Tröegs Flying Mouflan | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Flying MouflanTröegs Flying Mouflan

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Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Spring

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Added by mcallister on 03-01-2009

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Photo of claytong
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance - a dark ash with a hint of auburn. head is small but sticks around a bit.

smell - roasted malts, toffee, dark fruits (actually quite a bit), and a wad of caramel with a touch of hops at the end

taste - followed the nose to a tee. but man was it actually nice in the mouth

mouthfeel - pretty thick bodied and carbonated well. creamy and smooth. was a top for me as far as american barleys.

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Photo of pburland23
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

22 ounce bomber split with the Mrs. who loves a good barleywine. Poured into a snifter.

Beer pours a dark opaque mahogany with a finger and a half or so of creamy tan colored head.

Smell is sweet but not cloying. Candied dark fruits...plums, prunes mostly. Also picking up on some caramel and a touch of hops at the end of the nose.

Taste is similar to the aroma. The candied sugar give off a pleasing burnt caramel note. The dark fruits are also quite present. The big star in the taste to me was the unending bitterness of the hops which balanced out the sweetness of the rest of the beer.

Mouthfeel is on the high side of medium. It's slightly thick and quite creamy. Carbonation is adequate.

Overall, a very nice interpretation of the American barleywine from the guys at Troegs. They never fail to impress.

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Photo of PokerGod
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1PINT-6oz bottle poured into a nonic glass

Appearance- Beautiful, cloudy red-brown color. Copious amount of soft fluffy head which seems to never dissipate. Gorgeous lacing on glass. This beer is gorgeous.

Smell- Subtle hoppiness and sweet cocoa smells. Malts present as well.

Taste- Super sweet, at first I thought maybe too sweet, but after a few more tastes, I adjust. It just wasn't what I was expecting. Caramel maltiness up front and in the back end of the taste you get the hop bitterness and the alcohol burn (9.3%ABV). Good taste.

Overall- Smoothe mouthfeel, sweet taste, strong ABV, gorgeous appearance. What's not to like?

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Photo of n2185
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky brown with two fingers of tan head that recedes into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Sweet caramel and vanilla sweetness at first from the heavy malt bill. The hops kick in afterwards with a huge citrusy blast of orange and pineapple. Quite nice!

T: Lots of sweet and thick caramel and vanilla flavors. The hops kick in with a nice grapefruit and orange rind flavor along with some piny flavors. The finish is lightly bitter but surprisingly smooth with no real alcohol burn. There is also a slight bready flavor on the aftertaste.

M: Medium-thick body with low carbonation, this beer is pretty thick and creamy without being cloyingly sweet.

O: A good barleywine that isn't too hoppy or too sweet.

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Photo of stxSS07
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber courtesy of Exiled into a Duvel tulip

A- Pours a dark caramel-brown with a one finger khaki head. Tight bubbles. Leaves really nice lacing.

S- Rich smells of plums, cherries, toasted brown sugars and caramel. Not much of a hop presence...more of an airy bouqet that quickly dissolves amongst the other aromas. Almost gets a vinuous quality as it warms. Really interesting.

T- Much more hop presence than the nose suggested. There's a nice wave of tasty citric notes all the way through to the finish. The taste of dark brown sugars follows the nose as well. There is also a note of bitter dark chocolate that I didn't get on the smell as well. Warming finish on the way down. Very complex and very tasty.

M- Medium-full bodied with slick texture. Good carbonation attacks the finish to clean the palate, but it's a little aggressive for my taste. I'd rather savor these flavors than have them sandblasted away by carbonation.

O- One of the better barleywines I've had. Definitely true to the "American" style of hopping the hell out of everything, but still manages to maintain a decent balance between the hops and the darker flavors. I'll definitely be adding this back to the "wants".

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - breaking in my newest glass, a ten-ounce goblet with the Kentucky bourbon barrel ale logo, a gift from my buddy Steve. The beer is a murky brownish plum color. Some bubbles briefly form a thin layer of mocha before breaking to a partial cover.

Aroma - candied hops, almost like Sunkist soda. Good persistence, too. Caramelly malts on setup and a certain estery booziness.

