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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,372
Reviews: 565
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 172
Gots: 238 | FT: 10
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Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: mcallister on 03-01-2009

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Ratings: 1,372 | Reviews: 565
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Photo of rjp217
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bomber bottle with nearly two years of age on it and poured into my Deschutes teku...

A - Dark red/brown pour with a finger and a half head. Sticky lace left all over the glass throughout consumption. Perfect look

S - Raisins, dark fruits and toffee really stand out for me. There's a good medley here that balances quite well

T - More dark fruits along with dates and molasses. The toffee stands out the most for me. Amazingly complex. Outstanding!

M - Low carbonation, thin to medium feel and silky f'n smooth

O - The two years of age have done this amazingly well. This is absolutely insanely drinkable. The 9+% ABV is hardly noticeable as I am cruising through this bomber with ease. This is one of the best barleywines on the market. Do yourself a favor and set this one aside for awhile and reap the benefits!

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1,000th rating!

Bottle purchased and drank at Chocolate and Vines in Rochester, NY. Not sure the year, but due to the taste, it appears to have been cellared very well.

Pours a dark amber/brown, with a one inch head, and no lacing.

Smells include caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, leather, and tobacco.

The taste is similar and just wonderful. The hops have completed faded away and left some sweet and decadent flavors. Only slightly boozy, with rich malt flavors. I taste chocolate, some smoke, brown sugar, candied fruits, toffee, leather, tobacco. Very complex.

The alcohol at this age (wish I knew just how old) is barely noticeable. Sweet sticky mouthfeel, no carbonation. Very drinkable, was able to polish off a bomber with no problem.

This is one of the best barleywines I've ever had, it's just about perfect.

Photo of Thezapper
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark reddish brown with nice lacing

S: First thing I get is dark and dried fruits, molasses, and just a touch of hops.

T: Very sweet off the bat which gives way to some decent hop flavor and ends dry with some lingering bitterness.

M: Decent mouth feel for the style. For me a barley wine should be thick, almost chewy and very complex. This definitely lingers on the tongue nicely and excites the taste buds.

O: Another good brew from Troegs. For me it lacks just a touch of complexity but makes up for that in drinkability, dangerously so. This goes down easy so be careful at over 9%.

Photo of LI_PO12
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into snifter

Appearance- reddish brown, hazy, tan head

Aroma- Toffee, figs, molasses, deep malts, raisins, some booze

flavor- Molasses, toffee, dates and figs, slightly toasty malts, sweet up front, but balances out and ends up somewhat bitter at the finish, warming alcohol

Mouthfeel- Medium/heavy, medium carbonation

Overall- Really like this beer. this is from the 2012 batch, and has aged nicely. Really hoppy when fresh but ages so well. Worth a try for sure.

Photo of oberon
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an over sized wine glass a rich burnt orange infused bronze with a sticky 1/2 finger off white head,brillinat definition and color.Chocolate and fruity hops with alcohol notes in the nose.Like the bottle says hops dipped in chocolate play a big role on the palate,brown sugar and sweet alcohol round out the palate.A great American style Barleywine with it's big hops and big alcohol,fantastic stuff.

Photo of steelerguy
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown, viscous, looking beer. Nice size head that takes a bit to settle. The head fades to a coating on top as you drink. Low carbonation, but kind of hard to tell since you can't really see much.

S - Caramel, raisins, bread...almost like a sticky bun with no cinnamon but with some rosemary on top because of the pine hops.

T - Tons of caramel malt, with some lightly toasted malts in addition. This balances out what I imagine are a lot of IBUs but you don't feel like it is too bitter with so much malt and sweetness. Finishes with some dark fruit flavors and a touch of alcohol.

M - Thick, creamy, and smooth on the tongue. Then finishes with some warmth and lingering caramel coating.

D - So much flavor this is a sipper, very enjoyable, but the 22 oz. bottle is almost too much for a single serving. This is meant to be savored and shared.

Photo of warnerry
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles 4/5/10

A - Pours a clear deep copper with a finger or so of off-white head. Head doesn't have great retention, but leaves some nce lacing.

