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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,343
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 158
Gots: 226 | 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 donkeyrunner
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep mahogany color with a tan head. Little bubbles like in a Belgian dubbel. Few lacey splashes.

Candied fruit and citrus hop. Grape soda. Smells really, really good.

Aged for 4 months, the alcohol has largely faded out. The bottle states Flying Mouflan "tastes like hops dipped in candied sugar and rolled around in cocoa nibs." That sounds right on.

donkeyrunner, Jul 27, 2010
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Troegs Flying Mouflan, the bottle claims that this is like taking Nugget Nectar and pushing it off a cliff. Bottled 4-7-10

Appearance: Cloudy, reddish orange, small head with lots of soapy bubbles, not alot of lacing.

Smell: Piney hops, bready malt, alcohol. I can tell this is a big beer and a well hopped one at that.

Taste: Ample bitterness on a solid malt body. Piney hops are there in force but not overpowering. Theres alot of malt here, lending burnt caramel flavors. Some roasted malts also are there. Not bad at all and lacking alot of the over the top sweetness alot of barleywines have.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, mild bite.

Drinkability: A nice mellow barleywine. Easier to drink than most, love the hops. Pretty decent showing from Troegs.

Stinkypuss, Jul 26, 2010
Photo of Manoftyr
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-Pours a dark walnut brown with ruby highlights into the glass, a sizable tan head rises from the pour and slowly bubbles back down leaving some strings of lace.

Aroma-Rich sticky caramel malt is the first thing I smell followed by an undercurrent of fruity hops imparting a pineapple-like aroma.

Tate-Much like the nose with the sticky caramel malt mingling with fruity hoppiness. I taste caramel and pineapple predominately with some citric and piny characters on the outside, although they are somewhat muted by the rather hot alcohol.

Mouthfeel-Syrupy body with medium-light carbonation.

Drinkability-Just a good, straight forward, tasty Barleywine, not quite as hop-forward as Bigfoot but somewhat richer in malt character. I could drink a glass or two.

Manoftyr, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of cavedave
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled 6/7/10

The pour is a thing of real beauty. It's a lightly cloudy gem, light brown with ruby highlights, toped by a two finger head of dark beige. The oily film that coddles ample lace bubbling tells of both the size and hopping of this baby. Take a picture.

The smell is a light/med. aroma, but what an aroma! Effervescent citrus, deep pine tar, crazy deep caramel sweet, alcohol spice, with some rounded and tart yeasty notes tying it together. Sniffs as I drink reveal floral hop, and herbal bitter in this.

This has been called NN on steroids. There it is. The familiar malt base, and the basic hop profile amped up. There's a new player in town here, though, really tasteful and highly aromatic alcohol. This has turned it into a barleywine of American ingenuity that is mindblowingly delicious. Fuck the subtle fruit esters in other wimpy English wannabe's, this is American hopping artistry meets the depth of English BW. A marvelous taste for which words do little justice. The finish is a deep bitter burn that holds just the right amount of sweet. It walks the tightrope between dry and juicy like a Wallenda.

Perfectly carb.'ed, light/med., and highlights all its assets, with a light feel in the mouth that hides its size, and a finish that is excellent, though not stunning. Troegs always shines here.

Drinkability, rated against its peers, it is top of the class. Were I to gain unlimited access to this brew, prudence would dictate the coroner be forewarned.

Impression: Finally tasting this semi-fresh (six weeks old). This is a delicious masterpiece from true craft beer artists.

cavedave, Jul 23, 2010
Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A pretty good one here from Troegs, though I may have let it go for a bit too long. I was hoping for a bit more hopping, but that's probably my fault since the batch has been out for a couple of months. Pours a very interesting dark apricot brown, hazy, with only a ring of tan head.

Aroma is largely malty, nice caramel malts with a bit of sweetness behind it. Hops poke through, but only to whisper grapefruit.

Tastes like a big American Barleywine--big caramel malt backbone, a bit of roast to it, followed by some nice bittering hops to even it out and give it an overall very nice drinkability. Thick in the mouth, it's coating. Good amount of carbonation to keep it moving. Nice work here.

