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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 152   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1670) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - 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 .

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
flip_soeperman (620) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
This beer has a nice aroma of oranges and some Amarillo warmth. Some caramel and a little plum. Taste is disappointing flat. Medium sweetness and little bitterness. Palate is too thin. First impression is great. Orange brown hazy beer with little oily bubbles. A sip is disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2341) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
Stubby 330 ml bottle, poured into a snifter at home. ABV 9.2% Pours a deep red to almost light brown colour on the body, with one finger of off-white head sitting on top, thick, with average retention but with nice formed lacing around the glass. Aroma is fruity with all kind of fruits and lots of amarillo hops. What stands oout is mandarine and oranges, coming from the hops, along with light grapefruit and cookies. Very nice taste, quite sweet but without being sickening. Mandarines, citrus fruits, hops. The alcohol very well hidden, it doesn’t feel like a 9+ ABV. Light bitterness on the finish, with good duration. The body is a bit thin considering the alcohol level, something that raises the drinkability factor to even higher levels. The low carbonation helps too. Overall very tasty and highly drinkable. Another good one from SNAB.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aenima (268) - Askim, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2013
Caramell, raisins and some small amounts of american hops in both flavour and aroma. Medium sweet. Quite good, but not brilliant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4259) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle from. trade with Mr Hangover cons 2013-09-28 Göteborg AR: roasted malt, wee vinos AP: dark amber, high fluffy/stouthy high steady F: roasted malt, strong alcholic, vinos, rich in carbonation

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bryanvdv (567) - - SEP 27, 2013
Fles gedeeldDonkerrood bier met weinig schuim. Mango in de geur ook fris. Smaak is bitter, licht zurig. Mooie afdronk.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (420) - 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 (390) - - 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 (238) - 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.


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