Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aenima (208) - Askim, - MAY 16, 2013
Nice reddish colour. Too much carbonation. Aroma of raisons and a little wkisky-like. Taste of caramell and some raisins. I don’t get any "barrel" in the taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (2961) - Radom, POLAND - APR 15, 2014
Bardzo udane piwo. Barley Wine starzone w beczkach po burbonie. Nuta drzewa syropu klonowego. Alkoholowa nuta ale szlachetna. Uderza jednak alkohol i jest wyczuwalnie ale specjalnie nie utrudnia to degustacji. Piana niewielka, a praktycznie brak, do tego malenkie zmetnienie. Kolor jasno pomaranczowy. Nuta wytrawna w koncowce ze spora dawka rozgrzewajacego ciepla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (1697) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a snifter. ABV 10.2% Dark orange colour on the body, crystal clear, with a small and froathy off-white head. Low retention, minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, heavy apricot smell, alcohol, disinfectants, bourbon. Very sweet taste, nice and fruity, with peaches and apricots mostly, light vanilla, malts, bourbon, quite boozy. Medium body, good carbonation, as much as it needs. Well this one begins a bit weird on the aroma and not so appealing appearance-wise but after it breathes a bit, the aromas mellow a bit. The flavours remain harsh though and the alcohol is way too notable, but as I see on the label this was bottled June 2013 so is relatively young, I think with some age on it the rough edges would round up a bit. Even now though is enjoyable, just too in-your-face.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5386) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, dunkle überreife Früchte, holzig. Geschmack malzig süß, leicht alkoholisch, trockene überreife Früchte, holzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (3449) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2014
Bottle @ joes shared by joes. Clear amber colour, small off-white head. Smells cider, peach, alcohol, glue. Tastes some bourbon, sweet, cider, barley, sweet, malts, alcohol. Full body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (627) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Aroma of malts, fruits, apricots, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Flavour is sweet malts, a bit boozy. A bit too sweet and cloying for my taste. Still, a nice Barleywine, I especially enjoyed the oak flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (5855) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2014
(Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 2 March 2014) Hazy amber colour with dense, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with apricots, orange marmalade, candy sugar, oak wood and a touch of honey. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, apricots, orange peel, candy sugar, oak wood, a touch of bourbon and a fairly sweet finish with a certain alcohol bite. Full body, quite sweet. Thick and rounded mouthfeel. Hardly subtle, but quite tasty. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6153) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Lighter appearance than I expected, more orange-gold than deep amber, with a lively head. Aroma is barrel-sweet and slightly sour, with a twist of citrus. The palate is much the same, with sweet candyish malts, buttery vanilla barrel character, and a tangy, almost tart finish. The overall apearance and character of the beer reminded me of their Angst & Beven for some reason. Very nice, but a bit unusual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (262) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2014
Looks like Bergamot IPA - dark amber, hazy, a bit of foam. Aroma hits it into your face! Strong alcohol, not just alcohol but good scottish whiskey. Single malt. Sweet leathery belt. Taste starts off with some stronger fruit flavours, going over into clear and strong whiskey taste. Dry finish. Very intensive barleywine, barrel ageing at its best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle from Bierkompass.de, bought in March 2013. Almost clear copper with medium head. Aroma of light berries, wood, malt and caramel. Similar taste. Also some light notes of bourbon. Warming alcohol in the finish. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Proeflokaal Arendsnest, Amsterdam tap: Pours amber brown with an off-white head. Aroma is whiskey, a massive amount of vanilla, and plenty of malt. Taste is slightly sweet. Plenty complex from all the whiskey. Some alcohol burn. Vanilla aftertaste. A good barley wine.

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