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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bommen & Granaten, dry hopped with Cascade hops.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CamdenD (1059) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 16, 2013
Huge beer, huge good. The dry-hopping seemed to lighten the beer slightly, in a very good way. Not sure how you can dry-hop a 15% beer and have it be noted, but this worked. De Molen continues to shine in the stout/bw categories.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (258) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
Tap @ borefts beer festival 2012. Cloudy amber, thick head. Sweet and hoppy. Suits each other pretty well. Pretty well balanced too. Very caramelly malt. Good idea with the dry hop!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - APR 15, 2013
Pours reddish amber and hazy with no foam. Aromas: candied tropical fruits, dried mango and pine resin hoppy notes. The malty backbone is rich and well balanced (alcohol/sugar/bitterness) for a dessert beer. It is like a Chenin blanc, dryer and bitter but very pleasant. Yeah!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2013
33cl bottle picked up at the De Molen bottle shop pours with a slightly hazy copper body that supports a thin tan head of foam. The aroma is big musty sugar stewed prunes and dates and cherries as well as faint sludgy sticky malt sweetened grapefruit citrus notes and a dash of caramel. The taste is thick and rich and pummeling with near resiny hop bitterness from citrus notes that are blunted by mile wide rivers of sticky sweet malts that flow into malt syrup covered cherries and prunes. Wow, this is a real sipper with loads and loads of sweet dark fruity ester notes and resiny hop bitterness. The hop addition seems to have added a pleasing balance to the overly sweet (at least the batch I had a few years ago) flavor of the base beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
LoFi (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Ruby with a small off-white head. Aroma: malty, red berries, maybe pine, vinous, grass. Taste: malty, toffee, sour, earthy, vinous, light pine and citrus, pilsner/saaz. Something here reminds me of an unnecessarily strong pale euro lager. Full-bodied. A disappointment for me, but this bottle could have been a bit off.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NŘ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
@BBF12. Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, light citrus and fruit. Flavour is caramel, citrus, dark fruit and toffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4767) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
From tap @Borefts 2012. Hazy amber. Dense tan top. Inviting Cascade hops to the nose. Taste is substantially sweet, nicely balanced by a fine fruity bitterness, and a inviting hop flavor reminscent of orange marmelade, citrus zest and flowers. Full body. Soft on the palate. Nice all over.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frovigalning (2884) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle from a friend. Sweet malty smell with a warming boozy feel to it. I sense some hops but they aren’t to powerfull. Sweet malty taste with some grassy hops. Boosy finish, but not at all as boozey as I would have expected. Very nice beer actually.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (783) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2013
33cl. Bottle. Poors clear amber with no head. Aroma fruity, citrus, apricot, hint of alcohol, sugar. Taste sweet, bit more bitter compared to org B&G. Mouth-feel creamy/oily, bit dry. Amazing beer, as good as the org B&G but with more hop characteristics (dry, citrus, bitter)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2013
Small yellowish rim over red-amber beer. Very rich-fruity and cakey nose, lunaria, nectarine, banana, grapes, even vinous, natural fruitconcentrates. Quite bitter, hoppy, but also flowery. Orange- or mandarinerinds, fishfat. Warming up, some of the underlying maltsweetness appears. Very slick-oily to viscous; well-bodied, tannine-like, light astringency; serious alcoholwarming. Very seriously dry-hopped. Thankfully, the fruity Cascade is very forgiving.


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