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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (1562) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
33cl bottle from BierNavigatie. Hazy oakish brown with white flocks and a medium slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with some bitter tones. Spices, caramel, herbs, spices, brown sugar and warming alcohol. A great full flavoured barley wine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnicolaescu (1186) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 20, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL from Douberd. Look: clear copper, beige orange frothy head. Aroma: rich toffee and fruity, with lots of hops, citrus, orange. Taste: intense, sweet, fruity acidity, toffee, lots of hops but the malts stand up.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (3537) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear amber beer with a beige head. Fruity, citrus, raisins and caramel aroma. Fruity , toffee, raisins, bready flavour. Some herbal notes. A nice beer :-)

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3147) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
Dutch barley wine brewed in Belgium, tasted at Arendsnest. Thick, sticky, creamy, yellowish white head, hazy amber colour with copperish hue. Aroma of vanilla, almond, cognac, candi sugar, strawberry, treacle-waffle, wood, lime, red apple, orange. Sweetish taste with slight sourish accent, banana, candied orange, brown sugar but all in a concentrated, refined way, caramelly and honeyish malt sweetness in a vinous texture, smooth, with dry, woody, candied sweet and liqueurish finish, dried by peppery hops and whisky-like, warming but not too obnoxious alcohol. Warming, vinous, rich: this is how any good English-style barley wine ought to be.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (1236) - Hoogeveen, 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2041) - 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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Bruine kleir met beige schuimkraag. Ruikt zoet, naar wijn en caramel. Smaakt licht zoet, mooi bitter. Erg lekker.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1150) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Hazy deep amber brown color with a red hue, one finger creamy beige head, recedes slowly , thick layer remains, good lacing; aroma sweet malty, toffee, dark dried fruits, alcohol, cinnamon, citrus; taste malty sweet, slightly bitter, a bit vinous, alcohol; full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation; lingering dry bitter finish, woody and earthy notes. Very special beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (1871) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate, caramel, toffee, dried fruits, nuts, resinous hops. Flavour is sweet and hoppy, with a potent and lasting bittersweet finish. A really good Barleywine with a relatively restrained sweetness. This actually reminds me of my Barleywine favourite Anchor Old Foghorn.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZodiacM (288) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Een barley met een licht zoetige koekjes-geur. Qua smaak niet zo zoet als de Barleys die ik ken en lekker vind, maar deze wat meer bittere Barley is ook zeker heerlijk om te drinken. Met een enigzins grassige nasmaak traceer ik zelfs wat hop. Een bijzondere maar lekkere Barley.


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