LordAdmNelson, Jul 22, 2010
Photo of drinkiusmaximus
4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a nice ruby color with a 2 finger with head with is slow to recede.

S- This is weird I am picking up a slight hoppines with a black licorice smell, dunno if this is par for this brew but it has me intrigued.

T- A nice mingle of hop bitterness and malty backbone. tastes almost of a american strong ale than a barleywine.(besides the 2010 bigfoot from SN)

M- In a word Great... medium bodied slightly reminescent of SSRA I mean WOW is this an amber SSRA.

D- Certainly among the top American barleywines out there; wonderful balancing act between the hops and the malt reminiscent of one of my favorite beers. I would call this a Red Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale very next to perfect!!!

drinkiusmaximus, Jul 19, 2010
Photo of jculler82
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber, fridge aged about 3 months, to pint glass, nice amber edges around a ruddy dark red middle.

Smell is piney hops mixed with dark caramel malts up front, with some subtle grapefruit in the background, as well as some fruity alcohol.

Taste mirrors the smell almost exactly. Nice piney hop flavor, with dark malts following, lots of dark crystal flavor actually. Some alcohol, but not with every sip. Warming finish. Firmly bitter as well. Medium full mouthfeel.

More imperial amber than barleywine in my opinion, but a good beer none the less.

jculler82, Jul 16, 2010
Photo of Casey10
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up while in MA so glad I got to try this. I will state that any fans of barley wines will love this one.

A - Pours a dark reddish brown with nice lacings stuck to the sides of the glass foamy but thin head covers the beer.

S - Light malts some breadiness as well not bad.

T - Nice malt background with almost oak like flavors strong this one is.

M - stays with you feels sticky and sort of sweet at the same time.

D - Definate have again would love to compare aged so looking forward to getting more of this and aging it.

Casey10, Jul 15, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
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.

drabmuh, Jul 13, 2010
Photo of ktrillionaire
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to G311 for this brew. You were right (again), this beer is fantastic!

A - Deep ruby-mahogany, khaki head

S - Big hop. Impressions of dank cannabis and pink grapefruit abound. I am not thinking 'Barleywine'.

T - Fantastic DIPA flavor when drank fresh. I'm interested to see how it tastes after a bit of age. I can't see how it could improve upon this very impressive hop-sicle of deliciousness.

M - Much like a DIPA, again. Not as viscous as I would expect from a BW, and more brightly carbonated.

D - I would like to have a case of this stuff!

ktrillionaire, Jul 13, 2010
Photo of yesyouam
4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tröegs Flying Mouflan is a clear, reddish brown ale with a thick, dense, bubbly, oily beige head that has outstanding retention. The aroma is slightly sweet and quite hoppy. It smells floral, with notes of orange, grass, caramel and bubble gum. It has a super smooth full body with a clean dry finish. It tastes bold and well balanced. It's slightly sweet with caramel and has a roastiness, like chocolate and coffee. There are notes of orange peel and black pepper. Juniper and wood resin provide the taste for the finish. This is super enjoyable. There are lots of different flavors going on, but they never interfere with each other. This is a world class ale, the kind I run across once or twice a year. I never even thought of it as a barleywine. I was just kind of thinking of it as an American strong ale while I was drinking it. Now that I think about it, I guess it could be a barleywine. Either way, it's epic!

yesyouam, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of Lolli1315
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.

Lolli1315, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of Ryan011235
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.

Ryan011235, Jul 09, 2010
Photo of NorthsideFred
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kels for this one.

Poured into a snifter as I relaxed after a crazy-busy 4th of July weekend.

The description on the bottle sounds wonderful. I should probably cellar it but I can't wait any longer.

Pours a dark, rusty, hazy, brown with an eggshell-white head. Nice lacing.

Smell is dark fruits and chocolate.

Taste is good. Subtle hoppiness, dark fruits, and some chocolate. I like it even more as it warms up. It has a decadent sweet milky taste.

Full-bodied. Nice carbonation. Tons of tiny bubbles give it a creamy texture.

The ABV is surprising because the alcohol doesn't overwhelm you. Oh, it's there, but not overwhelming. I probably sucked it down faster than I should have, but it was hard not to.

