Flying Mouflan
Tröegs Brewing Company

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Barleywine - American
Ranked #31
Ranked #2,718
4.15 | pDev: 10.12%
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
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Notes: This strong alluring ale is two beers in one. Cracking open a fresh bottle unleashes hops and heat with more than 100 IBUs emanating from three hop varieties and sweet burn of 9.3% ABV. Cellaring the Flying Mouflan in a cool dark place at 50 degrees for a minimum of four months will mellow out the hops and wash away the heat. If you can resist temptation you will be rewarded with two memorable beers in a single bottle.
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Norfawkers from Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Troegs out did themselves on this one...definitely one of their "stronger" beers.

Appearance: Unfiltered, deep copper-brown with a foamy tan head

Smell: Sweet malt with floral hops

Taste: Big hop flavor with flavorful toasted malt and mild sweetness

Mouthfeel: Well balanced; bitter lingering finish

Drinkability: full flavored excellence, robust with plenty of hops

Jun 13, 2010
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bomber bottle with nearly two years of age on it and poured into my Deschutes teku...

A - Dark red/brown pour with a finger and a half head. Sticky lace left all over the glass throughout consumption. Perfect look

S - Raisins, dark fruits and toffee really stand out for me. There's a good medley here that balances quite well

T - More dark fruits along with dates and molasses. The toffee stands out the most for me. Amazingly complex. Outstanding!

M - Low carbonation, thin to medium feel and silky f'n smooth

O - The two years of age have done this amazingly well. This is absolutely insanely drinkable. The 9+% ABV is hardly noticeable as I am cruising through this bomber with ease. This is one of the best barleywines on the market. Do yourself a favor and set this one aside for awhile and reap the benefits!

Jan 31, 2014
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LI_PO12 from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into snifter

Appearance- reddish brown, hazy, tan head

Aroma- Toffee, figs, molasses, deep malts, raisins, some booze

flavor- Molasses, toffee, dates and figs, slightly toasty malts, sweet up front, but balances out and ends up somewhat bitter at the finish, warming alcohol

Mouthfeel- Medium/heavy, medium carbonation

Overall- Really like this beer. this is from the 2012 batch, and has aged nicely. Really hoppy when fresh but ages so well. Worth a try for sure.

Jan 10, 2014
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1,000th rating!

Bottle purchased and drank at Chocolate and Vines in Rochester, NY. Not sure the year, but due to the taste, it appears to have been cellared very well.

Pours a dark amber/brown, with a one inch head, and no lacing.

Smells include caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, leather, and tobacco.

The taste is similar and just wonderful. The hops have completed faded away and left some sweet and decadent flavors. Only slightly boozy, with rich malt flavors. I taste chocolate, some smoke, brown sugar, candied fruits, toffee, leather, tobacco. Very complex.

The alcohol at this age (wish I knew just how old) is barely noticeable. Sweet sticky mouthfeel, no carbonation. Very drinkable, was able to polish off a bomber with no problem.

This is one of the best barleywines I've ever had, it's just about perfect.

May 04, 2014
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Thezapper from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark reddish brown with nice lacing

S: First thing I get is dark and dried fruits, molasses, and just a touch of hops.

T: Very sweet off the bat which gives way to some decent hop flavor and ends dry with some lingering bitterness.

M: Decent mouth feel for the style. For me a barley wine should be thick, almost chewy and very complex. This definitely lingers on the tongue nicely and excites the taste buds.

O: Another good brew from Troegs. For me it lacks just a touch of complexity but makes up for that in drinkability, dangerously so. This goes down easy so be careful at over 9%.

Jan 27, 2014
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qchic from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Jan 08, 2012
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a dark cranberry-apple when held to light, with a ½ finger creamy, khaki colored head. Retention was short and quick to dissipate to a patchy covering while no visible lacing was observed. Visible effervesce was strong with tiny knitted bubbles flowing steadily and quickly to the surface.

S: The nose yielded fresh and sugary grapefruit, with pine needles and a sweet semi-dry caramel backing. The aroma was light-medium in strength, decent though really didn't stand out in any other way.

T: boozy, with dry bourbon , dried grapefruit and a dark toasted semi-sweet caramel malting. A very bitter display of dry hopping here with grapefruit that finishes with an oily citrus fade that was fairly bitter. Though it had a dark and very bitter nature with a good deal of intensity, it lacked layering and complexity, and pretty much finished how it started with little surprises inbetween or upon warming. Perhaps aging as suggested would mellow the intense hoppiness providing for a more smooth experience, but fresh was pretty bash and straight forward.

M: bitter and oily with a slight carbonation tingle around the edges of the tongue. A full bodied beer that left a lingering dry citrus and toasted grains fade behind well after the swallow. A gentle display of alcohol warming rounds things out on the finish and fade.

D: Definitly a tongue grabbing and bitter experience, though seemed a little one dimensional flavor wise. While it was a pretty decent beer overall, a bomber is sure to suffice.

May 11, 2009
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xnicknj from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into large tulip glass

A - Pours a bubbly, hazed dark orange with cherry hues. A finger high head slowly fades into frothy film and plenty of sticky lacing.

S - Dark malts, candied fruit, biting hops, with a bit of sweetness and alcohol.

T - Plenty of heavier caramel malts in the beginning, which slowly gives way to waves of piny, juicy hops. The cocoa nibs are obviously apparent, with hints of sweet chocolate and molasses permeating the malts. Some bitter hops jump in towards the end as the beer finishes with some warming alcohol and dryness.

M - Heavier body, slightly chewy and sticky, somewhat dry.

