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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 763   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Theres plenty of fruit like orange, tangerine and sweet apples. Its powerful and full bodied but still easy going. Although the name would suggest otherwise, its our favourite amongst the female clientele yet also highly appreciated by the other sex. Well hopped as always, but the obvious alcohol and the massive malt and fruit character restrict the hops to the background, only to reveal itself in the finish. Full bodied, notes of champagne. Champagne mousse after pouring in the glass. Grapes and a hint of mandarin curacao in the aroma, together with a hint of vin mousseux. Malty sweet flavor, immensely full bodied, with mandarine curacao and vinous notes. Thick mouthfeel, just a touch of yeast in the aftertaste. Huge beer. ABV on the label reduced from 15 to 11.9%. Recipe remains the same

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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martin__ (74) - POLAND - MAR 2, 2017
Bottle, bottled on 2016, July 20th; exp date - 2041-07-20. Poured into Teku. Aroma: toffee, nuts, almonds. A hint of honey maybe. Pours orange to red brown with medium to minimal very fast reducing head. Very muddy, unclear. Taste: figs, raisins, honey, vanilla, nuts. Very heavy on sweetness, rather medium bitterness. Very full bodied, 30 BLG detectable easily. Oily, creamy and sticky. Flat carbonation. Long, very sweet finish. This is one of the best non barrel-aged barley wines Ive drank bar none.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (1314) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 28, 2017
330ml bottle from May 2016 at House of Belgium, Xiamen. Pours deep orange with a minimal head. Aroma of malt, orange and dried fruit. Super sweet taste and finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scrumpy369 (673) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle shared at home. Deep copper/amber colour small lightbrown head. Nose is molasses, dried fruits, grains. Taste is medium high sweetness, faint bitterness. Caramel, toffee, dried fruits. A fruitcake beer. Very nice dessert beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (1549) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle, 33cL. 1 year old. Home. Nederlands bier day# A sparkling chestnut beer with a medium "oily" off-white head ; small retention. Caramel, candied fruits, alcohol, roast, dried fruits, orange. Medium to heavy round sweet warming , light dry bitter. Full body, oily texture, average to soft carbonation, sweet toffee lasting warming finish. Overall, very good ! Too much power for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oliczka (17) - POLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Dobre piwko, ale nie powala. Pachnie mega słodko, w smaku też dość słodkie, ale zostawia paskudny gorzki smak na języku (team słodyczka here). Plus za przyjemnie niskie nagazowanie, a z minusw to niestety jakieś latające fafrolce w piwku :/

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nephirem (434) - CROATIA - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle, 0.33l. Cloudy deep amber pour with small and short lasting off-white head. Nose is heavy malt, caramel, syrup and loads of sugar. Full body with thick and creamy texture, very softly carbonated. Very smooth mouthfeel, sugary sweet taste with slight bitterness from the alcohol. Aroma is heavy on the malts, caramel, toffee. Syrup, molasses, brown sugar. A bit sticky. Herbal liquor, slightly woody. Subtle alcohol burn, nice and warming. Bozzy finish, slightly bitter. Overall, pretty good. Nice balance and complexity, perhaps a bit too strong on the sugary sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzatoadisback (145) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2017
Light brown colour, hazy/murky. Low head, scarse retention and lacing. Indeed not attractive. Pleasant and decently intense aroma of ripe fruits, mixed with vinous notes and a softening sugary feel. Taste has a very sweet base (caramel, sugar), overcome by powerful ripe fruit notes. The overall sweetness is balanced enough by a light alcoholic/warming feel and by a light herbal finish. Obviously full bodied with low to medium carbonation, thick and slightly creamy. Overall, a powerful but still nicely balanced brew, well hidden alcohol, maybe a bit too focused on ripe fruit. Enjoyable

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LukaszK (48) - Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Prbowane z beczki (4Hops, Wrocław) oraz z butelki 0,33l (Drink Hala). Ocenię wersję z 4Hops, jako bardziej intensywną, lepszą. Barwa olejowanego drewna bukowego, nalane z pianą; nalewane z butelki rwnież daje krtką, nietrwałą pianę w postaci cienkiego kożucha. W aromatach słodkie owoce, syrop cukrowy, owoc granata, jezyny, herbata, mid. W smaku potężna słodycz, wspaniale zrwnoważona alkoholem. Konstystencja piwa z butelki jest nieco rzadsza, niż lanego z kranu - beczkowa wersja zdecydowanie bardziej wykleja słodyczą, jest bardziej oleista i treściwa. Smak powiela aromaty niemal 1:1, piwo jest bardzo gładkie, ułożone, gęste, treściwe i niesamowicie smaczne i pijalne. Ciężko powiedzieć, czy to jest jeszcze barley wine, czy może coś lepszego. Niezbyt drogie, dopracowane, intensywne w smaku i aromacie. Petarda!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sailor_one (33) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 11, 2017
33cl bottle. Lovely BW. A ton of raisins and dry plums in both taste and aroma. Bread, honey, nuts, slightly roasty. Thick and very oily, almost no head. Absolutely fantastic and warming.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dropi6 (308) - POLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Bottle. Brown, hazy, low head. Dark fruits, bread. In mouth very sweet, little alcohol. To fresh imo. Lively, full body. Sweet aftertaste.


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