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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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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 Teleweizen2
4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes dated 4.23.10

A - pours a dark reddish amber. Almost purple. Has some Orange highlights. Topped off with a thin bubbly layer of tan foam.

S - the aroma is reminiscent of nugget nectar. Sharp, biting, citrus, piney are very apparent but there is much more going on. Lots of sweetness and fruit esters. Burnt sugar. Candied cherries and figs.

T - the taste is essentially piney nugget hops dipped in candi sugar. Hops are very apparent, piney and citrusy but their bitterness balances the intense malt profile. Lots of caramel, some burnt sugar flavor, and cherries.

M - fuller medium bodied, light on the carb. Very smooth and creamy texture.

D - alcohol is very well hidden and everything is extremely well balanced. This is a dangerously drinkable ale. Just fantastic.

Teleweizen2, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of titosupertramp
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dim for the opportunity to try this, my first offering from Troegs.

A: A dark auburn color. About a finger of head with vigorous pour that hangs around for a few moments. Very light tan in color.

S: Candy sugar, caramel..piney hops.

T: Exactly like the nose. Hard to pickup the alcohol..becomes a little more evident as the beer warms. The flavors play each other well. Nicely balanced.

M: Smooth and thick. Leaves a coat behind. Pretty nice.

D: Well balanced hops and malts and well hidden alcohol make this very drinkable.

While, not like most barleywines I've tried, The Flying Mouflan is a nice beer indeed. Would certainly try again.

titosupertramp, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of WeedKing4
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, semi-clear chestnut brown colour, with a slight tinge of red to it. Tastes of candi sugars with a nice malt backbone to it. Drinks down pretty smooth and I'm not picking up any of the 9.3% alcohol. I've really been enjoying these american barleywines lately, and this one doesn't disappoint.

WeedKing4, Dec 12, 2010
Photo of jeffthecheff
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a touch of red highlights. Head is thin with a light tan color. I'd like to see this be either darker, or more red accented, but the appearance isn't extremely important.

I would have liked to buy and drink this beer fresher, but I figured some of the hop notes would have held up over 6+ months. There are some nice hop notes, but the malt character dominates, with woody, toast notes as well as some vanilla and brown sugar. A touch of piney hops accent, but they aren't as potent as many barleywines this young.

On the palate is a very big bodied, caramel flavor up front with some warming, fruity alcohol notes on the finish. There is a dirty, earthy flavor as well as some toasted wood notes. On the finish there is a touch of piney hop to add a little bit of brightness. Bitterness is low, just enough to balance.

Mouthfeel is very full bodied for an American style Barleywine. Carbonation is appropriately low. Interesting beer, but not on the top tier of American Barleywines.

jeffthecheff, Dec 12, 2010
Photo of OtherShoe2
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich chestnut brown with a beige head that reduces but leaves some very nice lacing.

Ton of sweet toasted malt in the aroma, with nice pine-scented hop notes. Some vanilla and dark fruit linger as well.

The first sip starts with big sweet and toasty malt. Butter, some dark fruits, and some piney hops to round it out. Alcohol is present but does not get in the way. Finish is sweet and bitter, and is cleared from the palate by the alcohol.

Full bodied with mouth coating qualities.

This is highly drinkable and a great winter warm-up brew. Not overdone, and worth finding.

OtherShoe2, Dec 09, 2010
Photo of dfclav
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/6/10 - poured into snifter.

A - beautiful dark brown and red almost chestnut color pours with only about 1/2 finger yellow, creamy head. Small amount of carbonation bubbles around for awhile while lacing sticks around the glass even longer. This is an excellent look, and original.

S - fresh earthy hops and pine, with hints of caramel and dark malts.

T - big caramel and dark roasted malts greet me at first sip leaving a warm alcohol flavor behind. It begins to open up to other, subtle flavors as well like grapefruit and cherry but the hops are still a bit too strong to pinpoint all of them. This one could use some more time unless you are a hophead, then this is the time to drink it!

M - medium, slightly sticky and dry. Good for the style but doesn't go as well with how dark this one is. I expected heavier.

