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

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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 8/24/2011. Pours hazy/cloudy dark ruby red color with minimal head or lacing. Some light carbonation bubbles linger at the surface. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, date, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light leather, herbal, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark fruitiness and dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, date, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, light leather, herbal, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, date, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark fruitiness and rich dark/bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with very slick and fairly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice English barleywine. All around good complexity and balance of dark fruitiness and rich dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weark (295) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle From Erzbierschof - Hazy amber color with a fleeting beige head - Aroma is malty, fruity, dried fruits, orange peel, vinous, caramel - Flavor is malty, dried fruits, orange jam, vinous, apple,caramel very complex - Full body, medium bitterness, medium carbonation, sweet malt, sweet malt caramel fruity finish - Another amazing and complex beer from De Molen, I will put the others in my cellar and try them in few years.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
July 27. Bottled august 2012. Pours light hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is raisins, caramel, oranges, vinous. Taste is sweet dried fruits, caramel, spices. Light vinous and alcohol finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtOHops (14) - - AUG 19, 2014
How: tap /// Where: Les Fleurs du Malt le bar, Lyon, France /// Appearance: hazy orange /// Aroma: madarins, dried fruit, caramel, prune /// Body: full /// Taste: sweet and a light bitterness finish, medium alcoholic

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (1869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
33 cl. bottle poured in to a Snifter. Bottled in February 2012. Deep, hazy amber colour with a golden hue. Thin, off-white head. Sweet aroma with rich malts, oranges - other overripe, sweet fruits - mandarins, apples and light yeasts. Taste is sweet . rather heavy, still great. Full body with an oily texture and a soft bordering flat carbonation. Very rich. Long lasting sweet finish, only a discrete bitterness.Some warmth from the alcohol. Alcohol is otherwise hidden. A big, rich, filling beer. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benderone (29) - FRANCE - AUG 3, 2014
Bouteille 33cl de chez De Molen. Dégustée dans un verre Teku, faible carbonation, absence de mousse. Belle robe sombre/orangée. Sweet body, alcool très bien masqué, saveur de malts, fruits confits. Rien de tout à fait exceptionnel, un bon barley wine.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fantti (699) - FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Kaatuu lasiin oranssinruskeana ja sameana, noin sormen paksuisen vaahdon huvetessa melko nopeaan jääden melko paksuna reunuksena lasin reunalle. Maussa on todella tuhdisti karamellia ja marjatoffeeta. Puumaista ja sitrusmaista humalointiakin on jonkin verran joukossa, mutta makea marjaisuus on hyvin dominoiva. Alkoholikin tuntuu hieman ainakin tuoksussa. Maussa on todella tuhdisti karamellia, nyt marjaisuus on reilusti vähempää. Hedelmäinen ja puumainen humalointi tuntuu napakkana potkuna, mutta niin tuntuu myös alkoholi, jota makea runko ei kykene millään peittämään. Suutuntuma on tahmaavan täyteläinen, mutta nautintoa vie selvä alkoholisuus. Melko keskiverto BW, josta olisi saatu enemmän irti, jos prosentteja olisi ollut 10 tuntumassa. Nyt runko ei pysty millään peittämään alkoholisuutta ja se polttaa suuta hyvin vahvasti. Hyvin hidasta siemailtavaa, makea ja viinainen tapaus.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergaard (67) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2014
This is lovely! Dark redish color, nearly no head and low, but prickly, carbonization. A lot of rye bread in the aroma but also sirup and dried fruits. The taste is massive and sweet: rye bread, sirup, portwine, prunes, oranges, raisins, alcohol, yeast and a nice hoppy bitterness in the end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (1841) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Tap@Fermentoren, CPH - amber brown pour with off-white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, fruity, caramel, spicy dried fruity, warming boozy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (1386) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Appearance: Very full bottle. Almost no head in the beginning, but nice light tan head after warming up a bit. Quite red in colour, hazy.
Aroma: Lots of fruit, sweet. Slight alcohol.
Taste: Wow, huge amounts of ripe fruit and sweetness. Prunes. Hint of alcohol, nice and warming.
Bought: Erzbierschof, 330 ml, CHF 8.00
Info: 26/7-2014, BB: 21/8-2037


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