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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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

Thanks to Deuane for opening a bottle of the Mouflan during his recent tasting party. Poured from a 22 ounce bomber bottle into my glass. Appears a dark apricot color with about a finger of off white head. I really don't know what to think about this beer. Is it a barleywine or a DIPA? Whatever it is, it's delicious. The first thing that enters my mind after smelling and tasting is this beer is I've found Nugget Nectar's granddady. Nugget Nectar concentrate in a bottle, if you will. Smells and tastes of resinous, skunky (the good kind), sticky super fresh hops. Notes of caramel and brown sugar are present, but the hops keep everything in nearly perfect symmetry. Just about full bodied with medium carbonation. For my tastes, this is a toss up between Moflan and Naked Elf for the best beer ever to come out of the doors on Paxton Street.

ClockworkOrange, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber with a thin head. Smells hoppy and a bit sweet. Right now it tastes like a mix of a DIPA and a barleywine. First sip & I thought barleywine but later it seems more like a DIPA. My wife stole a glass after a sip which means she thought of it as a DIPA. Mouthfeel is smooth but there is a bit of a bite of etoh in there. I am interested to see how this ages.


SkinnyElvis, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of jwc215
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark garnet to brown - shiny - with a tan head that becomes a swirl.

The smell is resiny/pine with sweet dark fruit (plum) and caramel/toffee. There's a sprinkle of peppery alcohol, but it blends well.

The taste is of dark fruit - raisin/plum with toffee/caramel. Piney and resiny, it is sweet but has an earthy/herbal bitter hop balance. As it progresses, a cherry fruitiness adds to the complexity. The taste is even more pleasurable in the second half, resulting in my lifting the taste score to the higher of the two I was torn between. It has a sweetish finish, with a well-blended peppery alcohol kick.

The body is medium-to-full. Not as syrupy or thick as some barleywines, but certainly smooth.

Although some alcohol shows, it doesn't show quite to the level it is at. It drinks smoothly and well (dangerously so, as if I had had a second bottle, I might have been tempted...)
A different take on a barleywine that works very well, with a tasty, complex maltiness with a nice hop showing. "Big", but very approachable. A treat, indeed!

jwc215, Mar 27, 2009
Photo of dsa7783
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz bomber bottle...
Appearnce: Ruby-red, dark-amber hue... Impressive head and moderate lacing....
Smell: Strong malt-driven aroma... Honey, sugars, red beets...
Taste: Candied sugars, honey, syrup, molasses... Super sweet barleywine... Powerful flavor... Dominating stuff...
Mouthfeel: Pretty full-bodied with an alcohol glow at the back of the throat...
Average drinkability due to the strong flavors and high ABV...

dsa7783, Mar 27, 2009
Photo of Morey
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of it's 22oz bottle this beer has a hazy reddish-brown appearance with the red coming through when held up to the light. Nice tan head with some good lacing qualities.

Smell is rather mild, yet some whiffs of caramel and brown sugar can be detected. Faint smell of alcohol fumes also noted.

This is a great tasting barleywine, which almost has some characteristics of a malt-heavy DIPA. The hops and malts are perfectly balanced with deep caramel and chocolaty flavors.

Drinkability could easily be a 5 if it weren't for the 9.3% ABV.

Morey's Bottom Line: Right up there with the best barleywines that I've had. Probably the most drinkable too. It's nice to see another great offering from Troegs!

Morey, Mar 25, 2009
Photo of ToddT
3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Reddish brown with a small off white head. Head sticks around and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S- Strong notes of hops more pine that citrus. Fruit notes round out the nose and give it a sweetness in the aroma.

T- Big blast of hops at first that changes to a fruity goodness. Neither one is over the top, very nice balance to each other. Alcohol heat follows in the finish that is semi dry with sweetness and oily hop resin.

M- More than medium in body but not heavy. Decent carbonation as well. For me the finish was the flaw as the sweetness and the hop oils built up as I drank this.

D- A sipper not from the 9.3% ABV but more from the build up of the aftertastes. Keep some water on hand to cleanse your palate.

Interesting experiment from Troegs. It walks the line between an DIPA and a Barleywine quite well, however it's not a path I would want to walk often, a nice departure though. Label also notes coca nibs in this one. This was one taste I couldn't find in it. Maybe some time to age will bring this out.

ToddT, Mar 23, 2009
Photo of JRed
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours reddish brown with off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Fruit tang aroma with hops that give off pine and sugary sweets displaced throughout. Taste is fruit tang, candied fruit, citrus, syrup, with some alcoholic boozy undertones. Light carbonation with a slick oily mouthfeel. Drinkability takes a shot when the fruit tang builds up discouraging me from taking another sip. This is a good nightcap that could go well with flan but other than that a bit too syrupy sweet for my liking.

