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Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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1,242 Ratings
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Ratings: 1242
Reviews: 563
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%


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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flagmantho

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich, deep amber hue with a body which is free of haze but has lots of little floaties in it. Head is a thick finger of frothy tan foam; I want to call it caramelly for some reason. Quite attractive.

Smell: rich, sweet, strong malt aroma with caramel and toffee notes. A low hop character is present; earthy and noble, perhaps. Good.

Taste: big, rich and sweet. Caramelly with a hint of smokiness and very sweet around the outside. Bitterness is comparatively low toward the end. Rich and decadent, but it doesn't wow me like I feel it should. Still, pretty good indeed.

Mouthfeel: big, thick body with a decent carbonation and an OK creaminess. Not as smooth as I feel it could be, but decent.

Overall: this beer keeps giving me a little bit when I think it should be giving me more, more, more. It's not bad at all, but it lacks a certain je na sais quoi that I wish I could articulate better. It's definitely worth a try, though.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 03:51:48 | More by flagmantho
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great Extra from Lorianneb. 650ml Into Duvel tulip. Pours about a finger of interesting mocha colored head which sticks around for a while. A little alcohol on the nose with some faint hops. Dominated by a sweetness that I can't put my finger on. Auberges marshmallow and vanilla. The taste has a lot of hops and wood. Not very sweet. Some ginger bread. Mouth is very full with decent carbonation.

Overall a good Barleywine. Pretty simple all around. Probably not something I'll seek out again. Not enough sweetness for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 00:41:59 | More by RuckusDu
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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: This one is pretty murky and very subdued looking, but the head is gorgeous. It remains in tact for a few minutes and it is big, foamy, very uniform and regal looking. Some decent lacing also form on the backside of the glass.

SMELL: The aroma here is everything a Barleywine should be. Big brown sugary malt dominates with banana, chocolate, cinnamon and some other spices along with caramel and a decent hint of bread.

TASTE: The brown sugar follows the nose right off the bat along with some chocolate and caramel. Mid-sip an orange flavor takes hold and transitions into a lemon, grapefruit and smoky finish.

MOUTHFEEL: Silky and smooth, but with a mild tickle. Playful. Solid mouthfeel.

OVERALL: This is an excellent example of the style that I wish I had greater access to. Can't wait to crack open my second bottle in a year or two and will pick it up again if I find it.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 02:02:24 | More by StoneTSR
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Greywulfken

New York

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: deep brown body with a frothy tan head, dropped motes of minute foam along the glass

S: sweet barley and caramel - cereal and syrup

T: chewy caramel and hops, sugary but with rich malt backbone and layers of bitter hop - i would go so far as to say this beer treads the line between an English and an American barleywine: it has sweet, boozy fruit flavors, like an English barleywine would, but it also has the tough malt and more hoppy flavors that are more typical of American barleywines.

M: medium to heavy on the tongue, soft and slick, like cold wine; subtle alcohol tingle and warmth

O: I love barleywines - both kinds - as well as wee heavies and old ales - and I was really pleased with this beer. Super-complexity, rich flavors, tons of fruit and citrus and deep savory malt flavors and aromas. Bought it blind because I didn't even know it was a barleywine, but just saw the one random bottle on the shelf, and it rang a bell somehow. Thank you, bells in my head.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 22:00:26 | More by Greywulfken
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Original score: (4.5/4.0/4.0/4.5/4.0)

22 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

After finding another bottle of this, I decided to put it down for a couple months and see how the hops fade/malts come out. The end result balances out damn near perfectly, becoming even less harsh and more drinkable. There are still hops on the finish, but it's a subtle quality that rounds out the initial maltiness. It's not hyper-complex like some Belgian ales, but subtly complex (moreso than a younger bottle) as a good barleywine should be. The texture, naturally, is thick and a little syrupy, but the hops provide a great touch of dryness. If it weren't for my preference against toasted caramel malt backbones, this would score even higher (read: into the fabled 4.5+ range) Still, I love the savory leather/tobacco qualities it develops at a warmer temperature.

End result? Troegs does it again. I'd love to see a BA version of this in the near future.

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22 oz. bottle poured into a glass.

A: Pours a very dark burgundy color with low clarity. The head is a two finger light mocha color with impressive retention and thick sheets of lacing down the side of the glass. A good looking barleywine that showcases its amber ale roots nicely.

S: Lots of tropical fruit - mango, grapefruit, apricot, pineapple - with a bit of an herbal/pine kick as well. Darker fruit are also found when concentrating for aromatic nuances, as well as its caramel malt base and some alcohol. It doesn't break ground, but it's a great scent.

