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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,287 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,287
Reviews: 563
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 150
Gots: 214 | FT: 12
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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:
No notes at this time.

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

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

very dark red with dark garnet when held to the light along with some floating deposits. A light yellow head hangs around for a bit before leaving.
Orange rind, clove, and an allspice finish. Hops lead the way with a hint of bread.
Orange, spice several of which are associated with christmas including allspice, and clove. Alcohol is present and hops contribute to the overall character.
Full body with good carbonation.
A good beer that would benefit with age.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 06:47:30 | More by alovesupreme
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. new release, but couldn't find any dating. tasted in late april/early may 2009.

dark brown amber. clear gemstone under the light. vigorous pour gives a huge, yellowish tan head. fades to constant thin layer. decent lacing in the 1st half of the glass, very little later on.

aroma: fresh, fruity citrus (orange and grapefruit, both fruit and zest), cherry and a backend of fresh pine. underlying dark caramel and brown sugar, but it's the very fruity and fresh hops that are center stage. occasional whiffs of alcohol.

taste: fresh hop assault continues, with richly caramelized malts to back it up, plus even a hint of cocoa. cherry sweetness meets the fruity hop, caramel malt and yeast esters. hops give bold and resinous bitterness, with the resins in particular lasting into the finish.

medium to almost lightly syrupy body, with some hop resins in the finish. mild to moderate carbonation. overall feel is actually creamy.

nice stuff, but eventually the resins will get to you, cutting down on drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 17:29:30 | More by tai4ji2x
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CrellMoset

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, downtown location, Charlottesville, VA. Poured in to a 22 oz. snifter.

Appearance: Pours a deep, hazy mahogany, opaque though less so around the peripheries, capped by a relatively fast fading one-finger tan head. Carbonation is - though hard to spot - reasonably plentiful and fast. What's really impressive about the appearance of this brew is the lacing - thick swaths of delicate swiss cheese-like formations and smaller, crisper patches of lacing decorate the sides of the snifter, looking down on the thin swirls of dust that sit atop the surface. A very solid-looking beer.

Aroma: Musty, earthy malts, big caramel and toffee, fainter toastier notes, and a slew of fruity hop botanicals - pineapple, grapefruit, tropical fruits, and a few other stray hop notes. Swell.

Taste: A fantastic array of flavors. Intensely fruity at the outset and through to the finish is my first thought. Pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and cherries meld with other hop notes - light pine, faint mint, earthy, leafy presences. Thick waves of malt - caramel, toffee, faint chocolate, bubblegum overtones, and lots of earthy, rustic, wholesome bready notes - meld with a moderate amount of balancing bitterness, which has probably faded with age. Nary a hint of alcohol, either.

Mouthfeel: Probably not as thick as it should be, with a mild level of well-blended effervescence, coupled with a light, hop-induced prickle. Pleasant, and near 4.5 in its smoothness.

Drinkability: For the style? Fantastic. Absolutely no hint of the 9.3% to be found, though this one does have a little bit of age on it. The flavors are fantastic, the appearance very nice, and everything else solidly solid. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 04:16:18 | More by CrellMoset
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ATPete

New Jersey

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

22oz bottle

Pours a dirty orange/brown color with a large tan/orange head, a crazy looking head indeed. Very aromatic hops grace the nose, booze soaked citrus fruits, pine, very sweet malt. Mild alcohol heat while tasting, bacon? Bready, boozy fruity yeast esters through out, some plum and mild spice lots of hops, boarder line DIPA rather than barley wine IMO. Lots of NN hop character, which is great! Good drinkability for the style, the bomber would be an ideal serving size, even for a beer of this magnitude. Highly recommended, especially for those new to the style, this is a great bridge between the world of DIPA into the world of Barley Wine. I would consume as fresh as possible...

