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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarBache (33) - - NOV 7, 2012
Very fruity aroma, but i can sense some hop in there :) nice amber colour, offwhite foam. Very "round" taste, mild. The taste lasted very long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Abrakarl (372) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Too bitter in the taste. Extremely alcoholic and not my type of beer. Bottled 2,5 years ago. Apparently is good for 25 years after bottleing..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thorongil2 (1476) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
(bottle) clear, bright reddish amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of honey, sweet stewed fruit; clean and balanced flavour with a long, light sour and bitter finish with an ashy and mineral bitter afterfinish; interesting

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marduk (3318) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2015
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Clear copper color. No head. Almonds, sweet, cake, bit of chocolate in aroma. Raisins, sweet, cake, almonds in taste. Really cakey in aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice full body. Soft bitterness. Fantastic!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (9904) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
330ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut
Cherry slice - cakey, almondy. Massively full malty taste. Delicious and chewy. Lovely and bocky, doppelbocky, Hops present, nicely bitter, but subtle. Too good to rate, just want to sip. For a malt-fan, this is magic. Have one in my cellar - looking forward to that.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (1489) - ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
Semi-clear brown beer, almost no head. Nose is yeasty, malt and caramel, bready-fruity notes. Flavor is intense caramel, burned sugar, bready malt, vinous boozy notes. Some hops balance it nicely. Lingering caramel. Pretty delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
atrox (299) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Ruby colour with good, beige head. Sweet, malty, fruity and licorice aroma with some herbal notes. Taste is also sweet with fruits, herbs and hint of honey. Very good balance and masked alcohol. Soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (423) - GERMANY - MAR 13, 2015
Rötlich, braun. In der Nase Karamell, Malz, helle Früchte, Bourbon. Am Gaumen Süße, Malz, helle Früchte, Holz, Zucker.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
magicmn (106) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottled in Craft Republic. Amber red colour. Very intensive malty aroma of dried fruits and raisn. Sweet rich malty start very similar to aroma, very full body, alcohol is hidden good enough, growing noble hop bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Balance is close to perfect. Good english style barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrew_drinks (222) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Deep brown pour, small white head. Aroma of freshly crushed light crystal malt. Medium carb, syrupy body. Flavour is sweet syrupy, tangy marmalade, brown sugar, candied peel, figs, raisins. Finished burnt and bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LeFaune (38) - ST MANDE, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2015
A weird smell of tenderized meat. Very strong but not bitter at all: like a good porto. Lovely reddish color. Not my kind of beer but a very good representant of the barley wine category.


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