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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,342
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 157
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 BigMcLargeHuge
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of tpd975, thanks again. Pours deep copper with thin off white head. The aroma is resiny with a mix of orange hard candy and cherry hard candy to go along with pine hop bitterness. The taste has a load of pine hops mingling with sweet orange candy and a bit of cherry hard candy goodness. I get smooth slick sweet malts midway and to the finish. Lots and lots of hops making this practically an IIPA. Yum! Very nice stuff. The pine hop bitterness just hangs on forever into the after taste.

BigMcLargeHuge, Oct 07, 2009
Photo of Damian
3.38/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Drank from a 1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Bauer Wines & Spirits, Boston, MA
Served a snifter

The cap came off with no "hiss," making me wonder if I got a bad bottle. Into my snifter, the liquid poured a murky, muddy, burnt umber color with practically no head (just some frothy, short-lived bubbles).

The aroma was nicely balanced. Super malty and sweet with a piney, hoppy backbone. Rich caramel malts and brown sugar notes came through strong. Some raisins and prunes were noticeable as well. A bit of brandy-like alcohol was also detectable.

Unlike the aroma, the taste was outrageously hoppy and unbalanced. A touch of sweet maltiness appeared up front before the potent hops took over. The hops were super piney and citric. Some ripe fruits (peach, plums and raisins) came through in the center along with a touch of brown sugar. The finish was punishingly hoppy. Once again, C-type hops dominated. Grapefruit zest came through strong. Bracingly bitter and almost biting. Near the beer's end, the hopiness toned down quite a bit, allowing the rich malty sweetness and overall flavor complexity to shine through. The citrusy flavors began to remind me of candy-dipped orange slices.

The mouthfeel was surprisingly frothy and creamy with a very fine and mild carbonation. Somewhat syrupy. The liquid left a sticky residue on my lips.

At 9.3% ABV, the alcohol in this brew was rather well masked. With a hop bill of this magnitude however, I was not surprised.

Six months in the cellar was clearly not enough for this beer. Putting too much age on this however might result in a flat sticky mess. (The carbonation in my example was already quite low.) This definitely needs some careful cellaring to unveil its true potential.

Damian, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours reddish amber with a thin head that settles to a ring. Smells of a slightly fruity hoppiness, but with a light touch. The taste is more satisfying with deep citrusy and tropical fruit hop notes, and some sweet alcoholic notes as well. Goes down rich, sweet, and with enough lingering bitterness to balance. Quite nice.

Georgiabeer, Oct 02, 2009
Photo of gford217
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber courtesy of fatboyjim1, poured into a tulip.

Pours a deep reddish brown in the glass with a one-inch tan head that recedes to a solid collar and leaves spotty lacing. It shows through a beautiful clear copper when held up to light.

The aroma starts with some juicy citrus hops featuring oranges and tangerines which give way to the big caramel malt and toffee sweetness. Maybe some dark fruits as well.

The taste is dominated by the sweetness of the caramel malts with some caramelized brown sugar and dark fruits adding to the complexity. The floral pine hops are most evident in the finish where the bitterness mixes with a boozy burn in the throat.

The mouthfeel is very creamy with soft carbonation and extremely smooth overall. It's got a sticky hop and brown sugar presence on the tongue.

Well, it's no surprise that this is an excellent beer as I thought the Scratch 4 was one of the best beers in Troegs portoflio. I stand by that statement with this one. Excellent.

gford217, Sep 20, 2009
Photo of Monkeyknife
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a beautiful deep red amber with thin-but large bubbled tan head.

Aroma of pine, brown sugar, grapefruit, caramel malts, dark cherries, chocolate, and a bit of earthiness.

The taste is complex with a myriad of flavors. Grapefruit, resiny pine, toasted caramel malts, chocolate, cinnamon, and candied sugar. The 9% alcohol gives a pleasant warm buzz to the tongue.

Medium bodied, sticky, and a low-to-moderate carbonation.

A terrific barleywine from Troegs and perfect for the coming of fall.

Monkeyknife, Sep 13, 2009
Photo of philbe311
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Big dense frothy pillow like tan head with a faint reddish hue... Solid retention finally gives way to a full rich thick lacing... The color is a wonderful mix of deep burgundy, dark brown, and plum... Almost fully opaque, only the slightest bit of lit sneaks into the top... A few very tiny slow paced carbonation bubbles can be seen at the top of the glass when help up to the light... Loads of foam cling to the sides of the glass...

