Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,348
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
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Gots: 229 | FT: 11
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Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

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(Beer added by: mcallister on 03-01-2009)
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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.

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,

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.

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!

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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..

Photo of LtCracker20
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Taken from notes.

A- Pours a dark mahogany with a 2-finger khaki head that doesn't retain too well, down to a thin film, but it sticks to the glass very well.

S- Sugars, raisans, and other dark fruits right up front. Big aroma. Alchohol is there as well. Very sweet.

T- Sharp hops up front followed right away by a smack of sugar and raisans. Wow. The ABV really doesn't show up here too much, though.

MF/D- Full body here. A very creamy brew that's as easy to drink as it could be.

Photo of lovindahops
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a bomber. Reading the label gets me off the charts excited for this one

A- a black cherry type of dark brew. Foam latches to the side of the glass. Perfect foaminess on all sides. VINTAGE barley wine

S- off the charts. Dark fruit dancing with toffee and butterscotch notes. The hops appear in the middle of the brew and display the necessary characteristics to establish the brew. The balance is unreal

T- phenominal taste profile. The sweetness of the malt is cloaked in dark fruit and spices. A superior blend of flavor, malt, and hops. This is one of those brews that you can confidently say... your taste buds dance

M- creamy, rich, flavorful. It literally paints your mouth.

D- definitely sip it! TFM is a clear cut presentation of an American Barley Wine. No question you need to sip this. But you can definitely keep filling your cup... for a little while

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

Poured into snifter.

Pours 1/2 finger of khaki head. Color is a brown ruby color.

Aroma: Rich and malty. Lots of toffe and caramel. It does show some hops and citrus as well though. Some sweetness and vanilla shows. Raisins and dark dried fruit flavors.

Taste: A bit boozy here, but its okay. Plums, raisins, dried fruits. Toffee and caramel malts. Citrus fruits. Grapefruits. Pretty decent.

Mouthfeel: Rich, smooth, malty, warm. Medium to full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends farily clean with notes of malts.

Overall, a pretty solid bwine. A nice aroma backed up with a full flavored taste. I enjoyed this one. The citrus was really a nice touch showing some fresh hoppyness.

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a dark brown with brown highlights that had good retention but only had a thin white head and did leave good lacing sticking to the glass.

S: On this one I could spot out fruits like apple, slight pineapple, raisins, and plums. there was also brown sugar, sweet malt, but did have a good hop presence.

T: Upront on the palate caramel brown sugar notes strike first alongside dark fruit character, slight malts, but with a nice hop bite that also seems to have a slight citus grapefruit kick as well. The alcohol was there but it wasn't too potent.

M: The brew was medium to full in body with a moderate amount of carbonation that had a sweet, sticky, hoppy, bitter, and slight boozy finish.

D: It drank pretty good considering the ABV and the hop bite but it is definitely a tasty sipper. Overall I thought it was a decent barleywine offering from troegs.

Photo of alkemy
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep copper pour with ruby highlighting. The fluffy tannish yellow head has pretty good retention. Just as others have stated, the smell is strong with toffee and prickly pine, but I really notice a strong butter aroma. Wow, this tastes really good. There's pine, pears, and chocolate, but what really stands out is a strong burnt caramel/sugar that stays on the palate for quite a while. Really creamy smooth feel to this. The prickliness seems to come more from the hops than the carbonation. Fairly dry finish, but that candied burnt taste that lingers is very pleasant. Drinkability is pretty solid throughout, but I think one bomber is plenty at one sitting.

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

Thanks boglobo8971! Awesome Barleywine!

A - Clear deep copper orange color with a big, long-lasting tannish head. Lots of lacing.

S - Caramel, toffee, toasty/bready malts. Piny/resinous, citrusy hops. Pleasant alcohol aroma.

F/M - Big sweet caramel malts. Toffee, toasty/bready flavors. Huge citrusy/piny hop flavor with a high hop bitterness. Warm alcohol. Medium-high body, slick and slightly oily. Medium carbonation. Clean finish.

