Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -3.4%
A: Cloudy and hazy--tea colored with a thin film for head; lacing is okay considering the style
S: Candied sugar and subtle caramel and toffee on top of a citrus/fruitiness (grapefruit and orange perhaps) a bit subdued in general though
T: Loads of roasted, sweet malts on top of an alcohol-laden quality; candied brown sugars; and also chocolate and maybe a hint of orange rinds and toffee
F: A bit thin but the beer sits fairly well on the tongue
D: A good hoppy barley wine but the alcohol and bitter-sweetness do become a bit wearing after a bit
09-19-2010 21:19:59 | More by dbossman
3.88/5 rDev -6.3%
2010 vintage. 22oz. bottle served in my Old Stock snifter. Pours a dull, semi-hazy mahogany with a loose, quarter inch, cream-colored head that quickly disperses into a thick, bubbly band around the edges. Nose reveals hops, toffee, dark fruit and ethanol. Taste follows nose - backbone is quite malty. Fruity/Toffee quality precedes the hoppy character that came first in the nose. Alcohol quality also diminishes. Mouthfeel is medium-light with an even and pleasant carbonation - some prickliness at the front of the tongue, diminishes towards the back. A well-balanced American Barleywine that doesn't punch you in the mouth with hops. Perhaps a little light, but very tasty. I definitely want to pick up another bottle to cellar for a few years to see how the character changes.
09-19-2010 01:17:38 | More by Jwale73
3.95/5 rDev -4.6%
Pours a dark cloudy amber color with about 1 finger of off white head. There is a thin amount of lacing that lasts throughout the beer and leaves an oily residue on the glass.
The scent is of sweet caramel malts and some fruit.
The taste is of sweet malts, a little burnt coffee and chocolate, noticeable fruits, some spice, and alcohol. Very clean finish.
Full bodied, creamy and smooth, a bit of an oily feel, moderate carbonation.
This was a pretty tasty barleywine, good flavor and pretty easy to drink for the style. This is basically a more intense version of NN.
09-16-2010 14:52:43 | More by BeerCon5
4.28/5 rDev +3.4%
Nice, rich brown color with a modest tan head.
You can clearly smell the malty sweetness. There is also a strong alcohol aroma.
The taste is a not overly sweet, caramel with just a hint a bitterness to add an attempt at balance. But make no mistake, this is a malt bomb.
A very full bodied mouthfeel. Nice and thick like a barley wine should be.
Drinkability is good for a 9.3 ABV. It comes in a bomber and I was happy to finish it in one sitting.
Barleywines are a favorite of mine and this one did not disappoint. Definitely recommended.
09-12-2010 18:29:13 | More by kegger22
4.03/5 rDev -2.7%
Pours a chocolatey brown and is quite cloudy. Modest, but dense beige head. Leaves extensive blanket lace on the glass.
Strong caramel aroma of sweeter malts with a generous amount of crystal and possibly chocolate malts. There's a bit of background hop to the nose as well.
Nice balance for a barley wine--pronounced hop shows up in the swallow and lingers for a moderate aftertaste. Said aftertaste has a cocoa element to it. The beginning is solidly darker malt. Not as sweet as the smell suggests, but it isn't dry either. Rich body with some strong alcohol oiliness--you can tell this is a potent beer.
09-06-2010 18:45:39 | More by smcolw
3.73/5 rDev -9.9%
From 09/04/10 notes.
a - Pours a mahogany brown color with one finger of tan head and ligh carbonation evident.
s - Smells of carmamel malts, bready malts, and fruit malts, with a hint of alcohol. Also hints of chocolate.
t - Tastes of caramel malts, alcohol, bready malts, sugar, chocolate, and light fruit.
m - Medium body and low carbonation, very smooth going down, especially for 9.3% ABV.
d - A pretty good barleywine. Wish there was a little less alcohol in the smell and taste, but still pretty good overall. Would try again.
09-05-2010 21:20:25 | More by mdfb79
4.4/5 rDev +6.3%
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into an oversized snifter. Pours a ruby brown, with a light tan head that reduces to an island of soapy foam.
