Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
A- Pours a dark brown/crimson with a nice two finger chocolate head. Decent carbonation and lacing. Lots of large bubbles in the head, which quickly disappears to a sliver.
S- Caramel malt, tropical fruit, hops all create a very nice nose on this beer. Bordering on 4.5, but not quite there. If the smell was a tad stronger, I'd up the score. I wouldn't change the character though- it's very nice, and very balanced.
T- I think the description on the bottle is perfect:
"...This alluring ale is like pushing Nugget Nectar off the side of a cliff. Tastes like hops dipped in candied sugar and rolled in dark chocolate nibs." This is a REALLY tasty beer. Very sweet, but the hops are there, along w/ the fruit and a touch of malt/chocolate.
M- This feels super smooth. A little crispness from the hops, but the sweetness and caramel malt take over quickly. Very satisfying, and very nice mouthfeel. Aftertaste is nice as well. You can taste/feel the alcohol, but there isn't an alcohol burn at all. Excellent.
O- This is an excellent barleywine. It's definitely a cousin of Nugget Nectar, and therefore very good- borderline great. I really enjoyed this beer, and encourage everyone to pick it up. Especially if you're a fan of this style. Cheers!
04-30-2011 00:06:55 | More by jayhawk73
4.47/5 rDev +8%
Pours a dark mohagany with about a finger of cream colored head. I'm smelling citrusy hops and sweet malt. Reminds me of my favorite Dipas. Even get some hints of tropical aromas. Bitter hops up front and a very sweet malty finish. Taste is balanced nicely and alcohol is well hidden. As expected when it warms the malt becomes more apparent. Mouthfeel borders on syrupy but the moderate carbonation helps balance it out. I love this beer!
Overall I think this is a fairly complex and enjoyable beer. At $5.99/bomber its by far the best bang for your buck in the bottle shop.
04-29-2011 01:19:08 | More by IdrinkGas
4.55/5 rDev +9.9%
A cloudy, dark amber with an inch thick off white head that has great retention and beautiful lace. The smell is mostly sweet malts, toffee, dark fruit, and spice with some citrus edges. The taste is more pronounced with thick caramel, toffee, brown sugar and cinnamon with dark fruits like raisins and plums. Hints of chocolate and roast. It flows from sweet in the front to bitter in the back as it leaves a citrus, grapefruit, orange, herbal, floral, and pine notes on the back end. Very interesting and complex flavor development between the malts and hops. the bottle describes it well. It is like a dark chocolate and candided sugar wrapped hops. Thick, smooth and velvety. This is malty for a Barleywine. Sweet. Very enjoyable and interestingly balanced.
04-28-2011 16:31:47 | More by JayS2629
4/5 rDev -3.4%
Pours a hazy amber color with a light brown head. In the aroma, caramel, toffee and a small alcohol presence. In the taste, toffee, caramel and a hint of coffee. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry caramel and coffee aftertaste. A nice caramel "sticky" smell leading into and dry coffee, it feels boozy, but not.
04-23-2011 18:39:54 | More by OWSLEY069
4.08/5 rDev -1.4%
App: Dark blood red color with a nice little finger of off-white head with a fantastic coating of lace.
Smell: Candied fruits and cinnamon with a nice warm scent of alcohol.
Taste: The first characteristic follows the scent, I get some raisins and grapefruit, perhaps even some candied orange.
MF: A very smooth and velvety texture wraps around the teeth and invades your taste buds. From there the brew kicks back and stays right at the back of your throat, and this is where I initially noticed a fantastic warmth from the alcohol.
04-23-2011 03:58:22 | More by mdr4669
4.63/5 rDev +11.8%
Noticed I've never reviewed this beer, had multiple times. 2010 bottle
Pours a deep ruby color with an inch of off white head. Leaves a ton of beautiful lacing down the glass.
Smell is of alcohol, plums, raisons, grapefruit, orange, and caramel.
Taste opens beautifully with a caramel and dark fruit flavors, moving aside to some orange and grapefruit flavors, and moving toward the caramel and plum flavor again. Finishes with a juicy malt and citrus character in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is thick, but nicely carbonated. Very beautiful almost velvet flavor.
Overall, this is great. I really want to compare this to a fresh bottle.
