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


on tap

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RATINGS: 764   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kapusil (1356) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 7, 2012
0.33l bottle. Dark orange body, minimal lacing white head. Very sweet aroma with tobacco, caramel and citruses. Lots of caramel with some sherry flavour with a heavy alcohol feeling. Very sweet, as a matter of fact, too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6719) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
From a 33 cl bottle into a three floyds tulip glass. Semi opaque reddish brown pour. Very little head or carbonation. Caramel and candy sugar aroma. Raisins and dark red cherries. Sweet and not too boozy. A very nice barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (5637) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Des petits fruits, les abricots, les agrumes dans une noyade vineuse o lalcool cherche dominer et brler la langue. Absolument aucune effervescence pour supporter son corps liquoreux.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
Drunk at Cotteridge Wines very very good beer sampling party. Shots ahoy. This was a lovely moment. All round the table toasting our generous hosts. Sweet sweet beer to accompany. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jpchindi (25) - - AUG 15, 2012
Looks like syrup pouring. Minimal, if any, head. Starts out medium bodied but rapidly builds to a rich, viscous creamy mouth feel. Very sweet, candied fruits and caramel tempered slightly by some bitterness coming through in the finish. Huge. Hides its ABV pretty well. One glass is enough for a session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10999) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2012
(Rating #7,700) Bottle Hazy dirty orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma offers heaps of Mandarin oranges accompanied by a phenolic undercurrent of clove. Full-bodied with a fatty mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. Sweet, vinous, fruity flavor. Finishes sweet with a lingering clove phenol. Warming, but the alcohol is not the least bit overwhelming - an amazing feat, considering the high ABV. Bottle courtesy of Plovmand!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (11747) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle @ Home. Pours slightly hazy with a nice sized white head. Aroma of sweet bready malt, carame, sweet fruits, oranges, sugar, booze. Flavor is rich malts, sweet fruits, oranges, sweet caramel, candy sugar, alcohol. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Nice and easy going beer for the ABV. 030812

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hrning, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2014 180112@DE rhus Syd De Molen Tasting: Dark orange-colored barley wine with a small foam. Sweet aromatic alcohol. Exciting candy and incredibly sweet beer with flavors of caramel syrup. easily drinkable despite the 15%. Sweet bread warming, prune juice, and still holds it in smaller quantities....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2845) - NORWAY - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle from lkonsortiet Aalborg, enjoyed at home
Copper red, big tanned head. Smells of yeast esters, also a fruit explotion, apple, orange, pear, plum etc. Heavy sweet, extremely fruity, feels a bit like fruit salad. Medium bitter finish, some apple and zests and hints of resins. Medium body, soft carbonation, very oily texture. Quite an extraordinary beer, ive never seen this absolutely fruityness in a beer before without fruit added. I like it quite a bit. The only thing might be that its a bit too sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (3620) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours ruby orange with a medium head. Aroma is sweet, banana, yeast and caramel. Taste is sweet with candy sugars to start. Caramel, banana and raisin. Thin to start. Sticky finish. Easy to drink, no sense of the strength.

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