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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,312 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 151
Gots: 216 | 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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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Found at Premiere Gourmet. A superior beer, better in every way. Pours a dark amber colour. Full mouthfeel supported by caramel malts. It is very hoppy like an American barleywine usually is. Like a Double IPA, tasty orange-grapefruit citrus. Appropriate carbonation.

Sammy, Aug 09, 2010
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

t0rin0, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Thanks to shrek086 for sending me this one!

Pours a murky dark brown with a 1 inch puffy khaki head that fades to a small cap. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, citrus fruit, and some malt aromas. Taste is of citrus zest, citrus fruit, malt, and some subdued cocoa powder on the aftertaste. A mild hop bitterness sticks to the palate after each sip. This beer has a good carbonation level with a crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good barleywine with a nice balance of hops and malt.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 22, 2011
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -3.4%

djrn2, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%

G: 22-ounce bomber poured into an oversized snifter. Picked two of these up at the Troegs Brewery yesterday.

A: Single-finger head on the pour with a TON of carbonation bubbles visible on top--bubbles on top of bubbles. The brew itself is very dark for the style, slightly lighter than a rich dark chocolate. The head fade somewhat quickly, leaving behind plenty of bubbles, as well as some nice lacing.

S: Sweet sensation. I'm smelling peaches, apricots, and maybe some melon. The hops are definitely there as well. Overall, the only thing I've had with a comparable smell is fresh HopSlam.

T: All of the smell isn't necessarily in the taste--the taste brings forward more malt, less sweetness, and a decent amount of hops. Flavor profile definitely expands as it warms up.

M: Very delicate, light mouthfeel. Medium amounts of carbonation and little alcohol presence.

D: Quite drinkable. While I prefer to drink just one of these slowly, I could definitely see drinking more than just one.

Thorpe429, Mar 19, 2009
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -3.4%

zestar, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -27.5%

acurtis, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%

A: The beer is quite hazy reddish brown in color. It poured with a half finger high beige head that quickly died down, leaving a wide ring of large bubbles around the sides of the glass and some lacing covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel and sweet brown sugar are present in the nose along with hints of pine resin hops.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is malty and slightly sweet with flavors of caramel malts and brown sugar; these are contrasted by a light to moderate amount of hop bitterness and hints of pine rein The sweetness becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation with bits of stickiness and warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer is rather drinkable for a barleywine because the alcohol is well masked from the taste. Nonetheless, it's a nice beer to sip and savor given its complex taste.

metter98, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%

Appearance: Pours a clear caramel color with a thick head that just sits atop the liquid and lingers, leaving many strands of lace

Smell: Figgy pudding; pith and pine, with a serious dose of caramel underneath

Taste: First, the caramel backbone lays down its foundation, adding the complexity of the figgy pudding; it doesn't take long, however, for the piney hop flavors to take over, notching the bitterness up a few levels; after the swallow, the fig and date flavors re-emerge to provide a balanced sweet and bitter finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; the alcohol was well-hidden

Overall: Certainly among the top American barleywines out there; wonderful balancing act between the hops and the malt

brentk56, Jun 14, 2010
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Beautiful bonfire orange on the way to the glass, then marvelous maraschino cherry red with pumpkin highlights once there. A thick slice of golden caramel colored mousse rests atop the beer and becomes even creamier as it melts. Once the crown finally begins to relent, the glass becomes blanketed with BB-shot sheets of lace.

One whiff is all it takes to determine that this is my kind of American barleywine. In other words, one with primarily caramel malt and tons of tropical fruity hops. Warrior, Chinook, Simcoe and Nugget in this case. This should be outstanding beer.

Flying Mouflan is yet another high-ABV treat from the Trogner brothers. Too bad there are no dates on the label, because it would be helpful to know just how long this bottle has been aged. There's a gentle warming sensation with each mouthful, but there's no heat whatsoever.

Specific flavors include well-toasted brown bread covered with caramel-toffee sauce and chunks of candied cherries, oranges and grapefruits. There's still a good bit of tea leaf bitterness, so it can't be that long in the tooth. Malts and hops contribute pretty much equally: cooperating in terms of flavor and contrasting in terms of sweet-bitter. What could be better than that?

The mouthfeel is a sensory treat if you like higher-ABV beer. It's medium-full and lightly sticky, with dead solid perfect carbonation that is wonderful early (lightly stinging) and should be equally wonderful (more mellow) by the bottom of the bomber.

Those of you lucky enough to live in the Troegs distribution area know how good these guys are (if you don't, you should). Flying Mouflan Ale is yet one more example of the excellence emanating from Harrisburg. Bottom line: this is one of the best American barleywines of the past year. Thanks mgbickel.

