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Bommen & Granaten - Bordeaux BA - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  15.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Fux on 04-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Brad!

Orange / copper body with an off-white head. Aromas of cotton candy, orange, butterscotch, alcohol. Sweet, boozy. Elegance emerges mid to late palate with a smooth finish. Still, too sweet and unabashed. Fruity elixir.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle 15,2% Abv.
Served chilled in a snifter.
Bottled 28th Jan 2013
Good for 25 years.

Appearance: The beer pours a lovely (almost clear) deep red with a golden-amber appearing along the edges of the glass when back lit. A rough pour yields a good sized cream coloured head that lasts well for such a strong beer and even leaves a few thin patches of lacing. Swirling the beer coats the glass in a thick sticky residue.

Smell: Wow, the barrel aging has had a huge effect on the initial nose - as soon as the cap is cracked a fantastic jammy character (strawberry) just bursts out of the bottle. As the nose begins to open up notes of brown sugar, caramel, treacle, sweet red wine, some fruity alcohol, a touch of Belgian yeast (I have noticed this in the recent standard B&G bottles as well), oak, golden raisins, a little alcohol and a touch of citrus peel.

Taste: The initial flavour is absolutely fantastic with a ton of super sweet brown sugar, caramel, treacle and strawberry jam, however towards the middle of the mouth some rather out of place Belgian yeast and bitter alcohol flavours become apparent. Other notes include: Raisins, oak, sweet red wine, a hint of citrus peel and a pinch of spice. There is a little bitterness in the finish, but it does little to balance the massive sweetness.

Mouthfeel: There is far more carbonation than I expected (medium-high level), but thankfully it settles down pretty quickly and is nice and smooth. The body is superb - full, chewy and sticky.

Overall: The time spent in wine barrels has really altered the flavour of Bommen & Granaten adding a huge strawberry jam character. That said, I would like to see less carbonation and the spicy alcohol and yeasty notes missing as they were in the earlier vintages of B&G.

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Bommen & Granaten - Bordeaux BA from Brouwerij De Molen
91 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.