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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,348
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 158
Gots: 229 | 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 hooliganlife
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.

Photo of Wasatch
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.

Photo of mirish72
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.

Photo of BirdFlu
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.

Photo of IMincedTheKing
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.

Photo of Imstillthegman
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.

Photo of brewandbbq
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.

Photo of thain709
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!

Photo of prototypic
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.

Photo of beachbum1975
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.

Photo of WesWes
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.

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.

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.

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. :-)

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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