T: First thing I notice is how well the hops and the malt backbone coalesce with one another - it's not a harsh barleywine despite the notable presence of alcohol. The malt backbone provides strong caramel/toffee flavors along with a bit of charred ash, tobacco and smoke. Some powdered dark chocolate on the finish. Slight resiny buildup on the aftertaste, but nowhere near to the level of Bigfoot. Alcohol is prevalent throughout, occasionally becoming a little overbearing at times. Rather than completely relying on subtle malt nuances, this chooses to create a simpler malt base, and allow the citric hops to work in harmony together. In this regard, balance is crucial, luckily it features just that.

Having said that, allowing it to warm up will reveal some malt subtleties - however minor they may be - in the progression of flavors. Had there been a little more nuance in the malt base, this would have received a higher score. It's great right now, but I envision this being even better with about a year of age on it. (Shame on me not buying multiple bottles of this...)

M: Thick, rich, and silky smooth, with a lingering bitter aftertaste, both from the malt and hop profiles. Hints of a finishing dryness pop up. Alcohol nicely warms the throat and stomach. Carbonation and drinkability are low (in a good way); this is meant to be sipped slowly, and it's perfectly aware of that fact.

O: It isn't perfect, but it's a hoppy barleywine that does a great job of refusing to forsake its malt backbone for hop domination. On a personal note, I'm not terribly fond of the burnt caramel malt backbone, but reviewing it objectively, it still works well with everything else going on. Not what I expected from a barleywine - but exactly what I expected from a revved up Nugget Nectar. In spite of its numerous merits though, I'd take NN over this quite easily. Still a very nice barleywine, though.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 21:02:30 | More by ThisWangsChung
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oberon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an over sized wine glass a rich burnt orange infused bronze with a sticky 1/2 finger off white head,brillinat definition and color.Chocolate and fruity hops with alcohol notes in the nose.Like the bottle says hops dipped in chocolate play a big role on the palate,brown sugar and sweet alcohol round out the palate.A great American style Barleywine with it's big hops and big alcohol,fantastic stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 13:23:06 | More by oberon
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stewart124

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at River Brew poured into a snifter. The waitress tried to pass this off as a DIPA so I'm not sure how long it has been kegged.

Dark amber with some orange highlights and a fine tan head.

Nose has everything you would expect from an American Barleywine. A heavy hand of strong citrusy hops backed up with caramel malts. Some candied fruits come through and there is a granny smith ester that bites. Clean yeast character and there is some tobacco, tea and vanilla that comes through in the finish.

A fine example of an American Barleywine. The bitterness was there all along and a great malt bill without too much cloyingly sweet caramel malts makes this very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2012 13:01:28 | More by stewart124
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Release

Pours very dark reddish brown with a finger of head. Head leaves large bubbles around glass and some lacing.

Malty in the nose with a rich sweetness. Simcoe-like citrus, overly ripe fruit, light booze.

More deep rich maltiness, i assume due to age, really delicious, mild chocolate, more dark candied fruit, just enough hops, really mellow for 9.3%

Big body, mellow carbonation.

This is one totally rad BW

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 02:31:44 | More by TheMultiYeast
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. I’ve had this bottle stored for about 2-3 years.

A: The beer is a deep reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains bourbon, caramelized malts, brown sugar, some chocolate and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, brown sugar, chocolate and bourbon. Then a hearty malt character comes in along with a slight alcohol sting. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to sip on for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 03:16:26 | More by TheManiacalOne
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koopa

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Oh the Flying Mouflan...I've had this one so many times over the years in just about every format it comes in. Definitely a beer I enjoy and I'm glad to finally get around to doing a review for it. Growler purchased at Cable Beverage.

Appearance: Pours an attractive red tinged caramel with a 2 finger light khaki crown that displays some retention and nice lace.

Smell: Caramel malt, an english yeast like fruitiness and some nice noble hop type spiciness.

Taste: Same as the nose but more pungent and with some additional citrus hops. The malt profile is just fantastic on this one. Lots of red fruits covered in burnt sugar, toffee, and caramel. Decently stiff hop bittering and a whisper of alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel: Thick side of medium bodied with nice carbonation.

Overall: A well constructed and tasty barley wine that I always look forward to drinking!

Serving type: growler

09-24-2012 22:55:34 | More by koopa
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Clear dark red-brown with a two-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted several minutes. Really good lacing.

S: Sweet delicious malt. Dark fruit.

T: High sweetness and moderate bitterness. Dates and chocolate and a touch of hops.

M: Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Very smooth and only slightly warm going down.

O: Really good Barleywine. Smells wonderful and is so smooth.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 01:40:56 | More by SolipsismalCat
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jmarklan

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a beautiful, deep mahogany with a tan head which dissipates fairly quickly but leaves some nice lacing.

Smells complex, there's a lot going on here. Fresh hop aroma blends well with sugar cane, slight chocolate, alcohol, and a touch of dark fruit.

