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Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%


Brewed by:
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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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a goblet at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth, MA.

Appearance: This beer poured a small head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark crimson color with little clarity or bubbles seen coming up through the glass.

Smell: Caramel, raisins, toffee, boozy alcohol, raisins, and cherries.

Taste: Caramel, toffee, raisins, cherries, warm alcohol, bananas, mild tingly hop bitterness, tobacco, chocolate

Mouthfeel: Smooth, low to medium carbonation, warm boozy alcohol, and full bodied.

Overall: Pretty solid barleywine that I have enjoyed a lot of over the years.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2013 07:07:12 | More by Flounder57
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-deep red amber to brown color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-caramel malt, dark fruit, toasted bread, little boozy

T-caramel malt, toffee, dark fruit, vanilla, hint of hoppiness, a little boozy

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-a great Barleywine for the price, enjoyable sipper

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2013 13:03:18 | More by MDDMD
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stewart124

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at River Brew poured into a snifter. The waitress tried to pass this off as a DIPA so I'm not sure how long it has been kegged.

Dark amber with some orange highlights and a fine tan head.

Nose has everything you would expect from an American Barleywine. A heavy hand of strong citrusy hops backed up with caramel malts. Some candied fruits come through and there is a granny smith ester that bites. Clean yeast character and there is some tobacco, tea and vanilla that comes through in the finish.

A fine example of an American Barleywine. The bitterness was there all along and a great malt bill without too much cloyingly sweet caramel malts makes this very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2012 13:01:28 | More by stewart124
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CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ba Review #208
Served On: 08/11/2012
Glassware: Snifter
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

I paired this one with some bbq beef brisket and Cajon coleslaw at the new Tröegs brewery in Hershey. They have a ‘snack bar’ in the taproom, but trust me – it offers way more than your typical snack bar.

Look: Arrived with a thin tannish head. Color was a dark cloudy bronze. Carbonation bubbles powered through the thick body. Lacing was impressive given the high ABV.

Smell: Rather smooth aroma of toffee and candied apple. A hop bouquet suggested an aggressive hop profile. The obvious alcohol warmth became noticeable about the second or third inhale.

Taste: First off were heavy notes of toffee and floral hops. The dank body definitely made this one a sipper. The middle had a quick citrus bitterness that mixed with some winter fruits and an interesting molasses to offer a well crafted balance. The finish was a lingering brown sugar with bitterness returning with some dryness.

This was an amazing Barley Wine and probably surpasses SN Bigfoot by a small margin. Paring the beer with the brisket was probably one element that added to the enjoyable experience. I snagged a 22oz bomber for my cellar.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2012 16:31:27 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: thin head but nice lacing on a clear amber with marroon hues.

S: candy sugar, toffee and caramel malts. hops provide resin, citrus and syrup notes.

T: the caramel and chocolate malts are near perfect. The alcohol is pretty much non-existent. The beer is very well balanced for sure. dark fruit notes add the right amount of sweetness with molasses present as well.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. nice and smooth.

Overall: an incredibly drinkable barleywine. One of the best out there for both balance and drinkability. Honesty however this one may actually be more if an English style barleywine even if that wasnt the brewers intention.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2012 01:45:15 | More by kylehay2004
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MoMaMe

Maryland

4.95/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I absolutely LOVE this beer... it's my new favorite.

My other favorites are Guinness Foreign Extra and Gorden Biersch's Winterbock... I like strong, dark, heavy beers with a lot of flavor.

This beer has everything! It's very strong, with a crisp, strong flavor, but more refreshing than a Guinness, but not as smooth. The aftertaste is great, and it has a more robust flavor than Guinness.

I give it a 5 star rating. The only reason I gave it a slightly lower rating on mouthfeel is because it's not as smooth as some stouts I have tried, but it was still very smooth.

My only complaint is that it is very hard to find this beer. Not many people have heard of it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2012 21:35:45 | More by MoMaMe
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vandemonian

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Flying Mouflan is a deliciously hoppy barley wine that straddles the border between malty DIPA and hoppy barleywine.