D - This is an easy drinker and the best I have had from Troegs,  but there are better examples of the style out there. I'd drink it again and recommend it to someone who you know enjoys darker beers. This one needs a bit more time though, so let it age at least a year to fully appreciate it.

dfclav, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of BruceWineworks
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Aged 8 months from dob.

A: brown and tanish with a hazzy orange hue. Light tan head.

S: fresh hop scent with underlying spice and toasted malts. Very appealing.

T: sweet spices, bready malts, mello bitter hops and a slight taste of alcohol on the finish.

M: bready and creamy on the palate.

D: very tasty, a 22oz is a perfect serving. An exceptional barley wine, not too sweet with a perfect hop balance. Worth the wait to age it to let the malts develop and the hops mello out.

BruceWineworks, Dec 04, 2010
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 BarrelO
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a goblet. Bottled on April 6, 2010.

A: Chestnut-colored body with an off-white head that turns into a thin ring and leaves good lacing.

S: Strong piney hops with caramel malt.

T: The hops are still going strong nearly eight months in. Mostly clean bitterness with piney notes. Malt has notes of caramel and roasted nuts.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth but not syrupy, light carbonation.

D: A perfectly acceptable barleywine.

BarrelO, Nov 21, 2010
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle split and poured into a snifter. 9.3% ABV, no date.

Thanks to both Celeriac and Chaney for sending bottles of this my way. One to drink now, one to age! :)

A - Muddy bronze brown color with a firm light khaki head. Good retention and light, spotty lace left over.

S - Large pine resin aroma right off the bat, it's almost sap-like. The hops are backed up well by a rich caramel malt aroma and flakey biscuit with some English muffin. Awesome barleywine aroma.

T - Very caramel and toasted amber malt heavy with a nicely balanced resin, pine hop finish. Suggestions of fruit on the back end.

M - Malty sweetness is underlying and the medium-full body has a fantastically balanced hop bitterness to the finish.

D - Smooth and supple with a great balance and finish. Not boozy at all, it's an easy drinking barleywine. Great depth. Thanks guys!

BeerFMAndy, Nov 19, 2010
Photo of jjanega08
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A= The pour is a thick brown color. Not really black looking but dark for sure so I'm calling it brown. The head is a small little guy that's about a half finger high and falls to a thin ring around the glass with a few large bubbles floating around in it. Spotty lacing but not too bad.

S= Like a lovely barleywine I guess. This is actually what I imagine when I think barleywine. A nice malty character to it with touches of some darker malts, chocolate and coffee, just making themselves present and a nice sort of sweet caramelness to it. The hops show signs of fading. Not knowing how old the bottle is I can't say for sure how faded. There is a hop presence to it still however.

T= The taste is a little light. I was loving the nose on it. The taste is sort of strong sweetness to it with the caramel and a small bit of toffee coming through. The finish is a little bready. The hops are very quite and the darker malts dissapeared. The finish does let some of the bittering hops coming through.

M= The mouth on this is pretty decent. I thought it was gonna be much thicker based on the pour but it relaxes a little bit on the thickness.

D= This is no doubt a tastey beer but a great barleywine? Eh. I've had a few that I would concider better. I love me some barleywines but this one I would say falls down the middle of the road.

jjanega08, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of Florida9
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep, dark chestnut brown. Barely translucent. On the pour, it forms a thin bit of creamy tan head that slowly reduces down to a bubbly surface coating. Good lacing.

S: Caramel, toffee, vanilla, and a some grassy-herbs. Also a faint alcoholic quality.

T: Smooth and refined with an almost dry maltiness. Wood, earth, mushrooms. Finishes with a strong tea astringency, yet not at all harsh.

M: On the heavier side of medium with appropriate carbonation. Sooth and full-bodied.

D: A very good barleywine, albeit not what I would consider the typical barleywine. Very tasty with a refined quality that adds to the drinkability.

Florida9, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of jdhilt
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger cream head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Almost clear garnet/amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light grapefruit nose. Flavor is grapefruit balanced by the malts, sweeter than their Nugget Nectar. Lingering grapefruit finish. $7.25 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

jdhilt, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of david18
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a 22 ounce bottle of this recently primarily since I hadn't tried it yet. Troeg's is not my favorite brewery but this one did stand out and had a lot of guts.