Grapefruit, piney, and slightly minty hops lead off the flavor and are balanced out with malt undertones of milk chocolate with sugar cane. The hop bitterness reasserts itself in the finish, blending with flavors of dark fruit. Despite the high abv, the alcohol blends in very well.

Full bodied and a bit chewy, seductively smooth and syrupy from the alcohol.

Overall: Complex, innovative, and very enjoyable. The Troegs brothers have done well again.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 05:28:56 | More by jmarklan
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claspada

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, amber-brown color with a short-lived, modestly-sized, off-white head.

Aromas begin with sticky caramel and toffee maltiness with hints of dried fruits. Then you get a huge, vibrant hoppiness highlighted by grapefruit, lots of pine and emerging dank herbal qualities.

The tastes begin with toasty, bready malts coupled with light caramel and toffee candy. As with the nose, its quite American hop dominant. Flavors of sticky sap-coated pine wood, grapefruit and spicy dried herbs. This beer is boldly bitter with some dry emerging alcohol notes that further complicate my enjoyment.

The mouthfee is medium-plus bodied with medium carbonation. The finish is dry, warming and bitter.

Overall, I was really not a fan of this beer. There's no doubt about it, it's a hop-forward (and then some) American barleywine. So, when it comes to the b-wines, if you like'm warming and you like'm potently hoppy, then, go ahead, give it a try. If you are like me and prefer your barleywines less resinous and bitter, look elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 16:51:59 | More by claspada
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber, bottled on 05/01/12, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a dark copper color/maroon color, produces a finger of beige head that fades to a thick wisp, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Very malt forward, a nice sweet caramel and toffee aroma, some sweet dark fruit (dates), and some booze. Some citrusy hops are lingering in the background.

T- Lots of grainy, bready malt, caramel, toffee and dark fruit. Hops provide some orange and grapefruit, more hops than in the nose. Some fruity, rum-like alcohol.

M- Medium-bodied, creamy feel, a bit of alcohol warmth.

O- A very nice, drinkable barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 06:28:24 | More by WillCarrera
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a real nice barleywine. Good balance. Nice sweet tones with just a touch of noticeable malt presence. The only drawback is a bit of a burn of alcohol. But it really isn't that much. Too often barleywines just aren't there, but this one is nice. I'd go for this any day.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 02:04:14 | More by RblWthACoz
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Mrbubbler!

Appearance. Pours a hazy rust colour with a finger of thick, light orangy-tan head.

Smell. Piney hops and sweet citrus juices, some caramel and toasted grains.

Taste. Sweet toffee, candied orange rinds, sweet concentrated grapefruit juice, a bit of pine and wood, some well-roasted light grains.

Mouthfeel. Full body, slightly sticky but it works with this beer. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall. One of the better barleywines I've tried. Hoppy, sweet and quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 02:50:29 | More by Rutager
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CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ba Review #208
Served On: 08/11/2012
Glassware: Snifter
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

I paired this one with some bbq beef brisket and Cajon coleslaw at the new Tröegs brewery in Hershey. They have a ‘snack bar’ in the taproom, but trust me – it offers way more than your typical snack bar.

Look: Arrived with a thin tannish head. Color was a dark cloudy bronze. Carbonation bubbles powered through the thick body. Lacing was impressive given the high ABV.

Smell: Rather smooth aroma of toffee and candied apple. A hop bouquet suggested an aggressive hop profile. The obvious alcohol warmth became noticeable about the second or third inhale.

Taste: First off were heavy notes of toffee and floral hops. The dank body definitely made this one a sipper. The middle had a quick citrus bitterness that mixed with some winter fruits and an interesting molasses to offer a well crafted balance. The finish was a lingering brown sugar with bitterness returning with some dryness.

This was an amazing Barley Wine and probably surpasses SN Bigfoot by a small margin. Paring the beer with the brisket was probably one element that added to the enjoyable experience. I snagged a 22oz bomber for my cellar.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2012 16:31:27 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer appears a copper to orange color with a huge head. Plenty of lacing left behind.

The aroma offers butterscotch, caramels, hops, booze, hints of raisins and brown sugar.

A good beer for sure, though a bit boozy and sweet. Plenty of flavor happening here, with a melding of dark malts and resiny hops.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A nice choice for a slow sipper on a cold day. Best in small quantities.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 04:03:40 | More by Huhzubendah
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: thin head but nice lacing on a clear amber with marroon hues.

S: candy sugar, toffee and caramel malts. hops provide resin, citrus and syrup notes.

T: the caramel and chocolate malts are near perfect. The alcohol is pretty much non-existent. The beer is very well balanced for sure. dark fruit notes add the right amount of sweetness with molasses present as well.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. nice and smooth.

