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


on tap

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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melker (267) - Göteborg, - OCT 6, 2013
Dark amber colour, small white head. Aroma of citrus hops (orange, lemon), caramel, hay, apple and champagne yeast. Taste is very sweet but the sweetness calmes down after a few sips. Kinda bitter and vinous, almost a little bit tart.

Werckmeister (3416) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 12, 2017
0,75l bottle at home shared with friends from trade with Erzengel, big thanks for this one. Vintage 2008. Bottled 07.10.2009. BB 10.2034. Bottle states 15% ABV. Bottle No 129. copper color, basically no head. smells strong of dried fruits, molasses, honey, earthy, peppery, some more fruits. very nice smell. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of dried fruits, spices, rather sweet, oxidation, strong honey, plums. finishes rather sweet with notes of plums, honey and some spices. very nice one, very much on the sweet side but still very good, good complexity. great stuff, happy to have tried this.

8, 4, 8, 4, 16

kamilinho (333) - Toruń, POLAND - NOV 27, 2017
caramel, bubblegum, licorice, vanilla, amber, hazy, almost no head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, sticky, soft carbonation,

R4N5H (1352) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2017 33cl bottle picked up at Broucafé De Molen, and enjoyed in a snifter on 17-Nov-2017. Hazy reddish brown in colour with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of prunes, sweet malt and spices. Full body with soft carbonation. Taste is rich - lots of caramel, malt, raisins, spices and alcohol. Sweet light bitter finish.

Icedwarf (1840) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2017
Robijnrood bier met schuim. Smaak is warm en krachtig met iets van rozijnen, cognac, anijs en rijpe druiven. Erg goed.

kokos666 (430) - Gliwice, POLAND - NOV 11, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 tap. aroma of dried fruits, reisins mixed with orange, caramel and light alcohol. full body, sweet, light warming up alcohol. almost no bitterness. pleasant.

5eba88 (465) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 10, 2017
Wygląd: opalizujący ciemny bursztyn, drobnopęcherzykowa piana - pozostaje po niej pierścień, niezły lacing
Aromat: suszone i kandyzowane owoce, rodzynki, miód, przyjemna słodycz, skórka od chleba, biszkopt
Smak: gładkie, pełne, słodycz przełamana lekką wytrawnością, suszone i kandyzowane owoce, biszkopt, figi, karmel, goryczka średnia, nasycenie niskie, alkohol ogrzewający przełyk
Data na etykiecie: 30-03-42

kaserov (1024) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 8, 2017
Color marrón oscuro, translúcido y rojizo si le da la luz, con capa de espuma de un blanco sucio de dos dedos de grosor y escasa retención. Carbonatación suave. Textura oleosa. Aroma a caramelo, fruta madura, sirope, especias, reminiscencias de brandy. En boca mucho caramelo y fruta madura. Dulzona y simple, no encuentro mucha complejidad ni nada que me invite a dar más de tres tragos, sinceramente. Apenas hay amargor al final del trago y apenas parece que tenga 9%, se han pasado disimulando el alcohol, sinceramente. La descripción comercial da verdadera risa. Es como si se hubieran empeñado en describir la cerveza con términos que no tienen mucho que ver con ella, a ver si cuela. Ni mandarina, ni uva, ni champán, seamos serios. Como chiste o broma la descripción cumple, desde luego. Tremendamente decepcionante, teniendo en cuenta quien está detrás.

dorain (691) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2017
Aus der Flasche (bottled 2012-08-21 / 15,2% ABV) am 2016-05 getrunken. 10-5-10-5-19 Sensationell was eine 3jährige Lagerung gebracht hat. Eine Aromabombe von flüssigen Vollkornbrot mit einer deutlichen Süße und ein Hauch einer Sauerteignote. Bei der Trinktemperatur muß man aufpassen. Halbe Stunde vor dem Trinken aus dem Kühlschrank nehmen, doch wenn es zu warm wird macht sich der Alkoholgehalt schnell bemerkbar.
Aus der Flasche (bottled 2016-01-15) am 2016-05 getrunken. 9-5-8-5-13 Schon jung und frisch schon gar nicht schlecht. Zur Zeit noch etwas hopfenbetont und ohne die leichte süße, die durch die länggere Lagerung noch sicher entstehen wird.

Fullpintofbeer (447) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Tap @Small Bar, Bristol.
Brown/amber colour, no head, clear.
Aroma: roasted malts, bit of hops, rotten leaf. Bitter with hoppy/citrus aftertaste. Full body, flat. Too hoppy as for barley wine, generally nothing special.

ruuurd (322) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 Is it a port wine, or a strong beer (quadrupple)? Its a really, really interesting beer, warm, sweet and suprisely not too heavy

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