Mikkeller Forêt de Tronçais (Light Toasted)

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
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koleminer20 (4385) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2018
From notes. Enjoyed at the 5th Annual Barleywine Tasting at Travis and Nicole’s house on February 03. 375 mL bottle. The pour is a lighter amber brown color with a thick off white head that falls down slowly leaving a couple spots of lace behind. The aroma is definitely sweet. There is a heavy syrupiness to it with a growing caramel and a blistering sweetness. There is a bit of oak in this, and it just remains lightly woody through the finish. The flavor is much of the same. This is where the alcohol becomes more prominent. The caramel is sweet and syrupy with a growing light oak and a warming vanilla that peeks through on the back end. This one is just super intense. The mouth feel is medium bodied and softly carbonated with a lingering sweet booze and light caramel on the back end. Decent, but way too boozy. 7 4 7 4 15

melush (5221) - SPAIN - OCT 6, 2017
37,5cl Bottle @ Cervezalandia, Vall d'Uixo, Spain Hazy amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malt, ripe fruit, figs. Taste is malt, caramel, apricot, figs. Medium body, soft carbonation.

oobawa (1971) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Runs closer to a dessert wine than a barley wine, thick and mildly carbonated and uber-sweet. Nose offers up thick caramel and wood, plus a sour lemon undercurrent that had me thinking wild yeast until I took a sip. Looks aren’t great, ruddy red-brown with no head or lace, but it’s 19.3% ABV. What do you expect? Taste is sweet, all sweet, sweet beyond sweet, honey and caramel and dried apricots and maraschino cherries and kirschwasser and a lingering boozy heat. Vanilla kicks in late, as does a mild oak backbone that adds a nice woodsy note to the sugar jamboree playing out on your palate. Eventually the sweetness becomes too much, too overbearing; it’s a good beer as long as you’re sharing the bottle with a couple friends, but a full pint for yourself is a bit much. Still, the texture dares you to find the wicked-high ABV, and the warm fuzziness it leaves behind might skew your rating a tenth or two.

DuffMan (10983) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle, shared with thephantomhennes. Golden amber with a creamy head. Fruity, golden syrup and apricot jam, prominent vinous notes, nice acidity in the finish. Boozy, but not at all unpleasant or harsh. After two in a row from this series, we were pretty boosted.

Koelschtrinker (22726) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 3, 2017
Stark hellholziger Beginn mit spürbarem Alkohol. Deutlich malzig, geringe Herbe, getrocknete Früchte, dann deutlich trockener und intensiv holzig. Unsüffig, primär wegen des Alkoholgehalts. 9/7/6/7/9/8

Beerhunter111 (23982) - Beerland, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2017
375ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange golden colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of strong riped fruits, strong malt, wood. Taste of strong overriped fruits, wood, tons of vanilla, alcohol.

Lowenbrau (4888) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2016
37,5 cl bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 03-05-2015.
BBD: who cares.
Pours cloudy orange with little white head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Blue cheese, buttery, caramel, liquor nose. Medium body, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Taste is quite sweet, warm alcohol mouthfeel, liquor, nuts, licorice, caramel, Sweet aftertaste. Quite enjoyable.

rodenbach99 (4571) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2016
Dégustation Mikkeller Fôret du centre light et medium, Fôret du Troçais light et medium, Fôret Limousine light et medium.
Une dégustation côte à côte avec ces 6 bouteilles avec Pat et Pat. La moins bonne Limousine et la meilleure du Centre. J’ai laissé SlovakSniper prendre des notes.
Limousin Medium 2,7; Limousin light 2,4, Tronçais medium 2,9, Tronçais light 3,1, Centre light 3,3, Centre medium 3.

SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2016
Caramélisé et liquoreux, fruits comme dans tous les autres. Alcool bien intégré. À siroter comme on sirote une eau-de-vie.

Michael27 (2439) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2016 Aus der Flasche getrunken (Direktlieferung von Mikkeller aus dem Weihnachtskalender 2015). Ein Traum von einem (Imperial) Barley Wine. Kupfern mit weißem Schaum im Glas. Wuchtiger Körper, intensive Holznoten. Trotz des hohen Gehalts keine Spritigkeit.

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