Taste - for a three (four?) year old beer, these hops are pretty bitter. Bitter orange, grapefruit rind, and some supporting pine, but mostly citrus here. Some orangey sweetness mid-palate and on the swallow, again with hints of orange soda. Some late sweet maltiness as the hop flavor lets up, a nice meld with the sweeter side of the hops. All in all, very well balanced with lots of flavor each way. Finishes warm and with smoldering hops in the background, a parting hint of vanilla now and then, and even allspice/clove on the occasional burp.

Mouthfeel - good crispness and good smoothness, wrapped up in a sturdy, almost heavy body.

Drinkability - what a classic example of an American BW. Hops galore, this might be too bitter for my taste when fresh, but someday I'll try if new just for comparison. I love the lesser bitterness but maintained huge hoppiness.

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Photo of patreely12
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. bottled in 2009.

A - copper in color, pretty ruby highlights. bright tan head, about an inch or so tall. the head quickly settles down, leaves some spotty lacing. overall a good looking beer.

S - first thing I notice is the sweetness. sweet malts in combination with likewise sweet raisins and fruit. very muted hops in the background and a rummy alcohol scent. light hints of brown sugar.

T/M - more of the same from the nose. rich sweet malts. lots of added sweetness from hints of raisins, fruity esters, brown sugar and chocolate. hops are subdued making their presence only with a slight bitterness on the back end accompanied by a strong bite of alcohol. medium to fuller in body. sticky mouthfeel. light carbonation.

Overall - very good, strong barleywine. great rich flavors. I have not had the most recent batch to compare the 2009 with so I don't if the aging has helped the flavor any.

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Photo of HosP
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared with some friends one evening the other night. Was a big hit with everyone. Poured from a 22oz into snifters.

A- Poured nice amber color. Hazy, with lots of light coming through when held up. Nice lacing left on glass.

S- Very nice sweet caramel aroma, mixed with candied fruits all at the beginning. Some hop aromas come out at the end. Gives off a great aroma!

T- Very much like the nose. Sweet caramel and candied fruit flavors blend nicely to start the beer off on a great foot. Some hop flavors peek through in the middle with some slight bitterness, but not much. Ends sweet with a great flavor. Everything blends nicely. Can't wait to try some of aged bottles I have thanks to LittleB!

M- Big medium body. Moderate carbonation. A little resiny feel to it.

O- One of the more enjoyable beers I've had. Even my friends who aren't into good beer, very much enjoyed this. Very excited to open a couple more of these and drink them. Thanks especially to LittleB with hooking me up with multiple bottles of this!

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Photo of victory4me
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a tulip.

Pours a dark ruddy brown with a one finger head that quickly dissipates. Deep raisin aroma with fruity complexities of figs dates and plums.

Tastes are layerered in perfect balance of hops and malts. Brown sugar, prunes, raisins, and delicious pronounced hops. Silkiest mouthfeel I've ever experienced in a barleywine.

Overall this is a stand-out for the style and one of the best beers I have ever had. I buy a case every year and anticipate it's arrival with my first sip of Nugget Nectar.

World Class.

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Photo of teromous
3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Brown and hazy with a creamy egg-shell white head. The lacing is great and the head stands up very nicely.

S: I can pick up a lot of hops, more in the way of pine or spruce smelling hops. I smell some caramel.

T: This beer has rekindled my faith in barleywine! It's got a decent amount of bitterness without being overpowering. Great hop flavor and even some malt flavor, but not sweet. I taste oak as well.

M: Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with average bitterness. There is a slight astringency.

O: Overall it's really good. It's not over the top like most barleywines, which is what I like the most about it. I would recommend it and would drink it again.

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Photo of Dodt
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

felt like cracking one of the beer out of my cellar for someting different.
poured from the bottle into a oversized wine glass .
appearance cola colored with a tan head
smell of caramel and toffee
taste like a mild dessert .
glad i waited and aged this beer it is just wonderful

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Photo of GregSVT
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a snifter - courtesy of my buddy Jason!

A: Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a small off-white head that fades to a ring and leaves a a tiny bit of lacing. Could use a bit more head here but I'm not discounting it too much due to ABV.

S: The nose is a mix of earthy hops, toffee, and caramel malts. Typical American BW which is what you should expect from this one.

T: The taste is toffee and sweet malts at first and then a nice balancing of pine and earthy hops. This is actually nicely balanced for the style although the hops do dominate the finish...pretty tasty.

