Bommen & Granaten - Bordeaux BA | Brouwerij De Molen

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Fux on 04-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Fux:
Photo of Fux
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours deep dark amber, opaque with a foamy off-white head, thick and creamy, with some golden glints going from the glass. It first appears very dense but still the carbonation seems quite good for such a high ABV beer.
S: wow! Full, rich, intense, very complex. Upfront are mixed notes of caramel malts and chocolate, fruity esters (raisins, figs, berries, orange peel), and spices. Some tartness sweetened by notes of vanilla. the wine barrel comes after with an oaky and lactic character. A bit of alcohol comes as it warms up, but is just supporting other aromas here. Wonderful nose!
T: Taste is quite sweet, malty (molasses, chocolate malts), with an oaky character, notes of vanilla, even some coco. The sweetness is balanced by some lactiness from the barrel ageing. Fruity esters are not as present as in the nose but still detectable (dark fruits and dry fruits mainly). Finishes on gourmet sweet chocolate. This seems not adapted for a diet.
M: Mouthfeel is very high bodied, far more than expected from appearance and nose, velvety, smooth, very enjoyable. This high body is very well balanced by a slightly puckering tartness enhanced by quite a good carbonation. Still a sipper, but very drinkable. Perfect for the style indeed.
O: I'm always very impressed by the barrel aging program from de Molen. This one is to be classified among its great successes. I surely will have it again.

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

Sampled at THT June tasting. Dark ruby pour with a thin tan head. Prunes, raisins, dark fruit and dried fruit. Full bodied with a sticky-sweet aftertaste. Good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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

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4.1/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of IPA35
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled the 28th of January this year (2013).

I guess this look slightly more reddish than the normal beer. Still that dark, slightly hazy sirupy look with slow and few visible carbonation. Head is very small and fades away quickly. Light tan foam.

Oh boy, I love how this beer transforms. Add cascade to it and it becomes something else, put it in wine barrels and it smells very different again.

Still a sweet beer but the red fruits are certainly dominating, red wine and as the other reviewer says almost like jam. But more like prune or strawberry jam (if you are from the Netherlands you know what I mean). That same sugary fruitiness. Smells very interesting.

Ah, this one is very sweet much like the standard version. Filled to the brim with sweet malts this one! But this one has a much more fruity flavour were the original is more caramel centred. There is indeed this hard to describe sensation from the barrel that cuts the sweetness somewhat (more on the aftertaste though). Tasty!

Thick, full and smooth mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

Overall a recommended beer, if you are not afraid of sweetness. Not as extremely sweet as Black Hole (Tequila BA) but still very sweet.
I recommed getting all three versions like I did to see the pretty big differences (even though the Cascade Dryhopped version is the most different).

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Bommen & Granaten - Bordeaux BA from Brouwerij De Molen
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 44 ratings