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De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Giovanni)

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


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
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Bourbon barrel aged with brett. Borefts 2013 festival special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4911) - The Hague, 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 (5164) - 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 (3199) - 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 (11052) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2014

Draught @ 5th Borefts Beer Festival 2013, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

[ As De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Giovanni) ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, caramel, dried fruit, alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet with a long duration, alcohol, fruity - dried fruit - fruity sweet. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20130927]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesusO (48) - - FEB 18, 2014
Probada en Borefts 2013. La mejor de las cervezas que probé, o al menos la que más me gustó. Para repetir. Si la original Bommen en granaten es una barley wine dulzona, aunque sabrosa y bastante bebible el toque ácido del brett hace a esta Bommen en Giovanni adictiva, compensa perfectamente el dulzor. Entra muy bien aunque es peligrosa, en nariz toque acético, fruta madura y almíbar. Poca presencia de lúpulo, cuerpo oleoso y postgusto largo. Excelente.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle from de Molen shop, tasted 12/07/2013. Pours chestnut brown, ruby highlights, nearly flat with a still surface yet some residual bubbles occasionally rising to the surface. Aroma of cherries, berry jam, slight tartness, strong vinous funk and brett, subtle vanilla, wood in the finish. From time to time acetone notes come into the nose which is a bit off putting. Taste is cherry, prunes, other ripe dark fruit notes, red wine, brown sugar and toffee, acetic finish, fruity vanilla and light bourbon lingering in the aftertaste. Syrupy and viscous body. Approaching something like a sour barley wine, not entirely my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5382) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2013
75cl, as Bommen & Granaten ’Giovanni’, new exclusive Dutch collab. brew Anno 2013, with Brettanomyces, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sweet brew, sweet/fruity and slightly alcoholic/vinous, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet expensive!, WOW!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (2006) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 27.09.2013, tap @ Borefts:
Completely flat. Aroma is kind of strange fruity, hops, canned fruits, oak, butterscotch, citrus. Taste is sweet, canned fruits, dried fruits, sugar, hops, oak, cardboard, honey, grass, cardboard, butterscotch. Very dry mouthfeel even though it’s so sweet. Interesting at most.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2013. Clear amber/brown - no head. Dried fruits, bretty notes, caramel, borubon, vanilla, oakey, vineous, citric, barley, sweetness, coconut.

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