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SNAB
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 162   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moolesen (286) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Red/amber with a small off white head. Subtle aroma of dried fruit. Very nice flavour. Rich and not a typical barley wine. Mainly du to the rich hopping. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3786) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
deep amber color. Caramel, strawberries, some citrus notes. Very full bodied and heavy. Well balanced not too sweet. Decent

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
R2k2 (385) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
Een helder, robijnrood bier met een stevige lichtbruine schuimkraag. Een zoetig, caramelachtig aroma. De smaak is stroperig zoet, maar op de achterzijde van de tong toch vrij bitter. Een lekkere bittere nasmaak blijft lekker even hangen. A nice, ruby-red beer with a firm, slightly brown layer of foam. A sweet, caramel-like aroma. It tastes sweet like syrup, but is also quite bitter on the back of the tongue. A nice bitter aftertaste hangs around for a while.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (1156) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle. Dark Amber with nice thick off white head and some big bubbles. Lots of aromatic hops, with pine, glue, marmalade, some grapefruit. Quite bitter with some thick syrupy sweetness underneath. Brown bread, toffee, wet cardboard. Finish is a strong bitter with a very weird touch that's hard to describe, but it's almost like unripe eggplant. Full bodied with full carbonation. Interesting stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thanatosti (1066) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought online @ Biernavigatie.nl. Dark copper with an off-white head. caramel aroma with some floral hops. Taste is sweet and hoppy with a long bitter finish. Well concealed alcohol, making this one tasty but dangerous beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (903) - 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 (1193) - 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 (12340) - 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 (1162) - 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 (3632) - 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.


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