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


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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
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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.

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   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cenzura (237) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Aroma: sweet malts, dried plum, strawberries. Taste: very sweet, dried plum, strawberry, classy alcohol, really warming. Low heaf, no lacing and low to medium carbonation. Price 20PLN (0,3 tap) at Kufle i Kapsle multitap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (246) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2015
09/04/13: Pours a brownish gold with no head. Nearly clear. Aromas of salted caramels, marzipan and orange liquor. Flavours of cherries, golden syrup, alcohol, and orange. Sweet and sour finish. Full bodied and low carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (376) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2015
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 15/05/2015 Bottle on: 05/02/14 Color cobre, turbio, aromas maltosos, sabor dulce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1003) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Dark red brown pour. Aroma super malty potato chips. Tastes like brown sugar, molasses. well integrated booze. apples. caramel some residual bitter to finish. hardly any carb. pulls off great finish. 25 years

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (425) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Dark clear ruby color with some foam. Sweet malty smell. The taste is insanely creamy with an accompanying sweetness and a decent but fitting carbonation. Extremely balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (240) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2015
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, bottled on 9/4/2013. Clear, luscious reddish amber with just a thin, soapy, tan layer. Sweetish aroma of raisins, strawberry jam, bitter almond, plum brandy, cinnamon and caramel with some alcoholic notes in the end. Very sweet taste of strawberry jam, molasses, bourbon, bitter almond, rum, plums and raisins. Long, warming but not overly alcoholic finish. Full body, oily and chewy mouthfeel, completely flat. Great barleywine, very complex but still harmonic, almost unexpectedly the alcohol does not dominate it. A sipper, not quaffable at all. Liked it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (481) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Reddish brown with a thin frothy head. Aroma of fruit preserves. Taste is sweet, sticky and easy to drink for a strong beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ninecats (295) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Bottle, systembolaget. Clear copper, yeast at the bottom, minimal white head. Aroma of bready, grainy, caramelly malt, dried apricots, mandarin. Taste is big on malty flavours, caramel, dark fruit, slight bitterness thatís growing to the finish with some dark fruit and slight (albeit very faint) alcohol. Medium to big body, low carbo, sticky texture. Well composed, well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (729) - SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2015
Amber-brown color with big head. Aroma is tangerines, malt, sweeeet cherries. Taste is tangerines, sweet malt, nice spices, smooth soft carbonation, incredibly pleasant velvety texture, warming boozy finish. An amazing Barleywine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
reli (2) - - APR 23, 2015 does not count
Mindblowing! Extremely drinkable for 15,2% ABV! In aroma sweet tangerines, caramel, some mango, very pleasant, absolutely no alcohol. I think I moved some yeast from bottles bottom - beer is quite hazy. It has copper color, nice tan head leaving very nice lacing on the glass. For this ABV - head is long lasting. Taste is amazing: itís dry! How they hided this alcohol? In first taste weíve get a lot of carmelized tangerines. Next accent is caramel - light, not burned. In third taste bitterness is nicely countering caramel malt, but itís not dominating. Aside from sweet tangerines in aroma, in taste weíve got also so figs and hints of raisins. Alcohol is accented in back of throat. Beer is full and oily, but not too sweet. Carbonation is low, which, in this case, is great. Beer bottled on 28-01-2015. Amazing, almost session barleywine. Unusual, but brilliant!

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