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

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RATINGS: 776   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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4.5
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; l’abv conferisce densità e struttura ma non è affatto percepibile. Birra di una profondità incredibile che ricorda un passito. Spiazzante.

3.7
jkwalking05 (4735) - 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.

4.4
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 it’s great for deserts and the like. I enjoyed it by itself, and it was really good.

4
BRW (2781) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown with small tan head. Malt, caramel and alcohol aroma. Sweet caramel and malt, alcohol taste, with some dark fruits and honey. Full body.

3.8
ferrywijnhoven (4) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013 does not count
33 cl bottle from slijterij Van Pernis, Arnhem. Poured in a Westvleteren tasting glass. Shared this bottle with my wife. Pours a hazy orange golden with no head at all. No carbo. Aroma is citrus, sweet, honey. Taste: a bit sweetsour, citrus, other fruits. Palate: full body, sticky, long finish. A bit like port. Nice.

3.9
bytemesis (8384) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle, thanks to mrh. Pours opaque brown, small tan head, little lacing. Aroma is toffee, dried fruit, fig, brown sugar. Flavor about the same, very sweet and very boozy, some hops bitterness, a bit of citrus zest. Full body, creamy, borderline chalky mouthfeel.

3.7
ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2013
Gedronken met dutchdrebus, koperkleurig geen schuimkraag, zwaar bier, alcohol, ruikt en smaakt naar wijn en sterke drank, hout, caramel

3.8
DutchDrebus (6002) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle @ ansjelaah. Pretty heavy beer with a nice barley wine taste, wood, hops. Heavy though! Short rating due to Wii bowling.

3.8
Idiosynkrasie (7516) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear amber colour with some white bubbles, ascending bubbles built up a reawakening very small white head, a minimally lacing thin layer remains. Malty aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, almond, fruity hints of raisin, orange, candied fruit. Taste is very sweet fruity, peach, apricot, mandarine, grapes, red berries, honey, bitter hop abates the sweetness to some extent, only cautious vestiges of alcohol; flat, though alleviating carbonation, very oily texture, sticky palate. As Barley Wine is for sure not my favourite style, this one is admittedly way too sweet, but luckily doesn’t exhibit that typical bitter almond touch I don’t like or even fear. Suitable to reconcile me with the style.

4.5
Peltoch (11) - FRANCE - JUN 17, 2013
Incroyable Barley Wine de De Molen, robe légèrement ambrée et mousse très peu persistante. Arômes de caramel et de fruits confits (abricot, pèche), d’orange... Bouche ample et généreuse, saveurs sucrées. Belle puissance mais alcool parfaitement dissimulé.


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