M: The feel is on the heavier side of medium bodied and slightly creamy from the carbonation.

O: Great example for the style and something I would have again. I enjoy a balance to my Barleywines and this one is just that...good stuff.

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Photo of zrab11
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark red color with a thin head and some lacing

S- Has a nice sweet candy smell to it also getting some hops aroma

T- Has a nice bitterness up front then followed by a sweet cherry flavor and ending with some nice brown sugar maltyness

M-Medium body with good carboantion

D-Overall i really liked this barelywine. Very flavorful and a nice balance. Would drink thi anytime i could. Very crisp and clean.

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Photo of birderbeerer
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chestnut beer with a tan, two-finger head. Decent lacing.

Big malty sweet smell. Hearty. Autumn. Brown sugar.

A nice, clean barleywine. Sweet, sweet malts but dry, not cloying. Just enough hop to make it crisp without taking the focus away from that sticky sweetness. Yum. Caramel, brown sugar, maybe some cinnamon. Or maybe it just makes me want pumpkin pie.

Very clean and well-made. Just enough sharpness and a sweetness that doesn't get too close to the edge.

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Photo of wchollif
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Generous gift from Wino47, poured into Bell's tulip. The color is classic barleywine, dark copper and cloudy with touches of red on the edge. Nice finger of head is a light tan like espresso crema. The nose is faint, burnt sugar and malt, with some hoppiness, nothing exciting. Taste is much better, nice hops up front, piney and fresh. The weight is good and the middle is malty and heavy with caramel and lemon peel. The finish is heavily bitter and a little to alcoholic for my taste. Overall a good beer I would drink again without hesitation. If I had another bottle I would give it a year, let the hops, bitterness and alcohol fade...making way for the nicer caramel and malt.

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Photo of scinerd3000
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium to Hard pour into a Duval tulip.

A: Light coffee colored 2 finger head which stood solid for a long time and then slowly fizzled away into nothingness. Dark when held up the the light with dark red highlights. Lacing was pretty good for a beer with this much alcohol. Only slight legs.

S: Lots of booze up front with coffee, roast malts, caramel, dark cherries, raisins and citrus hops. Lots of phenols presumably from the yeast...

T: Smooth- almost beyond belief. Lots of complexity, with a deep caramel and toffee flavor. Some roast comes through on the finish but is very restrained. Sweet tobacco and prunes? Light coffee and citrus hops although very balanced for a barley wine. Alcohol is restrained and well balanced- almost making me doubt the 9+% until i started to feel it. Almost like a liquid bread and probably one of the best barley wines i have had in a long time!

M: Well carbonated with a medium to heavy body. Sweetness sticks all around my mouth but it doesn't take away from the beer. It is pleasant and lingering, with the hops lending a bit of dryness.

O: Amazing barley wine for one tried so young. Almost no alcohol heat and well balanced and easily drinkable. I will be cellaring a few bottles to see how they come about but i would definitely drink this again. Watch the alcohol though because it sneaks up.

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Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into Devil's Milk snifter.

A - Dark red to root beer color, thin head, very little lacing.

S - Sweet, warrior hops, candi sugar. This might not sound too extravagant, but believe me the scent is worthy of a 5.0 rating!

T - The bitterness is more mellow in the taste, but it is there, fruity, sour cherry, cranberry, orange peel, candi & brown sugars, malty backbone.

M - Low carbonation, medium body.

O - A sipper, it is very filling, one 22oz. is all you need.

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Photo of perrymarcus
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a snifter.
bottled date: 04/05/11

pours a deep amber/borderline mahogany tone while yielding a solid 1"+ creamy/foamy head. very impressive retention and lots of lacing. A-one presentation.

nose opens with the big sweet component... candied sugar, brown sugar, and caramel... then i get some citric hoppiness. nice aroma.

more of the same translates to the flavor. big caramel malty sweetness which is balanced well by the hops. notes of brown sugar, chocolate, and booze.

full bodied, creamy mouthfeel with some chew to it. slightly below average carbonation.

overall this is a damn fine barleywine but nothing otherworldly. a solid A-/B+ range beer.

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Photo of DanThomas
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in early April, so the beer is a little over 2 months old.

