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

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RATINGS: 769   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (1105) - Delaware, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Ultra smooth, but tasted and smelled like a funky tangerine/orange beer. Not my cup of tea... or beer, in this case.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
janubio (823) - SPAIN - MAY 17, 2017
Amber colour, no head, no lace. Aroma of caramel and more caramel. Oranges, dried fruits, grapes, wood and wine notes, brandy. Full bodoy, creamy, dense, sticky palate. No carbonation. Taste, of course, caramel, dried fruits, notes of chocolate, oranges, wine notes. Fantastic, pure caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AaronIPAAPA (155) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 15, 2017
Gęste, wyklejające, słodkie. Czuć alkohol. Słodkie owoce. Wysycenie mogłoby być ciut niższe.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3988) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2017
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy brownish/orangish colored brew with an sweet boozy taste, hints of manderin, caramel and some spices. Gift from an friend.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (1152) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2017
Bottle at home. Reddish amber colour, beige creamy head. Sweet and fruity hoppy, orange zest, strawberry, ripe apple and pear, caramel, bread, candied sugar, boozy and lightly bitter in the finish. Sticky mouthfeel, good body, medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 29, 2017
Draught at Sori Taproom. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with toffee, resin, dried fruits, a bit of alcohol, caramel, pine and bread. Bitter finish with toffee, dried fruits, caramel, resin, pine, hops and bread. Very nice barley wine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonGregorio (314) - POLAND - APR 23, 2017
Bottle. Unclear dark amber colour, small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, raisins, plums, dried fruits, light notes of almond. Taste is heavy- sweet and light to medium bitter, of raisins, dried fruits, plums, caramel, toffee, biscuits, some oranges - all flavours are fitting well and potent sweetness is nicely balanced by moderate bitterness. Full body, oily, thick texture, soft carbonation. Sweet, viscous, tasty, complex - classic example of the style.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dutchdarthvader (67) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2017
De geur is fantastisch het ruikt zoet de caramel komt je al tegemoet voordat je een slok heb genomen. Het biertje zelf schuimt niet super weinig koolzuur. Maar een hele mooie diep rode kleur. Niet bitter en drinkt heel zacht ondanks dat het best een zwaar biertje is. Proeft zelfs verrassend fruitig in de nasmaak met daar doorheen gedrenkt de smaak van caramel en chocolade. Ook al staat het laatste niet op het etiket. Al met al Kapitein Haddock zal dit biertje zeker waarderen. Al is het alleen al omdat het als een bom inslaat.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Keukeman (121) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2017
.33l bottle at DNW in Oss. Poured a hazy brown beer. Head is offwhite and creamy Aroma: sweet, caramel, brown sugar, fruity hints. Flavour: sweet, caramel, herby, slightly bitter. Palate: thick beer, strong beer, alcohol keeps on burning in throat. Pretty good beer

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adamz (13) - Krakw, POLAND - MAR 30, 2017
Barwa miedziana, piana śladowa, niskie wysycenie. W aromacie głwnie suszone owoce, skrka chleba. Bardzo gęste oleiste. W smaku rwnież owoce, słodkie lekko skontrowane goryczką. Prawie niewyczuwalny alkohol. Świetne piwo!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ironcontra (109) - POLAND - MAR 24, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2017 real sweet real fruity - if youre into that sort of thing. bombastic flavors for sure


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