A: Brown colour and a 3 mm head that lasts pretty well. 4.5

S: Malty with some nice hop aroma, too. I guess it'll smell very different when it's been aged. 4.5

T: Citrus hops over a mild malty base. Kinda like an extra malty IPA. Really, really delicious. 4.5

M: Foamy. Really good. 4.5

O: Maybe a little much to drink lots of. 4

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 02:19:39 | More by vandemonian
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint (think this is the wrong glass), the beer is a dark, cloudy, ruby blood red coloring with a thin, dense, small bubbled, light brown head. Aromas of sweet, layered malts and a citrus hops balance. Malt smells of nut, toffee, and chocolate with an earthy overtone. Smells great. Flavors are roasty toasty initially, with a rich and tangy caramel and toffee backbone highlighted by some resiny, bitter hops. Good, solid lacing left behind as you drink. Very well balanced and very smooth bodied, the beer has a slightly cloying, sweet and bitter balanced aftertaste. The finish is rich and smooth, with a slight linger from the resiny hops. Solid brew...would be interesting to age.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2012 16:54:05 | More by GarthDanielson
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ahh, I've been itching to have this beer from tap and I finally got a chance to do so. Poured from tap at TJs in Paoli PA into a snifter glass.

A: A brownish dark copper color with hints of burgundy red. A thin off white head leaves dot like lacing that disappears.

S: Sweet juicy dark fruits with a caramel malt smell and huge piney citrus hops. Some slight alcohol.

T: Damn this beer is good. The fruits are just do damn juicy and chewy. Flavor starts with darker fruits of plum, raisin, dark cherry and some fig. The sweetness compliments the dark fruits with a huge caramel and brown sugar flavor. The hops come to offset the sweetness with more chewy fruity flavors but with much more citrus notes. Hops turn the finish bitter with a piney prickly finish. Funny though, the sweetness comes back to coat and linger in the mouth after the prickly hops subside.

M: Full and super complex. This beer runs the gamut on mouthfeel. Starts smooth, turns prickly and bitter but leaves a smooth coat on the mouth when done.

O: What else to say but this beer is also terrific on tap. A top barleywine for me that I hope to see more on tap.

Overall one of my favorites and I was super happy to have it finally on tap. Let's hope it starts showing up more in the future with the new Troegs facility. PS. I love this beer fresh.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2011 13:07:26 | More by Kadonny
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery.

A: Slightly hazy reddish-brown body with a nice finger of fine off-white foam. Pretty good retention an dlacing for the style. Nice and sticky.

S: Citrus hops and big toffee malt. Some herbal pininess as well. Candied dark fruits. Intense, rich, and to the point.

T: Tastes like hop leaves soaked in caramel. Thick, sticky-sweet, and hugely bitter all at the same time. Booze and bitterness on the finish. A little harsh, but nicely to style.

M: Thick, viscous, and nicely carbonated. Lovely.

O: I enjoyed this one, but not as much as I expected to. While it certainly had all the hallmarks of a classic American Barleywine, it really didn't have either the complexity or the integration that I've come to expect from the best examples of the style. The bitterness and sweetness were both huge, but they clashed more than they complemented.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2011 15:52:57 | More by woosterbill
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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had fresh, on draft at the Brewery. Poured into a classic tulip glass. Fresh, this is my favorite barleywine to-date. Love the hop-profile on this guy.

A: pours a deep dark mahogany color with a thick frothy off-white head. 4.5

S: raisins, grapefruit, and maybe a touch of malted-barley sweetness on the nose. 4.5

T: so big. So bold. An impressive, aggressive barleywine, where the worlds of dark malts, barleywine sweetness, and aggressive American hopping practices collide. It's starts malty-sweet, almost syrupy, with raisins shining through, before it turns bitter with a wave of dry grapefruit hoppiness. 4.5.

M: not at all "light" in the mouth, carbonation is indicipherable amongst the huge flavors, this beer leaves a tongue coating of hop-oils to be proud of. 4.0

D: a tasty beer, for sure, but so big and so sweet as to not be terribly drinkable. I'd definitely indulge in a second, but probably wouldn't want a third in one sitting. 4.0

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2011 17:53:50 | More by psuKinger
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was the last of my four new treats imbibed during my visits last week to the Tröegs Brewery. Anyone know what a Flying Mouflan is, btw? Looks sort of like the Golden Snitch...

