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

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RATINGS: 792   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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3.5
TomHendriksen (816) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2017
Geproefd met Roelzie1986, Inoven en Benzai bij het Brabants Bier festival in Oirschot. Het is een amberkleurig bier met een volle smaak. Beetje caramel, fruitig rozijn achtig.

3.8
jandorris (822) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 24, 2017
W zapachu suszone ciemne owoce, piękne śliwki, rodzynki, miodek, trochę karmelu. W smaku trochę takich nut winnych, sporo rodzynków, ciemne owoce i delikatnie drażniący alkohol.

3.8
klm1 (1844) - Bled/SF, - MAY 23, 2017
Pours dark amber, slightly clear with dissipating beige/off-white head. Aroma: rich malt aroma, with bread, toffee, caramel, honey-like notes, with grape and dark fruit like esters and marmelade-like, floral, earthy hop notes. Flavour is even more intense: white bread, rye bread, toffee, caramel, honey-like malt flavours, dark fruit, grape like esters, tangerine-like marmelade-like, floral hop profile. Sligjtly dry, moderate medium to medium hop bitterness. Body is full, chewy, soft texture, with low to moderate carbonation.

5
janubio (922) - SPAIN - MAY 17, 2017
Amber colour, no head, no lace. Aroma of caramel and more caramel. Oranges, dried fruits, grapes, wood and wine notes, brandy. Full bodoy, creamy, dense, sticky palate. No carbonation. Taste, of course, caramel, dried fruits, notes of chocolate, oranges, wine notes. Fantastic, pure caramel.

3.4
AaronIPAAPA (289) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 15, 2017
Gęste, wyklejające, słodkie. Czuć alkohol. Słodkie owoce. Wysycenie mogłoby być ciut niższe.

4.2
goozen (4143) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2017
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy brownish/orangish colored brew with an sweet boozy taste, hints of manderin, caramel and some spices. Gift from an friend.

3.9
fkoolen (1335) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2017
Bottle at home. Reddish amber colour, beige creamy head. Sweet and fruity hoppy, orange zest, strawberry, ripe apple and pear, caramel, bread, candied sugar, boozy and lightly bitter in the finish. Sticky mouthfeel, good body, medium carbonation.

3.7
Tide (4325) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 29, 2017
Draught at Sori Taproom. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with toffee, resin, dried fruits, a bit of alcohol, caramel, pine and bread. Bitter finish with toffee, dried fruits, caramel, resin, pine, hops and bread. Very nice barley wine.

4.2
DonGregorio (548) - POLAND - APR 23, 2017
Bottle. Unclear dark amber colour, small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, raisins, plums, dried fruits, light notes of almond. Taste is heavy- sweet and light to medium bitter, of raisins, dried fruits, plums, caramel, toffee, biscuits, some oranges - all flavours are fitting well and potent sweetness is nicely balanced by moderate bitterness. Full body, oily, thick texture, soft carbonation. Sweet, viscous, tasty, complex - classic example of the style.

4.4
dutchdarthvader (357) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2017
De geur is fantastisch het ruikt zoet de caramel komt je al tegemoet voordat je een slok heb genomen. Het biertje zelf schuimt niet super weinig koolzuur. Maar een hele mooie diep rode kleur. Niet bitter en drinkt heel zacht ondanks dat het best een zwaar biertje is. Proeft zelfs verrassend fruitig in de nasmaak met daar doorheen gedrenkt de smaak van caramel en chocolade. Ook al staat het laatste niet op het etiket. Al met al Kapitein Haddock zal dit biertje zeker waarderen. Al is het alleen al omdat het als een bom inslaat.


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