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2009 21:42:59 | More by ATPete
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Floydster

California

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

22 ounce bottle received in a trade, thanks who sent this but I already forgot unfortunately, supposed to be nearly identical to the Scratch 4 beer they made a few years ago but seems to be slightly different, dark red with some brown mixed in, big one off white head, great retention, nice lacing at times too, smell consists of toffee, berries, caramel, pine, bread, plums, booze, raisins, floral accents, and honey, starts off with caramel along with other rich malts, mild sweetness and boozy fruits in the middle, pine and floral hops in the finish, nicely balanced like a good barleywine should be going from sweet to dry and vice versa, dry, sweet, and slightly warming mouthfeel, taste lasted a long time, medium carbonation, along with a medium body, pretty smooth for its style, could have probably drank the whole bottle, alcohol is hidden for the most part until the aftertaste, would drink again, glad to have a few in my cellar to experiment with, recommended

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 21:25:05 | More by Floydster
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ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

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

Opened this bomber on a sunny and wonderfully breezy Fathers' Day afternoon (OK, just barely afternoon). Rewarded with a very clear deep red/chestnut colored barleywine, with a nice orangish-tan head that is thick and memorable. This baby takes a while to fade, and leaves no lacing of any kind.

The citrusy aroma of hops mingles with a strong bourbon-like alcohol, resulting in an almost orange-liqueur effect, but this is backed up by some big malt aroma as well. And don't get me wrong, there is a pleasant harshness to these hops, and only the subtle suggestion of citrus. I could go on about this aroma...dark and mysterious in its own way. Orange wedges soaked in Grandpa Herberger's own shine...use your imagination.

The taste wants to be medicinal, but it's not. Or at least not in the usual way. This is good medicine. A harsh hop bite accompanies this from the time it touches your tongue until minutes after the viscous red gold slides comfortingly down your throat. Alcohol is very prominent but does not overwhelm, instead complimenting. There is that liqueur effect, and though still in the background the sweetness of chocolate and malts unknown do their part to keep all the taste buds busy.

Big bodied, noticeably viscous in the glass. A very nice, and somewhat unique, American Barleywine. One is reminded perhaps of an RIS (Storm King comes to mind) or maybe another favorite style.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 17:06:22 | More by ZimZamZoom
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gameface23

Massachusetts

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

The first bottle of a 4 bottle barleywine drinking extravaganza. Flying Mouflan ended up being my second favorite after 2009 Bigfoot (2008 Old Guardian and 2008 Old Crustacean ended the rankings, in that order).

A: Brown pour (I was expecting more of an amber hue, because I thought the recipe was Nugget Nectar turned to 11.)

S: Candy-sweet malts and nice hops.

T: It was like drinking candy in the "awesome-and-not-cloying" sense. The hops make themselves known as well.

M: Full-bodied

D: It was the lowest ABV barleywine that we drank and the alcohol was hidden EXTREMELY well. For the style, this is near the top.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 15:12:36 | More by gameface23
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber to walnut in body with a BIG creamy tan head packed with dense carbonation bubbles patiently dissipating to a sticky foam lacing.

Big pine and citrus hop aroma with underlying grapefruit but also some sweet candied sugar as advertised. A second visit brings the malt aroma forward as well.

More pine or resinous hops, pepper like spices, a touch of vanilla, and chocolate malt. This is very complex in flavor.

Thick, chewy mouthfeel with medium carbonation, excellent palate balance, and a generous abv buried in the character of the beer.

This may be a new favorite! Extremely great drinkability, astonishing palate, great mouthfeel, nothing I would change. Try it if you have access.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2009 02:59:36 | More by CHADMC3
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tgdigital

Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Troegs describes this beer as "if you took nugget nectar and pushed it off a cliff" I would say that is about as accurate as you can get. This is considered an American style barleywine, and that it is. With 9.3% abv, it's not a beer you will be enjoying all afternoon/evening, but it does mask the alcohol flavor quite well. The beer itself is a light mahogany color with hops hops hops in the nose. This is one of the more hoppy barlywines I have had the pleasure of trying. The taste is complex with notes of vanilla and chocolate as well as balanced bitterness from the hops. The mouthfeel is nice with all of the flavors blending smoothly and finishing slightly sweet. Overall, this is definitely a beer worth checking out, and it's a must for hop heads.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2009 14:50:20 | More by tgdigital
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soupyman10

District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a solid brown with a nice deep maroon color when held up to the light. Smallish tan head that dissolves down to a fine film. Nose is strong spicy hops, fruity. Subtle malt presence. Flavor is similar, although a fair bit stronger. Sugary candy, with a spicy fruit hop presence up front. A touch of malt in there, but this is a hoppy beer (definitely more DIPA than barley wine, in my opinion). Body is fine - medium, appropriate for the brew. Nice carbonation. Overall, a solid beer that's good but not quite excellent (which I expect from Troegs's "bigger" beers, and especially a barley wine).