Filling my glass this time was a clear, deep, rich, dark chestnut/mahogany liquid. The head was a bit thin, light tan in color, and mostly rimmed the edge with lacing. The aroma was enticing, with toffee and caramel malts filling the air. This one had a chewy, medium-plus body, and passed very smoothly towards the stomach.

Lots of malt was present flavor-wise, with the toffee-caramel sweetness covering the palate. Throw in a bit of dark fruit action, and there ya go!! Some floral hopping appears, but it is restrained. Also, in the finish, there was some earthy as well as resiny characteristics. Though listed as an American BW and not an English one, it reminded me a lot of Victory Old Ho. Overall, this was my fave of the bunch. Really hit the spot! Prosit!

4.4
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | drink: 4.5

1308

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2011 17:55:54 | More by Bierman9
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in the Troegs tasting room. This is the 2010 version aged in the keg for 9 months now.

A - Pours deep murky brown with a strong khaki tan head, dissipating down to a light tan film, leaving sticky lacing down the glass.

S - Less hops than fresh, that is for sure. Plenty of sweet caramel malt blends well with aroma's of toffee, brown sugar, and some breadiness. Quite nice.

T - Plenty of sweet toasty malt up front giving way quickly to a mix of caramel and toffee sweetness. The usually bright hops have all but vanished at this point. Finish is a bit sweet at first with a bit of lingering dark roasted malt. I love aged mouflan and this one was well on its way to being great, a bit too early to pull this keg in my book but still awesome none the less.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet malty feel with plenty of lingering malt. Good balance of all flavors.

D - Pretty high all things considered. I love aged mouflan and this one really hit the spot. The higher ABV knocks this one down a few notches but it is still one of the best hoppy barleywines on the market today.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2011 00:41:14 | More by orangesol
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Pahn

New York

3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Stag's Head in Manhattan. Served in a flute.

Appearance: Bartender leaves a thin white head that dissipates immediately. Looks almost still. While leaving no lacing, the beer pours a beautiful, semi-translucent maroon.

Smell: Caramel and vague dark fruit (close to plum or prune). On the whole the smell is not very potent, though it at least gains some complexity with warmth (some smokiness and chocolaty notes come out).

Taste: Strong hop bitterness up front. Mild citrus hop flavor takes a backseat to deep, characteristic American barleywine malt sweetness. Pleasantly surprising smoky finish. There's some caramel, raisin/plum/prune, and mild dark chocolate notes.

The complexity isn't enormous, but it's not a simplistic beer either. The flavor delivers strongly on the promise of the style, and throws in a few unique and interesting twists.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with decent carbonation (it looks kind of flat, but isn't). Not particularly creamy, juicy, or interesting. On the other hand, it doesn't get in the way of the very good flavor either.

Drinkability: Hits the spot if what you want is an American barleywine. I wouldn't have minded having another.

I don't think this beer fully keeps up with American standards like Great Divide's Old Ruffian, Stone's Old Guardian, Avery's Hog Heaven, Lagunitas's Olde Gnarlywine, or Sierra Nevada's (aged) Bigfoot, but it's only just behind them. If you're on an American barleywine kick, I'd definitely advise picking up a bottle of this.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2011 07:14:16 | More by Pahn
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mattgreger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The brew poured a dark, ruby red-brown. It poured with a thick, mocha 1 1/2 head. It stuck around for quite sometime and left some very nice lacing throughout the glass.

The aroma on this brew is very nice, and slightly simple. The front of this brew hits the nose with some nice heavy, caramel malts. Its then followed with a punch of nice citrusy hops and finishes with a slight booziness. There might also be a nice touch of raisins as well.

In the flavor at the front of this brew, the caramel malts are what I tasted first. This is followed up with a bit of spice and is soon followed with a hop profile that comes up in the middle of the brew. This brew has a nice toasted flavor in the finish was well, that fits well, because it also brings the warming alcohol flavor as well. It flavors blend very well and come together nicely.

