De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Giovanni)

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
Bourbon barrel aged with brett. Borefts 2013 festival special.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Poured cloudy reddish brown with no head. Aroma of acidic vinous fruit. Medium to full body, quite smooth, flavour is sweet berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (13341) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
At Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Hazy copper with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with toffee, some fruity notes and vineous alcohol. Sweet and thick malty and fruity flavour, with hot alcohol, some brett character, and a somewhat astringent finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2014

Draught @ 5th Borefts Beer Festival 2013, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

[ As De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Giovanni) ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, caramel, dried fruit, alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet with a long duration, alcohol, fruity - dried fruit - fruity sweet. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20130927]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesusO (48) - - FEB 18, 2014
Probada en Borefts 2013. La mejor de las cervezas que prob, o al menos la que ms me gust. Para repetir. Si la original Bommen en granaten es una barley wine dulzona, aunque sabrosa y bastante bebible el toque cido del brett hace a esta Bommen en Giovanni adictiva, compensa perfectamente el dulzor. Entra muy bien aunque es peligrosa, en nariz toque actico, fruta madura y almbar. Poca presencia de lpulo, cuerpo oleoso y postgusto largo. Excelente.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1245) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle from de Molen shop, tasted 12/07/2013. Pours chestnut brown, ruby highlights, nearly flat with a still surface yet some residual bubbles occasionally rising to the surface. Aroma of cherries, berry jam, slight tartness, strong vinous funk and brett, subtle vanilla, wood in the finish. From time to time acetone notes come into the nose which is a bit off putting. Taste is cherry, prunes, other ripe dark fruit notes, red wine, brown sugar and toffee, acetic finish, fruity vanilla and light bourbon lingering in the aftertaste. Syrupy and viscous body. Approaching something like a sour barley wine, not entirely my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2013
75cl, as Bommen & Granaten Giovanni, new exclusive Dutch collab. brew Anno 2013, with Brettanomyces, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sweet brew, sweet/fruity and slightly alcoholic/vinous, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet expensive!, WOW!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (5347) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 27.09.2013, tap @ Borefts:
Completely flat. Aroma is kind of strange fruity, hops, canned fruits, oak, butterscotch, citrus. Taste is sweet, canned fruits, dried fruits, sugar, hops, oak, cardboard, honey, grass, cardboard, butterscotch. Very dry mouthfeel even though its so sweet. Interesting at most.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2013. Clear amber/brown - no head. Dried fruits, bretty notes, caramel, borubon, vanilla, oakey, vineous, citric, barley, sweetness, coconut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
Lighter coloured than expected. Strong aroma of dark fruit, fresher berries, sweet brown malts, grapes and a herbal note. The taste is a tat bit diluted though compared to the normal (and extra hopped) versions. You do get a touch of acidity which is interstingly different. Prefer the original(s) though. This one feels like it doesnt need 15% alcohol. (On tap at Borefts 2013)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2013
Tap at BBF13 - one of my favourites of the festival - hands down. Pours slightly hazy amber with no head (just some bubbles), faint carbonation (in palate as well) and a rich malt and fruit jam nose. Full full body but the slight tartness is really agreeable! Taste is that typical B&M goodness and added with some sweet wine alike flavours (oaky, sweet grape notes, full peachy notes...). Love it!

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