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SNAB
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
Maelstrřm 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 Maelstrřm (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 Maelstrřm 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3501) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
Poured a reddish brown with a very small head.. Aroma of sweet dark fruit and caramel malt. Medium to full body, flavour as per the aroma with the red fruit coming across as alcohol soaked. Bitter but quite sweet end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (1950) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2013
280313. Bottle at home. Pours light brown with a nice head. Aroma sweet hops, raisins, caramel and ripe fruit. Slightly sweet taste. Full bodied. Nicely balanced. Not Bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5809) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 06.11.2010
Aroma is barley wine ‐like with ripe fruits, caramel, some hops and hints of alcohol. Flavour feels like a strong ale with toffee, some fruitiness, caramel malt and slight boozy feeling. Not your typical BW.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1345) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 25, 2012
Meggypiros színű, sűrű folyadék a tetején sárgás színű, krémes állagú habbal. Illata komlós, fenyős, édeskés, karamellás és zöld növényes és bogyós gyümölcsös. Ízében is érezni, hogy nem sajnálták tőle a komlót, de ott a karamell, élesztő és piros bogyós gyümölcsök, amik hatására az egész keserédes, kissé fanyar és boros lesz. elég testes és kevés szénsavval rendelkezik. Utóíze is egy félédes borra hajaz. Érdekes és szép kis árpabor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2012
On tap at Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Inch thick foamy light brown head on a hazy ruby-mahogany body. Rich aroma of dried figs and rock sugar and plenty of fruity and malty notes. Full bodied. Sweet, fruity flavors with a bitterness that has a papery quality to it. Malty. Smooth and alco warm.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3505) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 13, 2012
Draught, @ Proeflokaal Arendsnest, Pours rusty with a nice head, aroma of sugar, orange marmalade, flavor of caramel, some smoke, toffee, citrus hops, medium bodied

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tyskevdb (20) - , NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2012
Dark red / amber colored beer. Smells sweet, rich and complex. I taste caramel, figgs, resins and ripe red fruit. The best barley wine I have tasted so far.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4923) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2012 28/VI/2012 - 33cl bottle from Mitra van Bergen (Eindhoven) @ Klaas’ place - BBE: 2011 (2012-663)

Clear dark red to purple beer, small light beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, rich malty, caramel, bit of chloride, milk chocolate, ripe figs, touch of mocha and ripe banana. MF: good carbon, medium to full body. Taste: chocolate, sweet malts, ripe fruits, dried cranberries and other fruits, nice bitter touch, dark chocolate, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, little sour, pretty bitter yet fruity ending.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2012
Tap at Arendsnest, Amsterdam.
Mahagony reddish ale with an opalescent appearance, fine creamy tan head. Caramel, berries, a hint of oak, hops with herbs and pine. Soft carbonation, sweet fruity molasses and caramel balanced with a strong herbal hop character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1748) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2012
33 cl bottle, bb 09/12/11 (bottled 2 years prior). 9.2% ABV. Brown color, hazy. Firm beige head with long retention. Aroma’s: sticky toffee, sweet fruit, aromatic hops, bit rye bread. Flavor is light sweet & light bitter. Body is a bit thin. Finishes with some fruit and medium bitter. Pretty good, also after a few years.


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