Weer & Wind - Bourbon BA | Brouwerij De Molen

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by doopiedoopiedoo on 04-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crosenkrantz
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In short summary: it is a like De Molen's Bommen&Granaten but with a gentle twist of bourbon inside. Bourbon is not overpowering, alcohol is undetectable, plenty of flavors and aromas. You can feel the malt backbone of the beer and the vanilla flavors of the barrel.
Tasted in parallel with B&G and other BourbonBA barleywines, this one shines.

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Photo of YvesB
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2010/11 nip bottle poured into a matching de molen nip tulip appears mahogany in color with perfect clarity and no head formation.

Aroma of belgian candy sugar, neutral oak and slight soy into the backend. Hints of herbal notes as it breathes.

Taste is sugary sweet with caramel, molasses, vanilla, oak with mild alcohol and an herbal feel into the aftertaste. Some oak tannins/spiciness in the aftertaste makes things interesting and enjoyable.

Thick bodied and completely still. This poured without a single bubble but honestly that didnt bother me one bit. My only gripe is that the ridiculous amount of residual sugar covers up a lot of the nuance you would otherwise take in. To this beers credit though...its friggen 16% abv but drinks effortlessly. wow

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Photo of Resuin
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a snifter. This was bottled on 12-12-2014.

Appearance: Pours a muddy brown and upon pouring leaves no bubbles. Just after settling, some bubbles slowly come to the surface, almost creating a thin tan head. (3.75)

Smell: Molasses, caramel coated raisins, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, no heat evident. (4.5)

Taste: Rich caramel, light molasses, vanilla, plums, mild cherries, plenty of oak. Alcohol really well masked - better than almost any beer I've had, drinks more like 10%. (4.75)

Mouth-feel: A bit sticky, medium to thick body, with just a hint of carbonation. I'm glad it does have some carb though. (4)

Overall: Really well done barleywine. Nice sweet, but not overly sweet, caramel and molasses flavors with some nice dark fruits and chocolate as well. Highly drinkable for the size. (4.5)

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Mahogany brown with medium bubbles on the body. Head is slightly off white just about a finger's length above the body.

Smell: Deep toffee scent. With hits of grapes and wine.

Taste: complex sweet. Has a grape feel to it that Is literally true dessert. Toffee and wine with a light sweet feel.

Mouth: Light to medium carbonation. Almost syrup like.

Overall: Ridiculously. Good brew, you have have an appreciation for English Barleywines. This definitely makes my top ten in this category and not to have it is a sin, drank another one earlier review coming soon that just get ready. Salud and enjoy with love!

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Photo of kingjohnh
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anatole
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BMart
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of pixieskid
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of JayAre46
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of mitlinks
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Sean9689
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber color, off-white head, thin collar. Nose is dark fruits, caramel, toffee, burnt sugars, oak, and lots of booze. Flavor is lots of sweetness, hot hot booze, dark fruits, light vanilla. Full body, light carbonation, creamy finish.

Not something I could drink a lot of due to the high sweetness and booze, but at 16.2% I already saw that coming. A decent barleywine, but nothing to go too crazy over.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a flat copper color with minimal carbonation. Aroma is dominated by alcohol. Some bourbon, vanilla, and caramel are there, but mostly just booze. Taste is a bit more balanced, though still boozy. Vanilla, bourbon, oak, brown sugar, and toffee are also present. Plenty of caramel and some hints of dark fruit. Not bad if you can get past the extreme booziness of the nose.

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Photo of rvdoorn
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of HopHead84
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Bottle shared by Jason. Thanks!

A: Reddish brown and still.

S: Maple and brown sugar meet toffee and caramel. Rich and decadent. Lots of bourbon and oak. Light vanilla.

T: Rich toffee and caramel with ample brown sugar. Firm bourbon presence with a little vanilla. Well hidden alcohol. Low earthy bitterness.

M: Upper medium to lower full body. Essentially still. Smooth and sticky with lots of warming.

Overall: A beast of a beer. A definite sipper but I really enjoyed it.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of MasterSki
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Jeffo for sending me one of these. Shared at the West Lakeview Liquors De Molen event. Served in a Glunz taster glass.

A - Dead still. Looks a bit like bourbon.

S - Bourbon, brown sugar, bread and grains, a bit of apple. To be honest, this smells more like a bourbon on the rocks after the water has melted than like a beer. Somewhat understated too, which is surprising.

T - The taste is also quite bourbon-forward, but isn't as cloying sweet as the aroma. Burnt sugars, treacle, touch of apple juice, and more bourbon. Reasonably enjoyable considering the ABV.

M - Full bodied, juicy, with no carbonation, and a hefty dose of warming alcohol.

D - It's a definite sipper, and not something I'd really be interested in revisiting. Perhaps this will mellow out in a few years - I'll leave it for someone else to discover. I was surprised by how many people got to share the tiny bottle.

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Weer & Wind - Bourbon BA from Brouwerij De Molen
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 35 ratings