Smells sweet, slightly yeasty and bready, with notes of date, fig, and candied pecans. Very interesting smelling.
Has a hoppy-sweet taste, with an almost burnt coffee and dark chocolate aftertaste. Creamy and buttery in texture, it leaves a peppery feeling on the tongue. Complex, this one pulls it off nicely!
Creamy mouthfeel up front, a spicy bitterness creeps in to grab the tongue.
Highly drinkable, at 9.3%, I'm working to pace myself on this very tasty brew. Though very different from Troeg's Mad Elf, it is every bit as good.
09-05-2010 01:30:38 | More by TheHoppiest
4.8/5 rDev +15.9%
Found this one at Abes beverages in Bethlehem, have been wanting to try this one ever since I heard about it. Since I got it in august its been sitting on the shelf for about 4 months. Poured this into my tulip glass.
A- Looks like melted hersheys chocolate in a glass. Interestingly enough, I poured this slowly into the glass with almost no head forming, but when I stop the head drops about 2 fingers deep below the surface. The head is tan, and refuses to move. When it finally does go down theres lacing left all over the sides.
S- This beer smells strongly of pine needles, citrus, and orange peels. A hint of the hoppy taste to come!
T- The hops make themselves present right away, grassy. Before the bitterness becomes overwhelming your hit with chocolate. The chocolate then turns to the fruity taste of strawberry. Then the drink turns very sweet, with strong hints of toffee and sugar. It almost feels like they took this beer and solidified it into a hard candy. At the very end of these many tastes is a slight hint of coffee.
M- Very creamy and smooth. Milk, cream, half n half? Take your pick. However the beer does leave your mouth slightly dry(probly due to high abv)
D- This only doesn't get a 5 because of the slightly dry feeling and high abv. I would want to drink this beer year round instead of the one month that Troeg's makes it out of the year. The complex flavors actually compliment eachother very well and dont hinder this drinkability at all.
This might be one of, if not my favorite beer I've had so far. I'd love to try this one fresh having tried it about 4-5 months after being brewed. Being that it aged it really feels like the hops have mellowed but are definately still there. A true treasure from Troegs.
09-01-2010 02:49:17 | More by haazer
4.58/5 rDev +10.6%
A- a 3 finger creamy pour that resembles a root beer hard candy color. Head leaves a gorgeous lacing on my weizen glass. Light brown head as well. Not opaque either.
S- Dark chocolate hops and caramel malts have a perfect complement to each other. Hints of dark candied fruit as well.
T- hoppy chocolates coat the palate nicely. Very smooth as well. malts are light but enough to get your attention.
M- like i mentioned in T, it is smooth and leaves a creamy coat in the mouth.
D- great beer form Troegs and this will rival my fav from them...nugget nectar. Makes number two on my list now above hopback amber!
08-29-2010 17:49:20 | More by Dodo2step
4.33/5 rDev +4.6%
Picked this up at Save-On, a great beer store in Mentor Ohio. Dark amber brown pour with creamy, but quickly fading head with excellent lacing. Loads of caramel and bready malts in the earthy nose, along with hints of dark fruit, grapefruit and pine. Tons of caramel and brown sugar in the taste as well. Very complex with hints of oak, toffee, vanilla, grapefruit, molasses, dark fruits, pine and alcohol. I would swear this was oak aged. Reminds me a lot of oak aged Arrogant Bastard. This is one of those beers that you need to let warm up. Definitely improves as it warms. Nice thick, chewy, bitter and resiny mouthfeel with the alcohol warming slightly throughout. Extremely drinkable for such a big beer. Probably one of the most drinkable barley wines I've had. Another great beer from Troegs!
08-27-2010 14:57:42 | More by beerdrifter
4.25/5 rDev +2.7%
Thanks to Thorpe429 for this one!
Appearance: Pours almost black! Deep dark cherry wood brown with lots and lots of sudsy cream-colored head that won't quit even after 3 minutes!
Nose: Lots of caramel maltiness but some leafy/herbal hops there too. A little toffee/coffee there too. I can tell this is going to be right up my alley!