S - Big chocolate, caramel and toffee aromas, but also a decent amount of citrus and a bit of pine. Nice.

T - Caramel, brown sugar and toffee, along with citrus and pine hops. Chocolate notes come in more near the finish. Very smooth tasting and really enjoyable.

M - Medium mouthfeel, very low carbonation. Has a bit of sticky sweetness initially, but finishes semi-dry with some nice bitterness.

O - Very nice barleywine, and a nice one from Troegs. Good flavor profile. I would be interested in trying this fresh for comparison, but even after 20 months has a good hop character.

Photo of generallee
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 6oz bottle into a tulip glass. The abv is listed at 9.3% on the label. There is no born on date or freshness date.

Appearance: It has a dark reddish brown body with a thick two finger light tan head on top. Head retention is very good and it makes thick lace rings on the glass as I take each sip.

Smell: The aroma has a full character with strong base maltiness with candy sweet notes, brown sugar and caramel notes. Hops are a little more laid back and offer a light balance of leafy/floral and lighter citrus/pine.

Taste/Palate: Malt sweetness comes through overall in a big full body with a decent hop punch backing it all up. I get notes of roasted grain, candy, sugar and white bread crust mixed with mild spice like pine and deep earthy/leafy hop bitterness. A smooth texture with mellow carbonation rounds out the feel.

Notes: A solid and very enjoyable American Barleywine from a solid brewery.

Photo of mverity
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle courtesy of @Casey3236. Pours a mostly opaque deep nutty brown, with hints of rich woody red. Creamy tan head that held pretty well before fading into a medium collar and a few wisps. Sticky legs and good lacing. Aroma is molasses, deep earthy malt, woody, some leathery damp soil. Taste is dark caramel, nutti-chocolate with some almond like toastiness, leather and earth. Rich mouthfeel, full bodied and low to medium carbonation. I think I aged this one a bit too long, or maybe not long enough. That dirt-like flavor is a little off putting.

Photo of merlin48
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber thanks to mntlover. Poured into a snifter a slightly hazed dark amber body with a small beige head that quickly falls to a cap with some spotty lacing.

Robust aroma of pine and earthy hops and honey drenched nougats of caramel.

Body is on the full side of medium with a creamy moderate carbonation.

Taste has pine, earthy, and spicy hops up front, with a solid malt base. Raisins and hints of other dark fruits, brown sugar, and toasted caramel are all apparent. A bit of alcohol heat lets you know you're sipping a barleywine.

Been wanting to try this one for a long time and it didn't disappoint. Excellent American style barleywine with plenty of aggressive hops, yet with a solid malty backbone underneath.

Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber bottle
Pours dark plummy amber, murky under a dak tan head that leaves splotches of lace. Nose is of ripe fruit, musty hop oils and then some sweet maple. Strong and tasty brew. Bold strokes of resiny hops and repectable layers of maple malts. Some glimmers of boozy alcohol poke their heads up, but the smoothness and continuing melange of hops/malts follow through to make the finish line. Nice offering thats well worth a try.

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Sam Adams perfect pint glass--aged 3 years

Appearance: reddish-brown in color, hazy, minimal head, moderate carbonation

Smell: deep caramel malt and light pine

Taste: deep caramel malt and brown sugar, then figs become prominent, pine hops and alcohol dominate the end

Mouthfeel: really sweet with bitter backbone, medium carbonation, heavy bodied

Overall: A nice and complex barleywine. For the money, I would certainly buy this again and see how it is fresher. A sipper, but one I will revisit.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark amber/red color with a white head. The aroma is caramel, brown sugar and dark fruit. Just an awesome aroma. The flavor is more of the same with figs, raisins, molasses, caramel and brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber with a thin head. Smells hoppy and a bit sweet. Right now it tastes like a mix of a DIPA and a barleywine. First sip & I thought barleywine but later it seems more like a DIPA. My wife stole a glass after a sip which means she thought of it as a DIPA. Mouthfeel is smooth but there is a bit of a bite of etoh in there. I am interested to see how this ages.