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2009 19:20:42 | More by soupyman10
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 16:56:43 | More by BEERchitect
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Globetrotter

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hand delivered from Scranton to Vienna (thanks, Shannon!), the bottle is big and brown with a colorful label true to the picture here. No ingredient or freshness info, the label does suggest that cellaring is a good idea. I don't have the patience.

Pours a slightly hazy caramel brown under a dark tan one finger head that fades slowly to film and collar, leaving some nice lacing. The nose is lovely, combining sweet caramel and spicey hops in a very strong scent that invites from afar. The mouth is very prickly and quite sticky, almost to the point of being syrupy. The taste is marvellously rich, with equal portions chocolate and pine sap, blending across the tongue and lingering long after the swallow. Powerfully hopped, yet nicely balanced, the strength is also quite evident. This one might be too strong to finish a bomber alone, but Globetrotterette has already claimed the second pour for her own. As she does not normally like strong or hoppy beers, that is high praise indeed. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 16:48:46 | More by Globetrotter
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

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

Pours a shade lighter than brown with deep copper/red highlights and a creamy off white head that dissipates to a cap. Right after I poured this the aroma was all hops. Resinous and floral hops. After a few minutes the hops gave way to slightly sugary, caramel malts, some toffee or brown sugar in there as well. Taste follows the aroma. Malty citrus bite up front, caramel and toffee peak through in the middle followed by a lingering somewhat dry resinous hop finish. Creamy mouthfeel, thick body, medium carbonation. Great Barleywine, quite hop forward ala Bigfoot. I wish I had bought 2 of these cause I'd love to open one next year.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 02:45:31 | More by johnnnniee
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into an oversized tulip glass. I actually popped this one for review on the day that it was released at the brewery, on 3/13/09, so I was dealing with an ultra fresh bottle at this point.

Pours a deep, murky amber/almost brown/definitely a few shades from black, with 3+ fingers of stiff white foamy head. This simmers down into a thin layer of creamy retention that immediately blows up to almost a finger again when swirled, leaving just a mammouth cascade of foam back, which sticks in thick patches to the sides of the glass.
The hop aroma on this ranks right up there, being just lush with floral notes, and spice, and resins, and tropical fruits. It's so fresh and assertive in the nose, it's one of thee best hoppy aromas out there. There is also a deep and thick smelling underlying sweetness of bread and chocolate, as well as some additional fruit tones. A stiff undercurrent of warmth glides underneath the other flavors, imparting just the slighest sting to the nostrils.

Man, the taste evens out nicely as this warms. Big blast of hops right up front, which lingers with an intense resinous dryness. I'm loving the malt backbone, as it cuts down a bit on the big grains in lieu of thick chocolate, toffee, and toasted bread. A big flush of citrus pulls up the rear, mixing with the bitterness of the hops and residual malt tang. The mouthfeel is full bodied and creamy feeling with a good bit of heft to it. Fortunately, any real stinging holds off until the very end for the majority of this. For the most part, this was hugely quaffable for the size.

This is definitely one of, if not thee best American Barleywine that I've had. I love the duality of this, either being able to enjoy it has a huge hop bomb fresh or putting some time on it and letting the complexity of the malts emerge. Either way it's a winner.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2009 17:08:32 | More by Kegatron
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours deep deep copper with dep hints of red. almost brown. light cream head that quickly fades. decent retention.

light scents of sweet caramel and floral hops. light candy. over all, very light scents.

a very hoppy barleywine. strong sweet malts up front quickly followed by very floral and slightly orange and pineapple citrus hops. light bitterness and sweet malts overall.

very full and slick, medium carbonation.

a good barleywine, very hoppy which personally appeals to me. quite rich so this is a slow sipper.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 00:52:51 | More by hooliganlife
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Wasatch

Utah

4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to indiapaleale for this brew.