Palate: Not as sweet as I was expecting, really. The hop bitterness round out the coffee-with-cream-like-sweetness. Dark and milk chocolate, fresh cream, and lots of toffee flavors swim in a somewhat buttery yet somewhat bitter palate. Long finish that is drying in the way that black coffee with sugar can be.
Notes: Didn't know what to expect from this one, but I like it! Appearance score suffers because I don't think it looks like what I consider to be the archetypal Barleywine (but it is really pretty!). Glad I got two bottles! One for right now and one for the cellar....
08-27-2010 02:42:16 | More by SFLpunk
4.28/5 rDev +3.4%
A- Dark red-brown. Small light tan cap falls to a nice ring and cloud. A bit of spotty lace.
S- Caramel malt, dark fruit and some toasty hints. Earthy hops have a decent presence. Know it will be strong.
T- Solid Barleywine. Big but not overbearing caramel malt. Dark fruit and raisins. The roast malt presence makes it taste like a dessert, well done. Earthy and citrus hops.
MF- Big oily body, a good creaminess to it. Smooth lower end carbonation. A nice warmth rounds out a nice feel. Slight bitterness.
DB- Great price for a very solid Barleywine. The roast and caramel aspects mixing is nice. No excuse not to give this a try.
08-27-2010 01:33:13 | More by cbutova
4.95/5 rDev +19.6%
Best beer i have every tasted, hands down. First barley wine as well, but from what i understand barley wines are usually sweeter. This beer however balances a complexity of smell and flavor with just enough bitterness to appeal to a hophead. A snifter is imho the best way to enjoy this exceptional beverage.
Way to go TROEGS!
A: dark, a coarse brown
S: skittles and whole wheat. Earthy yet aromatic, like herbal perfume.
T: Can sweetness and hops really go together like this? woven together in a web which matches in character what it accomplishes intricately in flavor.
M: Nothing too noticeable. Savory and carbonated.
D: IMHO best beer. At least out of the relatively cheap crafts i've tried. Drinkable only for it's superb taste
08-26-2010 23:41:13 | More by IPAescotch
4.38/5 rDev +5.8%
-poured a very dark brown with a hue of crimson coming through. head was tan colored and not around for long
-some definite heat coming from the smell. caramel, dark fruit and a hint of roasted malts
-you get that good barley taste up front which then turns into a dark, caramel flavor. the finish is a bit of chocolate with some bitter hop flavor
-thick and smooth. feels very rich on the palate. you are left with a pretty intense bitter burn in the after taste from the hops, almost like a big IPA
-i really enjoyed this beer. i can see it being a good vertical as the hops calms down a bit and the other flavors become more pronounced. a fine, balanced example of an american barleywine
08-26-2010 05:03:36 | More by juhl31
4.45/5 rDev +7.5%
A: Dark borwn, cloudy, with good head retention.
S: First and most powerful scent is of carmel malts. The smell stays fresh for the entire drink.
T: The taste is spectacular. The carmel malts blend easily into the ale's full body. This beer has the viscosity of Nyquil and coats the throat just as well.
M: As mentioned above, this is a heavy beer that doesn't feel heavy because the sweetness masks the darkness.
D: If you like carmel malts then this is a must drink.
08-22-2010 22:57:07 | More by jamesmbirchnyc
4.03/5 rDev -2.7%
Bottled on 4/6/10
pours a burnt orange with some ruby highlights. Light Taney fluffy head of around 2 fingers. A very pretty looking beer.
The nose is very hoppy even for being 4 months old. Lots of pine to go with the sweet caramel notes and the strong alcohol presence.
This is a big beer. Tastes like a DIPA/BW mix. Super hopped up. Tons of bitterness and sweetness at the same time. Lots of pine notes and sugary sweet dark fruits. Molasses and a definite chocolate presence. Alcohol is pretty much in your face but not in a bad way.
Huge full bodied mouthfeel. Thick and chewy. Coats the entire mouth. Actually drinks like a bigger beer then the 9.3%abv.
A very good American Barleywine. I would definitely drink again. Not sure a see the Nugget Nectar comparisons but it's a good beer in it's own right.
