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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aenima (251) - Askim, - OCT 14, 2013
Caramell, raisins and some small amounts of american hops in both flavour and aroma. Medium sweet. Quite good, but not brilliant.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (651) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (1640) - Belchum im Breisgau, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1996) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
33cl bottle from secret Santa. Hazy ruby mahogany with a tanish head. Well carbonated, some plum, fig rind, roasted caramel malt, semi sweet, slightly dry, nice warmth on the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martijnomg (7) - Stadskanaal, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
Surprisingly good Barley Wine. Nice creamy off white head that sticks to your glass. Raisins, yeast and ripe dark fruit in the aroma. Taste of raisins, prunes, caramel and pines. A nice dry hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (836) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6 (119) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mutz (563) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (891) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1660) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at home. BB 17/10/15. Pours a dark ruby colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, red berries, very light medicinal notes. Full body, medium foamy full carbonation. Quite sticky with caramel, strawberry jam, warming booze, toast, light marmalade, nice bitter finish, good balance... Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (176) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a dark orange to almost reddish with a off-white head. Hoppy aroma, quite sweet and fruity, dark fruits, raisin, malts, a bit of sharp alcohol. Taste is sweet malty with a nice hoppy bitterness. Full bodied. Dark fruits, bit of warming alcohol. Very nice, probably even better if aged a bit.


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