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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,355
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 162
Gots: 230 | FT: 10
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Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: mcallister on 03-01-2009

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Photo of GoGriz
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was recommended to me by a buddy and I have to say that I can't be happier he did.

The beer pours a phenomenal burnt, chocolate-amber color that looks absolutely beautiful.

There is a two finger head to this beer that holds steady. It's a nutty head that falls just short of creamy.

Taste...ahhh, this is a stellar beer. Tastes chocolatey initially, then creamy and milky, then caramel malt, and finishes with a delightful hoppiness that is so well-balanced it's uncanny.

Do yourself a favor and pick this up if you see it.

Photo of aerozeppl
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Really nice brown color with minimal white head.

S: Big spicy malt note with some hints of the yeast. Really nice and spicy. Big hop blast to finish as well. Kind of what you would expect. A maltier version of Nugget Nectar.

T: Nice big spicy malt taste. Nice big hop finish. Really nice classic American Barleywine. Finishes very nice and sweet.

M: Nice body on the light side of heavy. Nice carbonation and overall mouthfeel.

D: Very drinkable. Reminded me of Druid Fluid on cask which is a jewel. Very nicely done. Glad to see they are willing to bring some scratch beers back.

Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle

Pours a murky reddish-brown with a creamy eggshell head that thins. Decent lacing around the glass.

Huge citrusy hop aroma with a slightly detectable caramel malt presence. An olfactory delight.

Malty sweet with citrusy hops that assualt the palate from the onset. Aggressive bitterness midway that brings balance to the sweetness. Finishes sweet with a pleasant lingering citrus hop flavor.

Full body, mild carbonation.

A big brother to Nugget Nectar, it's one well balanced and easy drinking American barleywine. Certainly the quality you would expect from Troegs.

Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by PWoods.
Pours ruby brown in color with a nice inch of frothy off white head. Looks good. Smells even better. A nice blast of hops to start off with, then a nice rush of roasted malts and some spice. Taste is even better than the smell. I'm really digging this beer. Plenty of hops in the flavor, perfect. Full and robust in the mouthfeel. You have to refrain from crushing this beer, it is really that drinkable. There's no sign of the alcohol in this beer. It would be interesting to see what some age would do to this beer, but I think the fresh hop presence is what makes this beer what it is now. Very good beer, along with the Mad Elf, this is easily my favorite offering from Troegs.

Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber bottle
Pours dark plummy amber, murky under a dak tan head that leaves splotches of lace. Nose is of ripe fruit, musty hop oils and then some sweet maple. Strong and tasty brew. Bold strokes of resiny hops and repectable layers of maple malts. Some glimmers of boozy alcohol poke their heads up, but the smoothness and continuing melange of hops/malts follow through to make the finish line. Nice offering thats well worth a try.

Photo of Stockfan42
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer blew my mind. It was like taking a nugget nectar and getting it impregnated by the red saturnalia, than the nugget nectar went and had an affair with chocolate stout.

Pretty dark body on the poar, dark red tint and a brown tinted foam head. Smells great, reminds me of the first time I had saturnalia on tap. Nice sweet hoppy aroma, a little malt and chocolate in there as well.

Some good flavor's going on in this beer. The bitter hops and malty body make this beer very sweet, also hints of dark chocolate, pineapple and grapefruits, maybe some other fruits as well.

Suprisingly not as heavy as I would have expected it to be. Pretty big and dark beer, but goes down very smoothly and leaves a great after taste. Deffinatly my favorite beer brewed from the troegs brothers to date.

Photo of scottoale
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the 22oz. bomber a deep, dark coppery-red with a finger of tight tan foam. Good carbonation, decent retention and a fair bit of lace left clinging. Appealing to the eye.

A healthy sweet fruity and heavily hopped nose, much like it's Nugget Nectar kin. Spicy sweet hop up front with some mild earthen malt in the background.

Bitter-sweet hops bursting with flavor on the intro that barely give way to a faint maltiness. Big hop flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, tangelo and such. Two-thirds of the way through another blast of bitter astringent hops kick in to finish it off. Bittery clean citric finish with some carbonation sting to the tongue. This stuff almost makes Bigfoot seem like an English BW...it's that hoppy.

Big body with big hops that tone the alcohol down in the nose and flavor. You do get the warming after a few sips however. A little higher ABV wouldn't hurt this one at all.