04-22-2011 01:27:23 | More by bs870621345
4/5 rDev -3.4%
A- Pours a cloudy reddish brown. 1/2 inch cream colored head. O.K. lacing.
S- Raisins, a little malt. A little pine.
T- Rich and sweet brown sugar and raisins up front. A little grapefruit and a hint of bitter hops at end.
M- Somewhat thick, but really not too heavy. Medium carbonation.
)- Decent. Could drink a couple.
04-19-2011 15:16:51 | More by capeannbass36
4.68/5 rDev +13%
22oz bottle- case stamped bottled date of April 5 2011. can't get much fresher - 9 days!
deep dark mahogany color with 1/4" cream colored head. big hop aroma, but it's sweet, not bitter. very nice.
the label is right - it tastes sugary and hoppy at the same time. I don't think I pick up the chocolate, but definitely bold malty flavors are there. a great combination. lower carbonation. thick, slightly sticky mouthfeel. hides the booze very well.
it's the darkest American Barleywine I've had, save for Founders Nemesis. a great take on the style. looking forward to see how the other bottles will age.
***Update at about 6 months:
had a few bottles over the course of a few months, the hops continue to fade, but the malt hasn't taken over yet. so far I liked better fresh.
04-15-2011 04:46:00 | More by jmdrpi
4.35/5 rDev +5.1%
Had fresh, on draft at the Brewery. Poured into a classic tulip glass. Fresh, this is my favorite barleywine to-date. Love the hop-profile on this guy.
A: pours a deep dark mahogany color with a thick frothy off-white head. 4.5
S: raisins, grapefruit, and maybe a touch of malted-barley sweetness on the nose. 4.5
T: so big. So bold. An impressive, aggressive barleywine, where the worlds of dark malts, barleywine sweetness, and aggressive American hopping practices collide. It's starts malty-sweet, almost syrupy, with raisins shining through, before it turns bitter with a wave of dry grapefruit hoppiness. 4.5.
M: not at all "light" in the mouth, carbonation is indicipherable amongst the huge flavors, this beer leaves a tongue coating of hop-oils to be proud of. 4.0
D: a tasty beer, for sure, but so big and so sweet as to not be terribly drinkable. I'd definitely indulge in a second, but probably wouldn't want a third in one sitting. 4.0
04-14-2011 17:53:50 | More by psuKinger
4/5 rDev -3.4%
Thanks to CaptinRedBeard for this generous extra.
Pours a warm, amber brown, producing a finger of very light tan head. This fades slowly, and leaves some lacing down the side of the glass.
The aroma is a nice balance of sweet malt and floral hops. I smell caramel and toffee, some breadiness, dark fruit, and a bit of citrus.
Sweet caramel hits the tongue first, along with some fruit. Hops come through in the back end, along with a bit of alcohol warmth, and the flavors linger quite a while in the mouth.
Medium to full-bodied, and a bit sticky, the mouthfeel here is just fine.
Very nice barleywine overall, and one I would gladly have again. Quite drinkable as well, considering the abv.
04-14-2011 02:44:05 | More by Pellinore1
4.05/5 rDev -2.2%
Bottle shared by Joe - thanks!
Pours a hazy copper-brown color with a one-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells of robust caramel malts with smooth toffee and hints of earthy and herbal hops.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth caramel malt flavors with hints of toffee and booze-soaked medium fruit kick things off. Midway through the sip the slight fruit flavors fade and the profile dries out as herbal hops flavors make an appearance. The herbal hops and slightly dry caramel malt flavors carry through to a moderately bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.
Drinkability is good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.
Overall I enjoyed this beer but was hoping for a bit more complexity. A solid beer that's not worth seeking out but is worth a shot if you see it around.
04-03-2011 00:13:59 | More by glid02
4.22/5 rDev +1.9%
A - Pours a very deep red with some brown mixed in with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head has okay retention, reducing down to a think ring around the glass, lacing nicely.
S - Aroma is full of sweet dark fruit elements (raisins and dates). There is also a good caramel malt backbone. Also, some floral hops in the background do come through with a touch of booze.