D - Despite being a pretty heavy beer, this is still smooth, tasty, and fairly easy drinking for the style.

A nice take on the barleywine from Troegs which seems to live up to the hype (from my friends.)

Oct 18, 2010
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acurtis from New Jersey

3/5  rDev -27.7%

Dec 31, 2011
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a mahogany color with a one finger head- very good looking beer in a snifter.

The aroma was apparent before I put my nose to the glass: toffee, butterscotch, and candy.

The mouth feel was slightly carbonated.

The finish was a wonderful blend of butterscotch, candy and toffee with slight alcohol.
A balanced taste.

This is a winner. Will try again.

Jan 21, 2013
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TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 07, 2018
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morebeergood from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Nov 28, 2014
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Lawnboy33 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Nov 14, 2011
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Nov 14, 2011
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mattgreger from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The brew poured a dark, ruby red-brown. It poured with a thick, mocha 1 1/2 head. It stuck around for quite sometime and left some very nice lacing throughout the glass.

The aroma on this brew is very nice, and slightly simple. The front of this brew hits the nose with some nice heavy, caramel malts. Its then followed with a punch of nice citrusy hops and finishes with a slight booziness. There might also be a nice touch of raisins as well.

In the flavor at the front of this brew, the caramel malts are what I tasted first. This is followed up with a bit of spice and is soon followed with a hop profile that comes up in the middle of the brew. This brew has a nice toasted flavor in the finish was well, that fits well, because it also brings the warming alcohol flavor as well. It flavors blend very well and come together nicely.

This brew has quite a nice medium bodied mouthful. The hops flavor sticks around in the aftertaste and on the tongue. Its nice thick and smooth. Everything you come to expect in a nice barleywine.

This is a wondeful barleywine. It has a decently high abv, but the flavors and over all drinkablity of this brew mask it well. As I let this brew sit after being poured from tap it seemed to just get better as it warmed a bit. This is a great American Barleywine and another great brew that I have enjoyed by Troegs.

Jan 17, 2011
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Docrock from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

from a 22 oz Bomber, no visible bottling date:

A - Nice ruby red color with just a bit of head. minimal head with some nice legs.

S - several muted dark fruit notes, including raisins and dates, nice malty character and a bit of booziness. a touch of sweetness as well.

T - just a bit of hops then a nice caramel body. The raisins and dates were as present as on the nose with a touch of maybe toffee as the sweet finish.

M: Full bodied with minimal carbonation and a boozy aftertaste. Not sure of the age on this one but the hops were definitely muted.

O: Overall I really enjoyed this and will seek out more. Not as hoppy as other American Barleywines but this may have been on the shelf for awhile when I rescued it. May update with future samplings. I would say this may somewhat of a bridge between the English and American style...

Jun 14, 2013
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geodonnokepyo from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Oct 31, 2013
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GClarkage from California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Jul 03, 2014
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dwaz from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%

Dec 08, 2011
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Exiled from Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Nov 14, 2011
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Thickfreakness from New York

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a cloudy brown, mahogany raisin color... what little head it had, disappeared immediately. No lacing at all.

S- Dried figs and raisins... chocolate, earthy hops, citrus, cinnamon and fresh cracked nuts.

T- First sip... I was hit with a huge Grapefruit and pecan nuttiness... chocolate finish sliding down. Caramel candy, citrus peel, banana and bright hoppiness with a slight alcohol burn and bitterness.

M- Nice blend of carbonation and sticky bun...

D- I've never been a big Barley Wine drinker... but I really am enjoying this one. I'm gonna pick up at least one more to age. I'll definately drink this one again!

Jan 19, 2011
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Whiskeydeez from Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Jan 05, 2014
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ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Jun 08, 2014
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bashiba from Iowa

4.79/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep cloudy red with a long lasting light sticky ring of tan head with large bubbles.

The smell is so good and so intense, big medicinal Nugget hops along with toasted deep bready malts. Very nice!

Great flavor, big and full with tons of hop and malt goodness mixing to very high levels. First flavor is big toasted fresh bready malts with a light bit of brown sugar sweetness and a hint of molasses, then the hops kick in with a big funky, punget, and medicinal hop flavor that I assume is all nuggett. Great balance for such a giant flavored beer.

The mouthfeel is ultra thick and syrupy with tons of long lasting hop resin leaving a long lasting thick hop resin coating.

Very drinkable for a monster barleywine, I absolutely love it. Great Job Troeg, you should be proud. And thanks to my Doctor for this great beer to try.

Mar 01, 2011
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maximum12 from Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to a fine trader, AdamDC, for swinging two bottles of this gem my way. Troegs barleywine with lots of hops? Where do I sign!!

Looks like murky, unfiltered, reddish stained muck, & I mean that kindly. The smell is richly sweet, with a nice touch of hops. My mouth is watering. As the Mouflan warms, the hops come out even more in the nose, almost like a good IPA. Wow.

Damn! The Flying Mouflan, whatever it might be, is chunky tasty. The sweet Belgian candy taste rattles my gums & make my fillings ache with happiness. The hops come in behind & keep the mouth-melting sweets from becoming cloying & overwhelming with a tart, dry bitterness that jumps like hoppy fire up into my nose to tickle my old man hairs (time to pluck!). The combination is just stellar. As it warms both sweet & hop become even more pronounced & dance like Prince & Sheena. You know what I mean.

I could drink this until I woke up having given my fortune to Bernie Madoff.

Wow. Spectacular beer & one of the best straight-up barleywines I've ever had - the hops just reload the taste into a different stratosphere. Grasping for a reason not to give this an A+. I simply can't find one. Wow.

Jul 08, 2009
Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 1417 ratings