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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
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
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Bourbon barrel aged with brett. Borefts 2013 festival special.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3457) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4755) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3482) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5781) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5740) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
75cl bottle shared @THT May. No head or carbonation. Clear amber pour Slightly sour. Still very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3818) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11282) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

4.1
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1098) - 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.


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