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De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Giovanni)

De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Giovanni)
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
Bourbon barrel aged with brett. Borefts 2013 festival special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5342) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
Bottled. 35cl sample. The aroma wine, raisin, red fruits, some caramel. Bit hazy, red-brown coloured beer with not much head. The taste is sweet, has red fruits, red wine, hint of wood, caramel, raisin. Low on carbonation. Medium-full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1410) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2015
750 ML bottle 2012 bottling In every way a typical barley wine. Low carbonation, in this case no carbonation. Very flat. Dark ruby color. Nose is full of Brett, apple and grape juice. Very alive in the nose but very flat as well due to the Brett. Still holds the normal barley wine qualities in the nose of fruits and malt. Wicked slick and oily. Big beer but softened by the Brett and makes it to more drinkable. Interesting and very different

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2015
On tap at Biercab. Reddish colour with small off white head. Fruity, malt and caramel aroma. Sweet, fruity, peach, syrup, wine taste, slightly sour. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (5979) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle shared by Kamiel at the Sad Fish whale sess, pours lighter and hazy red. Top is medium in size without much lacing. Notes are definitely sweet but layered with candy sugar, plum, tobacco, cherry, grape, and booze. More sugary than a typical barleywine, next time more hops!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle@Sad Fish tasting aka Haarlemmestraat tasting aka Elite tasting aka did Dean do something (stupid) today aka Benzais’ endless triangle travel aka Chris’ Birthday tasting: Bottle: Served in a taster: Some creamy bubbles. Hazy amber red body. Aroma is barley malts, spice, brown sugars, corn, some yeast, wood. Flavour is sweet, brown sugars, berries, yeast, some wood, some caramel, hint of vinous notes. Aftertaste is bitter, vinous, malty, some wood and yeast. Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, close to fuller bodied and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5642) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle at a tasting, shared by Countbeer thanks!. Clear copper pour with thin white head. Aroma is boozy, lots of caramel, spicy, woody, earthy, light tobacco. Taste is boozy, vinous, wine, light fruity acidity. Palate is full bodied, still, a bit sticky. Nice profile but too heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11268) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy brown with no head. Aroma is vinous with Brett, caramel and red fruits. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic. Thick mouthfeel. Full bodied with no real carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
75cl bottle shared @THT May. No head or carbonation. Clear amber pour Slightly sour. Still very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Poured cloudy reddish brown with no head. Aroma of acidic vinous fruit. Medium to full body, quite smooth, flavour is sweet berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12958) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
At Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Hazy copper with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with toffee, some fruity notes and vineous alcohol. Sweet and thick malty and fruity flavour, with hot alcohol, some brett character, and a somewhat astringent finish

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