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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,312 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 151
Gots: 216 | 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 Reagan1984
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big beer right from the start. Thick, creamy & rich tan head that sticks around for a while. The beer is a very deep amber color with some ruby highlights. Very dark indeed. Lacing sticks everywhere. Wonderful looking beer.

The aroma was strong and bright. Pine, Citrus hops fairly bold. Lots of deep sweetness. Not sure if it's molasses or caramel. A hint of roasted malt and perhaps chocolate.. Lots going on here.

Really well balanced. Very complex. Big malt backbone, dark sweetness, some roast flavors including a sense of chocolate, but not like a stout. I get citrus from the flavor.. and a fresh bitterness through out. I'm not sure what to make of it other then I like it. DPA, Barleywine? I dunno. But it's real good.

Thick and bold body... Big in your mouth and one to enjoy

I am trying to source another couple of bottles. One for a great trading partner and a couple others to throw in the cellar.

I'll be back.

Reagan1984, May 26, 2009
Photo of weeare138
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy dark brown sugar with small streams of lacing that quickly rises to the top of the light tan head. Scattered spots of lacing are left arond the glass.
Smell is of brown sugar, pine sap, herbs, and grapefruit.
Taste is of brown sugar, pine needles, citrus, herbal tea, and a bit of cocoa nibs.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, chewy, bitter with hops and sweet malt that feels sweet.

weeare138, May 23, 2009
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 received in trade from either Greger or JusDrinkIt.. Thanks go out to both Greg and Dave.. I wanted to score a couple bottles of this for the Boise BW tasting so we could have one side by side with a Scratch #4.. The consensus from the tasting was the Scratch 4 is fantastic but is probably going down hill.. the Flying Mouflan though... wow!! a tooth enamel ripping hoppy American BW!!

Poured into my New Belgium snifter... Very clear reddish brown brew with a slightly hop hazed yellow head.. tons of lace.. and great retention.. Very pretty.

The nose is a thick mashup of piney hops with abundant caramel and lesser toasty malts.. alot of grapefruit citrus shows up on the back end..

Flavor is everything that I love about BIG American BW's.... Great bitterness is not over done.. and again the pine and pithy citrus are in the forefront.. backed up nicely by some descent brown sugar and caramel.. but the maltiness is more of an essence and is blow out of the water in the front of the palate... Mid palate.. the malts are there, but are mainly shoveling the hoppiness to the next gate.. very very nice. The body is a solid medium for the style.. but the carbonation is pretty good lending to a nice drinkability for such a young BW... quite a bit of yeasty fruitiness as it warms combines with a growing alcohol presence...

All and all.. this is a great brew.. I wish I would have enjoyed the #4 as fresh as this one.. I am absolutely loving the heavy handed hoppiness.. It is definitely reminiscent of SN Bigfoot.. but all around it seems alot more crisp.. ALOT more crisp.. very fresh tasting and seems like it could keep for a long while.

Thanks fellas for coming through in a pinch... After these couple of trades... I need to keep a Xmas card list. :-)

JohnGalt1, May 21, 2009
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

Deep brown color with a bubbly beige head that remained as a thick ring leaving plenty of lacing.
The aroma is dark fruits, citrus hops with earthy/roasty notes.
Sweet and bitter flavors are blended together very well, it changes from sip to sip but it's got citrus, raisin/date flavors and even some hints of chocolate.
Medium bodied with a smooth and creamy feel that makes it a pleasure to drink.

JoeyBeerBelly, May 21, 2009
Photo of joerodiii
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good barleywine, not overdone in any particular category. Not too bitter, not too sweet, not to hoppy, not too hot.

Smells of hops, malt, and slight alcohol with a touch of chocolate. It is fairly bitter, but it is thick enough and sweet enough to balance it out. There is a bit of a bitter aftertaste that doesn't quite work for me.

joerodiii, May 20, 2009
Photo of rlcnmeyer
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Obtained in a trade with a very generous BA (portia99). Thanks a ton for all of the great Troegs beers, Bill...I still owe you!