*From notes taken on 7-29-10
08-22-2010 00:31:42 | More by BigMike
4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
Bought two 22 oz bottles at the brewery back in early August. One for enjoying now and one for aging
A: pours a dark ruby read. Off-white head that eventually fades.
S: smells like candi sugars with a tad of licorice. Noticeable alcohol warming. Toffee, caramel, fig, and a tad of cocoa. I get a spicy hop aroma that's a little challenging to discern with all of the other flavored aromas. Very inviting.
T & M: very sweet tasting. Almost creamy. Tastes like light chocolately-caramel with some roastiness evident. The dark malts coat your tongue quite nicely. There 's a tinge of hoppiness but seems like the malts take center stage on this one.
D: a very inviting, challenging, and well made beer by the Troeg brothers. I'll have fun enjoying this one. Not sure of the availability but I'll be looking forward to the aged bottle I have sitting in the basement.
Didn't realize this was a barleywine; it's very good but probably not my fav in this category.
08-20-2010 23:03:49 | More by jwhancher
4.4/5 rDev +6.3%
Seerving type - bottle
Appearance - dark brown and tan , thick like coffee
Taste - carmel wooh! man, soon as i had a first drink super carmel but, after swallowing, fruity and slight imperial stout bitterness kicks in.
Mouthfeel - strong alcohol mixed with carmel. Very warm and sweet before you swallow. Dont drink it quick or you will be in trouble
Drinkability - Get ready, this beer will challenge you. Ive drank it fresh and a little to fast and the high alcohol made my face numb! But yes, this is tasty and unique. Ive bought 3 cases of beer this year, and this was one of them. A special seasonal beer, i really hope troegs makes this year round in 12 oz bottles. Im aging 4 bottles, opening one after 4 months on thanksgiving. Ill review this beer again.
08-20-2010 06:47:21 | More by wvsabbath
2.8/5 rDev -32.4%
Got a bomber of the Flying Mouflan at Hoosick Beverage in Troy NY for $7.99. Served mostly cold in a Harpoon tulip.
An average pour generates about 3" of creamy bubbly orangey-tan foam. The brew itself is a dark brown color that gives deep orange-red highlights when held to a light. The smell is sweet, a mix of dark and candy sugars, an intense clash between fruity esters and caramel, butter and smoke. The taste is much the same but at somewhat different proportions. Compared to the smell the taste is stronger on bitter hops and smoke, with the same butter and fruit elements also present. The finish is of lingering smoke, citrus hop, and peppery alcohol. Mouthfeel is moderate-high in thickness, about average for the style.
Overall it is pretty complex and the individual elements are all good, but together it is completely jumbled and goes in too many directions at once. This is a train wreck of a beer, completely incoherent. I had high hopes for this because I have a high opinion of Troegs, and this makes it that much more disappointing.
This tastes like a very young barleywine that desperately needs some mellowing time in the bottle. Damn good reason to put dates on the bottle. And don't bother shipping it out until it's had a couple months to age at the brewery.
08-19-2010 21:52:10 | More by BeerNinja007
4.45/5 rDev +7.5%
Nice dark brown / ruby red body and a thin light brown head with large soapy bubbles. WOW! One of the best smelling beers I have come across. Amazing fruit, fig, hint of alcohol, that classic barleywine smell (yeast?), a hint of pine from the hops, and a slight must. Wow again on the taste, the overall balance is what I consider critical in a beer and this one delivers. Heavy, bold malt up front combines with the sweetness of the alcohol to for a flavor and texture similar to molasses. Not much flavor detected in the middle but on the finish is a nice balance of citrus hops, grapefruit and pine. Mouthfeel is slick and oily do to the alcohol, but also a bit thick (in a good way) due to all the malt. Drinkability is good for a high powered beer; you may only require one bottle though. This is not a session beer, it's a big beer. This beer is on par with my other favorite barleywine style Hog Heaven
08-16-2010 03:33:28 | More by danadeny
3.93/5 rDev -5.1%
Dark crimson colored that cannot be seen through. One finger of head that slowly settled to a thin skin of suds. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is both hoppy and malty. Elements of figs, prunes, citrus, and a little spicy alcohol blends nicely together. Still plenty of hop bitterness left in the flavor. Very bitter and boozy beers are not a favorite of mine, but this beer walks a fine line. Maybe fresh I would not like it as much as I do now with four months of age. The subtle malt flavors are starting to develope. I get some caramel and dark fruit. The alcohol is a player but does not dominate and acts to cleanse the palate. A little warmth as well. The body is surprising not that big. It is a little modest in fact. Nicely carbonated and has a nice soft texture.
