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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 145   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (361) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2013
Nose is lovely. Brown sugar, toffee, apples, slight brandy, undercut with a touch of bread. Taste leads with a lot of hops befitting an American style barley wine; good herbal tones, with spice and pepper leading to a moderate resin which drops away into brown sugar, grape, a touch of cola and toffee in the finish. Mouthfeel is slick. A very nice barley wine which delivers on the premise.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gueuze (321) - - AUG 28, 2013
Malty barley wine. The bottle says 38EBU, but it feels more bitter.Caramel taste, herbal hops and slightly alcoholic. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (202) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2013
Pours a small frothy light brown head that fully diminishes. Body is hazy amber, sparkles are visible. Aroma contains heavy malts (caramel), moderate hops (citrus fruits), light to moderate yeasts(sough, leather) and grape, raisin, tawny port, toffee, brown sugar, alcohol and spices. Flavor is loght acidic, then some bitterness is added, followed by sweetness and bitterness and finishing bitter and dry. Body is medium to full with syrupy texture and lively carbonation. It's good, but a bit too bitter and dry for my liking. It surprised me because it smells very sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stimulo69 (69) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
Malty beginning and a hoppy finish. Malt toffee like beginning and a warming alcohol feel. The aftertaste is hoppy bitter with some fruity tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy, orange-reddish beer with a small, off white head on top. Aroma is red fruits, caramel, spicy yeast and slight booze. Flavour is quite sweet with a lot of molasses and caramel. Fruits are in the background. Decent barley wine. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (3970) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle, 2nd Tuesday Tasting @ De Molen. Light brown - reddish colour, thin head. Nose is malty, bit of dry grains, candy sugar. Falvour is candy sugar, light malty, grainy, bit of sweetness. Hint of fruits. Low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2013
2017 - 07 - 19 330 ml bottle. amber colour. small light creme head. nuts caramel and hint of coffee in aroma. nice bitter-sweet taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2056) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2013
Good brew from the beer geeks from SNAB. Warm and full taste with lots of maltyness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (679) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
0,33l fles thuis gedeeld met lexus, mooi roodomrande bier met crèmekleurig schuim, deeltjes in het bier. Geur hop en rozenbottel. Smaak vol warm en sluit mooi aan bij de geur, gemiddelde body met bitterzure afdronk.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
smmadge (87) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
Caramel colour. Thin head. Full bodied. Bit sweet, sour and bitter taste. Raisins are there too. Nice beer...


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