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SNAB
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (344) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2015
Dark amber, nice hue, lasting but modest head. A: refreshing malty aroma, crisp, hints of exotic fruit, wood, faintest hint of sundried tomato. Big whiff reveals licorice. Yeast deposit reveals vanilla notes. Interesting. T: largely follows aroma. Starts quite fruity and malty, with red grape juice notes, exotic fruits, caramelized malts. Development is fruity with a ginger-like bitterness. A faint boozy high. Full bitterness in the aftertaste, quite dry as well. Reminds of ipa. Very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2189) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2015
Shared 33cl bottle, chesnut Brown to amber colour with a creamy head. Caramel malts, sweet raisins, toffee, dried red fruits, walnuts, licorice, apricots, smoke, spices, very full flavoured

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear amber beer with a beige head. Fruity, citrus, raisins and caramel aroma. Fruity , toffee, raisins, bready flavour. Some herbal notes. A nice beer :-)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2968) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2015
On tap at Arendsnest. Cloudy copper pour with an off white head. Piney hop aromas. Lots of pine hop notes battle with the robust caramel malts. Average body and mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maarten1993 (513) - - APR 24, 2015
Drank with Rik 23-4-2015. Did not like it very much. It does not have that Barley Wine sweetness. The beer is unpleasantly bitter. The taste is one dimensional and does not really develop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moolesen (329) - 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 (4154) - 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 (1639) - 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 (1187) - 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.


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