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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,335 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,335
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 151
Gots: 220 | FT: 11
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Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mcallister on 03-01-2009)
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Reviews by portia99:
Photo of portia99
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle (no date visible, but I know I bought this in spring of '09...so about a year old). Poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a slightly yeasty dark brown color with very little light getting through it. A 1/2 finger of tan foam sits briefly on top before falling to a low collar with sparse islands of bubbles on the surface.

S - Very sweet smelling barleywine, tons of caramel and sugar up front with layers of bread, yeast and molasses. Hop presence is not noticeable in the aroma.

T - Lots of nice malty flavors in here. Caramel and molasses are strong up front with sugary sweetness mixed in. Hops make much more of an impression in the flavor profile. Good amount of bitterness that perfectly offsets the malt giving a great balance without any cloying qualities from the large malt presence. Definitely has lost some of its hop bite over the year of aging, but it has become a much more balanced barleywine in the process.

M - Feels pretty thick and sugary in the mouth. An almost syrupy sensation as it coats the mouth in sweetness and then is layered on top with bitter hops. Carbonation is on the low side, but not extremely low...still gives a nice tingle but not overly done...works really well with this barleywine.

D - Had several of these last year when they first came out and was really impressed. The hops were so nice when it was fresh - definitely just an amped up Nugget Nectar (how can you go wrong with that???). After a year, the hops have mellowed quite a bit and has arguably made this a better barleywine. Fresh it was closer to an imperial IPA, now - definitely a barleywine...and a good one! Drinking really well right now...maybe another 6 months or so will tame the hops a bit more and make this absolutely perfectly balanced. Great beer fresh or aged, but at this point in time, aged is your only option (unless they make it again).

portia99, Mar 06, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of rjp217
4.64/5  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!

rjp217, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.6/5  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.

GreesyFizeek, May 04, 2014
Photo of Thezapper
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
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%.

Thezapper, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of LI_PO12
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

LI_PO12, Jan 10, 2014
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
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3.6/5  rDev -13%

tectactoe, Monday at 08:50 PM
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
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Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,335 ratings.