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


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RATINGS: 634   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
Clear copper pour with a small, oily, beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, rum booziness, brown sugar, planty, spicy and piney hops. Flavor is soft caramel, light toffee and toast up front, then light toasted cedar wood, mellow and sweet vinous notes, toffee nuts, sweet citrus, some earthy and herbal hops. Medium to heavy body, creamy, oily and chewy feel, light, blanketing carbonation, creamy to oily finish. Great stuff overall, odd though, big, sweet, boozy nose leading to a surprisingly easy going, smooth flavor profile and palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (779) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 24, 2015
butelka, warka do 28-01-2040 ;) Bardzo ladne, brazowo-czerwone piwo, ieco metne (spore drobinki lataja niestety po nim) z super piana, taka do krojenia nozem. Aromaty... no slodowa bomba. miodowo-owocowo-landrynkowo-krowkowo-koniakowe... w smaku ulepek. az sie usta lepia po kazdym lyku. na granicy przegiecia, ale nadal dostarczajace duzej przyjemnosci. jak na 12% alkohol dobrze schowany za ta slodka, owocowa syropowoscia. chmieli wlasciwie nie czuc. bardzo jednowymiarowe piwo w sumie, ale zarazem w tym jednym, slodowym wymiarze dosc fajnie zdywersyfikowane :) lepkie, geste, syropowe, najadliwe. klasa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (502) - Křge, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2015
Draught @ Cph festival. Appearance: pours slightly hazy amber with minimal off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, citrus and lots of sweet fruits. palette strong yeasty and malty aroma, average carbonation, full body, average to notable sweetness, somewhat balanced by an average bitterness, medium to long duration and an oily texture. Overall: powerful barley wine, just way top sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scirtes (232) - POLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle, bottled 28.01.2015. 32°, 30 IBU. 48 EBC, 15,2 ABV. Pours dark amber with no head. Aroma is very sweet with fruity notes including grapes and some honey. Very sweet, with perfectly hidden alcohol, which can be noticed mainly due to warming sensation during drinking. Full bodied, oily, even syrupy, with soft, almost flat carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6634) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 5, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -Courtesy of hrabren, shared with him and Marko (thanks!) Dark amber coloured, minimal off-white head, parmesan and alcohol in the nose. Heavy malty, dried fruits, not so strong alcohol and odd parmesan touch with notes of caramel in rather dry sweet finish. Hmmm...just hmmm

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (296) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015

Sweet, fruit, yeast, caramel.

Amber/brown yeast-filled beer with a slight off-white head.

Really really sweet, syrup-like palate, very deep and fruity, slightly bitter at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hrabren (381) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 28, 2015
0.33 l bottle from Hoppiness, Koper, Slovenia. Dark hazy amber, some yeast floating, small off white to tan head. Strong aroma, cheese, salted meat, dry fruits, plums, biscuit. Salty, sweet, candy, fruit, some dryness, cherry maybe. Alcohol heavily present. Especially in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4417) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 28, 2015
Thanks Hrabren! Shared with him, Ogivlado and Anja T. 30°, 30 IBU. 48 EBC. Columbus / Saaz. Red-amber clearish body, slightly off white body. Aroma... parmesan, fucking parmesan... what the hell? A little pancetta too, heavy, heavy, heavy ethanol too, vague sweetish notes - caramel mostly, vague pollen. Complex, not that pleasant. Sweet, too sweet taste, there’s a grapey, soft, nice note, but it ends in sticky sweet caramelly hell, notes of cherries, thankfully the alcohol is mostly missing in the taste, but it shows up in the finish. Actually quite pleasant taste considering the unpleasantish taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjorsvdg (218) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2015
Dit bier heeft een donkerbruine kleur en een weinig schuim, dat snel wegtrekt. De smaak is die van hazelnoot, karamel, rozijnen, krenten, geroosterd brood en gebrande mout. De geur kenmerkt zich door hop en rozijnen. Het bier is zoet, maar heeft ook een bittertje. Een rijke smaak en geur, die geschikt zijn voor momenten in de herfst en de winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (549) - 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 (6484) - 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.

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