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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8145) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2013
Sampled @ Borefts 2013. A bit unclear reddish color, no head at all. Smell malts, a slight sour touch, some sweetness and a touch of alcohol. Taste malts, sweetness, some alcohol, flowery. Weird, don’t really know what to say about it. Medium body and carbonation, a bit sticky texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13627) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2013
On tap at Borefts 2013. Lovely fruit enhanced by the red wine. Sippable. Good. Strawberry jam fruit. Good

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abio (1569) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
Hoped for some more with this one... Sour-sweet brew, and a bit to flat to really enjoy this one. Ok brew, a bit siropy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2013
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2013. Clear red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and spices. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of sherry. Sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
One of the best barley wines at the Borefts festival except for the Emelisse Buffalo trace wich was my #1 barley wine at Borefts !
Super smooth barley wine, richt, syrupy, not as sweet as the Bommen & Granaten regular wich makes this much better, the Bretts don’t really acompany a sour flavour, but i think they do a very good job on making this a smoother less sweet beer instead of the otherwise too sweet and cloyingly Barley Wines De Molen have, very nice !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2225) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
On tap at Borefts ’13. Deep dark red/brown colour on the body with a thin beige head. Low retention. Aroma is fruity, with caramel, cherries, sweet and sour at the same time. Very nice taste, sweet cherries, alcohol offering its warmt. Medium thin body,low carbonation, sticky on the palate. Overall very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3054) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
BBF 13 pours dark red/orange . no foam , smell is sweet with sour notes. taste is very sweet, bitter , very very nice! i love these bommen en granaten . they should make a thousand variations ;)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1168) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
On tap at Borefts 2013. Reddish brown with a small pale head. Aroma is plum, raisins, dates, sweet bbq sauce, citrus. Oily mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with some balancing sourness. Taste is prunes, dates, toffee, baked apple, marmalade.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (10516) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 29, 2013
Scharfer malziger Antrunk mit einem würzigen Beiton. Scharf bleibend, wenig bitter. Schwierig. 12/7/6/9//9

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3512) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 29, 2013
Lighter coloured than expected. Strong aroma of dark fruit, fresher berries, sweet brown malts, grapes and a herbal note. The taste is a tat bit diluted though compared to the normal (and extra hopped) versions. You do get a touch of acidity which is interstingly different. Prefer the original(s) though. This one feels like it doesn’t need 15% alcohol. (On tap at Borefts 2013)


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