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

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RATINGS: 803   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
There’s plenty of fruit like orange, tangerine and sweet apples. It’s powerful and full bodied but still easy going. Although the name would suggest otherwise, it’s 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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3.7
hE5AdEv3qeqAsU5r (80) - - OCT 29, 2013
Cloudy hazel, thin head, but very visible carbonation in the body when pouring. Nose of bread and cookies, some spice like ginger snaps, green apple or pear, nice. Big sweet punch, caramel, but some nice hops backing it up. Dense body, soft and smooth. 15.2% is very well hidden, doesn’t come off hot. Enjoyable.

3.8
Nisse666 (8153) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle from SB cons 2013-10-22 Göteborg AR: tropical liqure, vinos, wee roasted malt, sugary AP: thick body tangerine coloured, frothy crème brown deminishing head, alcholic traces on the glas F: thick oily feeling, tropical liqure, mandarine. heavy warming, grainy, sugary, soft wee but sharp carbonation, fairly high bitternees, white peppery, white wine/ grappa cocktail

3.6
jookos (7160) - FINLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle from the zwergs. A darker shade of red, clear, virtually no carbonation. Very musty caramel, toffee, malty nose. Thickish body, somewhat oily. Overripe apples, Overripe citrus. Pomegranates, sweet caramel, autumny leaves. A autumny fruity beer, nice for the season. Loads of flavour, long finish. Nice, but hard to drink. Gets to be a bit too much, this is probably meant to be drunk in port-wine glasses & portions.

4
Steasy66 (1158) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle from Bitter Virtue. Orangish with tiny white head. Aroma is buttery with some apple notes. Flavor is wow, sticky sweet but with big fruit notes. Low carbonation with thick body. Reminds me a lot of fresher JW Lees. Would love to try this with about 10 years on it.

3.8
BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
33 cL bottle - #2187, brewed on April 15, 2010 and bottled on August 19, 2010. Murky reddish brown pour with no head. Leather and dark fruit. Some caramel malt sweetness. ABV is there but relatively well hidden. Nice.

3.7
circinus (340) - SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle 33 cl from Systembolaget. Really nice clear amber/orange with a white head. Aroma: syrup, brown sugar, dark fruit, fudge. Taste: Raisins, very sweet, vineous, some bitterness, fudge, and some strange component I cannot identify that pulls the taste-score down. Full body, very creamy/smooth, low carbonation, sweet finish with a hint of bitterness.

3.7
SamTheBarrel (847) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 330ml bottle, pours cloudy dark amber with a tiny white head that quickly completely dissipated. Aroma of apricots, maple syrup, caramel, orange, prunes, raisins and a hint of spices. Taste is similar to the aroma, very sweet with some bitterness, a hint of alcohol. Flat carbonation, full body and a thick oily texture. The texture, high alcohol level, and the over the top sweetness reminds me of a liqueur. De Molen Bommen & Granaten is not what I would drink if I craved a beer, but as an after dinner drink it would be a good choice.

3.8
Melker (267) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Dark amber colour, small white head. Aroma of citrus hops (orange, lemon), caramel, hay, apple and champagne yeast. Taste is very sweet but the sweetness calmes down after a few sips. Kinda bitter and vinous, almost a little bit tart.

3.4
Jorn69 (3408) - �ngelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (57:-). Mycket fruktiga toner i doften tillsammans med kola och rostad malt. I den söta smaken finns det frukt, kola och karamell. Den höga alkoholhalten märks inte speciellt mycket i smaken.

4
RawKuz (60) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
Reddish amber colour with medium off-white head.Quite vinous with prunes, plums nad raisins sticking out. 15,2ABV, so the alcohol is noticable, but Im surpriced how well the alcohol is hidden, and it comes out quite balanced. . A really good beer. Top notch!


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