Overall...very drinkable and very tasty with great potential for ageing. Wish I had more. A big thanks to Aaron for this treat!

Photo of bonkers
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a snifter. It pours a deep caramel with a 2 finger white head. The aroma is sweet citrus with a pineapple chaser. This is a real hop bomb. Lots of sweet pine and citrus notes and a real sticky mouthfeel. The beer is medium bodied but feels fuller. The brew is a sipper. This one is better than I expected.

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a murky brown with no head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and hop oils. Also some sweetness which smells like watermelon Trident gum. Flavor of rich malty goodness, crackery malt, some old socks. Very tasty! A little different from your typical barely wine, but it's interesting. A little heavy in the palate though.
7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)

Photo of Seanibus
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Simply delicious.

Pours hazy, opaque reddish with a fluffy head that falls to nice lacing. The smell is hugely hoppy - sweet, floral, a little pine. The flavor is sweet and strongly hoppy - floral with a little pine sting. The malt is sweet and rich and clean, a little bready with a nice amber ale kick. It almost has a cherry-like quality, with a bit of toffee and dark caramel. The bitterness delivers low and in the back of the throat and doesn't linger too long. The mouthfeel is a bit clingy, with a little zip of carbonation.

Photo of nlmartin
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer was served in an Imperial Pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a dark orange amber coloration. The head of the beer is a finger and a half high. The heads coloration is an off biege orange combination. The head retention is fantastic. Thick streams of lacing remain on my glass.

Smell: I am a sucker for hop bombs any more. Then again I am a sucker for just about any strong ale. The citrus / grapefruit pine resin hops just float above the beers caramel malty aromas. A suggestion of peppery pineapple peaks its head out in the aroma.

Taste: The beer taste like candied hops!... The beer is malty sweet on the first taste caramel opens the way. This is soon over taken by the hop flavors big citrus grapefruit floral tones. Very nice bitterness finishes off what would have been far to sweet.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The beers body is pleasantly full. The malt back bone is round and big. It makes me feel like Mix-Alot. "I like em round and big." The carbonation is low and this might be an issue for some but I like it with this beer. The drinkability is crazy. I had problems putting this beer down. I am honestly distressed how quickly I finished the bomber. Troegs you should really consider making this beer seasonally at the least. Thank you!...

Photo of kirok1999
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly golden amber with a nice foamy white head. Nice bit of lacing.
Smells sweet and with a good bit of spicy hops. Mild caramel nose with some piney hops.
Tastes mildly sweet, lots of citrus and pine hops. Very interesting barleywine, very complex and drinkable.

Photo of beerorRIP
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle to a clear tulip pint glass: a hard pour yields a off-white two finger head, which does fade to a small layer of foam on top. lacing sticks down the sides of the glass. the body is a clear deep ruby color. plenty of small bubbles lazily headed for the surface to keep things going. sexy.

nice hops. nugget nectar hops. grapefruit, pine, and then some sweet candy-like sugar or very ripe fruits. this is similar to the nectar for sure, but a different beast.

the description on the side of the bottle is accurate. this is indeed related to nugget nectar, and this aspect is no surprise. hops are here no doubt, but the malt backbone is significantly bigger. sweeter - candy sugar, caramel type sweetness to add to the body. finishes off with a good amount of bitterness. slight alcohol heat in there as well.

full bodied. slightly sticky, oily feel to it. enough carbonation to keep it from getting too syrupy. it is a barleywine, so that's part of the control mechanism. can't drink it too fast. probably a good thing.

due to it's very full-ness this isn't something i could have lots of. but i can imagine sipping this for most of the night, even if it's more than one bomber.

certainly they are accurate - this is nugget nectar concentrate. i like...

Photo of BeerSox
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into 25oz snifter.

Appears black when sitting on the table, but when held up to the light, a slight purple glow can be seen. A one finger khaki head slowly settles to a thick rim along the glass.

Heavy grapefruit aromas, along with just a sweeter grape.

Insanely thick, with the malts providing a slight burnt flavor, caramel, and even a bit of chocolate. Tons are dark fruit in the background. The hops are aplenty, providing a sharp grapefruit flavor. Full bodied.

Rather aggressive Barleywine, loaded with grapefruit from the hops, and a bit of sweetness from the large amounts of malts. Probably could afford to sit a bit, although I prefer these beers fresh. Recommended.

