A Deal with De Molen (2018) | Anchorage Brewing Company

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4.32/5
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A Deal with De Molen (2018)A Deal with De Molen (2018)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
anchoragebrewingcompany.com

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
15
pDev:
7.87%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
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0
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of stevoj
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at share. Dark brown with a tiny ring of head. Aroma is hot and boozy, a big blast of alcohol. Taste brings the malty sweetness, with apples, both brandy and juice providing additional sweetness.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a bit warmer than fridge temp. Pours a nice dark brown with light brown head. Nose is insane. Lot of apple brandy, but followed by vanilla, toffee, cherries, blackberries, figs, maple, and some alcohol heat. Taste is incredibly complex. The amount of aging almost brings the apple brandy so forward that it dominates the barleywine flavors. Definitely some toffee, apple, raisin, blackberries, vanilla, spice, and a touch of pine. This one is more sweet than bitter, and the alcohol is very detectable. Mouthfeel is somewhat thinner than expected, but this isn't a stout. Overall, I am really enjoying this sipper.

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Photo of rab53
3.33/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jernut81
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a very dark brown color, with a very small head, and not much lacing.

This smells jammy apple cider, apple brandy, caramel, Rolos, toffee, chocolate, plum, oak, peanut brittle, and port.

I was very worried that this would be way too sweet, given the fact it's a massively strong barleyine, in apple brandy barrels, with apple juice added. It's certainly sweet, but it's definitely not cloying. There's definitely some juiciness and jamminess up front, with some great nutty malt, some port sweetness, and caramel. I'm surprised by how well this works.

This has a nice creaminess, with a thick-ish body, and a slight syrupiness. It's fairly drinkable.

Anchorage is probably the best brewer of barleywines in the country at this point, and this is no exception.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On top of a strong, apple-y flavor imparted by the barrel, this beer had a distracting apple juice taste on the finish, mixed with a bizarre, wet bread flavor that lingered.

These two breweries know how to make great dark beers, but they missed the mark on this one.

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Photo of Sporeg
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another fantastic burlywurne by ABC. Sweet apple (almost too sweet) on the front-end followed by fantastic carmelyness taste that is quintessential of ABC's ADWTD. Think caramel apple.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of unclekeith
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Deal with De Molen (2018) from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 15 ratings