Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company
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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
3.68/5 rDev -11.1%
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.
07-28-2012 19:52:33 | More by oriolesfan4
4.6/5 rDev +11.1%
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.
07-27-2012 22:30:44 | More by williamjbauer
3.85/5 rDev -7%
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.
07-23-2012 03:23:19 | More by NoLeafClover44
4.33/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
07-20-2012 13:58:36 | More by Phyl21ca
4.05/5 rDev -2.2%
22oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Pours an opaque ruby brown with a 2 finger dense off white head. Head sticks around for a bit and leaves some lacing as it disappears.
S: Dark fruits like raisin and fig, roasted malt. A little bit of sweetness and hints of oak.
T: Strong taste reminiscent of a barley wine, can tell some hops have faded away leaving a dark sweet fruity malt taste. A little bit more alcohol present than I would have liked.
M: Thick and fairly heavy mouthfeel with low/moderate carbonation. Very warming.
Overall I think this is at an odd aging point, the hops have faded but the sweetness is still too overpowering. Worth a try but get it fresh or age it more.
07-17-2012 00:39:54 | More by CloudStrife
4.4/5 rDev +6.3%
Flying Mouflan is a deliciously hoppy barley wine that straddles the border between malty DIPA and hoppy barleywine.
A: Brown colour and a 3 mm head that lasts pretty well. 4.5
S: Malty with some nice hop aroma, too. I guess it'll smell very different when it's been aged. 4.5
T: Citrus hops over a mild malty base. Kinda like an extra malty IPA. Really, really delicious. 4.5
M: Foamy. Really good. 4.5
O: Maybe a little much to drink lots of. 4
07-16-2012 02:19:39 | More by vandemonian
Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
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