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SNAB
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 150   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (991) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
33cl bottle from BierNavigatie. Hazy oakish brown with white flocks and a medium slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with some bitter tones. Spices, caramel, herbs, spices, brown sugar and warming alcohol. A great full flavoured barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1802) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at home. BB 17/10/15. Pours a dark ruby colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, red berries, very light medicinal notes. Full body, medium foamy full carbonation. Quite sticky with caramel, strawberry jam, warming booze, toast, light marmalade, nice bitter finish, good balance... Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (211) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a dark orange to almost reddish with a off-white head. Hoppy aroma, quite sweet and fruity, dark fruits, raisin, malts, a bit of sharp alcohol. Taste is sweet malty with a nice hoppy bitterness. Full bodied. Dark fruits, bit of warming alcohol. Very nice, probably even better if aged a bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Bruine kleir met beige schuimkraag. Ruikt zoet, naar wijn en caramel. Smaakt licht zoet, mooi bitter. Erg lekker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (391) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
Amber coloured beer with off-white head. Hoppy aroma. Taste of sweet ripe fruit with in between an above-average hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7616) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, dunkle überreife Früchte, holzig. Geschmack malzig süß, leicht alkoholisch, trockene überreife Früchte, holzig.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (233) - Odder, DENMARK - APR 11, 2014
From draft. 9,6 % abv. Very malty aroma, lot of hop too. Toasted ryebread. Haze dark amber with off-white head. Some lasting. Hoppy taste. Heavy bitterness. Malty sweetness. Little alcoholic. Smooth body. Light carbonation. Alc. and malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2014
Pours a copper red color with a light brown head. Aromas of hops, bread and hay, some citrus. Taste is sweet, honey, strong dry-hopped taste and a fresh/bitter aftertaste that has some liquorice in it. A little medicinal. Alcohol is clearly distinguishable, leaving the throat warmed comfortably.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle from ABCBeers. Poured deep amber, and a small, tan, lacing head. Citrus, lime, honey in the nose. Aroma is dominated by red berries, herbs, pine, some oak character. Medium body, smooth, low carbonation. Alcohol well hidden. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dado93 (141) - ITALY - FEB 14, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Amber / orange color with white soft head, hoppy with grapefruit aroma and taste, but, not excessive bitter, dry light bitter aftertaste, refreshing... Good beer!


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