Dark reddish brown in color with an amber head. Smell was a combination of alcohol and malt. Almost biscuity. Flavor was very thick on the tongue but good, especially during the the cold days of fall.

david18, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of ChadQuest
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

crystal Clear amber color with a great pillow of head.
sugary fruits and brown sugar on the nose. tropical too, much moreso then most barleywines i open.
first thing as i pour this into my mouth is how creamy it is, the mouthfeel came to mind before the flavors, interesting enough to note. this one is light to mid carb and as creamy as they come, like velvet, that tastes of pineapple and dried mango, and some light hoppyness on the citrus end of the spectrum, covered by caramel.
If this was local i'd buy a generous amount, and drink it regularly during our winter 6 months. great brew,

ChadQuest, Nov 03, 2010
Photo of rapidsequence
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Bottled 6/7/10.

Appearance: Hazy brownish red looking thing. Sort of pond water-esque. Minimal head retention. Some decent lacing when you take a sip, but it doesnt last.

Smell: Sweet, candy coated hops. Citrus and lots of pineapple (lots). Brown sugar, a little chocolate, and some toast. The malt is muted by reasonably fresh hops, I guess.

Taste: I taste a lot more maltiness than I smell, but its still really hop forward right now. Sweet malt and candied hops followed by a brief alcohol and hops bitterness bite, then a sweet and bitter finish. Mingled in are flavors of cocoa, caramel, and slightly burnt toast.

Mouthfeel: It could be a little bigger for a big barleywine. I like the slightly aggressive carbonation. Some sticky resin on the finish.

Drinkability: I need to buy another one and let it sit awhile. It seems a little in-between now at four months in the bottle. Overall, a good barleywine with lots of sweet hops and some chocolate and toasty flavors. As I said, will probably meld nicely with age.

rapidsequence, Oct 27, 2010
Photo of Chaney
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark brown, with the head, while very light in color, is not far behind. Nice Carbonation from my vantage point.

S: Pineapple, with citrus upfront. This is going to be one hoppy mother!

T: Citrus to spare, but it also has that sort of licorice, dark fruit quality that only an American Barleywine can deliver. This one is a bit rough in the bitterness category, but is a pleasurable kind of hoppiness.

M: The sugar coats, but the balance is actually great. I know it is above 9.3%, but because my hand keeps bringing the glass to my face, I obviouly don't care.

D: Even though Troegs is basically my local brewery, I had never tried this brew until this year and had been searching for it for ages. For some reason, they produced a lot of it this year, and God bless them for doing so!

Chaney, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of alleykatking
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle. This one came from greatfulbeerhead...aka Eric. Thanks Eric for this great beer.

A- Poured a ruby brown color. One finger light tan head that should low retention. The sides of the glass have streaked lacing that is sticky.

S- Big time caramel malts in the front of the aroma. Toffee comes about right aftertward. Darker fruits (raisins and plum) toward the middle has a light dash of brown sugar and vanilla. Some light citrus hops toward the end of the nose. A complete barleywine in the aroma aspect.

T- Caramel malts blend well with toffee malts. Darker fruits come out well in the middle of the beer...some brown sugar mixes well with this. The alcohol in this comes out right about in the middle. There is some light citrus hops in the ending of the beer which balances this barleywine out a little.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is light for the beer but good for the style. Darker fruits and light malts left on the palate. Malts and hops with a touch of alcohol are left in the aftertaste. Balanced in terms of barleywine style. Some heavy drying on the palate from the alcohol. Clean tasting throughout.

D- This beer is good. It's very drinkable in all aspects. The higher ABV in this is well hidden only showing up in the final second. Troegs is a good brewery with a fantastic porfolio which is proven time and time again with each beer I try.

alleykatking, Oct 19, 2010
Photo of xnicknj
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into large tulip glass

A - Pours a bubbly, hazed dark orange with cherry hues. A finger high head slowly fades into frothy film and plenty of sticky lacing.

S - Dark malts, candied fruit, biting hops, with a bit of sweetness and alcohol.

T - Plenty of heavier caramel malts in the beginning, which slowly gives way to waves of piny, juicy hops. The cocoa nibs are obviously apparent, with hints of sweet chocolate and molasses permeating the malts. Some bitter hops jump in towards the end as the beer finishes with some warming alcohol and dryness.