Not sure if this beer would benefit from additional age as the hops play a major role in the flavor and not sure the malt could pick up the slack.
08-14-2010 18:28:55 | More by morimech
4/5 rDev -3.4%
Thanks go out to sbaldwin for providing this one. According to Troegs, this beer's "Dubbed the Flying Mouflan (for reasons that become clearer toward the bottom of the glass)." I looked it up, and the Mouflan Ram is a type of horned sheep that's a popular hunting game in Texas. Huh.
Looks: how interesting. A pour verging on sadistic give me an oaken head of about 1.5 fingers. Dense and sticky, it gris the sides of the glass in persistent sheets. The color is nice: a murky deep crimson, with notes of dark amber and lighter brownish-yellow. I appreciate the depth, and hope there's and accompanying maltiness to follow.
Smells: like sugared fruit gummies. There's a nice, bright citrusy flavor permeating the air around the beer's crown, reminding of lemons, orange and grapes. A honey-sweet malt backbone rounds it out. The aroma strikes a great balance between the two aspects.
Tastes: less hoppy than expected. The citrusy flavors are first, imparting a subtle juicy fruitiness (a bit of pineapple, more grapefruit) at the beginning. Malts soon take over the show, with notes of caramel, toast, and chocolate covered raisins. Apparently they used cane sugar in this, which makes sense -- there's a lot of candy sweetness going on. A very bitter, hoppy finish rounds it all out.
Feels: soft. The body is a notch below medium-light, the carbonation is dimly prickly. The 9% alcohol has been lion-tamed, as it's hardly noticeable.
Drinks: like a good barleywine. Not great, but good. It was, however, INCREDIBLE with Thai chicken. Fours all around!
08-14-2010 00:06:15 | More by Phelps
4.1/5 rDev -1%
22oz bottle, split and served in Chimay chalice's
A - short-lived finger of loose forthy khaki colored foam...quickly settles to a few big bubbles and film in the glass. the beer is very dark amber/copper colored, slightly hazy.
S - big, ripe, fresh fruity hops...melon, pineapple, orange rinds. sweet toffee and caramel. smells like a malt-heavy DIPA and I love it. mouth-watering.
T - begins with a flash of melon and citrus hops...juicy with more pineapple, juicy fruit gum, spicy earthy hops. spiced more at the end with cinnamon, toffee, molasses along with some tobacco bite. finishes with an assertive alcohol kick and citrusy hops.
M - medium-light bodied, syrupy and slightly oily...playful prickly carbonation stays out of the way when it should. getting a bit watery as it warms, barely able to hold up the big sweet malts and bitter hops.
D - solid, hop-heavy barleywine...really excited to see what this does with some time. not far off the advertisement of being an Imperial NN. more of a hybrid but very enjoyable.
08-12-2010 02:25:31 | More by Stigs
4/5 rDev -3.4%
The pour revealed a nice head with a caramel like hue and nice retention. The nose reminds me of citrusy hops and big caramel hops and dark fruits with raisins. The taste is filled caramel, raisins, toffee and a citrus hop that doesnt linger, a very mellow touch of heat. The carb levels are decent, a heavy beer that is slighty on the syrupy side. This is a sipper. Overall I really enjoyed this beer, I thought the hops would be more bitter on the back-end but as the bottle says this is Nugget Nectar after it was pushed off the side of cliff. It is really an incredibly malty version of Nugget Nectar. I want to see what some age does to this cause I think a year or two will really make this beer shine.
08-10-2010 01:12:17 | More by nas5755
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.
08-09-2010 19:41:23 | More by Sammy
Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
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