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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarsEngen (366) - Sandvika, - DEC 31, 2012
33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Pours a clear amber with a two fingers light brown head that is very small bubbled. Aroma is very fruity with notes of tangerine, sweet yellow apples and some other citrus stuff. Taste of tangerine and a weak alcohol warm in the background. To be a 15.2% this is well done. Full body, sticky texture, flat carbonation and a long fruity finish with some hoppy notes.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (1194) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
Gammalt fat @ Hamnmästaren. Brun grumlig öl med lätt beige skum. Doften är söt och kryddig. Går mot en mjuk pepparkaka. Även en del torkad frukt. Smaken går åt samma håll. Gömmer alkoholen tämligen väl.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (764) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2014
Výčap Zlý Časy. Silne alkoholová vôňa, sladová, ovocná, jemne citrusová. Chuť plná, taktiež cítiť alkohol, sladová, sladká, jemne karamel a citrusové plody. V pozadí zhorený cukor. Veľmi dlhá horká dochuť.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
churchgonewild (6) - PORTUGAL - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
Huge hazy, amber body, minimal head and almost no carbonation. Aroma is malt, caramel, brandy, a bit citrusy, molasses, sugar. Probably the best barleywine I’ve ever tasted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
renffisch (821) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle @ the Sloaney pony. Hazy deep brown amber colour, slight tart alcoholic nose with old honey and leather notes, old rum barrels and mouldy pineapple. Very strong mouthwatering alc flavour , very strong sweet Arcacia honey, bitter finish. Maybe a tad strong ;)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3445) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle: Amber color with nearly no head. Aroma is intensive malty, light alcoholic, sweet with sugar, dark fruits (plums), caramel, toffee. Flavor is also malty and sweet with intensive fruit notes of raisins and some banana, plums, toffees, malt, alcohol.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PapaVillum (494) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
33 cl, flaske, 15,2 % ABV, flaskepåfyldt: 20/08/2012, købt i Barley Wine i CPH City, 31. oktober 2014. Mørk sirupsfarvet og ufiltreret hollandsk Barley Wine med ingen rigtig skumtop. Kun medium størrelse bobler, som lægger sig i kant og overflade. Smukt og alligevel såre enkelt. Dyb og fyldig aroma af frugt, tørret frugt såsom abrikos, sveske, rosiner. Karamelmalt, portvin, bondegård, dadler, marcipan. Smagen er overvældende. Fyldig og mættende med fantastisk balance mellem bitterhed og sødme. Aldrig for sød, aldrig for bitter og alligevel er vi i det bitre helt ude og ramme det næsten-beske. Opsummering: intet surt, medium til kraftig bitterhed, medium sødme. Konsistensen er tyk/klæbrig (sticky) og som alle de Molen-øl: perfekt karboneret. Hér et godt stykke under medium til en næsten flad følelse og så alligevel let perlende. Meget behagelig i munden. Lang vedholdende eftersmag, og man ønsker, det bare varer ved. Og bemærk: de 15,2 % er godt camoufleret og virker på intet tidspunkt generende eller dominerende. Mesterværk, rent ølmæssigt.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k92488 (283) - NORWAY - OCT 31, 2014
Tap på bryggeriet. Copper farge lys hvit skumm som varer. aroma caramel malt. Smak av malt karamell søt. Digg. Kanongod

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taboada (373) - Compostela (Galiza), - OCT 26, 2014
330 mml bottle tasted on the 25/10/2014. Brown colour with a minimal white head. Hints of caramel on the nose with presence of alcohol and grain. Caramel is dominant on the taste as well with presence of malts and citrus. Very well balanced beer with presence of alcohol. Next one please!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
olsvammel (3464) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at SMÖf 2014. Smells like wort during a brewing. Sweet malty, sweet with sugar. Very nice. Love the sweet malty taste with leather. Like a brewing on a bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (789) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 25, 2014
Bue en bouteille. Etonnante bière, arômes sucrés, fruits jaunes et alcool. Finale vineuse.


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