Cheers.

Photo of Kraken
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 8/14/09

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a 16oz pint glass. Firm pour calls fourth a brief off white head consisting of very fine bubbles. Very fine lace. Color a dark ruby brown.

Nose- Burnt caramel, dark fruits, deep resinous pine. Biscuit and bit of citrus. Touch of booziness. Very complex.

Palate- Heavy and almost quad like. Robust burnt caramel, some plum, raisins and dates. Subtle coffee, and coco. Pine resin bristles up, coupled with some very bitter grapefruit notes to round out a very long finish. Booze is present in the close. Very nicely done.

Mouthfeel- A bit thick, dry moderately cloying.

Drinkability- Good. But one is enough at almost 10% Seek out if you can find, apparently this was a limited run

Photo of ehammond1
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, YaKnowBrady!

A dark barleywine, but not black by any means. A charred amber and dark brown with a moderately-sized dark brown, creamy head. This leaves messy chunks of lace down the glass. Pretty and appropriate. Very sticky.

An appropriately sweet aroma of toffee and caramel, some candy bar (chocolate and caramel, combined), some burnt notes (though complementary), and some booze as the beer comes to room temperature. It's not distracting, however, and it comes together quite nicely. Complete.

The flavor is exceptional, and better than the aroma. It's a complete, incredibly drinkable, American barleywine. Moderate bitterness, mild chocolate, lots of burnt sugars (toffees, caramels), and a bit of alcohol come together very nicely. An incredible beer to sip on during a cold evening...though I can hardly sip it, I'm gulping it! Delicious!

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation carbonation.

Incredibly drinkable and delicious. I came in without expectations, and I left wanting more Flying Mouflan!

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into 22oz snifter; deep opaque mahogany with a big fluffy tan head that leaves rocky lacing as it fades slowly.
Smells of toasted grain, raisins, caramel, toffee, graham cracker, light chocolate and burnt sugar. Slight leafy, earthy hops.
Taste is complex and follows the nose; starts with sweet toasted grain malt with waves of caramel and toffee, moving through sweeter darker notes of candied raisins and chocolate, finishing with a slight heat of booze and a nice bitter pinch of hops, more than the nose suggested, which rounds this beer off nicely and keeps it from being too sweet.
Mouthfeel is thick and a bit sticky, but finishes before becoming cloying thanks to the hops.
Overall, a great example of the sweeter side of the style.

Photo of williamjbauer
4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 22oz bomber served in a weizen glass

A - hazy copper amber with 1.5 finger with ecru foamy head with great sticky lacing and excellent retention

S - dark fruits, raisins, caramel, grassy meadow

T - Very sweet start with molasses'dark fruits, caramel, dates, then to malts, and next to a bit of bitterness a touch of earthy and grassy hops, mild bitterness and some spice. Quite a bit of alcohol warming.

M - full body, moderate carbonation. Smooth a bit chewy.

O - excellent barley wine, a bit too much alcohol and a bit sweet' but quite complex. Very bold, but well designed. The hops in this are a godsend for the barley wines as a style and I'd love to see more breweries emulate this beer.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a deep clouded chocolate infused mahogany brown a bit dirty with yeast sediment, light khaki tan head forms evenly with lacing. My Gulden Draak chalice welcomes this barleywine from Troeg's talk about a long time coming. Aroma has loads of hops with a tobacco leaf earthiness, mild raisin and caramel malts drizzled across the hop bitterness, a nice sugar coated layer with an air of alcohol and alluring spicy herbal hop waves with a touch of lingering layers of cocoa. Flavor equals a clash of crystal malt tones with juicy caramel brown sugar candy coated heavy handed herbaceous hops. Wicked east coast hop explosion with bitter waves of glory more dirty and earthy tobaccco layers arising straight from the womb of mother earth. Mouthfeel is fuller bodied never cloying with either sweetness or hop bitterness a nice clash of the two brings balance in epic proportions with an even pleasant flow of carbonation dectected with each sip. Drinkability is dangerous for me a quality brew that I will always remember as the Flying Mouflan, I would like to session with this brew but I guarantee it would put a hurting on me.

