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SNAB
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4142) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2014
Very interesting and classy one. Thick with some hops in the start and some raisins in the middle. Ending with some really ripe fruits, some alcohol and a mild sourness. Good one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (4143) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle from Douberd - many, many thanks, Christos! I loved it! The beer pours out in a cloudy, dirty amber-golden-light brown colour with steady head and medium body. Aroma of intense hops and barley. Taste of fresh, but unspicy hops, wild flowers, barley, white grapes, spruce and nuts. Hints of straw and caramel. A very big and great beer - highly enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1408) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2014
Hazy brown/amber colour, some white foam. Medium carbonation. Light sweet taste with bitter finish. Aroma of caramel and fresh hoppy finish. Very well balanced. Good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachneger (303) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
Robijn kleurig bier met een mooie luchtige witte schuimkraag. Smaak rozenbottel zoet met een fruitig begin. Geur zoet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (855) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
330 ml bottle, pours dark amber, reddish brown with very small head. Wow, amazed by the aroma on this, comes across as a deeply caramel malt and piney double IPA in the nose, wow. Caramel and pine leading into a light resiny and piney finish that is well balanced. The barley wine textures come in after the initial hop flavour and the malt flavours are light and balance well. Great beer with a superb US character.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (1688) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
amber helder met schuimige witte crème kraag aroma is mout/graan, zoet en caramel de smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig tot redelijk bitter, zeer sterk, licht fruitig, sterk gemout, hoppig, glad romig in de mond, stevig alcoholisch , caramle, bittertje blijft hangen, medium body, maar over het algemeen valt de smaak mij wat tegen,.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (605) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 33cl bottle Appearance: red brown with a medium sized beige head. Aroma: caramel malt, Pine, spices and a bit off fruit. (mandarine ?,oranges ) Taste: Starts sweet fruity with caramel before going into a more bitter pine direction with a hint of spices , good long aftertaste. Not a complex palate, but it’s working so well ;Loight-Medium carbonation, oily texture.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (1660) - FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
A reddish brown beer with a medium and beige head. The nose is strongly caramelly malty, lots of balancing piney hops, dark fruits. Great, US-style aroma. Caramelly malts and piney hoppyness dominates the taste, some fruits. Not too sweet, surprisingly evem a quite dry. Quite simple taste but that’s working. Full bodied, low carbonation, slippery to drink. Positive, US-style barley wine with strong hoppyness, simple but balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1654) - AUSTRIA - JAN 1, 2014
Deep mahogany red, almost brown with a medium, thick, sticky, frothy, lasting, lacy off-white head. Smells of full deep malt with caramel, pepper, aniseed, berries, citrus fruit and mild alcohol. Raisin, biscuit, and leather. Medium to full oily body that warms the mouth. Light carbonation. Deep delicious sweet malty caramel taste that is well blacked and not too strong. Citrus and light bitterness on the finish. Deep and delicious. The alcohol is present and could be smoothed out in time. An excellent rich barley wine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zwartjes (3) - - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
Mooie stevig bier met een lekkere afdronk Kleur mooie helder donker rood Smaak zoet met een lange af dronk volle mond van aroma’s kruidig maar Toch subtiel heerlijk fruitig in belands ,!!! Schuimkraag matig niet stevig .


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