Bommen & Granaten - Bordeaux BA | Brouwerij De Molen

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44 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen
Netherlands
brouwerijdemolen.nl

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Fux on 04-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.83%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
10
For Trade:
2
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3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Brad!

Orange / copper body with an off-white head. Aromas of cotton candy, orange, butterscotch, alcohol. Sweet, boozy. Elegance emerges mid to late palate with a smooth finish. Still, too sweet and unabashed. Fruity elixir.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from hoppypocket for CanBIF Fall 2013. Bottled January 28 of 2013. Good to have De Molen back in my life

A - Pours with good carbonation and a two finger beige head. Colour is a cloudy amber-ish. Good lace rings and a film of retention.

S - Tons of lovely dark fruits. Lovely inviting complexity. Very faint vinous character. Smells like a big, boozy, barleywine.

T - A bit more vinous in the flavour. Lot's more dark fruit, sharp bit of alcohol. Sweet, spicy alcohol. Complex. Different from the base which I had a few years ago on tap. It definitely has a boozy, malty thing going on, but also has the wine barrel thing going on too. The barrel doesn't overpower though, and is pleasantly complementary.

M - Mild to medium carbonation, full and thick body with a sweet and dry finish with a bit of booze.

O/D - This was a great barleywine. It's nothing that's gonna knock your socks off, but it when you sit back and think about what you're dirnking, it dawns on you that it was better than you thought. Enjoyed it.

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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle into a snifter
Bottled 28 January 2013
32 Plato
IBU 57

APPEARANCE: A thick and viscous pour produces a small, looser, fizzy, off-white head that vanishes immediately. Darker color, coming out maroon red with no carbonation evident. No wisp or ring remain, making it look rather flat and unimpressive pretty quickly.

SMELL: Grapes, red wine, red fruits, berries and even sangria maybe. This is pretty much all wine barrel, though the aroma overall is a little muted, unfortunately.

TASTE: This is actually quite nice, and much more forthcoming than the nose had indicated. Very sweet again, like the base, but with better balance between the base beer and barrel aging. Red wine up front with toffee and grainy sweetness through the middle into the swallow. Sweet red fruits, berries, red wine again from the barrels, a touch of sweet oak, and some spicy alcohol. A touch of bitterness as attempted balance. This is a nice combo of Bordeaux barrels and B&G.

PALATE: Fuller body with medium levels of carbonation. Heavy and oily for sure, but still very creamy smooth on the palate as well. Good weight here, goes down smooth and finishes slick and sticky. A bit of a burn at the swallow with lingering heat on the palate. Creamier and more dominating than the base version.

OVERALL: Besides the lack-luster-at-best look, this was pretty delicious. It is so big and heavy that it becomes a test of the will half way through, so it's best to drink this one in small doses. It's times like this I wish De Molen still used those 18cl nips. In any case, this is one you won't soon forget, for whatever reason, so give it a shot if you get the chance. Recommended.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.81/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thrilled to see this one already on BA (I've become lazy over the years, in regards to adding new content/posting new beers) and even more thrilled to see it's my buddy FuX who added this to BA.

Pours a surprisingly excellent copper color with a 2 finger off white head (to be perfectly honest, I hoped it was carbonated, but assumed it would be still, just like my last experience with De Molen's Bommen)...

Nose; sweet malts, rich raspberry jam and some red wine.

Taste; not surprising it is almost cloyingly sweet but the wine barrel characteristic gives it notes of rich and ripe fruits (raspberry, plum, raisins), an enjoyable dryness from the oak barrel, and a hint of cough syrup but in a good/drinkable way.

Mouthfeel, a bit slick and cloying but for fuck's sake, it is over 15% abv.

Overall; delicious, but a bit difficult to knock out a bottle to yourself, will be sure to stash a few for aging/sharing with friends...

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Bommen & Granaten - Bordeaux BA from Brouwerij De Molen
4.17 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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