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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,313
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 03-01-2009)
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Photo of TonyTalon
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

TonyTalon, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of dorianmarley
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.

dorianmarley, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of atone315
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

atone315, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of bhir
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

bhir, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of Brutesling57
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Brutesling57, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of MattDbach
4/5  rDev -3.4%

MattDbach, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of microbrewlover
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.

microbrewlover, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of ms11781
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

ms11781, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of Freemark
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Freemark, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of BoOmerG
4/5  rDev -3.4%

BoOmerG, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
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.

oriolesfan4, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Odysseyalien
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Odysseyalien, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of williamjbauer
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.

williamjbauer, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of gamanley
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

gamanley, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into Allagash chalice. Bottled 5/1/12.

A - Pours dark mahogany with ruby highlights in the light. About a finger of off-white head dies quickly. Complete lacing lines the glass as I drink.

S - Raisins, molasses, pine, pumpernickel bread.

T - Big on the malts with a candied plum sweetness. Some piney hops work to counteract the caramel malt. Trace amounts of citrus, although that is not the focal point of this beer, unlike many others of the style.

M - Full bodied with good carbonation. Very smooth, but it is definitely a sipper.

O - While this one is very good, it is not as good as some of Troegs other offerings. It has a unique malt character with a good pine bite. Alcohol isn't noticeable, but I would have been satisfied with one 11 oz. pour rather than two. Nice value compared to some of the other Barleywines out there.

NoLeafClover44, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

juliusseizure, Jul 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

lccrunchy, Jul 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Googs, Jul 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

RichH55, Jul 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Aschap, Jul 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

rydev24, Jul 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

IPAFrankieH, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep burgundy color ale with a rather larger foamy head with good retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of piney hops and caramelized malt is really nice. Taste is also a nice mix between some quite strong piney hops with light resin notes and some caramelized malt with light notes of toffee and well balanced residual sugar level. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Pretty solid interpretation of American hops heavy barleywine that I wouldn’t mind revisiting again in the future.

Phyl21ca, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of Ohiovania
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Ohiovania, Jul 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

jacobtulloch, Jul 19, 2012
Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,313 ratings.