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

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RATINGS: 736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
exRAID (149) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 2, 2016
Мощный аромат, мощное тело, алкогол& слегка выпирае& к сожален& пил охлаждё& с крана думаю не до конца раскрыл&

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
acemilan (207) - POLAND - OCT 31, 2016
Bardzo dobry barley wine. Wyglada praktycznie idealnie. W zapachu i smaku nuty debiwe, sliwka, owoce kandyzowane, zlozona slodowosc

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1486) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle; pours cloudy amber with a beige head; sweet aroma of citrus fruits, molasses, yeast, and malt hints; taste is sweet with molasses, citrus fruits, caramel, and some hints of dark fruits; finish is sweet with some alcohol warming; nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jashiu (637) - Gdask, POLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Tap @Pulapka Gdansk. Aroma is full of ripe fruit sweet scents - dates, plums, berries, raisins - its all here. Very intensive fruit cocktail topped off with some wine-ish scents. Pours dark ruby brown with small tan head. Taste is malty sweet with biscuits and caramel, a lot of fruity tastes with citrus and red fruit in the front. Some wood and wine notes in the background. Feels oily and full, like liquor which goes good with the fact its sweet. Overall great warming beer thats perfect for the autumn evening...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomekboniek (571) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Kran na WFP. Dostępna beczka o następujących parametrach: 35 stopni Plato, 15%. Barwa miedzian, klarowna, z niską biała piana, ktra po chwili ucieka. Aromat intensywny, kandyzowanych owocw, moreli, miodu. W smaku silna owocowość. Konsystencja oleista. Alkohol delikatnie szczypie gardło dopiero po mocnym ogrzaniu. Jak dla mnie prawdziwe Bombs & Grenades

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CyborgX (75) - THAILAND - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle - poured with a viscous murky brown look to it. Having a light sweet aroma, the taste confirmed the almost syrup like consistancy, and confirmed the high alcohol content. In fact rather than 11.9 it tasted more like 15-16%! A very complex mixture of tastes, including a dominant orange peel like smack to the palette. You could spend ages trying to discern the lesser ingredients, there seem to be so many fighting for your atttention. Sadly its hard to taste much paste the overpowering alcohol and orange zest. Definitely a sipper, but not one that i'd order again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (3040) - CROATIA - OCT 6, 2016
Have tried 2015 (11.9%) and 2013 (15.2%) version head to head. Both shared with JFK10000. 2015 - bottle from Pivoteka. Pours light cloudy orange with rocky spare off-white head. Heavy caramel malty, toasted, dried fruit, heavy sweetness, flat carbonation. Syrupy, bit too sweet for me. Medium to full bodied. 7/4/8/4/16 2013 - bottle from Roybeer. Pours red with spare off-white head. Heavy malty, caramel, toasted, some dried fruit. Still lots of sweetness, bit less than 2015 version, also some moderate bitterness. Medium bodied. Alcohol well hidden. 7/4/8/4/15

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
piwnepodroze (479) - POLAND - SEP 29, 2016
No Bommen & Granaten to piwo w stylu barley wine, o ekstrakcie 32 blg i alkoholu na poziomie 15,2%. To prawdziwe Bomby i Granaty! To małe piwo spowodowało u mnie nielichą fazkę, ktra umilała mi strome podejście pod Hreben/Krzemień. Szkoda, że dzień nie był wystarczająco upalny, bo piwo idealnie wpisało by się w mj ulubiony klimat. Wręcz syropowa konsystencja, ogromna owocowa słodycz pomieszana z niemałą goryczą to pierwsze co uderza w smaku. Zapach poczuły co najmniej dwie najbliższe wycieczki i jedna pielgrzymka - karmel, mid, jagody, śliwki. W smaku potęga słodowa poparta słodkimi leśnymi owocami, ziołem oraz nutami drewna. Taki alkohol ciężko ukryć, podobnie jak granaty na kontroli paszportowej, ale wyszło to całkiem nieźle, bo piło mi się to świetnie!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SvanteL (385) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2016
Mrk brnsten. Doft av pplen, ppelskal och aprikos. Mjuk och rund i smaken, maltstma, mnga sta torkade frukter aningen pomeransbeska p slutet. Hftig Barley wine fr den som gillar sta saker. De Klomp: Barley Wine-provning

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (2415) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. Clear, reddish/ dark amber in colour, beige head. The beer is sweet, fruity, lots of dried fruits, caramel, biscuits and some wine notes in finish. Full bodied, oily, sweet with medium bitter yet still sweetish finish. Tasty.


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