Overall a pretty good beer. I would seek this out again.

NorthsideFred, Jul 06, 2010
Photo of magine
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a nonic glass.

Pours a dark brown near black, under the lights is more of a dark caramel amber color. Has some ruby red shining through on the edges. Has a thick creamy tan head, with nice ring lacing and a fluffy lace head island.

Sweet malty nose, and the barley malts. Pine hops, citrus hops, chocolate, dark fruits. Very complex tasty smell.

Very smooth brew, barley malts, chocolate, piney hops, dark fruits, raisins maybe, slightly dry - no real bitterness. Some slight spice. Almost has a hop resin oil texture to it. A bit of a warming effect. Amazing balance.

Tremendous stuff, has all the flavor you would want and leaves you wanting more (sips that is). World class barleywine. Very sessionable, the best sessionable barleywine I have had.

magine, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of ujsplace
4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

Thick, massive, billowing antique white head. Sitting atop a near black colored brew.

Smells of sweet candied malt, chocolate and dark fruit and piney hops.

Tastes of sweet, big, barley malts, chocolate, raisin and big herbal hops, which are extremely well balanced with the malt sweetness, but in the end it packs quite a hop punch.

Thick and robust, this brew has plenty of balls.

Wow, an excellent American Barleywine to be savored with every sip, letting it warm gradually as you go. Slow and savory.

ujsplace, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of jorg2619
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flying Mouflan was to much to take for me in 09 but in 2010 I love it.

This monster pours a dark ruby color and does not have more than an a cm or two of head but it stays nicely. This beer smells of malt and pine. The hop aromas become stronger as the beer warms along with a hint of booze. This beer tastes complex. There is a pine mouth chapping taste of hops followed by smooth malts that are battered by a wave of booze leaving a hoppy sweet booze flavor behind for a drink more aftertaste. Probably one of the fastest drinkers of all the barlywines I have had.

I was not a fan last year of this beer but my palette has evolved and I can now appreciate this beer to its fullest.

jorg2619, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of STEG
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Pours a deep amber color that is predominantly brown. Smell is hoppy up front with pine and grapefruit dominating with a chocolatey nutty presence intermingled. Taste is surprisingly sweet I was expecting something much harsher given the description on the bottle and the abv. The alcohol is so well hidden with this one, with the mouthfeel slightly syrupy. This is scary drinkable given the abv. Will be buying more

STEG, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of Fish113d
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

*22 oz bottle served chilled into a tulip glass

Pours a dark-copper color that allows very little light to get through the glass with a 1 finger thick head of that forms at the top, and then slowly dissipates to a slight foam surface layer on top with some lacing on the glass. Fantastic presentation!

Aroma first is of some big, billowy malts with some citrus hops coming through. On a "deep" sniff, the hops are floral and earthy. Maybe a bit of oak also comes through but nothing too crazy.

Sipping reveals a huge brown malt palate that opens up to a sweet toffee with a "citrusy" hops flavor to balance it. A slight bit of vanilla also comes through I think. Very yummy!

Full-bodied, chewy even when cold with a very smooth finish. Alcohol is hidden very well, maybe almost TOO WELL (dangerous!). Great feel.

Tough to say, but I think this may be my favorite offering of Troegs, even over the Troegenator or Mad Elf, at which I feel like I'm cheating on my favorite winter-time offering (Elf). Fantastic brew!!!

Fish113d, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of PBoegel
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow. Bottled on 6.10.10

The Mouflan is exactly as described. An ode to Nugget Nectar pushed over the edge of a cliff with delicious sweet malt wrapped around luscious chewy hop resin pungency.

Ok, so that is not not "exactly" how Troegs describes it, but I digress.

The beer is dark reddish brown, with a touch of haziness, like a dry hopped brown ale. A nice sticky foam head tannish to light brown in color.

The aroma is brown sugar, cotton candy, milk chocolate, orange juice, pineapple and a little floral heat from the alcohol.

The flavor is tremendous. Malted milk balls, dried pineapple, orange creamsicle, concord grape, some pine sap, maple syrup, with nice firm bitterness in the finish. The alcohol seemed a bit more prominent in the nose, but warming is definitely detectable upfront and in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. For a rich and flavorful ale it has a decidedly approachable drinkability, with excellent malt to hop balance.