S - Cherries... A faint piney hop aroma... Caramelized sugars... Burnt leaves...

T - Candied cherries... Hint of dark chocolate... Slightly medicinal... Trace of vanilla... Toffee... Apricot... Pinneapple... A unique blend of flavors the meld together well to form a wonderfully rich and complex brew...

M - Medium bodied... Rich and fluffy... Lush carbonation... Delicate and charming... Luxurious... Slighty syrupy and sticky... Really really impressive...

D - A terrific beer, but if I could find one area for improvement in the lovely brew, it would be for it mellow out slightly... Aging one of these is recommended... Aside from that, this is an absolutely terrific and unique taste on the barleywine...

philbe311, Sep 06, 2009
Photo of Kendo
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is brownish-mahogany with a fairly small tan head. Leaves behind some splotchy lace.

S: Very nice nose -- think fresh, juicy wet hops -- the grapefruity/citrusy/piney variety -- over a sweet malt foundation of toffee and brown sugar. Yummy.

T: Sweet malt -- toffee and brown sugar again, with a hint of chocolate and fruit -- is balanced with grapefruit and citrusy hops, which cut the sweetness with a nice touch of flavorful citric bitterness. Finishes up with a touch of alcohol heat, with warmth felt in the belly. Went back and forth b/w a 4 and a 4.5 on this score. . . .

M: Medium weight, adequate carbonation levels.

D: Very good for a barleywine of this strength.

Kendo, Aug 27, 2009
Photo of Plenum
4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can't believe I have to wait 7 more months for more of this...

Had it from a bomber...great burnt, almost black orange color. Small amount of lacing...great looking brew.

Some pine in there, can tell there's some chocolate and a bit of fruit/citrus.

Very complex taste...comes in with citrus and pine, and leaves with sugar, chocolate and maybe even a hint of coffee

I liked this one a lot.

Good thick mouthfeel. Very drinkable...even at the high abv.

Well done Troeg's...now just do more....

Plenum, Aug 26, 2009
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a maroon with a beige head. Nose is bitter, grainy, sugars, candied fruits. Taste is sugar, syrup, not to complex. Was not that hot of a beer. There was a slight sourness to this beer as well. Mouthfeel is moderate to thick for a bwine. Worth trying but not one of my favorites.

barleywinefiend, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of WalrusJockey
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- very dark brown, with hints of orange. Head is nearly non-existent, the pour was next to still.

S- amazing. Citrus, especially oranges, with chocolate and sugar and a whiff of alcohol and dirty feet. Very rich, savory-type aroma, but plenty sweet, too.

T- chocolate covered cherries carry the palate, before dissipating into a warm bitterness, framed gently with sweet esthers and some alcohol flavor. Swallow is chocolaty and full of fruit, with a lingering bitter-sweet aftertaste.

M- thick and satisfying, without being cloying or heavy.

D- for the style, and for the ABV, I would consider it drinkable. I don't think I could have another glass tonight, but if I can find more bottles, I will buy them right away.

WalrusJockey, Aug 20, 2009
Photo of Kraken
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 8/14/09

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a 16oz pint glass. Firm pour calls fourth a brief off white head consisting of very fine bubbles. Very fine lace. Color a dark ruby brown.

Nose- Burnt caramel, dark fruits, deep resinous pine. Biscuit and bit of citrus. Touch of booziness. Very complex.

Palate- Heavy and almost quad like. Robust burnt caramel, some plum, raisins and dates. Subtle coffee, and coco. Pine resin bristles up, coupled with some very bitter grapefruit notes to round out a very long finish. Booze is present in the close. Very nicely done.

Mouthfeel- A bit thick, dry moderately cloying.

Drinkability- Good. But one is enough at almost 10% Seek out if you can find, apparently this was a limited run

Kraken, Aug 15, 2009
Photo of Viggo
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, not sure who brought it but thanks. Also thanks to rhinos00 for sharing some with us on DLD.

Pours a slightly murky reddish brown, thick off white head forms, settles to a thin ring and leaves some lace spots on the glass. Smell is nice, pine and caramel, very fresh aroma, wood, grapes, alcohol, biscuit, grapefruit and floral, toffee, quite rich, very nice. Taste is good, toffee, grapefruit, light pine, touch of chocolate, raisin, floral, biscuit, vanilla, nice hoppiness, very rich, good balance. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation, ABV is well hidden but there is some warmth, a real nice barleywine. Thanks!

