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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
27th September 2013
Borefts Beer Festival 5. Day 1. Hazy amber - brown beer, no real head. Palate is smooth with superfine carbonation. Lovely sweet malt with sweet toffee. Nice Port Wine berry fruits and general vibe. These two aspects are well integrated. Finishes smooth. A wonderful sweet, smooth and tasty barleywine and for me beer of the festival. Not the first time for a Bommen & Granaten variant!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival, 2013. Pours unclear amber with a small off white head. Sweet fruit, alcohol, glogg and glue. Sweet and warming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4365) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
Slightly hazy brown colour, no head. Aroma of cherry, caramel, malts, brown sugar, wood, syrup, light sour hint. Sweet flavour, syrup, brown sugar, red fruit, wood, red wine, hint of brett. Finish red wine, caramel, cherry and brett. No brett sourness though, only a bit of funk. Bit strange in composition, but enjoyable.
(Draught @ BBF V, Bodegraven. My 2222nd rating)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12182) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
Draught @ Borefts 2013. Amber color. Vinous aroma, malty. Malty sweet almost sugary flavor with candied fruit and hints of bourbon and vanilla. The brett is hard to notice. Some onion and cabbage flavors. But this does suit the beer, that needs some added complexity. Pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39962) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma is wineous, fruity. Sweet, fruity, oaky, wineous and mild citric. Smooth fruity and mellow sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
PotjeBier (2623) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
Tap @ BBF ’13. Brown color. Aroma’s: sour, wood, brett, with sweet malts retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet & sour. Rather strong alcohol feel. Full bodied, heavy. Finishes alcoholic. Nope.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (12763) - 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 (16928) - 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 (1845) - 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 (25647) - 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.


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