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SNAB
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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on tap
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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 (952) - 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 16/20
yngwie (13567) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle, from trade with jbrus. It pours a next-to clear dark orange to golden body with a beige head. Hoppy nose with some alcohol, sugars and fruits, and some dried fruits and caramel. Sweet, fruity and malty flavor with some caramel and pine. A bit perfumed maybe. Long finish with hops and malty sweetness. Full-bodied and warming in the mouth. A belgian-brewed beer with an american twist, complex and really good. (080509)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
Cloudy deep amber with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with hoppy and caramel notes. Hoppy flavour with toasted malt, caramel, piney and grapefruit nottes. I like.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkevin (389) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle from Van Pernis, Arnhem. I always enjoy a good Barley Wine and this one was not disappointing. Dark amber pour. Very nice aroma with hops, dark fruits, sweet notes and syrup. In the taste all sort of flavours pass. Smooth taste with dark fruits, syrup, honey and other pleasant sweet notes. Bitter dry finish. A very nice brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 9, 2011
Dark copper body light tan head. Aroma is malty with raisin, candy, pear, some white chocolate and ginger. Nice and full. Tasty as well, starting little sweetness and slowly getting towards the fine dry finish. Light alcohol in the back gives it an uplifting kick. Lively enough to keep me interested. Well brewed, although I expected the body a bit fuller especially in the beginning. Overall a very pleasant sipper. (33cl bottle, 2,50 EUR)

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1394) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 (Bottled) seductive fumes rise from the tulip glass....slugishly relaxed vibes of booze covered over caramel. woody hops wave hello as a buttery maltiness shines over apple and orange citrus complexity...
nice glowing deep apperance ..beige head ,customary and glowing
in the mouth i cant find a complexity to reach the nose.. rich and fruity every sip and goes in a circle..a plesant one though ,the booze is pleasantly intoxicating me .

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   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 .

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (600) - 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 (1296) - 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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