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

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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3650) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! The beer is amber to orange in color, with a thin, rapidly fading head that leaves virtually no lacing on the glass. The aroma is sweet and fruity, with malt, apples, grapes, alcohol. The flavor is reminiscent of a port wine. Sweet, earthy, rich. Additional notes of caramels soaked in alcohol. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Ideal for sipping slowly. Best in small quantities, I certainly enjoyed my portion. I would have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-04-2012

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (7389) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2012
Deep amber colour with almost no head. Rich vinous aroma with some oak and light fruity notes. A round dominating sweetness and a oily texture. Very well hidden alcohol. Rich fruity and some suger. Should have stayed longer in the basement.
[Bottle from Slijterij & Wijnhandel Meijer in Egmond Aan Zee, Netherlands]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fejez (46) - ITALY - DEC 22, 2012
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2012 Brewed January 2010. Bottle #108. Pours murky brown with almost no head. Rich aroma of dried fruit, spice, and brown sugar . Complex flavors, mostly apple. Huge body with just the right amount of carbonation. Alcohol well hidden. Drink now or hold onto a few more years.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (6009) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Cranberry and canned tomato paste aroma. Sweet molasses accents are there as well. The perception of tomato very well may be a product of the seemingly disparate sweet and sour aromas, and not a sign of infection. Murky ochre, no head. Full body and rich. Date and fig flavor, intense and sweet. There are nutty and bready hints, making it much like liquid fruit cake. Finishes woody with elderberries and decidedly less sweet. Alcohol, even at this concentration is barely perceptible.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hugi (475) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2012
Brown, full but fastly disappearing head. Intensive sweet smell,grapefruit, fruity, flowers. Malty sweet taste but hoppy bitterness. Full body, Very bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesusO (48) - - DEC 11, 2012
Un cervezn, en todos los aspectos. De color caramelo, sin espuma ninguna, olor a caramelo y pltano. Sabor parecido al moscatel, dulce y sin apenas lpulo. El alcohol se nota pero no molesta. Buen sabor de boca. Una barley wine algo excesiva pero deliciosa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle from Belmont Station. Big nose of figs, fruits, sherry, and wet malts. No head. Apples and pear really comes out in the palate. Other flavors include the big malt bomb going off in your mouth, but its ok! Taste great. Nicely hopped towards the finish, with hints of booze all the way down the throat, gently though. Bit uncarbonated. Overall worth a try at least once.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1465) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2012
Dark orange amber color, no head. Syrupy looking. Nose is sherry, brown sugar, dark fruits, and alcohol. Sweet and syrupy taste. Sherry, dark fruits, sugar, caramel. Sweet and slick in the feel. No carbonation at all. Syrupy, heavy feel. Nice beer but carbonation would do a lot for it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bathory (458) - Kverneland, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 Dark copper with no head at all. Aroma of licorice, malts and alcohol. Strong caramel taste, together with malts, some bloodish notes and licorice. The alcohol are a bit to present for me. An ok+ barley wine


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