T - Starts off with some rich caramel malts and some nice dark fruit sweetness. Very rich. Through the middle some brown sugar and floral hop flavor that comes through. The finish has a bit more of the hop flavor with the rich malts and dark fruit sweetness, and a bit of citrus hops that linger nicely with a touch of booze flavor.
M - Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. A touch syrupy and fairly thick and heavy. Finish is a bit boozy, however, if it kind of works here.
D - Fairly drinkable. A pretty bit beer here, more for the sipping. The flavors are rich and bold, but for the most part, are well balanced and work together well. Nice hops in the finish.
03-30-2011 02:54:21 | More by ngeunit1
3.55/5 rDev -14.3%
Flying Mouflan, bomber bought at New Beer Dist. in Manhattan for $6.25. A faint seal indicates this was bottled in 2010.
Appearance: Pours thick and laboriously, producing a big beautiful head of a dirty-mocha/caramel color, with a bunch of thick bubbles on top. Good retention- head lingers for a long while. Color is a dark copper, almost black, with brown overtones.
Smell: Far from impressive, but characteristic of a barleywine, with evident sweetness and mellow hops plus a strange dry tartness. The customary dry fruits plus toffee/hard candy.
Taste: A little watery and underwhelming for such a hefty barleywine... nice dry hoppy splash at the end of the sip. Again that strange lip-smacking tartness. Faded citrusy hops. Fruit cake, smooth cherry/raisin. Bread/biscuit. I don't quite see the chocolate the label mentions, though...
Mouthfeel: Medium body, carbonation and flavor. Slightly sweet, but not as much as most barleywines. Nice and intriguing bitter/hoppy finish, plus that tartness! A bit chewy, heavy.
Overall: The old drinkability score would get a "5". This is immensely poundable!! But the new overall goes down, because it is not a beer I hugely enjoyed... it is alright, but a bit thin and disappointing for the style. I thought the year-old aging would do it good, but maybe not? Will have to try it fresh, and also on tap... as it is, this 2010 Flying Mouflan is an alright hoppy barleywine. But definitely not a beer that will get me hard.
03-29-2011 03:44:37 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.83/5 rDev -7.5%
Received from Tanger during Secret Santa 2010.
Appearance: The pour into a Spiegelau tulip yields a garnet reddish-brown liquid that is very slightly translucent. The light that comes through is all red. The beer is topped by a finger and a half of tan-colored head that has very good retention and staying power.
Smell: The nose is much more floral and citrusy that I expected for a barleywine from this brewery. I was expecting a heavier malt presence, and I do smell a little bit of toasted grains, but the majority of smells are pineapple, grapefruit, pine, and juniper.
Taste: The taste has what the nose lacks. This is one malty bastard, and it hit the spot. Bready malted wheat and barley is all over the tongue, with a little bit of roastiness thrown in for good measure. The hops that were so present in the nose are mysteriously lacking on my palate. I pick up a little bit of bitterness, but not near what emanates from this beer.
Mouthfeel: Heavy, creamy, palate-coating goodness is the best way to describe this beer. I'm not sure what I was expecting from Tröegs, but this certainly exceeds my expectations. There is a little bit of alcohol stickiness on the finish, but based on the body of this beer, I'm hardly surprised by it, and it's not too overdone.
Drinkability: The 9.3% is well hidden, albeit not completely, but this beer is put together well enough that it is definitely not a distraction. A sipper, for sure; this beer should be enjoyed throughout the course of a cool spring evening, and that's just what the weather calls for this evening!
03-24-2011 00:01:44 | More by COBeerBuff
4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
22oz bottle into tulip. From notes. vintage 2010
This beer pours a nice dark copper with reddish highlights. Off white head formation was weak and dissipated quickly, leaving very little lacing. Aroma consisted of fruity esters, dark fruits, some pepper and a toffee sweetness. This thing is very tasty. Lots of citrus hops, spicy pepper, and a caramel apple malt flavour. You do get the dark fruits (currants, raisins, plums) but they are more subdued. Mouthfeel was medium and sticky. A touch too much alcohol heat produced slight burning. Overall, I enjoyed this beer. Even though it is a year old, it still tasted 'young' and a tad hot. I am glad I have some 2009s to try in a few months.
03-23-2011 13:52:26 | More by OakedCanuck
3.93/5 rDev -5.1%
Thanks to rowingbrewer for this extra, cheers Mark!