Viggo, Aug 13, 2009
Photo of bobsy
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice barleywine from Troegs. I'm not sure who brought the bottle, but thanks for sharing.

Pours a clean amber with a light tan head that had decent retention and gave up a few spots of sticky lace. Sweet caramel aroma mixed in with citrus and spice. Lots of dark fruit, chocolate and brown sugar in the flavour, along with a full compliment of grapefruit and citrus hopping to remind you that this is an american take on the style. Touch of alcohol and warmth in the finish. Medium to full body with active carbonation that alleviates any potential stickiness.

Drinks far too easily!

bobsy, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of CosmoHopHead
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a very dark amber/brown with a nice one finger off white head

S: smells like hoppy candy. Malty but hops are very present with a sweet smell and alcohol.

T: tastes like it smells pretty much. Like hops that have been dipped in sugar and covered in caramel or dark chocolate. Alcohol burn on the throat going down

M: Syrupy, heavy with low carbonation.

D: A sipper for sure. Had it to end my night almost like a dessert. A good barleywine for sure.

Would recommend

CosmoHopHead, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A murky red orange body, topped by two-plus fingers of beige foam bubbles.

Deep aroma is bready, yeasty and with a bit of nuts.

Thick and rich semi-sweet malt coats the tongue. Earthy hops balance the sweet and make a surge at the swallow to take control in a long lingering afterglow, where the hop bite grows and echos. Alcohol hangs back until taking a bow in the finish.

Big smooth slick mouthfeel. Surprising, dangerous drinkability.

Perfect for having a sipper on the back porch after dark.

RonfromJersey, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber-brown, bubbly, light tan head, some retention & lace.

S: Good hopping, predominantly nectarine, with underlying toffee and candied fruit.

T: Alcohol is upfront and quite warming. Pine, citrus and some good fruitiness. Bitterness is assertive, but not harsh.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body has some residual sweetness, with a drying alcohol finish.

D: It's a bit of a brute, but a tasty one.

Derek, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of JohnQVegas
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (purchased in April, refrigerated from purchase to opening) into red wine glass.

Pours deep ruby brown, hard to see through but gorgeous color when the light finally breaks through, with a thin, soapy light-khaki head that settles into a wispy layer. Decent lacing.

Nose is replete with tangerines and ripe red stone fruits, with a nice, rich caramel note coming through underneath. Spicy fusel alcohols give the nose a bit of a shimmery effect. Very tempting.

Taste is really nice as well. Citrus rind oil, grapefruit, and more ripe dark stone fruits come through on top of a slightly prickly light bitterness that starts with the first taste and lingers through the long finish. Rich, dark caramel and toffee notes, even some dark toasty bready malts, make up the underlying base for the whole experience. More spicy fusel alcohols and a big dose of fruity esters round out the taste, which while big and sweet, is much more drinkable than I expected.

Full flavor but with a medium-full body, lighter than expected. Light but fairly crisp carbonation keeps things interesting.

Drinkability is pretty damn good for the size and style of these beer. Balanced in a way that's deceptive and very tasty.

JohnQVegas, Aug 05, 2009
Photo of bryanbrick
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade as an extra from Tanger. What a great extra it is! No freshness dating. 22oz bottle.

The color of dates with a café au lait colored head which never builds to much but what is there sticks around for a long, long time and crushes the glass with a pinpoint cascade of lacing.

The nose leans towards the sweet side of things. Fig, deep caramel malts, lots of brown sugar, prunes and a touch of underlying navel orange from the hops that peak through the dense malty core.

This is not really like any barleywine I've had before. I guess I haven't experienced too many outside of the "West Coast" style. This is surely not one of those. The malt is so aggressive building and building, but never becoming cloying or syrupy. The hops peak out from this big malt blanket with flavors of bitterroot and crushed aspirin. This is big stuff that would do well in the cellar.

The mouthfeel is pure luxury, creamy, textural, rich and completely polished, with lifting pinpoint carbonation and great energy overall.

This is surely something I would search out again, drink without hesitation and want to have on hand at all times during the fall and winter. Easily one of the best barleywines I've ever experienced, at least for my tastebuds.

bryanbrick, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of BravoTwo
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice dark brown coloration with amber hues.

S - Hops with a nice malt background. Dark, slightly fruity and well rounded.

