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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 20, 2009
Bottle (333ml): Hazy, chestnut-amber coloured, stable beige head with a little lace; sweet dark malt, a bit toasty, dried fruits and distinctive hops in the nose; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; lingering and warming bitter-sweet finish with notes of toasted malt and an increasing dry aromatic hoppy bite plus cacaopowder in the aftertaste. Very aromatic, very pleasant brew........

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2672) - Waregem, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2009
Thx to Ober. Bottle 33 cl. Tasted on 10.04.’09 with William, Marc. Hazy, dark amber to brown color, with a beige head. Aroma overripe fruit, bit roasted malts. Medium to full body. Taste sweet, caramel notes, roasted malts, overripe fruit, hops. A bitter and dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2009
Really good barley wine, the dry hoppy end and the aftertaste reminds me of lingonberries. Sweetness stays under control. My kind of american style barley wine, a winter warmer. My only complaint is that my bottle didn’t have that awesome eagle in it, it had a new, more "look what i made while drinking heavily and using powerpoint" kind of a flair to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle 33cl.
Unclear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, peppery, bery, anis. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081122]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2009
Bottle, Winter Ales Festival, Manchester. This was hugely enjoyable. Poured a hazy dark orange. Wionderful fresh and fruity grapefruit cascade hop aroma. Flavour also hop packed with bags of tropical fruit. Great body, pleasantly thick, with a subdued but nicely balanced caramel malt presence. Lip smackingly tasty. Would love to get my hands on some more of this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2009
Brown, amber colored brew. Hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavor with brown sugar and berries. Some other fruits too. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
Cloudy deep amber with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with hoppy and caramel notes. Hoppy flavour with toasted malt, caramel, piney and grapefruit nottes. I like.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy deep orange with no head. Wineous and mild spiced aroma. Mild spiced and solid hoppy flavoured. Solid bitter. Dark caramel malty flavoured into the finish. Bitter and dry finish, lingering flavourful hops finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2008
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Hazy, reddish amber with a beige head. Unusual aroma of wood and overripe fruit. Quite full-bodied with notes of burned caramel and overripe fruit. Lightly bitter finish. 221108

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5710) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 1, 2008
On tap at ‘t Arendsnest, Amsterdam.
Cloudy dark amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, fruity alcoholic nose. Sweet fruity orangey hoppy taste with notes of yeast and spices. Alcohol is very noticable, and the finish is dry hoppy alcoholic. 9.2%.


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