Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2010
On tap at Arendsnest 8/26/09: Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet sugary caramel and piny hops with a hint of oak. Starts with good fullness and some orange citrus and grapefruity hops along with a touch of doughy caramel. Finishes slightly drier and bittersweet. A pretty well hopped and sweet brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8726) - GERMANY - FEB 28, 2010
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, copper colour with a big and beige foamy head. Sweet and yeasty caramel-malty and slightly toasty aroma lemon- and stone-fruity notes, accompanied by leafy and spicy hopps. Sweet flavour with a tinge of bitterness, full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Moderately toasty malty taste with caramel, a tinge of liquorice and light to moderate fruity notes, leading into a medium-dry, slightly bitter and toasty finish with distinctively spicy hoppy notes. A rounded and well-crafted brew. 22.II.10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2010
Draft @ de Paas. Brown, orange glow, small head which instantly dissipates. Sweet aroma with port wine, smoke, yeast, prune, raisin and used coffee. Strong bitter and sweet flavour with hints of the above. Could use more texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2010
33cl, at 9.2%Vol, exclusive Dutch brewfirm, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, not balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3836) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 Pours a hazy amber, with a small foamy white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, bread, strawberry, peach and more fruits. Flavor starts off sweet but then evolves into something very bitter. Has a very long bitter finish. 2009/28/12, 7/3/8/4/14.

Re-rate, Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Clear sunset pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity, bready and with some caramel. Flavor is sweet fruity sugary with a bitter hoppy finish. Smooth and well balanced. Nice brew. Same rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
25th May 2008. Cloudy brown beer. Lots of chocolatey malt leading to a hoppy but not bitter finish. Smooth and a little frothy. Well joined up and very moreish!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2009
0.33 L bottle, 9.2% abv, from de Bierkoning, Amsterdam. A thin layer of beige bubbles covering a foggy, deep reddish-amber body. The aroma is light sweet, quite hoppy and medium malty with caramel notes. Also a prominent scent of red berries and fruitcocktail. Notes of herbs, mint and wood. Medium to fulll body. Moderate malty, nutty and caramelly, not very sweet, with a plummy fruitiness, and a bold, fruity and spicy hop presence. Also some sourness, wood and pepper tones. Feels thick in the mouth. Lingering hop bitter finish. Not outstanding, but a pretty good BW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2009
Hazy reddish amber with a small off white head. Malty aroma with prunes, plums, raisins and leather. Taste is sweet, ashy and full of floor polish and alcohol. Mid bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam Hazy amber body. Lightly brown, creamy head. Aroma of caramel, orange peel, citric hops, yeast, ... bit sweet. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour of oranges and caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit weak and also has a tweak in the taste which makes it out of balance. Quite nice, but not fully ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6926) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2009
(Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 2 Aug 2009) Reddish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, grapefruit and a touch of resiny hops. Fruity, malty taste with grapefruit, caramel, resin and orange peel. Full bodied, sweetish, well balanced with a distinct, generous, citrussy hop bite. Some alcohol warmth as well. Lovely beer.

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