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


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RATINGS: 773   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (3907) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
Pours a clear copper with no head, well a flight of big bubbles. Nose is a sugar rush with brown sugar at the front and a little maple syrup at the back. Taste is sweet, obviously, but a loss less than one would expect. Hops show a little in the flavor but not too much (english barleywine FTW!). Mouthfeel is sticky, almost too sticky. Carbonation level is almost nil. Alcohol shows a lot but that is to be expected. Bottle was filled to the brim, curious how it would have aged "for 25 years" but oh well. A nice one for sure but not one I will seek again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaghana (5937) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle 33cl from Henrik many thanks. A cloudy amber brown beer without head very syrupy . Nose is on grain and sugar with caramrl touch. Aroma is very nice on caramel, vanilla, wood, caramel, toffee, fig and like prune marmelade, grapes and dry grapes notes, very complex. body is slightly vinous with an orange fruit hops touch, quite creamy and very drinkable for the alcohol leval. Excellent beer with orange, fig, vanilla and sweet caramel notes, good work ! Terribly easy drinckable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
caramel, cereal, resin, floral, dough, brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, creamy, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (3199) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Pours a orange golden color with a finger of foam. Lots of candied orange in the nose with boozy sweetness. Palate follows the nose with lots of round citrus, bitter pith background and a alcohol filled finish that lingers with more bitter grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (4395) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2013
Pours a dark ruby color with no head, no carbonation. Verry sweet smell,fruits, grapefruit. Taste of malts, and hop bitterness. Not a good brew. Flat beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (1263) - NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
Flaske fra Vinmonopolet. Rdaktig farge, lavt karbonert, tynn hvit skumrand. Gjr, humle, malt, plomme, nektarin, mandarin, rosin, plomme, kandis, krydder. En merkelig l med utrolige mengder frukt og sukker. M jo passe bra til desserter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2300) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
bottle a dark orange colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel yeast citrus alcohol spicy and hops flavor malts spicy caramel citrus fruits pineapple alcohol and bitter hops

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - JUL 9, 2013
Limpido color arancio con un velo di schiuma biancastra non molto persistente. Aroma ricco e penetrante con sentori di uvetta, toffee, prugne, frutta passita e un tocco vanigliato; gusto dolce, rotondo, vinosissimo con note di caramello, uva, mela cotta, zucchero a velo e un finale sorprendentemente asciutto e conciso, non stucchevole. Corpo medio-abbondante, effervescenza debole, vellutata al palato; labv conferisce densit e struttura ma non affatto percepibile. Birra di una profondit incredibile che ricorda un passito. Spiazzante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4721) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is of booze and caramel. Taste is of booze, butterscotch, caramel and brown sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jakobhedeskov (8) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2013 does not count
Fantastic Barley wine from De Molen. Extremely well balanced. Thin head, sweet aroma. Taste is sweet, dry fruits. I would imagine its great for deserts and the like. I enjoyed it by itself, and it was really good.

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