Poured into a Great Divide Cervoise Goblet.

A: Pours a nice reddish-brown color with a light beige two-finger head. Clarity is somewhat hazy, but still a beautiful looking brew.

S: Nice malty aroma with a somewhat subdued hop presence.

T: Very nice balance between the sweet malts and hops. Hops are more pronounced than the smell would have indicated...very tasty!

M: Mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied and complements the taste very well.

D: I can't thank Bill enough for sending me this very nice "Barleywine" from Troegs. I just wish they were available here.

rlcnmeyer, May 20, 2009
Photo of Stunner97
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- dark brown with nice thin tan head that quickly fades away, a decent amount of bubbles can be seen streaming up the glass in the not fully clear but still decently transparent beer, has a nice look of carbonation with a nice glow to it

Smell- very nice smell, has a hint of chocolate malts, slight roasted malts, definitely a bit of hops mixed in citrus and mix, a very nice strong smell leaps out at you, very interesting,

Taste- wow very nice beer, its such an interesting to me flavor, very big mix of malts and hops, has big big malts but still has an extremely drinkable and hoppy finish, its a true blend of the ipa style and the barleywine style, this is a big finish ill tell you that beautiful lingering flavor

Mouthfeel- Very smooth soft and thick, very very full bodied brew, nice feel

Drinkability- So drinkable the alcohol is a kick i n the bucket despite the high number, its just so smooth and so balanced, could drink this all nite, such a great hop finish yet such a great malty sweetness, balance and flavor are both great on this, great beer and very unique beer by troegs one you definitely want to try if you can, and would be very interesting to see age

Stunner97, May 19, 2009
Photo of Pencible
4.72/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured a hazy dark mahogany with a bit of tan head. It smelled like strong juicy pineapple, with some mango and grape and milk chocolate. It tasted like a beautiful blend of pineapple, mango, and grape hops with some milk chocolate and sweet caramel. It was fairly thick with a hint of carbonation, and had a sweet and tart aftertaste. Overall this had a very clean taste that was super flavorful and delicious. Nice body too, and very easy to drink. The alcohol was noticeable, so this beer might mellow out even more and improve with some age. But it's already so good fresh. I'd love to try this side by side with Nugget Nectar, because they seem have a lot of similar flavor elements. Mouflan just takes it one step further, which is simply magnificent.

Pencible, May 18, 2009
Photo of HopHead84
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep amber into a snifter. The head is beige and nearly two fingers high with good retention and some scattered lacing as it recedes.

The aroma is aggressive citrus and piney hops with a moderate level of alcohol. The malt is caramel and sweet candied sugar. Though the label mentions chocolate, I smell none.

The flavor is sweet and immediately bitter. The hops taste like grapefruit with some pine and are well balanced by the sugary sweetness and caramel malt. Alcohol is quite noticeable.

Medium bodied with low-medium carbonation.

HopHead84, May 16, 2009
Photo of jjayjaye
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a HUGE stiff light tan head. Spotty patterns of lacing build when served warmer. The smell has an aggressive fragrant piny hop and grassy character...can't say that's "to style" but you've gotta love it! The mouth feel is tangy yet full bodied and creamy. The complexity adds to the drinkability. The piny grapefruit hoppy flavor laced with chocolate notes is original and intense. An absolutely wild combo! The 9.3% ABV is well integrated. Talk about Nugget Nectar 'pushed over the edge"...good analogy!! Recommended.

jjayjaye, May 16, 2009
Photo of Pudge43
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Special thanks to ffejherb for this one.

Poured into a pint glass

A: Small but noticeable head and great lacing on the pint glass.

S: Senses of cocoa, brown sugar and sweet malts.

T: Nice dose of hops on the front end, followed by the mellowness of the chocolate and malt.The longer this beer warmed the better it got.

M: This is definitely a full bodied offering. Very full mouthfeel, one you want to savor and not down too quickly.

D: I could drink this reqularly. Fresh it was very good, but letting it age would be outstanding.

