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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Flying MouflanTröegs Flying Mouflan

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Ratings: 1,348
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 158
Gots: 229 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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 paco1029384756
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Kegatron.

Pours a deep murky burgundy color with a tiny off white head and a creamy smooth ring of lacing.

Scent of caramel, spicy hops, cinnamon, dark fruit, sugars, and a hint of alcohol. More spicy than the typical Barleywine; a refreshing change.

Taste of spicy bitter hops, caramel, dark fruit, cinnamon, clove, and some sugars. Again, a little different for an American Barleywine, but a refreshing take on the style. I would love to try this super fresh as well as with some age.

Mouthfeel is medium heavy bodied with a good bite of carbonation.

Photo of bort11
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This came in from mday for Secret Santa 09. I was a good boy this year.

Poured into the Dogfish Head tulip that also came with the haul. Starts off with a dense tan head that stands nearly an inch. You don't see a barleywine with big head very often. The lacing was spidery. Color was a dark purplish brown. Also very dense, no light could come through.

Smell was bready. Dark toasted malts smell like home made bread. Taste was also a malt bomb. There was a mild hint of some berry bittering, almost like a cranberry or some other very tart berry. There is a mild alcohol presence in the finish, just enough to know it's there but not enough to detract from the taste.

Mouthfeel is very dense and chewy. Very filling and perfect for an evening nightcap.

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

A: Pours a dark amber color with some orange hues. Provides a small tan head with some minimal lacing.

S: Ample amount of caramel, toast, dark fruits with a vague hint of pine.

T: A decent amount of alcohol with some burnt biscuit, caramel and some citrus all mixed together. Good balance.

M: Leaves a very thick slick taste on the palate with a twinge of alcohol.

D: Mostly a slow sipping beer, for me, one was enough, but it was a really tasty beer and one I am glad to try...maybe a gateway into more barleywines for me.

Photo of br3wmeister
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a large tan thick foamy head, good head retention accompanied by nice lacing. The beer itself is a dark brown with reddish hues. The aroma on this beer is rather nice, sweet caramel, with some nice spicy notes. Roasted barley, vanilla, hint of bananas, some roasted nuts. The flavor is even more complex and good. Large caramel and roasted nut flavor along with spicy alcohol, ripe fruit, and a nice balanced hop presence. This is a very tasty beer. This beer has a thick and silky mouthfeel with some nice hop bite in the end. I must say this is a very good beer. The first wheatwine I have ever had, and I would say it is a style I would like to see more of.

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

Appears a deep clouded chocolate infused mahogany brown a bit dirty with yeast sediment, light khaki tan head forms evenly with lacing. My Gulden Draak chalice welcomes this barleywine from Troeg's talk about a long time coming. Aroma has loads of hops with a tobacco leaf earthiness, mild raisin and caramel malts drizzled across the hop bitterness, a nice sugar coated layer with an air of alcohol and alluring spicy herbal hop waves with a touch of lingering layers of cocoa. Flavor equals a clash of crystal malt tones with juicy caramel brown sugar candy coated heavy handed herbaceous hops. Wicked east coast hop explosion with bitter waves of glory more dirty and earthy tobaccco layers arising straight from the womb of mother earth. Mouthfeel is fuller bodied never cloying with either sweetness or hop bitterness a nice clash of the two brings balance in epic proportions with an even pleasant flow of carbonation dectected with each sip. Drinkability is dangerous for me a quality brew that I will always remember as the Flying Mouflan, I would like to session with this brew but I guarantee it would put a hurting on me.

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

Appearance is somewhat dark/ruby and slightly cloudy. Head is 1 finger thick and retention is great.

Smell is of dark fruits, particularly raisin. Some hop character is there for added complexity a sort of woodsy/citrusy/piney/grapefruity thing, but it isn't very powerful and I can't tell you what it is. I believe chinook is apparent in the flavoring and aroma. Not my favorite hop, but it works okay in barleywines.

Dark raisins and fruits come through with a little bit of citrusy/woody hop flavor and aroma. The hop taste and aroma is there, but it's overshadowed by the complexity of the malts.

Mouthfeel is rich on the palate with a touch of hot alcohol that isn't inappropriate for the style.

Nicely balanced and complex.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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....

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.

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.

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

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!

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,348 ratings.