Tröegs Flying Mouflan | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Spring

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Added by mcallister on 03-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,693
Reviews:
572
Ratings:
1,406
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,406 |  Reviews: 572
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found at Premiere Gourmet. A superior beer, better in every way. Pours a dark amber colour. Full mouthfeel supported by caramel malts. It is very hoppy like an American barleywine usually is. Like a Double IPA, tasty orange-grapefruit citrus. Appropriate carbonation.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: thin head but nice lacing on a clear amber with marroon hues.

S: candy sugar, toffee and caramel malts. hops provide resin, citrus and syrup notes.

T: the caramel and chocolate malts are near perfect. The alcohol is pretty much non-existent. The beer is very well balanced for sure. dark fruit notes add the right amount of sweetness with molasses present as well.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. nice and smooth.

Overall: an incredibly drinkable barleywine. One of the best out there for both balance and drinkability. Honesty however this one may actually be more if an English style barleywine even if that wasnt the brewers intention.

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to shrek086 for sending me this one!

Pours a murky dark brown with a 1 inch puffy khaki head that fades to a small cap. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, citrus fruit, and some malt aromas. Taste is of citrus zest, citrus fruit, malt, and some subdued cocoa powder on the aftertaste. A mild hop bitterness sticks to the palate after each sip. This beer has a good carbonation level with a crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good barleywine with a nice balance of hops and malt.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Knapp85
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours out as a rich deep brown color with a really nice tan head on top. The smell is just over the top with hops, chocolate and some alcohol. The taste is strong with citrusy bitterness from the hops upfront as is settles in, the dark chocolate sweetness and dryness take effect. The mouthfeel of this brew is slightly heavy but smooth as well with some mellow carbonation. Overall I think this beer is very good. I may like this moree than the Nugget Necter. I feel that this brew has more complexity through out the entire glass. It's awesome in my opinion and I'll be looking to buy more in thr future.

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm a big fan of barleywines, but this may have just been a tad too sweet/strong for my liking. Medium bodied, decent mouthfeel.. but a cloying sweetness and alcohol heavy aftertaste ruin it a bit for me. Still an above average beer all around, but for a specialty 22 oz beer I'm not sure I'll be coming back to this one.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is quite hazy reddish brown in color. It poured with a half finger high beige head that quickly died down, leaving a wide ring of large bubbles around the sides of the glass and some lacing covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel and sweet brown sugar are present in the nose along with hints of pine resin hops.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is malty and slightly sweet with flavors of caramel malts and brown sugar; these are contrasted by a light to moderate amount of hop bitterness and hints of pine rein The sweetness becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation with bits of stickiness and warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer is rather drinkable for a barleywine because the alcohol is well masked from the taste. Nonetheless, it's a nice beer to sip and savor given its complex taste.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What an awesome Barleywine. The beer pours with a darker brown (less mohogany and ruby) than most, leading me to beleive a toasty melanoidin-rich Dopplebock malt profile awaits. Thick foamstance rises from the glass and provides a mousse-like barrier to plow through on my way to the first few sips. Serious malt aromas confirm the toasty, bready hints and provide dehydrated fruits of cherries, berries, apples, figs, dates, and raisons; but these all take a secondary role to the malts-- Think fruitcake. Flavors mirror the aromas exactly. Sweet but more malty keeps the beer from cloying or syrupy. The esters take on a rum-soaked taste and don't interfere with the rich malt flavors and textures. Hopped for flavor and bitterness, they provide more of a pine resin and orange zest taste. Very bready and becomming increasingly dry going into the finish, this beer is both well attenuated and creamy-rich. The malts take on an evaporative nature in the mouth, making drinkability a breeze. Hop bitterness accentuate the dryness in the finish and aftertaste. Perhaps a bit cleaner than the Bigfoots and Old Crustacian in the malts and esters, which makes this beer great at layering flavors and keeping confusion at bay.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky reddish copper, opaque in the center. Some sparse spotty lace in the glass, with an ample skim across the surface. Foam lasts for awhile.

Husky grain, toasted malted barley, minor caramel toffee sweetness.

Sweet caramel, light fig, spun sugar, faded hops that lend some residual bitterness. Heavy crystal malt lends burly sweet toffee and richness. Sticky on the lips, the caramel notes linger in the aftertaste. Full bodied, with a dry yet sticky finish. Hops lend some herbal notes. A decent barleywine, one to share. Thanks Mike for this one!

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Photo of brentk56
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear caramel color with a thick head that just sits atop the liquid and lingers, leaving many strands of lace

Smell: Figgy pudding; pith and pine, with a serious dose of caramel underneath

Taste: First, the caramel backbone lays down its foundation, adding the complexity of the figgy pudding; it doesn't take long, however, for the piney hop flavors to take over, notching the bitterness up a few levels; after the swallow, the fig and date flavors re-emerge to provide a balanced sweet and bitter finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; the alcohol was well-hidden

Overall: Certainly among the top American barleywines out there; wonderful balancing act between the hops and the malt

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep burgundy color ale with a rather larger foamy head with good retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of piney hops and caramelized malt is really nice. Taste is also a nice mix between some quite strong piney hops with light resin notes and some caramelized malt with light notes of toffee and well balanced residual sugar level. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Pretty solid interpretation of American hops heavy barleywine that I wouldn’t mind revisiting again in the future.

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4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, burgundy color with a one-finger, thick, creamy head of foam. It left patchy, intricate lace.

S - It smelled grassy and hoppy. Some citrus and burnt toast malt, aromas, too.

T - It was very very spicy and hoppy. It was balanced by some sweet caramel malt and bready flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full-bodied barleywine.

D - A great tasting barleywine. The hops really pack a punch.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter; Spring 2011 bottling, 2 years old now. Pours hazy dark ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, apple, toast, light pine, brown sugar, orange rind, brown bread, orange zest, floral, grass, candi sugar, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt notes with a fair amount of hop presence. Taste of caramel, raisin, apple, toast, brown sugar, light orange rind, light pine, brown bread, floral, candi sugar, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, apple, caramel, toast, brown sugar, light pine, floral, candi sugar, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of malt flavors with a fair amount of hop presence; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, fairly slick, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent American Barleywine at 2 years of age. Very nice balance and complexity of malt flavors with moderate hops; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,406 ratings
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