Pudge43, May 16, 2009
Photo of beermanbrian
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky brown color that dosn't do much to impress but the thick head and sticky lacing promises better things to come. Smell of caramel, alcohol and some earthy to pine hops. Taste is sticky sweet up front followed by pine hop bitterness that holds on for a long time. Also some dark plum fruit flavors show. Some burn from the high ABV peaks through at the end. Complex, big, full flavored sipper. Nothing at all about this one is understated. Across the board good beer but something is preventing me from saying exceptional.

beermanbrian, May 15, 2009
Photo of OneDropSoup
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I dig the faux-psychedelic label.

Pours a deep, dark reddish-brown with ruby highlights with about two fingers of fluffy, pillowy head that a lot fo IPAs get. Falls to a thin sheet & leaves splotchy lacing, a few small, slow bubbles.

Smells of citric hops mixed with honey, a little bit of vanilla. At one point, got just a *tiny* tinge of something unpleasant, then realized it was the sweet/foul smell of manure -- anyone from central PA has a nostalgic feel for this smell, I'm sure. Anyway, it didn't last.

The taste was very good, like Nugget Nectar softened, boozed up, & thrown in with a mix of other flavors: some dark chocolate, some coffee, some honey, a higher alcohol presence. It's good, but the plethora of different notes in here almost muddy it over-all. The mouthfeel was soft, velvety, hoppy without the bite & "tongue-play" common to hoppy beers.

Not sure I'd describe this as a barleywine, due to the hoppy character & lack of "warming" sensation. Not bad, but not totally sure what to make of it.

OneDropSoup, May 14, 2009
Photo of d0ggnate
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What the hell is a Flying Mouflan? I don't know, but I like it.

A: Pours a velvet amber/brown/almost purple color with a puffed up two finger head layer that leaves patch lace around my glass.
S: Grape notes. Hops mixed with malt beautifully.
T: Subdued and bitter hops. Strong malt flavors, too. This beer really reminds me of a table wine. As this beer warms, almost a chocolate/cocoa flavor emerges.
M: Mouth coating flavor with a thinner body. The hops aren't overwhelming here.
D: Pretty good stuff. Not my favorite in the style, but a welcomed treat from the East Coast.

d0ggnate, May 12, 2009
Photo of beerthulhu
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a dark cranberry-apple when held to light, with a ½ finger creamy, khaki colored head. Retention was short and quick to dissipate to a patchy covering while no visible lacing was observed. Visible effervesce was strong with tiny knitted bubbles flowing steadily and quickly to the surface.

S: The nose yielded fresh and sugary grapefruit, with pine needles and a sweet semi-dry caramel backing. The aroma was light-medium in strength, decent though really didn't stand out in any other way.

T: boozy, with dry bourbon , dried grapefruit and a dark toasted semi-sweet caramel malting. A very bitter display of dry hopping here with grapefruit that finishes with an oily citrus fade that was fairly bitter. Though it had a dark and very bitter nature with a good deal of intensity, it lacked layering and complexity, and pretty much finished how it started with little surprises inbetween or upon warming. Perhaps aging as suggested would mellow the intense hoppiness providing for a more smooth experience, but fresh was pretty bash and straight forward.

M: bitter and oily with a slight carbonation tingle around the edges of the tongue. A full bodied beer that left a lingering dry citrus and toasted grains fade behind well after the swallow. A gentle display of alcohol warming rounds things out on the finish and fade.

D: Definitly a tongue grabbing and bitter experience, though seemed a little one dimensional flavor wise. While it was a pretty decent beer overall, a bomber is sure to suffice.

beerthulhu, May 11, 2009
Photo of roscoehnj
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barley wine, huh. I'm not so sure. Yeah, its got loads of hops AND malt providing more sweetness than a double IPA. But it just doesn't taste and feel like a barleywine. I'd go with dark double IPA or America Strong Ale.

