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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 724   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McDear (41) - Napoli, ITALY - OCT 2, 2012
Eccezionale birra Barley wine da meditazione. Riservata a palati esperti ed estimatori. Schiuma aderente, Aspetto opalescente, intensit olfattiva elevata con una finezza molto elegante, frizzantezza scarna, corpo strutturato, amaro percettibile, Persistenza retrogusto discreto. Determinato il profumo agrumato e floreale, presente ed elegante mai invadente. In bocca e nel naso un concerto di profumi e sensazioni.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jybi (100) - FRANCE - DEC 4, 2016
"Plus japprends et plus je maperois que je ne sais pas". Cette citation de Galile convient parfaitement ce 100 me rate pour le Padawan que je suis. Mais ce 100 me rate, je le ddie mon matre Jedi sans qui je ne me serai jamais lanc dans ces notations, qui me conseille et me guide. La dgustation dune bire nest pas quune histoire de robe, de nez et darmes, mais galement une histoire humaine, par les hommes et les femmes qui crent et brassent les bires et surtout par le partage qui nous fait rdiger ces commentaires. Ce partage me fait donc ddier ce billet non plus au matre Jedi mais lami quil est devenu. Mais revenons mon ignorance brassicole que jessaie de combler peu peu. En dgustant cette Bommen & Granaten de la brasserie De Molen, je me suis aperu une nouvelle fois du chemin qui me restait encore parcourir, tant celle-ci par sa complexit, sa corpulence et son intensit en font une rfrence que tout amateur de bire devrait avoir savour. En verre, notre bombe est dun ambr opaque tirant sur le bordeaux (EBC de 45). Celle-ci ne prsente quasiment pas de mousse, mais les 11,9 % Abv ny sont certainement pas trangers. Au nez, ce sont les grenades qui explosent, avec une richesse darmes exceptionnelle : fruits confits, pruneaux, porto, pointe de chocolat et de caf ; le tout en une harmonie parfaite. Lattaque est trs ronde sur les crales, les fruits rouges et plus spcialement la fraise et le raisin. Lamertume qui apparait alors est des plus soyeuses (EBU de 30 avec utilisation de houblons Saaz et Columbus) avec un feu dartifice darmes, agrumes, pruneaux, notes de chocolats dfilent. Larrire bouche est quant elle splendide sur les fruits confits et les fruits rouges. La corpulence est exceptionnelle, et lalcool parfaitement matrise. Nous sommes devant une arabesque, fine et prcise, o chaque pice sassemble en une parfaite harmonie. Le final, trs long, laisse dcouvrir des armes de porto et de bois. Le fort taux de sucre en fait cependant une bire quasi liquoreuse qui se laisse donc dguster lentement (pourquoi pas sur un dessert au chocolat noir). La Bommen & Granaten est sans conteste une bire de rfrence qui ne peut valoir que le 5.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - APR 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2011 Assaggiata in bottiglia: barley wine stratosferico! Di una bont senza eguali.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2010
A true contender for the title of Best Beer In The World--its muscular strength carrying a boatload of resonant fruity, herbal and malty flavors. Only complaint is that you cant find it in every nightshop or 7-11.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - FEB 6, 2012
Poured in a small INAO wine glass. Orange color, no foam, almost no bubbles. Date, maple syrup, fruit cake and a lot of malty and yeasty notes invade your nose! And in mouth, fantastic complexity. Like a sweet "Botrytised Barley wine" (if it existed, that would be that Bomb). Actually: caramalised prune, rhumed raisins, overriped fruit. I just love it ! Some people say its not a beer ! If its not a beer, I may not like beers ... Cheers

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 1, 2012
Botella de 330ml. Copa globo. Catada en jul12. Color mbar rojizo y apariencia turbia. Espuma beige amarillenta, de espuma pequeo-mediana, que crea una corona cremosa con bastante buena retencin. Aromas de lpulo Noble, toque picante, intenso malta caramelo y caramelos con trazos de canela. Maltas caramelo dulces y frutos muy maduros melocotn y albaricoque-, gentil calidez alcohlica y sutil amargor desde el primer sorbo. Paladar oleoso, abundante y voluptuoso. Uvas pasas y pomelo dulce en el intermedio. Cuerpo pleno y baja carbonatacin. Final suave, cremoso y ligeramente terroso. El retrogusto aporta matices de caa de azcar, azcar moreno y notas de ron. Aromas y sabores sorprendentemente bien equilibrados. Deliciosa. Cerveza obligatoria!!!. Comentario: El ao pasado sabore una botella de 750ml; recuerdo que estaba deliciosa pero no tome notas. Bien, ahora, al mirar las etiquetas he apreciado: Botella # 113 ed ltd de 750ml 24,3EBC 53,9IBU y Botella de 330ml 45EBC 57IBU. 330ml bottle. Snifter glass. Review on jul12. Reddish amber color. Foggy appearance. Yellowish beige, medium to small bubbled, froth creates creamy, fairly good retention, crown. Noble hop, spicy, intense caramel malt & candy aromas with hints of cinnamon. Sweet caramel malts, very ripe fruits peach & apricot-, gentle warming & subtle bitterness at first sip. Buttery, plentiful & voluptuous palate. Raisin & sweet grapefruit in the middle. Full body, low carbonation. Smooth, creamy, slightly earthy finish. Aftertaste carries sugar cane, brown sugar & soft rhum-like hues. Amazing well balanced flavors & aromas. Delightful. Mandatory beer!!! Comment: Last year I enjoyed a 750ml bottle. I remember it so delicious but no notes were taken. Well, looking at labels Ive realized: 750ml ltd. Ed. -#113- bottle 24,3EBC 53,9IBU but 330ml bottle 45EBC 57IBU.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
666ale (85) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2013
really sweet complex taste, caramel and sugar in the front, strong warm brew for the afterdinner!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - MAR 24, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 Tasted at Ma che siete venuti a fa. Appearance: dark amber. Aroma: malt, sugar. Taste: sweet. Body. full. Overall: 20/20

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (1600) - LATVIA - MAY 3, 2013
Light brown / dark amber colour with minimal white cap. Mild but rich aroma. Rich taste with well balaned sweetness and bitterness

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
netty (71) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle provided by Cuso. Many many thanks! Amazing barley wine style beer. I love it.! Combination of strong fullness beer with brandy, fruit, sweet taste. Alcohol is strongly present in pleasant way. Winter cottage, fireplace, and this beer in couple. Heaven on earth.


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