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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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on tap
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RATINGS: 154   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (293) - Aalborg, 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 (145) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4555) - 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 (4555) - 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 (1571) - 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 (325) - 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 (966) - 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 (1796) - 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,.


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