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SNAB
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mutz (713) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
Roodbruin, kraag houdt het niet tot het eind. Ik dacht eerst dat dit een black IPA. was. Ruikt moutig, fruitig, rozijnen. Smaakt redelijk vol, bitterzoet, fruitig, perzik. Fruitige, bittere nasmaak. Goed spul.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6 (568) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
Like most SNAB beers this beer is also good. 30 CL in a bottle. I have drunk this beer more times, but this bottle had a lot of secondary fermentation. Beer smels nice, medium carbonation. Taste :caramel,citrus, herbs, spices.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (1174) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours hazy amber brown with tan head.
Aroma pine, citrus, raisin, caramel, dark fruits.
Taste great caramel fruity sweets, some hoppy bitter.
Mouthfeel oily, creamy, dry in the finish.
Great BW.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2654) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
33cl bb12/2014, Mitra Nijmegen - shared. Nicely designed and richly informative label. Modern composition of a rich, bitter, boiled down hop sauce of a US barley a condensed load of canned figs, raisins meet pickled citrus rind and leafy bitters. Earl Grey and grapefruit marmelade, exotic distractions to the well-managed stickiness at nearly every sip, while keeping the fumes at bay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2007
A Sim rate (Bottle at Ealing B.F.): Decent head. Nice lace. Dark hazy amber colour. Aroma of liquorice, berries, sherry and malt. Fucking gorgeous. Alcohol hits you, but in a really good way with anise and raisins to back it up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (12593) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle. Red brown orange colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, citrus, hop, alcohol. Flavour is citrus, hop, sweet, alcohol, caramel. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8410) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
On tap at T’ Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 07-06-09 Pours a hazy, puddly brown colour with an off-white bubly head. Aroma is US hops and there is some honey sweetness also. Silky smooth in the mouth, floral honey flavours, tasty big beer with good hoppiness throughout that drinks far too easily and is a little dangerous in that respect but I enjoyed it. A7 A4 F8 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2009
From the Bottle at Tom’s Ultimate Glasgow Tasting, Blackfriars 01/12/2007 Very hoppy aroma. Amber golden coloured and very hoppy with a crisp and bitter lasting malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2009
(Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 2 Aug 2009) Reddish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, grapefruit and a touch of resiny hops. Fruity, malty taste with grapefruit, caramel, resin and orange peel. Full bodied, sweetish, well balanced with a distinct, generous, citrussy hop bite. Some alcohol warmth as well. Lovely beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14477) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2010
Draught at t’Arendsnest. Dark red/brown - white head. Licorice. Fruity. Herbal. Nutty. Nice hoppy. Roasted. Caramel. High malty. Peachy. Citrus. Light hoppy. Nice balance. Lovely.


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