A: Pours a slightly hazy burnt fire orange ale. The ale presents with a two finger peanut head which falls to medium sheet of the same. spotty on sheeting lace here.
S: Whew! Sharp one here. Plenty of hops fell into this kettle. The alcohol is sharp here as well. The beer is gonna be bitter and spicy on the palate (smells like warrior, columbus, simcoe). Very hardcore nose.
T: Malt, pepper, savory, brown sugar, molasses, hints of cardboard oxidation (good here). The beer is hoppy still. I think this beer would take two years and it would develop a fantastic flavor. The malt profile is deep, toffee, caramel, coffees, cocoas, burnt sugar all fight for the balance and will finalize their hierarchy over time. Wish I had another for the cellar.
M: Full body with low carbonation. Although I tend to drink carb low beers, but I fear this beer will be completely flat in a couple years after aging. Right now, good, loose syrupy feel.
O: Well crafted a year out. Fresh, I'm certain this is a hop-bomb and I likely wouldn't enjoy it - hop profile here tends to be too spicy. Nonetheless, this beer was well done.
03-22-2011 13:22:08 | More by harrymel
3.98/5 rDev -3.9%
22oz bottle traded to me from user shaggy9356. thanks! drank out of my samuel adams perfect pint glass.
A- this one pours out a very hazy dark chestnut colored body under a finger of khaki colored head. the head takes its time falling and leaves behind small rings of lacing.
S- the first thing i can pick up in the nose are faded hops. this thing must have been fierce fresh! after that i get some sweet caramel and toffee malts. then comes some fruitiness. raisins, plums and cherries. very litttle alcohol sneaks through at the end.
T- the taste starts out with vibrant and sweet caramel and toffee malts. after that i get some of the fruits i could smell. cherries, plums, and riasins/tobacco. the hops i could smell seem to be faded grapefruit and pine.
M- medium bodied, bordering on full. sticky and palate coating. a little bit of warming from the alcohol.
D- easy to finish. i wish i could have tried this one when fresh. next time ill make it a point to. another great beer from troegs.
03-17-2011 12:36:31 | More by jwinship83
3.65/5 rDev -11.8%
22oz bottle. Date stamp is hard to read but I believe this was bottled on 5/7/10. Poured into a Cigar City snifter
A: Pours a dark ruby, almost plum color with 1/2 finger of head. The head does not stick around for too long but can be easily brought back by swirling the glass. A thin layer is retained throughout the glass
S: Nose is still fairly boozy. Lots of toffee and caramel malt. Might detect some sweet bread and molasses as well. Definitely still notes of citrusy hops
T: Again, fairly boozy. Hops haven't quite faded all the way, creating a rather messy bitter flavor. Light caramel and dark fruit. Some bitter chocolate towards the end
M: Full bodied. Rather smooth, despite a decent amount of carbonation. Weird hop flavor aftertaste wanting me to take the next sip to cleanse the palate. Vicious cycle
D: Pretty sure this beer is in a transitional stage. Tried it about 1 month after it came out and loved it; right now, not so much. I have one bottle left, so hopefully this one heads in the right direction
03-16-2011 21:07:07 | More by Brez07
3.9/5 rDev -5.8%
Murky reddish copper, opaque in the center. Some sparse spotty lace in the glass, with an ample skim across the surface. Foam lasts for awhile.
Husky grain, toasted malted barley, minor caramel toffee sweetness.
Sweet caramel, light fig, spun sugar, faded hops that lend some residual bitterness. Heavy crystal malt lends burly sweet toffee and richness. Sticky on the lips, the caramel notes linger in the aftertaste. Full bodied, with a dry yet sticky finish. Hops lend some herbal notes. A decent barleywine, one to share. Thanks Mike for this one!
03-13-2011 05:15:26 | More by emerge077
4.25/5 rDev +2.7%
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 6oz bottle into a tulip glass. The abv is listed at 9.3% on the label. There is no born on date or freshness date.
Appearance: It has a dark reddish brown body with a thick two finger light tan head on top. Head retention is very good and it makes thick lace rings on the glass as I take each sip.
