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SNAB
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Maelstrøm is gebrouwen ter gelegenheid van het 10 jarige bestaan van de SNAB. Terugkijkend in de geschiedenis van het brouwen komen we het verschijnsel van moeder-dochter bier regelmatig tegen. Deze oude brouwmethode, waarbij men gebruik maakte van één zelfde storting om meerdere bieren te maken, is de basis voor onze Maelstrøm (9,8 %) en Snab Pale Ale (6,3 %). Door de zware storting na te spoelen verkrijg je een steeds minder zwaar bier. Om puur praktische redenen worden beide bieren nu apart gebrouwen. In ons streven om vernieuwend te zijn op de Nederlandse biermarkt zijn we hierin ook met de Maelstrøm weer geslaagd. Speciaal voor de liefhebbers van droge, hopbittere bieren is deze American Barley Wine ontwikkeld. Door gebruik te maken van Cascade en Amarillo hop en het toepassen van "dry-hopping" heeft dit bier een zeer uitgesproken karakter gekregen. Water, Pale Ale-, Kristal en Münchener mout, Cascade en Amarillo hop en gist.

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4.3
martijnomg (7) - Stadskanaal, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
Surprisingly good Barley Wine. Nice creamy off white head that sticks to your glass. Raisins, yeast and ripe dark fruit in the aroma. Taste of raisins, prunes, caramel and pines. A nice dry hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
Lore (2898) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 30, 2016
hazy brown colour, medium sized creamy yellowish head; aroma of caramel, biscuit, resiny notes, dried berries, hints of vanilla, some orange zest oils and maybe grapefruit; taste of malty-caramel and biscuit like sweetness with honey notes, resiny hops, raisins, vanilla, dried berries, some herbal and grapefruit notes; great barley wine

4.2
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2008
It’s a hazy dark orange colored beer. It has a solidly beige head. It stays for a long time. Aromas of fruit, very hop bitter and touches of caramel. The taste goes from soft to bitter. Also a nice tintillating, a little dry taste in the back. Taste stays for a long time. A very good Dutch beer in an American style.

4.2
tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2012 28/VI/2012 - 33cl bottle from Mitra van Bergen (Eindhoven) @ Klaas’ place - BBE: 2011 (2012-663)

Clear dark red to purple beer, small light beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, rich malty, caramel, bit of chloride, milk chocolate, ripe figs, touch of mocha and ripe banana. MF: good carbon, medium to full body. Taste: chocolate, sweet malts, ripe fruits, dried cranberries and other fruits, nice bitter touch, dark chocolate, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, little sour, pretty bitter yet fruity ending.

4.2
worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Deep mahogany red, almost brown with a medium, thick, sticky, frothy, lasting, lacy off-white head. Smells of full deep malt with caramel, pepper, aniseed, berries, citrus fruit and mild alcohol. Raisin, biscuit, and leather. Medium to full oily body that warms the mouth. Light carbonation. Deep delicious sweet malty caramel taste that is well blacked and not too strong. Citrus and light bitterness on the finish. Deep and delicious. The alcohol is present and could be smoothed out in time. An excellent rich barley wine.

4.2
Batavi (398) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2015 Fles gekocht bij biernavigatie, uitgeschonken in Struise bierglas. Licht troebel donker amberkleurig bier, met hoge stabiele, beige schuimkraag. Fruitige haast IPA aroma’s van overrijp fruit als bananen, vijgen, pruimen, verder ook karamel, vanille, pijnboom en leer. De smaak is stevig hopbitter en relatief droog, een stuk minder zoet dan bij veel andere Barley Wines. Met tonen van tropisch/rood fruit, karamel en Amerikaanse hopsoorten. Mooie balans, met complexe fruitige en aardachtige tonen. Het mondgevoel is verwarmend alcoholisch met een medium carbonatie en een licht peperige finish van hop. Uitstekende Nederlandse Barley Wine, een mooi bier om langzaam van te genieten. Gebrouwen bij De Proefbrouwerij in België, waar ook enkele fantastische soorten BW van Mikkeller worden gebrouwen. Deze Maelstrøm is een geslaagde variant in de Barley Wine stijl.

4.2
TtV (468) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Hazy brown with a red glow and a thick, foamy off white top. Beautiful in the glass. Aroma is a beautiful mixture of hops, wood, malts, yeast. The taste starts with a fresh, mildly bitter taste. Then very slowly a dry hop bitterness kicks in which grows slowly and stays long in the mouth.

4.1
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2007
Deep mahogany & somewhat cloudy body, with a huge and rocky IPA-style head. Fruity, hoppy aroma with a strong & sweet malt backbone; unmistakable Cascade grapefruit and peach, plus a nice malt profile with brown sugar, caramel and vanilla. The flavor starts out fruity, with sweet malt plus peach from the hops, and finishes bone-dry with typical dry C-hopping grapefruit and some peculiar ash-like roasty flavors which linger for a long time. Actually quite well-balanced for a such a bold brew. Not as huge or impressive as some behemoth barleywines like SN’s Bigfoot, but more delicate & detailed. Low on carbonation, thick on the palate and luckily not cloying. Surprisingly good, nice to see such a solid barleywine coming from a Dutch brewery.

4.1
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle at ultimate glasgow tasting. Aroma is bursting with piney, resin american hop character, hints of spicey yeast character. Taste is similarly bursting with american citrus peppery hops, a good pale malt base, the alc is weel hidden. A very nice and different barley wine.

4.1
Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2008
A unique barkeywine, with the aroma akin to an English old ale, with citrus from Cascade hops, yet only moderately hoppy. An expirey date of December 15 2007 yet no matter. Pours grapefruity with lots of hanging lace. A medium to full mouthfeel, very smooth. A complexity of mild tastes: caramel, grapefruit of course, tropical fruit, sugar, yeast. One of the best barleywines I have tasted. Alcohol hits the nose, and is warming. Thank you Absumaster.


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