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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (14916) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4280) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11526) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37013) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
PotjeBier (2156) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (11338) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2013
On tap at Borefts 2013. Lovely fruit enhanced by the red wine. Sippable. Good. Strawberry jam fruit. Good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abio (1817) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (24434) - 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.

   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 !

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