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

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RATINGS: 772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
CarlJonas (231) - Linköping, - NOV 10, 2012
Dark copper, no head. Sherry and figs on the nose with some higher alcohol. Malt heavy, sweet vineous taste balanced by lots of warming alcohol. Some peppery bitterness in the finish but I’m not sure if it’s from the hops or the alcohol. Thick liquid but almost no carbonation. More dessert wine than beer but pretty nice.


3.7
roldano (142) - - AUG 12, 2017
Espuma beige-marrón que se disipa, color granate oscuro turbio apreciándose pequeñas burbujas brotar lentamente, aroma fuerte a fruta madura y madera, sabor dulce a caramelo sin apreciarse su alto contenido alcohólico en demasía.

4
Rotin (1550) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2017
Draught at Zubatý pes. Almost clear, reddish amber colored. AROMA- dried cherries, hips, rowanberries and other forrest berries, pleasant alcohol. FLAVOR- quite sweet, the same as nose, all that in honey, pleasant alcohol. Full bodied.
Quite noble barley wine. Very good.

3.9
Bitek (724) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 4, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2017 Suszone owoce, karmel, toffi, melasa, rozgrzewający alkohol w sporej ilości. Dużo ciała, sporo słodyczy, niskie wysycenie. Goryczka średnia do niskiej

4.3
darcyy98 (54) - POLAND - AUG 1, 2017
Aromat: Nuty miodne, żywiczne, suszone owoce, karmel, silne nuty winne, rodzynki i jakby agrest, może autosugestywnie. Wygląd: bursztynowe, brak piany, niskie wysycenie, lepiące Smak: to idealnie odwzorowany aromat. Piękna "winnosc" daje się we znaki, dobrze ułożony alkohol rozgrzewający w przełyku. Bardzo gładkie, delikatne i ułożone. Pierwszy wypity Barley Wine zdecydowanie na plus, pewnie ciężko będzie zrobić drugie takie dobre wrażenie. Przepyszne :)

3.4
Drake (13934) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle from State Line, 2010 vintage stating 15.2% ABV. Pours a muddy brown, viscous looking, no head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, heavy oxidation. The taste is raisin, caramel, toffee, citrus, booze, anise. Medium bodied, bitter, well balanced, smooth. Quite interesting.

4.1
Maris (1530) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2017
From a 330ml bottle on 26/7/2017. Pours a murky amber with the barest of heads. The nose is sweet and malty - caramel and toffee, with a hint of smoke. The flavour is quite sweet and intense, with caramel, toffee, butterscotch, brown sugar, treacle, along with a touch of bacon, finished off by a moderate bitterness.The palate is syrupy and carbonation soft. A lovely dessert like barley wine.

4
explosivedog (1279) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 8, 2017
330ml bottle, bottled April 2013, 15.2%. Pours orange red. Caramel, figs, apricot, pomegranate molasses, brandy heat, vanilla, peach. Big, sweet, full bodied. Lovely.

3.7
SimonBlok (616) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: hazy brown with low off-white head. Aroma: caramel, sweet spice, orange, raisins, red apple, fruits and alcohol. Taste: pretty high sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of brown sugar, raisins, orange, hint of cinnamon. Palate: full bodied, oil/sticky texture and medium carbonation

3.5
djcampbell (258) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 5, 2017
Hodně dobrý barley wine, který byl ale na můj vkus moc sladký. Silná masivita, krémová pěna jsou zde hlavní dominanty piva.

3.6
Inoven (756) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2017
Bier van de tap gedronken tijdens bierfestival Oirschot. Licht amber kleurig, helder bier. Geur en smaak is fruitig, perzik, rozijn en appel. Nasmaak is bitter.


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