M - Heavier body, slightly chewy and sticky, somewhat dry.

D - Despite being a pretty heavy beer, this is still smooth, tasty, and fairly easy drinking for the style.

A nice take on the barleywine from Troegs which seems to live up to the hype (from my friends.)

xnicknj, Oct 18, 2010
Photo of kruthar
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as an extra, Heard it was excellent.

A - Color is not m favorite, it reminds me of a flawed homebrew i made a few months ago, dirty brown in color like muddy water. Good head, about 1.5 fingers let leaves good lacing after it leaves.

S - the smell is a fruity delecious aroma, Barley, dates, almost a berryish smell

T - Creamy, definitely alcoholic taste, but not to strong so ts all good

M - Very smooth, with just a littel bit of an alcohol bite and a tastey lingering aftertaste.

D - This is definitely mroe then jsut a sipper, ive been taking mouthfuls pretty quickly and my mouth still begsfor more.

kruthar, Oct 15, 2010
Photo of YouSkeete
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Musky red to an amberish brown in color, lots of lacing

S: Heavy on the hop and malt aroma. High ABV is definitely present, notes of caramel and toffee, maybe some slightly fruity scents also.

T: Very malty, hoppy and fruity. Caramel is definitely a leading taste in this one. Alcohol is not overwhelming and very well balanced with the flavor of the beer. Bitter, but very smooth. Carbonation is perfect.

M: a thicker beer, almost syrupy with light carbonation. the bitterness of the hops and the smoothness of the malt even each other out well. Aftertaste is fantastic.

D: Most certainly an easy beer to drink, not too heavy or not too light. Very classy, so drink it with class. I have to remember this one.

YouSkeete, Oct 12, 2010
Photo of rudzud
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up an older bottle of this roughly 6 months ago. Couldn't wait any longer. Poured into a large snifter.

A - Pours a nice rich dark reddish brown with a fluffy offwhite head that faded leaving light side lacing and a nice halo.

S - the 9.3% ABV is present on the smell. Some nice hop pressence. Theres some darkness too, carmel and toffee with maybe even a bit of chocolate.

T - Nice bitter hop flavours, but not too too bitter. Much like the nose there were hints of that dark fruit. Carmel, toffee, barely some chocolate. Lots of sticky sweet malts with some cherry on the finish.

M -The high ABV considered, this felt too lowly carbonated and somehow watery yet syrupy all at te same time! Just, odd.

D - This is a nice bareleywine Has some good flavors to it but not really digging the sticky mouthfeel. Would like to age this stuff for a while though

rudzud, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of connecticutpoet
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my pint glass. Two and a half finger head on a clear, deep amber body. Lots of lacing left in the glass.

Aroma was complex and multi-layered. Citrus hops and floral notes, then a little bit herbal, then sweet caramel, toffee, and honey followed. More came out the more I smelled it.

Taste started with bittering hops. Then caramel, a slight sweetness, and hints of dark fruits. Not overpowering at all. Richer malts came through at the finish. Alcohol was noticeable, but not out of balance. Bitterness faded quickly at the finish.

Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy. Carbonation is there, but restrained. Very good.

Drinkability is good... for something this ABV. Glad it comes in a bomber, but one was enough.

connecticutpoet, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of gromis
2.9/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This one pours a dark amber color with a decent light tan head.

The nose on this one is mostly bitter hops, with a very faint malt background.

Taste is bitter and pine hops. The alcohol is pretty up front with a slight malt aftertaste.

This is a strong representation of the standard. I'm not a big bittering hops fan, so my ratings reflect this.

gromis, Oct 04, 2010
Photo of Torps
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with ruby highlights with a one finger head which ran for cover rather quick leaving some decent lacing and a fine ring of carbonation.. whew run on sentence. Looks good - smells awesome. Malts, vanilla, caramel, ripe mandarin oranges subtle floral hops, herbs.. SWEET. literally. Taste is great.. Reminds me of Bigfoot. This is better though. Lots of balance with the sweet syrupy malt and hop presence. Perfect amount of carbonation dances on my tongue before the hop bitterness creeps in.

Liking this more and more as it warms in the glass..

Torps, Oct 04, 2010
Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.