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

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel aged American barley wine

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, - JUN 18, 2017
Thanks to Jamie for that one! Seems like I’ve been saving it for a while looking at the 08-05-2015 bottling date. Pours a very clear copper with a creamy offwhite rim for a head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of caramel, hops and generally feels like a barleywine. Some alcohol but mixed with hops essence. Taste is sweet to a medium-high level but not cloying because of that moderately high bitterness. Some hot alcohol but not even near what you could rightfully expect from a 13+% brew? Not overly american which I can appreciate. Body is medium-full, carbonation soft and mouthfeel is syrupy. A pretty good sipper! Could certainly be a couple notch down on the alcoholic side, though.


3.5
stevoj (5639) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle from Jeremy. Murky Amber, small skin of head. Aroma is fruity, apples, boozy. Taste gets a little Woody, leathery, tobacco. Starts nice, ends a bit harsh.

3.5
BuckeyeBoy (8570) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle pours out copper amber color topped with a sand head. Nose is barrel sweet caramel toffee and some barrel heat. Taste is more of the big sweet malts caramel toffee some barrel.

3.7
Mortlach (2525) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 9, 2017
330ml bottle. Ambrata carica, torbida, schiuma bianca leggera e poco persistente. Al naso sentori di alcol, caramello, vaniglia, botte, solvente, ossidazione. In bocca è dolce all'attacco con un finale amaro abbastanza deciso, legno, astringenza. Corpo pieno, carbonazione leggera. Birra complessa, da centellinare.

3.5
wekker84 (2420) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2017
Bottle a red brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts sweetness caramel dried fruits spicy and hops flavor malts sweetness caramel fruits dried fruits spicy and bitter hops

3.8
crajun (1268) - , Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2017
2015 bottle; must have picked up in CO? enjoyed; barley wines are usually not my thing but this was niiiiiiice. aroma of wood and spices - highest rated part of beer. cloudy amber pour. taste was mild for a bw - sweet dried fruit, caramel. nice brew!

3.4
BVery (11390) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2017
Tap at Tap and Handle. Murky reddish brown pour with a smaller head. Caramel, toffee, dried fruit, and loads of booze. Slick and warming. Bit of veggie soup.

3.6
kraddel (9170) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2017
Tasting leftover from god knows when. Opened after having hold on to it for a long time. Pours clear, very dark copper. Small but stable white head. Smell is very fruity, mild almond, rather intense. Taste is rather bitter, sharp grainy, strong boozyness, mild fruit. Perhaps I should have aged it a few more years, to get the heat down a bit...

3.8
Iphonephan (7332) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2017
From a 33 cl. bottle with a bottling date of 08-05-2015. Pours a hazy mahogany with a feint off white head. Aromas of caramel and toffee. Sweet flavor with soft carbonation. Some booziness in the finish.

1.9
Jashiu (1404) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 19, 2017
A BW with old hops aroma is never a good thing. Also a bit too hoppy for my tastes

3.3
Wim (4175) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2017
At Home together with Yves amber colored body with a white head and with a malt hop fruity aroma a malt hop sweet fruity caramel alcholic bitter taste with an alcholic bitter finish


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