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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,359
Reviews: 565
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 172
Gots: 235 | 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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Ratings: 1,359 | Reviews: 565
Photo of StrangeBrewer76
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours brown to ruby red with a big foamy head that settles back nicely to a thin covering of a creamy off-white color. Lacing is erratic and unique. You could tell someones fortune by the patterns this one makes; if you were a lace reader.

The first smell is a very grassy hop aroma with some sweet undertones of raisins and dark fruit. Also, watermelon if that makes any sense.

I first detect a big round malt sweetness. Tastes of watermelon and grapefruit pith on the aftertaste and a clean, light, grassy hop taste in the middle and flowing under and between both is a subtle chocolate flavor. If you're not careful, you could miss it.

The mouthfeel is soft and smooth overall with carpet-bombing of carbonation on the tongue. Still soft all around though. Nice.

Drinkability is only good because the complexity of this taste lends to many small sips and in a 22oz bottle and 9.3%, having a second one is unlikely even if it weren't so rare.

I'm interested to see how this one ages.

Photo of younger35
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just received this today from BeerTruth, god bless em. I've had this beer before as Tröegs Scratch 4. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale flute.

Appearance- Pours a ruby dark brown with a giant two finger dirty tan head that lasts forever. The cap and collar never really recedes and tons of lacing is left about the glass.
Smell- Starts with a sort of fruity caramel goodness that is slightly alcoholic. Raisins and licorice are more than abundant as is toffee and a touch of molasses. Not the biggest nose in the world but what is there is nice.
Taste- Starts slightly sweet with a big fruity blast of deliciousness. This is even better than I remember. Sticky dark cherries, figs, raisins and plums all intermingle in a delicious mélange of fruity goodness. Tons of brown sugar and caramel as well adding that aforementioned sweetness. A tad of red licorice and tangerine peel add a slight bit of bright fruitiness toward the finish. Some lingering bitterness sneaks in toward the finish but nothing crazy.
Mouthfeel- Big and thick and heavy with a very creamy feel and light sticky carbonation.
Drinkability- Never had a brew so hop forward with such little bitterness and big fruitiness. Not the biggest Barleywine fan of all time but I really do love this beer. It's dripping with hoppy goodness. Thanks much Adam!!

Photo of jackorain
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours burgundy-brown, cloudy with a fluffy tan head. The head was big and fluffy tan. The head fell rather slowly and left a very nice lace, tall collar, and splotchy coating.

Big pine and green hop aroma up front. Dried fruit and stone fruit abound. Molasses and caramel. Dutch process cocoa powder.

The taste is quite amazing. Big pine and green up front like the nose. Sweet malts abound, with caramel, molasses, and semi-sweet dark chocolate. The middle brings the fruitiness with raisins and prunes and stone fruit. The finish adds a bit of alcohol warmth with an added long, lingering bitterness.

Full body, thick on the palate. Creamy, mouth coating and sticky. Nice smooth and creamy carbonation.

This is one fine beer. Extremely drinkable. I could easily continue to have more after the bomber.

Thanks for Reading

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

This poured maroon with a frothy beige head. The aroma is similar to nugget nectar but more bitter. The alcohol is well hidden in the taste. The doughy breadlike malt flavor is tasty. This brew is thicker than nugget nectar and very barleywineish. The feel is moderate to thick, oily and smooth. Overall its not as flavorful as the nugget nectar, maybe its the extra (but not overdone for a barleywine) alcohol. Its not as balanced as the other troegs beers but its not supposed to be. Its an awesome offering.

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.

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