very sweet; medium bitterness, full-bodied and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1567) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (722) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Aroma of ripe fruit, booze and caramels. Very sweet taste, like english christmas candy, and and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (1058) - 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

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