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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Flying MouflanTröegs Flying Mouflan

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1,327 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,327
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 151
Gots: 220 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 03-01-2009)
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Reviews by allforbetterbeer:
Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle obtained as an extra in a trade in early 2010. This bottle is likely almost 3 years old, and has been cellared at 50 degrees F. Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter.

Pours a cloudy russet hue. This bottle has been large undisturbed for the past two years but doesn't look like it- there is nothing clear about it. Pours with a thin head that quickly dissipates.

The nose is appealing, with hints of ripe apples, apple brandy, sweet figs, treacle, burnt toffee, and caramelized malt. Smells very much like a classic aged English barleywine. Interestingly, the hops used to push with IBUs over 100 when this was fresh are not English at all. Time does interesting (and in this case wonderful) things to beer.

The flavor is quite outstanding. The dark dried fruit elements come out in force, with juicy raisin and fig cookie-filling making a dent. Dark syrupy bread and brandy-macerated grapes come to mind. The original hops in their fresh form are 90% gone, but still deliver some noticeable bitterness. Chocolate is also in there somewhere, but it isn't prominent, and manifests itself like "chocolate chips in bread" as opposed to an actual pure chocolate flavor.

The mouthfeel is thick, rich, sweet, and hasn't lost a bit of staying power over the years. This one could go years longer and still have body left.

Conclusion: I intended to wait till sometime next year to open this bottle (received in a trade in early 2010). This is the first time I have tried this beer, and seeing as it never makes it out to CO, it may be the last. Well worth the wait, and I am glad I didn't drink it fresh.

allforbetterbeer, Dec 03, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

oberon, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of JacobMutberg
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

JacobMutberg, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of steelerguy
4.38/5  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.

steelerguy, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of Scalexan
2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

Scalexan, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of warnerry
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

warnerry, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of DWolf
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

DWolf, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of generallee
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

generallee, Mar 06, 2011
Photo of nstroup
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

nstroup, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of TimoP
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

TimoP, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of mverity
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

mverity, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of Doomcifer
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of bierdabbler
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

bierdabbler, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of megamass
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

megamass, May 22, 2013
Photo of merlin48
4.43/5  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.

merlin48, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Billolick, Apr 17, 2009
Photo of mctizzz
1.75/5  rDev -57.7%

mctizzz, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

tigg924, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of aquazr1
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

aquazr1, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of reitzbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

reitzbrewing, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Mora2000, Apr 19, 2010
Photo of BigE90
4/5  rDev -3.4%

BigE90, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.33/5  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.

SkinnyElvis, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev -3.4%

jaminjohnson, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of wattoclone
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
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Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
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