This brew has quite a nice medium bodied mouthful. The hops flavor sticks around in the aftertaste and on the tongue. Its nice thick and smooth. Everything you come to expect in a nice barleywine.

This is a wondeful barleywine. It has a decently high abv, but the flavors and over all drinkablity of this brew mask it well. As I let this brew sit after being poured from tap it seemed to just get better as it warmed a bit. This is a great American Barleywine and another great brew that I have enjoyed by Troegs.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2011 03:41:33 | More by mattgreger
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes taken on 5/27/10.

What a rare treat to get to have this on tap. Served in the tasting room at Troegs care of American Craft Beer Week/Philly beer week, etc.

Pours a hazy amber brown color with a brownish tan head that doesn't retain all that well but leaves copious amounts of spotty lace all about the glass. The aroma has a bright citrusy aroma that exceeds it's bottled version. The heat of the alcohol character is somewhat abrasive. However, the flavor has a deeper complexity of malt back on draft than from the bottle. The malt comes across tasting more like a dark sugary caramel with an indication of some chocolate that I never experienced before in the bottled version. Very warming and bitter finish that leaves an oily resinous bitterness that is piercing to the palate.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2010 18:20:39 | More by stakem
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer served on draft at a local beer bar. I've been wanting to try this beer for a while. I've actually been buying it lately and trading it, keep thinking that I should hang onto it for myself but never do. It was pretty good, glad I got to enjoy it. Troegs is such a cool brewery.

Beer is brown and mostly clear forms a head of medium and small bubbles. Overall the head is relatively unimpressive. Leaves some lacing behind though, carbonation is overall low and the head fails.

Aroma is mostly sweet and malty, mild alcohol tinge. Overall mild but acceptable.

Beer is medium bodied and creamy smooth in the mouth. Very malty, finishes slightly dry, moderate bitterness, just enough. I don't know the vintage but I'll assume it is young. There is a hint of alcohol in the forward mouth. Overall, very good.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2010 21:31:30 | More by drabmuh
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Lolli1315

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Amber brown color with a small frothy tan head. Head loses nothing and has decent lacing.

S- Sweet malty aroma begins the beer with touches of caramel highlighting the sweetness. Towards the middle of the beer the hops pick up to round out the beer.

T- Caramel malt begins the taste as dark fruits (possibly figs and plumes) add to the malty profile. Hops creep in towards the middle and keeping on until the end. A slight citric bite from the hops towards the end lets you know this is an American barleywine, but I thought a little more needed to be done to make that differentiation definitive.

M- Thick, chewy, and syrupy in the mouth. Moderate carbonation.

D- Could get difficult to put a lot of this down, but I wouldn't mind finishing out the night with something like this regularly.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2010 16:35:29 | More by Lolli1315
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.63/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap in a 10oz glass at Bodega on 6/29/10

Dark amber brown; some cloudiness. Poured a thin layer of short-lived foam. Ring on retention & one solitary spot of lace.

Lots of hops in the nose. Floral overtones with dense, juicy citrus & some pine. Caramel & a touch of brown sugar. Smells an awful lot like an Imperial Red Ale.

Tastes like a cross between an Imperial Red & a Barleywine. Malts are more apparent: toasted caramel & brown sugar. Maybe a slight hint of toffee, but not much. Dense, resiny hops, blending citrus & pine tar.

Full bodied; carbonation is moderately low - just enough. Gritty, sticky-sweet feel. Mild alcohol heat. Juicy hops & caramel finish it out.

Drinkability is ok, I guess. I find it too sweet. Somewhat off-kilter for the style, seemingly Flying Mouflan isn't set on being a Barleywine. Overall it's alright, but really weird. I have to dock it for style.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2010 02:22:13 | More by Ryan011235
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark brown body with ruby highlights with a small tan head. The head is small, but it's a thick head that manages to lay down a little bit of lacing. I think if poured from a bottle, this beer would have a big head with pretty good lacing (especially when I look at my Scratch #4 review and see that it looked great).