Poured into a chalice a very nice golden brown color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy tan head, with a nice big oil slick, and some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight toffee, slight spice. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, with some nice hop notes, toffee/spice. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very nice brew, glad to get a chance to try it, thanks Brian.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2009 21:33:39 | More by Wasatch
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mirish72

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked a bottle up a few months ago and just tried it last night. I wasn't sure if I should let it age or drink it as I had been told conflicting descriptions of what to expect, so when in doubt, just drink it.

It poured much darker than I would have thought. The aroma was hoppy, yet malty at the same time. I had consumed my last bomber of Nugget Nectar the night before and found that it was similar in some respects. Almost like NN with lots of malt and a bit more kick.

A little sweeter than other barley wines I have recently tried including SN Bigfoot, Great Divide Old Ruffian and Victory Old Horizontal. Next year I will definitely pick up more than one bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2009 16:09:36 | More by mirish72
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BirdFlu

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was unsure about whether to let this bottle age a bit or drink it fresh, as I only bought a single bottle.. So after about a month and a half to two months I gave in and opened.. What I found was a sort of Bigfoot-esque barleywine; very hoppy and very sweet. The pour was beautiful - much darker than expected, a deep burgundy, very red. Smells is very, very sweet hop aroma, but the smell isn't really too strong if smelled from snifter, you have to smell it right out of the bottle to get it. Very sweet backbone of sugary sweetness. The flavor is like a DIPA with a more potent sweetness, very citrusy as well. Mouth is fairly thick, almost chewy. A bit syrupy, but good. Its certainly delicious and nice to sip on. Could you session it? probably not. But its definitely great. I certianly wish I had a second bottle to try in another few months.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2009 05:48:56 | More by BirdFlu
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IMincedTheKing

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque brown that lets a little light though at the edges. A small but sturdy head rests on top.

Smells slightly candied with dominant herbal and piney hop aromas. Mildly citric.

Moderately sweet as it goes in the mouth with a full, creamy body, but the hop character quickly washes it back. The malts and hops play in a wonderful balance, and a big cocoa flavor cuts through the middle. It fades out with a dry chocolate and astringent hops, thoroughly satisfying.

Bombers of 9.3%? I'll take one, but I think that's enough.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2009 05:40:10 | More by IMincedTheKing
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pours out of the bomber as a dark reddish brown liquid. Thin, light khaki head is slow to form, but quick to fade. There is some light lacing cling to the glass.

The aroma is big on the caramel malts and light and the hops. Different from what I remember it being back when it was a Scratch beer. Definitely a sweet smelling barleywine.

The taste is again different from what I remember. Sweeter for sure. Malts stand out in this one. Citrus hops and alcohol follow them up. Sweetness turns to a slight sourness at the finish. Almost seems like a hoppier English style barleywine more than an American style one.

Solid, thick, slick mouthfeel. Lighter on the carbonation. Slightly bitter and sour aftertaste. Alcohol burn is noticeable, but not overwhelming. Decent brew, but not the jog down memory lane I was hoping for.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2009 16:22:20 | More by Imstillthegman
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle at 56 degrees.

Pours clear mahagony with a ruby hue and a one inch head of off-white. Pleny of ripped lacework throughout the glass and a partial skim coat floated for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with a heavy dose of malt and grapefruit in the back. Hints of toffee and a trace of wet cardboard follow through.

On the full side of medium bodied with a chewy, sticky mouthfeel. Creamy and viscous.

Toffee, stale malt, and a bite of pellet hops start the palate. A firm bitterness builds a bit and wet paper steps forward. Grapefruit pith and caramel follow through along with a building warmth.

Finishes with lingering sweet malt, some harsh bitterness, wet cardboard, and warming alcohol.