BuckeyeNation, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%

Bottle: Poured a deep burgundy color ale with a rather larger foamy head with good retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of piney hops and caramelized malt is really nice. Taste is also a nice mix between some quite strong piney hops with light resin notes and some caramelized malt with light notes of toffee and well balanced residual sugar level. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Pretty solid interpretation of American hops heavy barleywine that I wouldn’t mind revisiting again in the future.

Phyl21ca, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
4.18/5  rDev +1%

What an awesome Barleywine. The beer pours with a darker brown (less mohogany and ruby) than most, leading me to beleive a toasty melanoidin-rich Dopplebock malt profile awaits. Thick foamstance rises from the glass and provides a mousse-like barrier to plow through on my way to the first few sips. Serious malt aromas confirm the toasty, bready hints and provide dehydrated fruits of cherries, berries, apples, figs, dates, and raisons; but these all take a secondary role to the malts-- Think fruitcake. Flavors mirror the aromas exactly. Sweet but more malty keeps the beer from cloying or syrupy. The esters take on a rum-soaked taste and don't interfere with the rich malt flavors and textures. Hopped for flavor and bitterness, they provide more of a pine resin and orange zest taste. Very bready and becomming increasingly dry going into the finish, this beer is both well attenuated and creamy-rich. The malts take on an evaporative nature in the mouth, making drinkability a breeze. Hop bitterness accentuate the dryness in the finish and aftertaste. Perhaps a bit cleaner than the Bigfoots and Old Crustacian in the malts and esters, which makes this beer great at layering flavors and keeping confusion at bay.

BEERchitect, Jun 15, 2009
Photo of mikesgroove
4.43/5  rDev +7%

Pours a thick brown, though you can see some light through it, no head and a nice lace top it off. Smell is hopped for sure, but with a subtle sugary undertone, and a hint of alcohol too. Taste is not very strong at all. There is the natural piney hoppness you would expect from a barley wine, but not too strong, there is also a sugary, nuttiness about it as well. The alcohol is there, and that keeps this a sipper. It is actually nicely carbonated, and not harsh going down, has the warm feeling on the way. Overall this was a good brew, I would not mind having another and certainly kept me warm this evening.

mikesgroove, May 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Texasfan549, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

kjkinsey, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%

Thanks to Damian for sending me this beer awhile back.

A: The pour is a great copper/burnt orange color with a finger's worth of off-white head.

S: The nose is typical barleywine: good solid malt (caramel) base with toffee, bread, and brown sugar. A nice piney and slightly citrusy hop note to it as well.

T: Surprisingly bitter, much more like a west coast barleywine (ie. Bigfoot, Old Guardian) in that respect. A fair amount of oranges which goes quite well with the caramel, brown sugar, and toffee notes.

M: The body is medium, nothing out of the ordinary for the style, with a lively carbonation.

D: Plenty drinkable (as much as you can get for a barleywine), with good flavors. This is one I could enjoy fresh or probably with some age on it.

womencantsail, Aug 02, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

ygtbsm94, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

GRG1313, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

kylehay2004, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%

Appearance: Slides out a lightly hazed, amber-brown body with a short-lived, modestly-sized, off-white head.

Smell: Sticky malts smelling of caramel and toffee with hints of dried fruits and a fresh, vibrant hoppiness that's citrusy, piney (which is really jumping out at me), and delightfully herbaceous.

Taste: Toasty, bready malts with sweetened tastes of light caramel and crisp toffee candy. As implied by the nose, it's positively popping with hops. Flavors of sticky sap-coated pine wood, standard grapefruit, and spicy dried herbs make their presence known. Boldly bitter. Also some supporting raisin fruitiness. Drying, warming, bitterish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Friends, there's absolutely no doubt about it, it's a hop-forward (and then some) American barleywine. So, when it comes to the b-wines, if you like'm warming and you like'm potently hoppy, then, go ahead, give it a try.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 03, 2010
Photo of Knapp85
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

This beer pours out as a rich deep brown color with a really nice tan head on top. The smell is just over the top with hops, chocolate and some alcohol. The taste is strong with citrusy bitterness from the hops upfront as is settles in, the dark chocolate sweetness and dryness take effect. The mouthfeel of this brew is slightly heavy but smooth as well with some mellow carbonation. Overall I think this beer is very good. I may like this moree than the Nugget Necter. I feel that this brew has more complexity through out the entire glass. It's awesome in my opinion and I'll be looking to buy more in thr future.

Knapp85, May 16, 2011
Photo of oberon
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
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Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
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