Semantics aside, it pours a dark brown with a small head and great lacing. Clearly loaded with nugget hops (I know this because of the vast lakes of nugget nectar I have drunk over the past three and a half months.) Lots of dark malt too. Results in a sweet somewhat grapfruity bouquet that tastes exactly like it smells. Gives a nice hop fix with sweet dark fruit and only a small bite betraying the 9.3% abv despite which it goes down way too easy.

roscoehnj, May 10, 2009
Photo of BuffaloTapHugger
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brownish black in the color department, a laid back but noticeable caramel head and stellar lacing on the pint glass.

S: The star by far, nose to the bottle let some of that there chocolate come forward. Poured in the glass with a big wiff afterward was a treat in itself. Senses of cocoa, brown sugar, strawberry, and tolerable sweet malts.

T: Taste is a nice dose of hops up front, soothed out with the mellowness of the chocolate and malt in the back. I like the richness in this beer which enhances as it warms.

M: Thick as well, almost as a brick... I would call it full bodied. Very sticky on the palate with the roasted malt mostly being the factor, I like. ABV, look up its high, keep the funnels at home and sip away.

D: It's not extremely high to me but that should do no discouragement. I like the fresh, but the latter version should be a doozy. Recommended either way.

BuffaloTapHugger, May 09, 2009
Photo of DrJay
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky brown with a bit of a reddish hue. A thin beige cap of fine bubbles formed slowly during the pour. Spotty lacing, decent head retention. Ah... classic American barleywine aroma, lots of caramel and toffee with a healthy dose of pine and grapefruit. Fairly heavy on the citrus rind and pith without being too sharp, some tangerine too. Bitterness was balanced and really changed from start to finish. Up front it was in the background, allowing the sweet malts and caramel dominate. Mid-palate was where the hop flavour started to happen, again with the grapefruit and a bit of pine, lots of pith. Bitterness grew towards the end and really lingered, along with a mixed fruit basket of citrus goodness. Caramel and toffee were still present at this point, but had definitely taken a back seat to the hops. Full bodied without being overly heavy, carbonation was on the lower side making it fairly smooth. Some alcohol flavour and warmth in the finish. Pretty much exactly what I expect from a solid barleywine. Lots of malt, lots of hops, a bit aggressive, but still nice and smooth.

DrJay, May 09, 2009
Photo of bamadog
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Split a bomber of this with Kels on 5/6/09. I feel it may have been a little hyped up, but it was still pretty tasty. Overall though, the sweetness became a bit of a hindrance.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber/brown, not much unlike iced tea, with a big 2 finger light tan head that is thick and chewy; leaves a firm full lacing on the side; body is cloudy and sediment floast near and rests on the bottom.

Smell: Hops. Lots of hops. As it warms a citrusy flavor starts to come out and it also starts to smell sweeter.

Taste: Hoppy and ibtter at first, then accompannied by what tastes like raw brown sugar mixed in; citrusy orange peell creeps in as it warms a bit and then the raw brown sugar starts to taste more like burnt sugar; sweetness really becomes a bit overwhelming as it warms and the balance is kind of shot.

Mouthfeel: Left feeling very sticky, yet the alcohol attempts to dry it; mouth is tingly and warm, as is the chest.

Drinkability: Meh. Not my favorite beer from Troegs, that's for sure. It tastes alright, but the balance is a bit too far on the sweet side for my preference, but I can see why a lot of other people may like it.

bamadog, May 09, 2009
Photo of ckeegan04
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown with bright ruby highlights when held up to light. Two finger brown head quickly fades to leave thin brown cap. Excellent lacing left behind.

S - Aromas of pine, dark fruits and an earthiness mix together in the nose. The piney hops provide the most dominant smell but the others play in very well. Light caramel notes as well from the malt.

T - Rather sweet initially with plum and fig in the taste. A piney hoppiness takes over but is not overly bitter. The caramel/toffee flavors from the malts provide an excellent backing to the entire drink.