PBoegel, Jul 03, 2010
Photo of bum732
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Citrus and sweet hops, juicy, touch of molasses and vanilla, touch of cocoa.

L: Murky brown, nice creamy head that dissipates.

T: Light caramel backbone, big citrus hop flavor leading to moderate high bitterness. This leads to some more strong fruitiness and some dryness.

M: Good creamy mouthfeel, hop dryness, moderate carbonation.

A solid barleywine, this baby was fresh and evident of the strong hop presence. Nothing really stood out, but solid nonetheless.

bum732, Jul 02, 2010
Photo of KAP1356
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml bottle dated 4/7/10 into a snifter...

A - A very dark caramel amber color. Appears black but when looked at closer it is a very dark murky brown. A 2 finger off white head foams up as well.

S - A fistful of hops greets you right up front, but it is apparent that there is a solid malt backbone as well. To be honest the smell is quite reminicsent of Nugget Nectar with a latier profile.

T - A muuuch sweeter Nugget Nectar. The hops are very strong even after letting it sit for a few months. But there is a dark toffee component which follows the hoppy punch. A candy flavor accompanies everything as well as if, like the label says, hops really were dipped in candies sugar rolled in dark chocolate nibs. Although I am failing to grasp any real chocolate component on this one.

M - Thicker than I expected. Sugary feel to it, but still pleasant. Very much like a barleywine style ale.

D - This one was awflly sweet for me. At the end of each sip I just got this sugary overload type of a feeling which wasn't great. However, this is great if you want to experience a Hulked up version of Nugget Nectar.

KAP1356, Jun 30, 2010
Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a deep mahogany with ruby highlights. with one finger of creamy tan head. Not a great deal of lacing, but it coats the glass well.

Smell -- Hop aromas dominate: lots of pine, with some grapefruit rind. Toffee, caramel, and butterscotch are also present.

Taste -- Hop forward for certain. Lots of earthy, resinous hops with burnt sugar, raisin, plum, cocoa powder, caramel, and a bit of menthol. Finish is quite bitter and earthy/herbal.

Mouthfeel -- Not quite as thick as expected: medium in body, slick, with creamy carbonation. As time goes on, the alcohol becomes more and more evident.

Drinkability -- A bit too thin for the style, but otherwise really exceptional. The candied plum-like maltiness with the deep piney/herbal hops make for a great combination. Wasn't sure if I cared for this offering at first, but I definitely came around. A great offering from Tröegs.

Suggestion: drink slightly warmer than what seems appropriate; the rich and fruity malt character seems to peak at just below room temp.

yeahnatenelson, Jun 29, 2010
Photo of jlandis
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fresh 2010 bottle poured into a chalice.

A - Deep murky copper with a thin to nonexistent head.

S - Fruity citrus hops right up front. Grapefruit and orange with a sweet malty aroma.

T - Very similar to Nugget Nectar with the bitter grapefruit hops, but much more intense. Bitter from the hops, but the sweet malt backbone held this beer together.

M - Subtle carbonation with a creamy quality.

D - The alcohol is hidden very well. I'm glad I only had this one 750ml bottle around otherwise I think I could have continued to drink this one all night. I'm very interested to see how this one ages so I'll be sure to pick up a few more.

jlandis, Jun 28, 2010
Photo of ChrisPro
3.23/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2010 bottle shared with pleepleus.

Pours dark brown with couple finger tan bubbly head, lots of lacing.

Aroma was super hoppy: pine dominated along with some hints of citrus fruit. Only slight hints of brown sugar made it through the nose. This was definitely an american barley wine but the nose was just not right.

Flavor was a slight caramel and vanilla sweetness up front followed by a gigantic in your face hop bitterness that lingered for minutes on the tongue. They wanted big bitter and they got it.

Overall, slightly too carbonated and the alcohol a bit too prevalent. I am definitely not a fan of this beer fresh but I'd give it a shot with some age.

ChrisPro, Jun 28, 2010
Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,343 ratings.