Photo of glid02
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Joe - thanks!

Pours a hazy copper-brown color with a one-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of robust caramel malts with smooth toffee and hints of earthy and herbal hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth caramel malt flavors with hints of toffee and booze-soaked medium fruit kick things off. Midway through the sip the slight fruit flavors fade and the profile dries out as herbal hops flavors make an appearance. The herbal hops and slightly dry caramel malt flavors carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall I enjoyed this beer but was hoping for a bit more complexity. A solid beer that's not worth seeking out but is worth a shot if you see it around.

Photo of pwoods
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz. brown bottle, purchased at Hyde Park Wine and Spirits, poured into a DFH snifter.

A: Pours deep burgundy, letting very little light through. Pretty decent sized creamy head with decent retention. Decent lacing throughout.

S: Sweet malts with a appetizing alcohol aroma. Plenty of hops in the nose bringing some citrus and a very appealing mint aroma. Very interesting nose.

T/M: Lots of bready malt, sweet and savory at the same time. Alcohol is there but not overpowering and adds some depth. Hops add more of the citrus and great mint flavor though they don't over balance the malts, making this perfectly drinkable fresh(though I'd love to see what this will turn into). Body is nearly full with just enough carbonation to give a smooth body. Finishes with a touch of dryness.

D: Not a huge barleywine but still definitely a sipper. I really like the hops profile in this but I think a year or so will do the malt backbone some good.

Photo of CloudStrife
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours an opaque ruby brown with a 2 finger dense off white head. Head sticks around for a bit and leaves some lacing as it disappears.

S: Dark fruits like raisin and fig, roasted malt. A little bit of sweetness and hints of oak.

T: Strong taste reminiscent of a barley wine, can tell some hops have faded away leaving a dark sweet fruity malt taste. A little bit more alcohol present than I would have liked.

M: Thick and fairly heavy mouthfeel with low/moderate carbonation. Very warming.

Overall I think this is at an odd aging point, the hops have faded but the sweetness is still too overpowering. Worth a try but get it fresh or age it more.

Photo of racer2k
3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured 220z into a pint glass. Snifter would likely do better with this beer fyi.

A - Beer with a dark ruby brown color with some chill haze and a thin but frothy head that thins out nicely.

S - Dates, Raisins, toffee, dark chocolate, pine, strong booze and a bit of spicy peppery aroma to boot.

T - A smooth rum cake flavor with hints of hops, honey and strong pine. The booze theme continues and finishes with a nice back end malty coffee like finish. A thick molasses hint of flavor is present throughout the quaff.

M - Very viscous and smooth with little carbonation and quite drinkable even given the high alcohol content on board.

D - A great holiday beer but one that must be consumed with care and the right snifter glass. Drink this with someone who is well versed on barleywine and how to properly approach this best. Good stuff but be careful!

Photo of mdaschaf
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy mahogany color with a small tan colored head that reduces quickly to a bubbly ring. Minimal lacing.

S: Rather hoppy for a barleywine, some pine and citrus as well as caramel, toffee, and some bready malt.

T: Reminds me of a fresh bigfoot, plenty of hop presence here. Some orange and citrus with a little bit of pine upfront, followed up by some caramel and brown sugar.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. ABV well hidden. Very drinkable.

O: A nice barleywine, liked the hop presence here. Very drinkable and smooth, no harshness.

Photo of NJpadreFan
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Troegs- The Flying Mouflan

A- Deep rusty reddish brown with a huge creamy foamy head. Solid lacing down the glass.
S- Thick brown sugar and molasses malt with sweet oily hops.
T- Thick sweet malt with hints of brown sugar, caramel, molasses, and vanilla. Thick sweet hops dominate most of the body. Pine and floral hops are thick, sweet, and bitter.
M- Again, thick malt up front with a spicy hop body and finish. Bitter with a spicy dry finish.

Overall- More mellow than expected but thats a good thing.

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Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,372 ratings.