The aroma packs a big hop presence with juicy citrus notes. This was definitely dry hopped, and the one hop that I can pick out is warrior, so I assume that was the hop (or one of the hops) used to dry-hop this beer. The malt is in there too though, providing rich, sweet, notes.

The hops in Flying Mouflan pack a ton of bitterness and lots of juicy hop flavors. Grapefruit juice and other citrus fruits like orange come through along with a bit of pine and a considerable blast of bitterness. The hop profile in Flying Mouflan reminds me of the hops in Nugget Nectar. They aren't the same, but they are similar, which is great. Backing up that big hop bite is a ton of malt and a bit of alcoholic heat. The malts are big and rich, even big enough to balance out those hops a little bit. Sweet, with toffee and powdered chocolate. A little bit of raisin is in the background. The finish has a tingly blast of heat that manages not to be overwhelming or overly strong.

The mouthfeel isn't quite full: it's probably on the light side for the style. Moderate carbonation.

I've tried Scratch #4, which is the same recipe as Flying Mouflan. I've even tried Flying Mouflan itself. When I saw this on tap, however, I realized that I have never tried this beer fresh, so I ordered it. I'm glad I did. This beer is great aged and great fresh, but it's completely different each way. The hop profile is great, but it's a little hot in the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2010 12:20:41 | More by Hojaminbag
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Lunch

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia, MD into a 12oz. snifter at an appropriate temperature (05/18/10).

A: Pours a thick and creamy dark golden amber with some mahogany hues. Capped with a creamy two finger with nice retention and lacing.

S: Intense aroma of piney hops coated in a thick blanket of a caramel/toffee malt with some citrus tones. Extremely complex and rich.

T: Piney hops come through first followed by a quick blast of a sweet caramel and toffee malt with layers of citrus. Rather sweet, but not overly so and very complex.

M: Full-bodied with a nice heavy creaminess and low carbonation. Extremely rich and somewhat syrupy allowing the entire palate to be coated.

D: Quite drinkable as the 9.3% is somewhat masked, but the intense flavors and some sweetness knock it down just a bit.

Overall I am quite impressed with this beer on-tap. Definitely an incredible American Barleywine and just an overall wonderfully complex beer. I do prefer this beer with some age on it, but fresh it is quite nice as well. Highly Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2010 16:13:43 | More by Lunch
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badbassrandy

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A sheer delight of a modern American barleywine style ale. Having FM on draught was a very rare treat, and it did not disappoint. The Troegs hop attack of funky alpha acid-dominated hops shown through more than any bottled version I've tasted, so for hop-loving barleywine drinkers, this is one of the rare candidates for rock n roll stardom among the "new" craft scene.

This is not your father's BW-style. It's part of the new school, which offers experimentation in hop-forward beers but the downside is a loss of some of the enegmatic, historic craft that first engineered this style of beer before America was even founded.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2010 20:32:09 | More by badbassrandy
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tgdigital

Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Troegs describes this beer as "if you took nugget nectar and pushed it off a cliff" I would say that is about as accurate as you can get. This is considered an American style barleywine, and that it is. With 9.3% abv, it's not a beer you will be enjoying all afternoon/evening, but it does mask the alcohol flavor quite well. The beer itself is a light mahogany color with hops hops hops in the nose. This is one of the more hoppy barlywines I have had the pleasure of trying. The taste is complex with notes of vanilla and chocolate as well as balanced bitterness from the hops. The mouthfeel is nice with all of the flavors blending smoothly and finishing slightly sweet. Overall, this is definitely a beer worth checking out, and it's a must for hop heads.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2009 14:50:20 | More by tgdigital
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mverity

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 00:59:41 | More by mverity
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BoulderBarrovecchio

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: Toffee and caramel clouds with 2 inch head that laces, no carbonation.

S: Citrus fruit and high hops.

T: Complex taste that develops into a bubblegum flavor, with mellowed hops on the back-end.

M: Medium creamy body with light carbonation.

O: I wasn't expecting to like this after the strong hops scent raced immediately after the pint was opened, but I was pleasantly surprised by the taste. Didn't love it, but would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 21:00:25 | More by BoulderBarrovecchio
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Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
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