Overall: an incredibly drinkable barleywine. One of the best out there for both balance and drinkability. Honesty however this one may actually be more if an English style barleywine even if that wasnt the brewers intention.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2012 01:45:15 | More by kylehay2004
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MoMaMe

Maryland

4.95/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I absolutely LOVE this beer... it's my new favorite.

My other favorites are Guinness Foreign Extra and Gorden Biersch's Winterbock... I like strong, dark, heavy beers with a lot of flavor.

This beer has everything! It's very strong, with a crisp, strong flavor, but more refreshing than a Guinness, but not as smooth. The aftertaste is great, and it has a more robust flavor than Guinness.

I give it a 5 star rating. The only reason I gave it a slightly lower rating on mouthfeel is because it's not as smooth as some stouts I have tried, but it was still very smooth.

My only complaint is that it is very hard to find this beer. Not many people have heard of it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2012 21:35:45 | More by MoMaMe
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threeviews

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle (bottled on date: 5-01-12) into a 10oz Brandy Snifter

A- Pours a deep ruby red/bronze color with a little over one fingers worth of a kahki colored head.

S- True to the brewery's description of FM, the aroma is very reminiscent of Nugget Nectar: pine and citrus hops that haramoniously mingle with sweet, malty notes of caramel and chocolate. As the head subsides to a mere surface film, the malty aromas blossom give rise to notes of raisins, molasses and vanilla. Later on, as the brew warms, alcohol becomes evident in the nose.

T- A good dose of sweetness from the caramel & chocolate malts are followed by pine and citrus hops that grows until your palate is left dry. Alcohol heat is left in the back of the throat once swallowed. Tons of both hop and malt flavor without going overboard in either direction...a complex offering. Although the correlation was not immediate, FM reminds me a lot of Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale with a bit bigger malt component...no surprise as both feature substantial Chinook hop additions.

M- Fine carbonation allows this medium-heavy bodied beer to coat the palate, but it is far from cloying. The dry finish just keeps you wanting more.

O- Although there is certainly nothing bad about FM, I remember enjoying it more last year. However, that is not to detract from my review, as this is an excellent beer on an absolute scale. Final thoughts: Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to at least one bottle of this seasonal offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 20:35:40 | More by threeviews
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dorianmarley

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is ruby brown with a very thick, tan heand and nice lacing.

Nose is a lot of caramel malt, winter spice, piney hops, and grapefruit.

Taste is initially very smooth and buttery. The malts are rich, very similar to a Trippel. The hops are full and candied like an Imperial IPA. There are notes of dark cherry, complex dark chocolate, oak, and pine. Crusty bread finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a good amount of carbonation. Almost chewy from the bread.

Overall, I wouldn't equate it to Nugget Nectar as Troegs suggests. The malt is the main star here. It is thick, chewy, and has plenty of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 01:43:07 | More by dorianmarley
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew pours with a three finger mocha head which lasts for several minuets and lacing remains on the glass throughout.
The brew is dark brown, almost black.

The smell is citrus and floral hops along with some chocolate, some fruit, maybe pears.

The taste is hops from start to finish, both floral and citrus hops are present. Lite sweet malts and some fruit, maybe pears. There is also heavy chocolate taste and the alcohol leaks through but only bearly.

The mouthfeel is biscuty, bready and a little chewy.

Troegs advertises this brew as Nugget Nectar pushed off of a cliff and then rolled in chocolate. The chocolate is there but the hops, though present in strength, are not as complex or as satisfying as Nugget Nectar. Even with the strong hop presence this brew is too sweet; the flavors compete rather than balance each other out. The strong alcohol presence, combined with the hops, does create a warming effect.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 22:30:30 | More by microbrewlover
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marlinsfan4

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm a big fan of barleywines, but this may have just been a tad too sweet/strong for my liking. Medium bodied, decent mouthfeel.. but a cloying sweetness and alcohol heavy aftertaste ruin it a bit for me. Still an above average beer all around, but for a specialty 22 oz beer I'm not sure I'll be coming back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 19:52:33 | More by marlinsfan4
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 22oz bomber served in a weizen glass

A - hazy copper amber with 1.5 finger with ecru foamy head with great sticky lacing and excellent retention

S - dark fruits, raisins, caramel, grassy meadow

T - Very sweet start with molasses'dark fruits, caramel, dates, then to malts, and next to a bit of bitterness a touch of earthy and grassy hops, mild bitterness and some spice. Quite a bit of alcohol warming.

M - full body, moderate carbonation. Smooth a bit chewy.

O - excellent barley wine, a bit too much alcohol and a bit sweet' but quite complex. Very bold, but well designed. The hops in this are a godsend for the barley wines as a style and I'd love to see more breweries emulate this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 22:30:44 | More by williamjbauer
Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,242 ratings.