Photo of Gmann
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a solid brown color with a frothy tan head that settles into a sparse cap. The aroma is of juicy orange and grapefruit hops and a honey like sweet syrup. Grapefruit hop flavor starts things off flowing into a rindy/resiny bitter hop. A noticable malt backbone sits shotgun but helps balance out the bitter hop. A toasted character to the malt, with honey and a slight raisin flavor. The brew has a full body with enough carbonation to avoid being slick or syrupy, which is preferable to me. Seems to have more a malt presence than most barleywines, closer to an American Strong Ale. Finishes with a hoppy bitterness. A nice malty, hoppy barleywine, good mixture of hop flavor and bitterness.

Photo of ajr24
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had the treat of having a pint of this at Philly Beer Week Friday the Firkinteenth.

A- Although poured into a plastic pint glass, the beer still shined. Poured a deep caramel and mahogany with a viscous white head. No real lacing to speak of, but maybe that's the plastic at work.

S- Smells like caramel covered hops. It was like a maltier Nugget Nectar. It was a citrus hop presence with a chocolatey and bready aroma alongside.

T- As one of Troegs sales reps said- "it's like nugget nectar had sex with a stout." It's an accurate description. The hop profile vibes very well with the maltiness.

M- Having this on cask lends to the enjoyable mouthfeel. Its hop characteristics are highlighted and pronounced, thus it's smooth and lively.

D- The sheer deliciousness of this beer makes it very drinkable.

For a barleywine style ale, it goes above and beyond the norm.

Photo of FickleBeast
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a Dogfish Head snifter

A - pours dark ruby red, minimal head, sticks to the side of the glass as I swirl it

S - smells sweet somehow... definite aroma of hops, mixed with raising

T - initial burst of sweet candy flavors that quickly subsides to a grassy bitterness. Hop flavor is pronounced, bitterness lingers, perhaps a little too long. The malt backbone doesn't quite come forward enough

M - syrupy, with a refreshing fizz from the carbonation

D - a little to bitter to be really drinkable, but the alcohol is very well hidden.

Overall, pretty good - I was expecting more malty sweetness based on the smell. I'll let my other bottle age a few months to see if the bitter flavors subside

Photo of oelergud
4.94/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tall 22oz brown glass bottle with a pry-off cap. The label is a feather winged bottlecap with a long devil tail.
Very dark maple syrup body. Coarse creamy tan head with good retention and decent lace.
Intense nose of well balanced malts and hops. Hop cone dripping caramel malts and sprinkled with mild spice.
The flavor is a concentrated mix of pine hops, grass, dark earth malts, caramel and toffee, nuts and bitter sweet chocolate and pommegranate.
Full body with lots of residual sugars. Good coating and slick.
Highly drinkable. This is like a concentrated version of the Nugget Nectar.


Photo of DIM
4.94/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've already reviewed scratch #4, but what the hell, since there is a seperate listing, I'll add my $.02.

a: This was a dark ruby mahogany color. It pours with a nice sized light tan head.

s: A spectacular combination of fresh, juicy citrus, boozy raisins, sweet caramel that at times suggests chocolate, and a whisper of heat.

t: I know "juicy" isn't an adjective generally used to describe a flavor. It fits here though. This tastes "juicy". Explosive and freshly pungent citrus flavors combine with chocolatey caramel that is sweet, but not astringent. As the label states, the hop profile is reminescent of Nugget Nectar. From my experience with Scratch #4, I can say that this does mature into a lovely, English barleywine fairly quickly. When fresh though, this is easily my favorite American b-wine. Thanks to Troegs for bringing this back to life.

m: Creamy, juicy and full-bodied. Perfect.

d: One of my all-time favorites that I feared I would never try fresh again. A stunningly great beer.

Photo of pwoods
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz. brown bottle, purchased at Hyde Park Wine and Spirits, poured into a DFH snifter.

A: Pours deep burgundy, letting very little light through. Pretty decent sized creamy head with decent retention. Decent lacing throughout.

S: Sweet malts with a appetizing alcohol aroma. Plenty of hops in the nose bringing some citrus and a very appealing mint aroma. Very interesting nose.

T/M: Lots of bready malt, sweet and savory at the same time. Alcohol is there but not overpowering and adds some depth. Hops add more of the citrus and great mint flavor though they don't over balance the malts, making this perfectly drinkable fresh(though I'd love to see what this will turn into). Body is nearly full with just enough carbonation to give a smooth body. Finishes with a touch of dryness.