T - Hop bite is very forward in this beer. Dark fruit and malt in the backbone, with some spice notes. Aging would mellow out the hotness, and smooth this beer out.

M - Moderate mouthfeel, with medium carbonation.

D - Aging would rellt help the drinkability of this beer. Nice barleywine, but just a little too hot and hoppy. With aging this beer would mellow out quite a bit. This sample was fresh, about a month old.

BravoTwo, Jul 30, 2009
Photo of rye726
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark mahogany with a silky tan head. Nose has bitter hops, fruity malts and caramel. Taste also has lots of sweet candy malts that are well balanced by fruity hops. Big, creamy body has a crisp carbonation. Nice resiny hops in the finish. Good stuff,should age quite well.

rye726, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a cask at Standard Tap, Philadelphia, PA.

Appearance: Hazy, very dark chestnut with red-amber highlights at the bottom of the glass. A thin, big-bubbled tan head caps it. The limited carbonation of the cask obviously cuts down on the head retention a bit. Small smears of spotty lacing.

Aroma: The nose is restrained but hoppy with citrus rind (grapefruit/pineapple) and piney hops. No alcohol is present, but it does appear in the flavor.

Taste: The flavor follows the suggestions of the nose, melding in some apple, melon, pine, pineapple, lemon zest, deep caramel, and alcoholic spice. A firm bitterness balances it very nicely, however there's some heat in the finish that's distracting.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full, but but through with alcohol. Still, dextrinous.

Drinkability: The heat in the finish was distracting, but I don't think that would be noticed within standard serving types (draft or bottle). Pretty nice sipper!

NeroFiddled, Jul 28, 2009
Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, burgundy color with a one-finger, thick, creamy head of foam. It left patchy, intricate lace.

S - It smelled grassy and hoppy. Some citrus and burnt toast malt, aromas, too.

T - It was very very spicy and hoppy. It was balanced by some sweet caramel malt and bready flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full-bodied barleywine.

D - A great tasting barleywine. The hops really pack a punch.

zeff80, Jul 26, 2009
Photo of hoppymeal
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy dark amber to brown in color with a good sized creamy, light tan head that slowly recedes. Aroma shows some ripe berries along with a good dose of citrusy hoppiness, strong grapefruit. Some caramel in the aroma as well. Taste follows and is dominated by a big hoppiness up front, lots of tangerine and citrus notes, some sweet maltiness and berry notes come in mid taste, but are mainly a quick flash before the citrusy hops kick back in, in a grape-fruity finish that mixes with a little toasted bread flavor. Mouthfeel is outstanding, big body, but not heavy, rather nice and creamy feel mixes very nicely with the hoppy flavors and bitterness in the finish. Decent hoppy bite at the finish, slightly drying, alcohol is pretty well hidden. A very good hoppy barleywine, extremely drinkable, I am sure the malts will eventually become the showcase, but this beer drinks incredibly well fresh right now.

hoppymeal, Jul 24, 2009
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured this into a snifter. Pours a deep ruby color with an off white heading. That leaves lacing all throughout the tasting.

Smell is amazing very nice fruity aroma's pulling through here and a tremendous hop aroma as well

Taste is all the same but a heavier fruity taste.

Mouth is full bodied amazing carbonation a slight bitterness left on the tongue matches extremely well with the sweet malts. Very stickey on the lips

Drinkability well is a bit rough for the most part.The more I drink of this the more flavorful this is.

The best barleywine I've had so far.

TheFightfan1, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of Deuane
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The return of Scratch 4--All right!

A-Deep copper with brighter highlights with a medium light tan head that reduced to a thin veil. Ending with a nice coating of webbing lace.

S-A big smack of pine, spice and bitter citrus rind hop explosion. Sweet caramel and toffee notes follows with a bit of alcohol sneaking in at the end.

T-Resinous pine and bitter citrus initially. This is a hop forward brew but is backed up well with a healthy malt backbone of sweet caramel malt, a bit of toffee and some toasted biscuit.

M-Medium, bordering on medium-heavy and quite smooth despite the massive amount of hop bitterness. Good lingering hop and caramel flavours.

D-Fresh, like this one it's a DIPA. put some age on it and it turns into a barleywine. While I like it more fresh, I did a side by side with an aged Scratch 4 and well...it tastes pretty damn good too! Either way hard to go wrong. IMHO this is one of the best beers Troegs has ever made. A fine concoction of hops and malt!

Deuane, Jul 16, 2009
Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,342 ratings.