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SNAB Maelstrøm

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SNAB
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Maelstrøm is gebrouwen ter gelegenheid van het 10 jarige bestaan van de SNAB. Terugkijkend in de geschiedenis van het brouwen komen we het verschijnsel van moeder-dochter bier regelmatig tegen. Deze oude brouwmethode, waarbij men gebruik maakte van één zelfde storting om meerdere bieren te maken, is de basis voor onze Maelstrøm (9,8 %) en Snab Pale Ale (6,3 %). Door de zware storting na te spoelen verkrijg je een steeds minder zwaar bier. Om puur praktische redenen worden beide bieren nu apart gebrouwen. In ons streven om vernieuwend te zijn op de Nederlandse biermarkt zijn we hierin ook met de Maelstrøm weer geslaagd. Speciaal voor de liefhebbers van droge, hopbittere bieren is deze American Barley Wine ontwikkeld. Door gebruik te maken van Cascade en Amarillo hop en het toepassen van "dry-hopping" heeft dit bier een zeer uitgesproken karakter gekregen. Water, Pale Ale-, Kristal en Münchener mout, Cascade en Amarillo hop en gist.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (773) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
Medium to low with head, Dark brown chestnut coloured body, wine liquor alcohol caramel sweer toffee smell, mediunm carbonation, medium spicey bitter, liquorise raisins alchol liquior, sirup like texture coffee hints roasted like taste hoppy

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OllieBBommel (1136) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
33 CL bottle@home. Appearance: clear amber with off-white head. Aroma: hops, malt, alcohol. Taste: medium bitter, alcohol. Palate: smooth, medium bitter finish, medium carbonation. Overall: nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11504) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from European Local Swap. Clear copper/amber beer with a nice beige head. Fruity caramel aroma, grapes, citrus, raisins, some plums, biscuits, toffee, some dades. Fruity dades flavor, caramel, toffee, raisins, bready, herbal notes, warming alcohol. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (926) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle from Bacchinalia, Cambridge. Copper brown, cloudy. Not a lot of head/lacing. Heavy malt aroma, caramel, bit of herb and pine resin. Initial taste is a glorious sweetness, fading too quickly to a pungent acidic bitter finish. Thick mouthfeel. Mostly good, I’m not crazy about the finish but all around a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
Sweet malts in the aroma. Very smooth, rich and warming. Low carbonation. Sweet malts and some caramelized tinned peaches. Interesting dry hit of hop in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnicolaescu (945) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 20, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL from Douberd. Look: clear copper, beige orange frothy head. Aroma: rich toffee and fruity, with lots of hops, citrus, orange. Taste: intense, sweet, fruity acidity, toffee, lots of hops but the malts stand up.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2368) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
Light opaque dark orange, lacing small white foam head. Aroma is quite herbal, some leaves, raisin. Difficult to place taste, complex, but quite nice. Warm, lasting dry in mouth. (Velp 201410)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (1355) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate, caramel, toffee, dried fruits, nuts, resinous hops. Flavour is sweet and hoppy, with a potent and lasting bittersweet finish. A really good Barleywine with a relatively restrained sweetness. This actually reminds me of my Barleywine favourite Anchor Old Foghorn.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kristall-König (2312) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Riecht zitrusartig, rosinig, malzig. Start süßmalzig. Mitte röstmalzig, vanillig, fruchtig. Abgang malzig, schikoladig, holzfaßartig, alkoholisch. Jut. Was für Winston Chuchill.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leghorn99 (35) - Livorno, ITALY - AUG 24, 2014
E’ di un arancione nebbioso, con riflessi ambrati; schiuma scarsa, ma che lascia un leggero velo di copertura e un buona aderenza. Profumo fruttato con tutti i tipi di frutta e un sacco di luppolo Amarillo. L’odore che emerge è mandarino e arance, profumo di luppolo, insieme con pompelmo e biscotti. Gusto inizialmente dolce di frutta (mandarini, agrumi), luppolo, quindi fa la sua comparsa l’amaro, con una buona durata. Il corpo è un pò esile considerato l’alcool (9,2%); ma ne aumenta la bevibilità, bassa la carbonazione. Nel complesso una buona birra dall’alta bevibilità, forte il profumo di frutta e la presenza di luppolo.


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