M/D - Full bodied with a very heavy feel in the mouth. A little too high on the carbonation, but not to the point that it really distracts from the beer. The alcohol is noticeable but not overwhelming.

ckeegan04, May 08, 2009
Photo of kels
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Split a bomber of this with bamadog per pwoods' recommendation. Poured into pints:

Appearance: Pours a deep rusted brown and is cloudy with an immense 2 1/2 finger, off-white, foamy head that fades and retains at a skim. HUGE lacing swathes the walls of the glass.

Smell: Huge sugary sweetness, candied malts, citrus and piney hops, bitter oiliness that reminds me a little of cough syrup.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Malts read very sweet and tremendously caramelly while being toasted to the point of burnt at the same time. They read a little like bitter chocolate. Hops are oily and full of bitter citrus rind and oily, sticky pine sap. The alcohol is clear and present and reminiscent of plastic-bottle hard liquor - very hot and vaporous. The taste is pretty big - I would almost describe as harsh - in its lack of balance. Feel is bright and mouthfilling, leaving a sticky residue after for quite some time.

Drinkability: Low to moderate at best. It is actually challenging to drink thanks to the boldness of the flavors and the heat of the alcohol.

kels, May 08, 2009
Photo of drseamus
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark amber bordering on red. There was no head on the beer.

S: Malt with a touch of spiciness. Some hops in the background.

T: Heavy malt right up front with backing heavy spice. Definitely a full flavored beer. Pretty high bitterness as well.

M: Thick and malty. This is a more than a true American Barleywine.

D: Overall a bit too malty and thick for me.

drseamus, May 06, 2009
Photo of ppoitras
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/8" light brown head over the cloudy red brew. Head quickly fades to an uneven swirl, with heavy legs and average lacing.

Aroma is sweet, hoppy, and notes of alcohol. Taste starts with the same sweetness, citrusy fruitiness coupled with pine hops character, light numbing to close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is way easy. Could drink too much of this, for sure.

ppoitras, May 06, 2009
Photo of GbVDave
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into two white wine glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist. Extra special thanks to Ineedabeerhere for the trade and hook-up!

A: Pours a dark, reddish-brown color, with a small, light-brown head that sticks around for only seconds and doesn't leave any lace.

S: Malt and hops. Great aromas of toffee and caramel that go toe to toe with pine and citrus hops.

T: Big flavors of caramel, toffee, and pan roasted nuts. Hops come on pretty strong with flavors of pine, citrus, and mint. I also noticed fleeting snatches of dark chocolate and espresso.

M: Pretty rough-right out of the fridge. This sucker mellows considerably as it comes up to cellar temp. Finishes up dry and bitter with a distinct fruity tang.

D: There's no mistaking this for anything but what it is. American Barleywine, baby! Dry, bitter, and slightly raw but the alcohol is surprisingly well hidden.

GbVDave, May 05, 2009
Photo of rasta16ry
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this into a regular beer glass, and it was really much redder than I expected. It had a nice head, about a half inch, and it actually looked much browner than I thought it would. Definitely sticky, and it stuck to the side of the glass as it went down more and more.

The smell of this beer is hoppy and malty, almost equally so in my opinion. From the look of it to the smell, my pre-sip feeling was that this was going to be a super-extreme beer, and I was a little afraid that it was going to have too much going on to be as good as some of Troegs' other offerings. I especially like Nugget Nectar, so I was definitely looking forward to this one.

Once I tasted it though, my fears were alleviated. The taste is sharp, piney and hoppy and citrusy, but it is surprisingly balanced with darker flavors like toffee and even some chocolate and coffee. Maybe caramel too, I don't want to go overboard though. It is very drinkable and really hides the 9+% well. A very full-tasting beer, and a full mouthfeel as well. The maltiness makes it very drinkable, and compliments the hops rather than working against them. No bitterness to speak of.

This is really a great beer, and one that I probably would like to have every now and again. One a night, though. I wouldn't want to get sick of it, because it's pretty unique and the alcohol content is deceiving. It's well priced at $7, at least in New York, and it keeps up with Troegs' other fine offerings.

rasta16ry, May 04, 2009
Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.