JRed, Mar 23, 2009
Photo of treehugger02010
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-cask at the Standard Tap in Philadelphia, PA. It was served in a snifter.
Appearance: The body is a deep purple color. The head is a thin egg-shell color with small bubble, thin lacing and good retention.
Smell: The aroma is very grapey and boozy.
Taste: The flavors are fruity, dark dates and figs, raisins.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is smooth as silk.
Drinkability: This is an excellent beer.
Don't drink and review.

treehugger02010, Mar 22, 2009
Photo of SeanRedd
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A thick, caramel covered, sugar crystalled malty bitter hop bomb...with plent of malt to balance. Zesty fruit; strawberry and fig blend into a thick syrup. A light carboation feeds into the thick body and plenty of sugar surfaces. The aroma and appearance are unbeatable pastries. Candied center with a pinching fruit yeast contribution. Too sweet for me, and at times a bit artificially-flavored complex.

SeanRedd, Mar 22, 2009
Photo of boralyl
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bomber

A - Poured this into my Mad Elf chalice. Pours 2 fingers of tan head that has a pretty good retention and leaves nice rings of lacing. The beer is a beautiful dark ruby red, almost a purple-ish brown color.

S - Lots of juicy citrus and piny hops combined with dark fruits like plum. The hops dominate definitely dominate the aroma though.

M - A medium bodied beer with an abundant amount of carbonation, although it doesn't spoil the beer.

T - The dark fruits hit first as well as a wood like flavor and make up most of the first half of the beer. Around the middle you get a good blast of hops, both floral and citrus, that linger into the finish mixing with a little bit of alcohol. Overall it does a pretty good job of hiding the alcohol in the finish, and only has a small bitterness to it. The finish is mostly clean.

Usually I'm not a big fan of barley wines, but this is a different beast. It's like a mixed monster 1/2 barley wine 1/2 imperial IPA, which makes a delicious combo. I'm aging another bottle for a year since this beer is supposed to transform as it ages and the hops mellow out. I'll update the review then.

boralyl, Mar 21, 2009
Photo of Thorpe429
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

G: 22-ounce bomber poured into an oversized snifter. Picked two of these up at the Troegs Brewery yesterday.

A: Single-finger head on the pour with a TON of carbonation bubbles visible on top--bubbles on top of bubbles. The brew itself is very dark for the style, slightly lighter than a rich dark chocolate. The head fade somewhat quickly, leaving behind plenty of bubbles, as well as some nice lacing.

S: Sweet sensation. I'm smelling peaches, apricots, and maybe some melon. The hops are definitely there as well. Overall, the only thing I've had with a comparable smell is fresh HopSlam.

T: All of the smell isn't necessarily in the taste--the taste brings forward more malt, less sweetness, and a decent amount of hops. Flavor profile definitely expands as it warms up.

M: Very delicate, light mouthfeel. Medium amounts of carbonation and little alcohol presence.

D: Quite drinkable. While I prefer to drink just one of these slowly, I could definitely see drinking more than just one.

Thorpe429, Mar 19, 2009
Photo of ffejherb
4.72/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle into Mad Elf challice on 3/15/09.

A - Poured a beautiful royal plum-colored body with deep reddish highlights and almost two full fingers of creamy beige head that settled into a thin veil, yielding an exquisite patchwork of sticky lacing that decorated the sides of the glass.

S - The Flying Mouflan delivers a pungent hop bouquet featuring tons of piney, resiny hop goodness with a slpash of tangy citrus fruit and even a bit of earthy, woody notes. However, the aggressively hopped up aroma is balanced by an equally brawny malt presence with burnt caramel notes and a toasted grainy character. A moderate waft of alcohol also appears as the liquid warmed up.

T - Opens with a flavor explosion of piney and resiny hops and a bit of citrus. However, despite such a huge hop character, there is also quite a strudy malt backbone comprised of caramel malt, toasted grains and burnt sugar. This is a battle of hops versus malt, and I'm not sure which is victorious.

M - Exceptionally creamy and smooth mouthfeel for such an extreme barleywine. Hop bitterness isn't as harsh as I remember Scratch #4 being, but it is certainly bold and aggressive. Carbonation is bristly but not overdone, and lends itself to the creaminess of the mouthfeel.

D - This straddles the line between American Barleywine and DIPA. Scratch #4 is the beer that really got me into the barleywine style, so needless to say it was indeed a pleasure to experience this phenomenal brew again. I am glad I purchased a whole case of this. Aside from Nugget Nectar, this is probably the best brew Troegs has ever concocted. Simply put, this is an amazing beer.

ffejherb, Mar 16, 2009
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Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
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