Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2453) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2012
Tap at Arendsnest, Amsterdam.
Mahagony reddish ale with an opalescent appearance, fine creamy tan head. Caramel, berries, a hint of oak, hops with herbs and pine. Soft carbonation, sweet fruity molasses and caramel balanced with a strong herbal hop character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2278) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2012
33 cl bottle, bb 09/12/11 (bottled 2 years prior). 9.2% ABV. Brown color, hazy. Firm beige head with long retention. Aroma’s: sticky toffee, sweet fruit, aromatic hops, bit rye bread. Flavor is light sweet & light bitter. Body is a bit thin. Finishes with some fruit and medium bitter. Pretty good, also after a few years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Tap at Nederlands Biercafe ‘t Arendsnest. Listed at 9.2%. 360 creamy yellowish lace atop hazy red amber. Perfect lace. Smoked, sweet nose with loads of stickier strawberry maltiness. Taste is sweeter, not sticky, with not a lot of alcohol warming- quite neutral- with some sort of strawberry smoothie body. No astringency, no tannins, no candies, no cheese. Very nice. Enjoyable even if in reality this is malt forward DIPA. Very balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8470) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Laiti.
Rated on 20101106.
Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel, plums and yeast. Flavor of yeast, caramel malts, ripe fruits and some spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4243) - SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
Tap @ Nederlands Biercafe ‘t Arendsnest. Pours clear ruby dark amber with a nice tense tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is sweet, fruity, tropical fruits, caramel, bready, molassis and raisins. Flavor is fullbodied; alcohol, molassis, malty, bitter, fruity, raisins and fidges. Very good. Finishes bitter sweet and malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Thin, soapy Barleywine. Dark with an off white head. Sweet and fruity. Tried this with Jess at the Jopenkerk in 2012.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1754) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 (Bottled) seductive fumes rise from the tulip glass....slugishly relaxed vibes of booze covered over caramel. woody hops wave hello as a buttery maltiness shines over apple and orange citrus complexity...
nice glowing deep apperance ..beige head ,customary and glowing
in the mouth i cant find a complexity to reach the nose.. rich and fruity every sip and goes in a circle..a plesant one though ,the booze is pleasantly intoxicating me .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (3045) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2011
33cL stubby bottle purchased at Bierkoning on my Amsterdam trip. BB 8/12/11, consumed in October 2011, so not fresh but should be fine enough for a barleywine. Consumed in my hotel room at room temperature. Poured into a De Molen tuliped copita glass. Pours with a very small head. Color is a dark orange glowing copper. Too dark to see through the beer. The pour looks a bit slick. I see this beer is a wannabe of Bigfoot. In this case the beer is a little old or just bad. Either way it should be better. The beer has muddled hops with sweet barleywine hops behind it. Its just not good, the base barleywine is too fusel and sweet. This was a big let down. I wish I could have gotten the cool label we have on the site but even the label was a letdown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (11852) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Hazy dark orange color, off-white color. Smell sweet, malts, fruits and caramel. Taste sweet, citrus, caramel. Nice firm carbo and a medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (4626) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2011
Dark copper body light tan head. Aroma is malty with raisin, candy, pear, some white chocolate and ginger. Nice and full. Tasty as well, starting little sweetness and slowly getting towards the fine dry finish. Light alcohol in the back gives it an uplifting kick. Lively enough to keep me interested. Well brewed, although I expected the body a bit fuller especially in the beginning. Overall a very pleasant sipper. (33cl bottle, 2,50 EUR)

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