Smell: The aroma has a full character with strong base maltiness with candy sweet notes, brown sugar and caramel notes. Hops are a little more laid back and offer a light balance of leafy/floral and lighter citrus/pine.
Taste/Palate: Malt sweetness comes through overall in a big full body with a decent hop punch backing it all up. I get notes of roasted grain, candy, sugar and white bread crust mixed with mild spice like pine and deep earthy/leafy hop bitterness. A smooth texture with mellow carbonation rounds out the feel.
Notes: A solid and very enjoyable American Barleywine from a solid brewery.
03-06-2011 13:57:06 | More by generallee
3.85/5 rDev -7%
A - Deep deep brown with a few reddish notes. The head is khaki with an almost orange ting to it that dies to an off white cream color.
S - Sweet caramelized malty notes. I can also pick up some toffee
T & M & D - Think and creamy feel in the mouth, not much carbonation here. There is a sweet caramel taste in the front that builds into some deep roasted notes on the back end. A strong warming sensation from the ABC in this one as well. You can taste that malt throughout and it leaves an aftertaste in your mouth. I like the front end and middle much more than the linger in this beer.
Overall a good thick beer with some body and good flavors. This one will warm you up to, maybe not your best choice on a hot summer day!
03-04-2011 03:28:53 | More by CuttDeez
4.8/5 rDev +15.9%
Poured a deep cloudy red with a long lasting light sticky ring of tan head with large bubbles.
The smell is so good and so intense, big medicinal Nugget hops along with toasted deep bready malts. Very nice!
Great flavor, big and full with tons of hop and malt goodness mixing to very high levels. First flavor is big toasted fresh bready malts with a light bit of brown sugar sweetness and a hint of molasses, then the hops kick in with a big funky, punget, and medicinal hop flavor that I assume is all nuggett. Great balance for such a giant flavored beer.
The mouthfeel is ultra thick and syrupy with tons of long lasting hop resin leaving a long lasting thick hop resin coating.
Very drinkable for a monster barleywine, I absolutely love it. Great Job Troeg, you should be proud. And thanks to my Doctor for this great beer to try.
03-01-2011 01:45:22 | More by bashiba
4.5/5 rDev +8.7%
Pours dark orange-brown with a thick soapy head that hangs around awhile and leaves sheets of lacing as it dissipates.
Aroma is rich caramel malt sweetness with brown sugar accents. Earthy hops come on strong with a tobacco like leafy green quality.
Taste is grainy caramel malt. Then an earthy orange rind hop bitterness takes over. Generous tobacco, and an herbal funkiness. Finishes with resinous piney hop balanced with a woody, nutty quality.
Mouthfeel is thick and full bodied. Slick with resinous hop oil.
Strong caramel malt base is overwhelmed by the intense nugget hop quality. Rich tobacco and earthy hop. Definitely recommended.
03-01-2011 01:34:25 | More by Blakaeris
4.33/5 rDev +4.6%
Pours with a decent-sized bright-tan head over a deep and cloudy amber body - tons of lacing... very nice looking BW.
Strong, yet inviting aromas. Lots of hop presence, with thick bitter barley. Great caramel to butterscotch sweetness.
Flavors are rich with bitter barley and molasses-like syrupy sweetness. Bright hop presence and condensed tree fruits dominate, but the alcohol warmth is really subdued relative to others in this style. Not terribly thick on the palate, and has enough of a bite in the finish to keep it from cloying.
Drinkability is easily among the best fot the style. Awesome balance.
02-22-2011 02:38:51 | More by BeerImmediately
4.03/5 rDev -2.7%
Poured into a tulip.
A: Pours a deep ruby color with caramel highlights. One full finger of thick, frothy head. Thick and bubbly sheets of lace on the glass.
S: Sweet caramel and candied malts with some subdued tropical fruits. Pineapple and a subtle citrus quality round out the hop profile.
T: Heavy caramel malts complemented with surprisingly juicy hops flavors. A very well balanced flavor. Citrus, a hint of lemon, and pineapple. A subtle roasted characteristic here to the malts.
M: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Resinous hop flavor but the bitterness is quelled a bit with the malts.
D: A good American Barleywine. A sipper that gives off a little heat towards the end of the bottle.
02-12-2011 04:29:39 | More by kirkpjr
Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
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