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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4400) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (5724) - 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 ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2271) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (15747) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 29, 2013
Scharfer malziger Antrunk mit einem würzigen Beiton. Scharf bleibend, wenig bitter. Schwierig. 12/7/6/9//9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5031) - Leuven, BELGIUM - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
#2666. Sampled draft @ Borefts 2013. Apparently made with brett. Brown reddish Bordeaux appearance with zero head. Smell is an odd and somewhat incoherent mixture of syrup, thick typical Bommen & Granaten caramel, brown sugar, super-sticky syrup mixed with brett, tart grenadine, light sour oak red wine,… Taste is a mix of Bommen & Granaten brown syrup, caramel, thick oaky, very sticky toffee & dried fruit mixed with grenadine, berries, brett, touch nail polish, old wood mixed with old Bordeaux wine, bit sour in the back, faint acetone. Totally flat & oily. Very weird, t his is a mix that doesn’t work for me, all the elements contradict each one and another, this makes no sense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1201) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Draught @ BBF 2013. Aroma is light acidic, smooth, red fruits, raisin, bread and malty. Taste is light sour and pretty sweet. Full bodied with not much carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ShivanDragon (3006) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
@Borefts 2013
donker bruin/rood nagenoeg geen kraag, of het moeten de kleine pareltjes aan de rand wezen
aroma: zoet, mout, vanille, licht zuurtje
smaken: redelijk zoet, zachte barley wine, licht zuurtje aanwezig, heb tijdens #Borefts diverse (licht)zurige bieren gehad, maar bij dit vind ik het zuurtje erin perfect in balans, niet overdreven. verder zacht romig, vanille, bourbon, bruine suiker/honing zoet, lekker !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1835) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
Draft at BBF’13
Dark brown, no head. Sourness from the Brett combines well with the sweet bourbon Barley Wine. Vinous notes. Smooth, silky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (20225) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2013
Tap at de molen 2013... Deep copper brown... No head... Soft sweet lught oxidised toffee nose... Soft fruits juicy roast malts... Soft Toffee... Rich sweet malts... Very figgy fruits

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