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SNAB
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 153   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7118) - 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 (11050) - 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 (7616) - 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 (9158) - 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 (6234) - 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 (13761) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5607) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle shared at Doerak, Delft. Poured slightly hazy with little head. Strong sweet malts to both aroma and flavor along with winter fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1762) - 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.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (1954) - 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.


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