Bommen & Granaten | Brouwerij De Molen

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Bommen & GranatenBommen & Granaten
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen
Netherlands
brouwerijdemolen.nl

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
750ml: 53.9 IBU
330ml: 57 IBU

Added by hoppymeal on 11-12-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
207
Reviews:
96
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
65
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 207 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of janubio
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amber colour, no head, no lace. Aroma of caramel and more caramel. Oranges, dried fruits, grapes, wood and wine notes, brandy. Full bodoy, creamy, dense, sticky palate. No carbonation. Taste, of course, caramel, dried fruits, notes of chocolate, oranges, wine notes. Fantastic, pure caramel.

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Photo of SayBoom
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 8/20/12; drank 5/18/16 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dull red/orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a minimal, bubbly khaki head; almost no lace.

Raspberry, leather, dry red wine & faint strawberry notes in the nose.

Thick, flat mouthfeel.

Raspberry & strawberry flavors up front; leather & dry red wine notes on the finish. Bold fruit punch flavors with a pleasantly dry finish; the flat mouthfeel tells me this was nearing the end of its life cycle, but holy shit this was delicious. I should have bought out the store...

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Photo of madelf66
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pioppo
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Everydayoff
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into an oversized wine glass. Bottled 2013, consumed 2016.

Hazy ruddy brown in a showcase, the pour yields no head and just some visibility of spotty lacing. There is just a bubble ring on the surface.

Malt as biscuit, toffee, wild honey and caramel qualities, it nicely mingles with ripe fruitiness reminding of date, cherry, apple and plum. There is also somewhat reminiscent of brandy as well as some floral and spiciness from hop, hint of alcohol sweetness too.

Very nicely balance, solid sweet malt kicks in first with biscuit, toffee, and caramel flavors then extensive ripe fruitiness stated in the aroma as well a note of brandy came in the same time. Some spice in the middle as well as some bitterness, thereafter, yeast yields some medicinal and slight herbal notes. The finish is somewhat tart and sweet warming alcohol that wraps up everything together in the end.

Bold and thick body with relatively low carbonation, anyway, it is not that sticky or chewy but crisp enough to hold all the feelings and smoothness inside the palate, dry finish.

Not that easy or everyday drink but it is worth a try of course with its high complexity, intensity and uniquely genuine. It is good for sipping and for slowly enjoying due to its extreme ABV. You might need some time to get into this delicate beast.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Creamy slightly off white head body is a brown brackish hue.

S: lots of toffee raisins and a lot of a yeast smell. Some burnt sugars a little bit of hops.

T: Lots of raisins, dates, figs, sweet candied sugars and toffee. Nice balanced yeast brings a smooth flavor.

M: Quite light and almost bordering on thin with little carbonation.

O: Drinks almost like a Belgian quad. The smoothness and lightness of the body is extraordinary.

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Photo of Dzu
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coronaeus
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tykechandler
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jroof1
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of -DF-
4.66/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a chalice glass from the bottle at Cerveceria Esparte.

Appearance: Hazy Amber color with medium light bubbles to the body.

Smell: Malty scent, feels but sour upon scent.

Taste: Sweet and slight sour. Malts and notes of wood and wine. Sweeter than most, with slight tweaking could be done to subtract sugars from the recipe.

Mouth: Sticky absolutely no doubt but has no the most appealing after-taste.

Overall: Good brew but I have had better barleywines in the past few days that wouldn't necessarily but this one to shame but worth definitely trying. Salud!

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Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on February 24, 2010. 12 ounce bottle with red wax. Did not make a sound when I cracked it open and had zero carbonation when I poured it. Dark reddish orange color. Smelled like a barley wine and slightly boozy. Viscous and chewie. Burnt sugar, cedar planks, bitter candied orange peel, dates. I get some alcohol in the aftertaste. Tastes fantastic but the viscocity is a bit of a turn off. This is the oldest beer I've had to date.

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Photo of BdM
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ohiobeer29
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Freepack88
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Casey3236
4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Perfect example of the style; sweet, almost no hop bitterness. Though not barrel aged had some wood and vanilla notes for me. No way I would guess this is 15%! Very smooth. Paired with a duck breast salad, it was awesome.

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Photo of andpit
4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thoroughly enjoyed from a rather pricey growler in a snifter. This nice barley wine pours a rustic rusty brownish orange with a moderate head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin layer, and excellent lacing. Nose features dates, raisins, brown sugar, cherries, and strong brandy like booze. Flavors exceed the nose with dates, raisins, and prunes up front, brown sugars laden with booze hit middle to back, and subtle citrus notes hit on the sides and rear with notes of pink grapefruit and orange zest fading into rich caramel on the back with strong booze. Great mouth feel, sticky, slick, coating, and light carbonation making for the perfect sipper.

Superb

Cheers

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Photo of stakem
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

8/20/12 bottling poured into a matching De Molen snifter. The brew appears a clear burnt copper color with a khaki head that fades leaving spotty lace.

This smells sweet and herbal with citrus notes before a bit of burnt candy sugar and bourbon. The taste has more burnt sugar sweetness before giving way to bitter herbal hops and a toasty resinous pine character.

This is full bodied, modestly carbonated and overall an intetesting sipper that is packing some serious heat at over 15% abv yet its easy enough to approach that I could take down a couple of these and feel no pain in short time.

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Photo of k3ve
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Westmalle318
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bommen & Granaten from Brouwerij De Molen
3.86 out of 5 based on 207 ratings.
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