D: Not a huge barleywine but still definitely a sipper. I really like the hops profile in this but I think a year or so will do the malt backbone some good.

Photo of Wildman
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a very dark murky reddish amber color and formed a huge light tan foamy head. An aroma of malt, hops and hint of caramel. The flavor was of malt, hops, caramel, and a hint of plum. The body is medium and the finish is bittersweet with a slight bit of astringency.

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Troegs bomber, $7.99 at Palmers in Columbus. The bottle says "this ale is like pushing our Nugget Nectar off the side of a cliff. Tastes like hops dipped in candied sugar and rolled in dark chocolate nibs". I like the sound of this. The beer is very dark as compared with Nugget Nectar, hazy auburn / dark orange-brown with thick creamy tan foam. Actually it looks a lot like Aventinus (but the aroma and taste are completely different). The aroma is hoppy as hell, it does indeed smell like a very strong version of Nugget Nectar. The taste is less appealing (but still good), very sweet as if candi was added instead of more hops. I guess this makes it more barley-winey as it adds fermentables, but I was hoping for more of a DIPA style. The mouthfeel is thick, very coating. I have another which will probably cellar for 1 year to see how the malt develops out as the hops mellow. But maybe I'll trade it before it gets that far.

Photo of Slatetank
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this bottle at Brewhouse grille in Lemoyne. Poured chilled into a standard pint allowed to gradually rise in temp.

A - A deep hazy bronze w/ a quick dropping pale tan head. Very little lace stays on the glass after the compression.

S - Hoppy joyous aroma, very piney like opening a bag of fresh American hops -the bitterness sticks to the inside of your nostrils if you hold it there too long, not really but the citrus/grapefruit essence riding the malt is like an elephant riding a greyhound w/ a bit of sweet berry and dark plum w/ mild pineapple soaked in rum for good measure

M - The malt sweetness is intense as it gives in to the mild sour + intensely bitter notes almost immediately. The texture of ruby red grapefruit, bitter berry and tart orange is up front in the feel. The medium carbonation makes the 9.3% seem light, but it's presence is still noted in the warmth of the swallow. Light spiciness and thick sticky malt on the tongue lasts as the textures ripple minutes after the potent brew has been tasted

T - A rush of hops w/ a tangy/dank taste and citrus sour flavors w/ bitter pin needle and dark candy maltiness all at once. The hint of wood taste follows the first sip w/ an almond-like sweet malt flavor under the flavor of bitter oranges and pure grapefruit flesh. Bitter green herbs and the hint of cinnamon, extra dark cocoa collide w/ brown sugar syrup intensity from the malts. Amping up Nugget Nectar is made to seem effortless by the Troeg's. This fresh batch of #4 redux as Mouflan is super hopped, delicious and yet not cloying or stomach lining threatening with acidity to my taste. It just has a smooth malt and hops transition -music to my mouth

D - Perhaps the line is erased like a pink rubber eraser on graphite between Strong IPA(IIPA) and American barleywine, but who cares about style, right? Not Troeg's thank God, for good reason-If it tastes good, brew it. An All around world class beer, but not as an everyday beer. A beer to savor and sip, but it is well worth the attention A phenomenal tasting beer. I am so glad this made it into the rotation

Photo of whitehouse50
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Ramsey liquor store. Poured from a 22oz bomber into a snifter. It's a deep reddish ruby color with a thick head.

Aromas of citrousy hops mostly and some malts too.

On the first sip it is very hoppy, not too bitter, I could tell there was some nugget nectar in this which seems to be fighting with the malts to come through. This beer is like a less hoppy nectar with nice malty flavors in the background but has more of a body too it. It's pretty different.

This was pretty easy to drink for such a big beer

Photo of jojox
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - cool bottle. Is this a Harry Potter thing? Dark amber, slight haze, thin head that seems quite sticky.

s - it's really hoppy, and still cold. Some malt backbone but mainly spicy, piney hops.

t - My palatte is a bit dulled (cold) but there is some hop bitterness and alcohol, with a background of chocolate or dark (but not over-roasted) sweet-ish grains. I get the feeling it's in between fresh and aged - lost some of the cutting aromatic hops but not aged away to fine malts. A strange mix of hops and dark (crystal?) malts.

m - agressively bitter without much relief coming from sweetness. Not unpleasant though!

d - it's good, and pleasant. Definately like it but didn't blow me away. I do have a slight cold, however.

Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,355 ratings.