D - Very good for a barleywine. Smooth yet very assertive. This one is great now and will definitely improve with some age.

Photo of tempest
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a bomber with friends at Spinnerstown Hotel over diner. This is a fine barleywine, though I was hoping it would be a bit hoppier. Despite a good finishing bitter kick, it was smooth by comparison to barleywines like Bigfoot. The beer opened with a licorice and sweet cheer taste and lighter caramel and toffee malts with a hint of gingerbread. The finish was a satisfying blast of bitter citrus and orange peel hops. If you like the style, this is certainly worth a try. It manages to be fruity for the style (in a good way), without being too thick or sweet.

Photo of jlapennas
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Moderately strong toffee malt aroma mixed with a pungent pine resin hop aroma and some berry/cherry esters. There are some mild roasty notes in the background and a decent dose of ethanol. Very pleasant aroma that speaks to other darker colored american barleywines I've had. I find myself searching around just a bit too much for the malt aromas considering the style. What's there is very pleasant but it could be bolder.

Appearance: Red brown color with a slight haze. Lowish carbonation produces very slight head that fades quickly. OK for style but I've seen more attractive barleywines.

Taste: Moderately strong alcohol character that blends with a firm hop bitterness and hop resins to give a slightly prickly quality to the taste. Malt character is there but it's overwhelmed by these qualities. Cherry reduction ester quality blends well with malt sweetness. Finishes fruity and boozey.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, some roasted grain astringency, resin, lowish carbonation. Alcohol evident.

Overall: A tasty beer worth trying if you like the style. For a low alcohol version of the style the booze was pretty evident which impacted the drinkability. This bottle is 5 months old and would certainly improve with some more age. Softer alcohols and a mellower hop impression would allow the malt to come out more I think.

Photo of BeerResearcher
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz brown bottle. No freshness date.
The color is deep, dark amber/mahogany. A very fast-fading caramel head becomes a thin ring.
A big whiff of rum-soaked plums hits with a bang. Caramel malt, citrusy and floral hop smells are present throughout. A light smell of milk chocolate is noticed.
Flavors of a mixed fruit bowl drenched in dark rum and port wine come to mind. Prunes, raisins, pears, tangerine and pineapple, with a hint of banana. Does this count for my daily fruit intake? The citrusy hops poke through, as does a nice rich malty taste. Sweet caramel adds the right balance to the bold flavors.
As the label suggests, I will cellar one and see how things transform in a year. If I can wait that long.

Photo of Metalmonk
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 4/7/10

Deep dark milk chocolatey brown in color, a sorta soupy/hazy/muddy sort of look; head is a creamy light tan thing, firm and gorgeous, leaving loopy lace strings as it slowly fades to a crown.

Smells reminds of Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot, and I can only say that affectionately...although it's not quite as impressive as that. Vanilla, molasses, alcohol, hops...all big and bold and sweet and strong.

Flavor is a bit more scattered, or subdued, than the aroma indicates. There's a grassy greenness here, and a flatness of overall flavor, despite a medicinal alcohol character trying to edge in through all the malt and hops. There's a strange iced tea-like flavor too, and not being a big fan of iced tea, it was slightly off-putting. What I like are the prominent caramel notes, the cherry-like fruitiness that appears front and center, and the vanilla-like tones that remind of Bigfoot.

A little too bright in texture, due to fairly loud carbonation, and a body that's thinner and less syrupy than others of the style.

This was my first meeting with Flying Mouflan, and it falls a little short of expectations. Those expectations were based on hype, chatter, reviews, and the word of friends who have had this. But it's still good enough to qualify as a must-try for all aficionados of the American barleywine style. Is this a little young yet? Possibly, being only 5 months in the bottle. I'd try it again I suppose...wouldn't be an arm-twister.

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

Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of BeerCon5
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
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