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

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RATINGS: 773   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (2116) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
11.2 oz Bottle at OL Beer Cafe. Intense sweetness and pineapple flavors. A wonderful finish to the day.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Masterbiere (5) - FRANCE - MAR 6, 2013 does not count
Trs peu amer et trs paisse. Peu de mousse et une prsence alccolique non drangeante. De nombreuses odeurs de fruits mascrs et de sucres se font ressentir en bouche. Un bon got de malt prsent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2013
Poured a reddish amber with a frothy, rapidly diminishing off white head. Aroma of spice and muted citrus hops with a little berry fruit. Medium to full body, flavour is sweet malt. slightly sour, vinous with a sweet, alcoholic aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
langeveld12 (538) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2013
Pours an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminishes. Body is murky and amber orange. Aroma contains light bread, molasses, orange and lemon zest, dough, grape, raisin, plum, pineapple, cherry, vineous aromas, alcohol and spices. Body is medium to full, with syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Flavor starts off quite acidic with light sweetness and faint bitterness, to be followed by sweetness and to finish in bitterness and warming alcohol. Complex, subtle, mjam!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 25, 2013
0,33l bottle from Srspecialista, Budapest. Hazy, light amber color with small white head. Fruits, grape and a bit sour odor witch reminds me to a Lambic one. The alcohol appears, but it isnt invading like in other Barley Wines. This beer is actually remind me to a grape wine... or a Gueuze. The yeast and malty flavours is just like Lambic ones. The yeast gives an intensive fruity flavour to the aroma. Light sweet taste. Light to medium body, slick texture, soft cabonation. Lambic flavour finish. Beyond doubt its the best Barley Wine Ive ever tasted. This Lambic flavours makes it so special. My idea is that this beer is made from a High Gravity Lambic with is refermented with a high alcohol-tolerance yeast. This is why it has this special aroma and taste with this light body. Amazing recipe!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (4397) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, red berries, fruit, apples, raw sugar and toffee. Taste is medium to high sweet and light bitter with notes of red berries and caramel. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice and very dangerous. Tastes like strawberry juice and is 15.2%...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4473) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
22 feb 2013, bottle. Light orange, clear, no bubbles. Nose is apricot, champaign, white grapes, some alcohol. Med body and faintly fizzy. Tastes of pink bubblegum, sugary golden syrup. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
33cl bottle from Cotteridge Wines.Bottled on 07/02/2012.Will really have to re try this again in the future with an aged bottle,and a larger size too if possible.Considering the alcohol strength i really should have known better and given it more time to mature.Anyone who has ever visited a brewery and tried the brew before the addition of yeast to start the ferment will know what i mean.Way too sweet and syrupy like drinking liquid toffee with alcohol in it although signs of a very good beer are there.Having said that still managed to drink it and will re rate an aged bottle in the future.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
inbirraveritas (1560) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 11, 2013
Bottled, 33 cl. Luminous opalesquent amber body, small yellowish head, which leaves a thin film behind. Liquerique, dried fruity nose and aroma escorted by caramel, sugar and some toast. Syrupy, sticky mouthfeel. Long sweetbitter finish with herbs, citrusses and toasted malt. Serious brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HermanW (1069) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2013
0,3 liter fles @home. Sterk spul zeg. Nul komma nul % schuim. Niet mijn ding.


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