This one was way past prime.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 23:29:19 | More by brewandbbq
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A dark brown with beautiful ruby highlights...produced a big tan head...wonderful lacing

S - Great aroma all over...you are hit with the hops...but if you try really hard you can get a sweet malt scent

T - Wow...this bottled was aged a few months...I wonder what it would be like with a few more months...at first you are rushed with grapefruit hops...and their bitterness lingers...at the end you have a great sweet caramel malt flavor...the balance between sweet and bitter in this beer is amazing

M - Medium bodied...creamy

D - With the exception of the ABV...this beer is very drinkable...I love the cross between IPA and Barleywine...Troegs has done it again!

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 13:42:43 | More by thain709
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prototypic

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to guinnessdoc for the bottle. Very much appreciated, Josh.

Flying Mouflan pours a darker cherry brown color. It's mostly clear and has nice garnet highlights. Sitting atop is an off-white head that rose to about two fingers. It held up better than expected given the abv and left thick, sticky lace clinging to the glass. Not bad at all.

The nose is very good, but would even better with just a little more strength. Maybe some warming will help. EDIT: It does in a big way. Citric hops are noted up front and smell delicious. Grapefruit, pineapple, and orange are all in the mix. Smells like there's some pine there, as well. I really like the hop bill, whatever it may include. Caramel malt is prominent and smells sweet. Brown sugar is noted. Dark fruit emerges a little late. Raisin and plum are present and add quality depth. To be fair, the nose opens up with a little warming and smells more and more delicious. I'm on board. This is great smelling stuff.

The flavor profile is also very impressive. Caramel malt is sweet and very strong in flavor. It definitely gives it a strong backbone. Brown sugar is noted in flavor and adds more sweetness. Somehow, it manages to never come across as overly sweet. Hops are strong in flavor and are very delicious. I like the profile a lot, though I don't know what all it entails. It's very citric and features grapefruit and pineapple flavors primarily. There's a bit of a piney aspect. It's a little bitter, but is balanced by the malts almost entirely. Nonetheless, they have a great flavor. Dark fruit is a secondary component and plays that role well. There's a little plum and raisin, but they're fairly subtle. Alcohol is faintly noticeable, but doesn't come close to being warm or hot. Wow! This is great stuff.

It has a medium body that's nice and smooth. Carbonation is light and doesn't negate the feel. It's not quite lush or creamy, but it's damn close. I'm really close to granting the next highest score. Drinkability is good, extremely close to being very good. For a Barleywine, it's very impressive. The flavor is nothing short of excellent and it goes down so easy. It's deceptive for a 9.3% beer. It doesn't seem that strong at all. I'll have no problem finishing the bomber, but that'll be all for me.

The Flying Mouflan is another big winner from Troegs. Damn, those guys make great beer. To be honest, if you're a Barleywine fan, there's very little here that's not to love. Its best assets are its great hop flavor and incredible balance. It doesn't lean too far in one direction at all. I also like the fact that the dark fruit is somewhat restrained. At times, that can be a turnoff for me if it's too strong. Troegs got it just right with this one. This is great beer. Trust me. Go find a few bottles. You'll be super glad that you did.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 02:42:12 | More by prototypic
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beachbum1975

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks go out to banditbrewingco for our most recent trade and THIS fantastic extra!

Pours a gorgeous reddish/brown with a tan froth that has good retention. Really nice to look at and still. Slight haziness and thick...

Smells big of grassy hops and sweet caramel. 90% of the nose is hops though, lots of bitter citrus and grass.

Medium to thick bodied with big hops all over the place. Ample carbonation with some heavily roasted, super sweet malts in the back.

If you are a fan of aging barleywines - this one is big and hot right now. Grab one of these and throw it in your cellar for a year.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2009 22:01:30 | More by beachbum1975
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WesWes

New York

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a translucent dark brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is awesome. It has a killer hop nose along with a solid burnt toffee aroma. It has a nice roasted scent with some excellent caramel notes. The taste is good. It has a very bitter hop bite that lends itself well to the malt base. However, the chocolate roasted character is overpowered with the hops. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn good beer. I'm not completely sold on the grain bill, but the hops are a nice touch.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2009 22:22:16 | More by WesWes
Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,287 ratings.