Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev +7.5%
Ba Review #208
Served On: 08/11/2012
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.
08-13-2012 16:31:27 | More by CraftBeerTastic
District of Columbia
3.65/5 rDev -11.8%
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.
08-07-2012 04:03:40 | More by Huhzubendah
4.65/5 rDev +12.3%
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.
08-07-2012 01:45:15 | More by kylehay2004
4.95/5 rDev +19.6%
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.
08-05-2012 21:35:45 | More by MoMaMe
4/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
08-05-2012 20:35:40 | More by threeviews
4.03/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
08-05-2012 01:43:07 | More by dorianmarley
3.18/5 rDev -23.2%
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.
07-29-2012 22:30:30 | More by microbrewlover
Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
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