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


on tap

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RATINGS: 765   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (1813) - LATVIA - MAY 3, 2013
Light brown / dark amber colour with minimal white cap. Mild but rich aroma. Rich taste with well balaned sweetness and bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (1612) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
small ivory white head that disappears quickly, no lacing. amber and gold colour. sweet smell that reminds of pear-syrup, figs and peach. very sweet taste that lingers on with some fig and peach aftertaste. the high abv is well masked, probably also provoking the sweet taste.bottle 33cl / notes from backlog

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2013
Vldigt fruktig/druvig. Vldigt st aroma och smak. Kraftig och mustig, relativt rund i smaken.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5865) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2013
330 ml bottle. Golden amber with very little head. Nose with a rich sweet and vinous aroma with some oak and light fruity notes. Taste is dominated by massive sweetness, fruit and wood notes. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (4003) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2013
330ml bottle. Some weird aromas, vinager, but not acetic contamination. Pours golden, with short live white head, some lacing. Medium to full body, low carbonated, oily texture. Taste is fruity, honey, very sweet, balanced. Alcohol present, but seems to have a lower abv. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (2573) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 14, 2013
hazy reddish-orange colour, no head at all; aroma of raspberry, yeast, some caramel and significant alcohol; tasteof caramel, fruity sweetness, notable bitterness, and spicy aftertaste; its amazing how perfectly the 15,2% ABV is hidden;despite the lack of carbonation, this beer is excellent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2013
A - Hazy amber-orange with very little off-white bubbly head. S - Sweet caramel and dark caramel malts, caramelized malts, dark fruits, pine and a bit of citrus hops, brown sugar, and some booze. T - Sweet caramel malts, caramelized malts, brown sugar, figs, prunes, and other dark fruits, some light pine hops and resiny bitterness, some booze. M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish. D - Fantastic bold and rich barleywine. Great overall balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dasdan (235) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
33 cl bottle from de hopduvel in Gent. Light hazzy brown body with almost no head. Strong fruity nose. No carbonation. Not my taste *

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KennethArd (526) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
Sour aroma and the taste is both sour and sweet. Firstly taste like caramel but then sour in the end. The malty character and plenty of hops beautifully disguises the high alcohol of 15%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Bam! The nose hits you in the face with loads of orange juice, honeydew melon and candy. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a fluffy, firm head. The flavour is a little bit crazy - yes, its strong, yes, it has a certain cloyingness, and yes, its slightly thick and soupy but bottom line its fresh, like fruit salad juice spiked with a fine barley wine. 15%? Really?!? This beer is a goddamn revelation. I like. I really like.

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