A- Cloudy reddish brown. A thin ring of foam, and no lacing. The reddish tint is intriguing.

S- Love it! Heavy brown sugar and dark fruits. Hops, alcohol, and a surprising roastiness are also noticeable. My friend thinks it smells a lot like gin.

T- Follows the nose for the most part. The malt and brown sugar and fruit hit up front. I actually taste some carrots in there as well. The hops take over on the back of the palate, and there is a pleasing bitterness to the beer which, in my experience, is fairly unique for a barleywine. Great flavors in this beer.

M- I wouldn't have minded a more robust body, but the bitterness of the hops is nice and the carbonation is low. The combination of the lighter body and the bitterness makes this beer seem a lot lighter than it actually is. They are able to pack a lot of flavor (and alcohol) in here.

O- A great beer! I would actually call it a DIPA/barleywine mix because of the hop presence. This beer is very sweet but remains surprisingly balanced throughout. The alcohol really sneaks up on you.

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Photo of phiberoptik
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

220z bottle poured into standard pint glasses. Pours a hazy dark caramel brown with a thick lasting creamy head.

Smells of sweet sugary cascade hops right up front. Maybe some tropical fruits or some sort of sweet fruitiness.

Tastes of the hops right up front. I get some maltiness in the middle as I am swallowing with a bitter, slightly roasted finish with a warmth of alcohol.

Good tongue covering mouthfeel. Medium bodied and mildly carbonated but filling.

I like this beer a lot. More dominate with hops than malts but the malts come through nicely. Great try!

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Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. capped bottle. Unknown date of production, but was given to me this April and I believe that it was from this years run. Thanks Dave!

Poured into a Dogfish Head snifter style tasting glass, which has nucleation etching on the bottom. This is my favorite glass for Barley wine style ales and other strong dark ales.

Deep dark amber brown color, slightly cloudy in appearance.

Huge nose of roasted malt when first poured, with a medium distinct aroma of hops in the back, malt fades away quickly and the somewhat piney hops take over and dominate the smell, hints of yeast. Very enjoyable!

Very crisp, full bodied, herbal hop dominated entry in the mouth, followed by fairly dry, rich roasted malt, and then the hops dominate again and last throughout. The hops are deliciously bitter, not too piney, not citrusy, just different. Amazingly dry for this style of beer which is refreshing. Great balanced carbonation which tickles the tongue all the way down. A delicious brew!

Very long, medium dry finish of bitter hops, coats the mouth and lasts forever.

I really like this beer and it is one of my favorite styles. In dryness and hop content it reminds me of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale, which is one of my personal favorites. This brew is a true hopped up American style Barleywine. You never notice the 9.3% ABV as it is buried by the distinct hops and malt of this brew. Extremely enjoyable. I will be looking for this when it is released next April.

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Photo of OddNotion
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into my Sierra Nevada bulb glass.

Appearance: Deep mahogany color with ruby notes when held up to the light. One finger khaki colored head.

Smell: Big malty sweetness. What I consider that "classic" barleywine smell lingers in the background with some faint chocolate notes in the background as well. Some citrusy hops are in the nose but take a back seat.

Taste: So freakin smooth. My favorite barelywine to date. Soft chocolate notes stand out. Not as bitter as I remember last year's batch being but still has a nice hope presence. Very malty but not cloying by any means. Some nice dark fruits come out more as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Nice and creamy feel. Full bodied but still nicely carbonated. Actually goes very well with the flavor. Not too thick which is great for this big beer.

Overall: My favorite barleywine and I look forward to this each and every year. Yet another reason why I feel that Troegs has the best seasonal line up of any brewery. Great balance. I cant wait to do my vertical.

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Photo of Trambo
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a 12oz. glass. Thanks again to MrDan for the trade! You're my "darkie" guide & Master Jedi, Dan! ;)

A - Deep amber, almost garnet red with a thick creamy tan head that takes it's sweet time to settle. Sticks to the glass, and barely wants to slide down.

S - Rich, complex aromas greet the nose. Chocolates, malts, caramel, and a piney hops note that balance well. I'm ready to taste.

T - Again, complicated with a myriad of flavors greeting my tastebuds. Caramel sweetness mixes with resinous hoppy pine, sugary sweet hops and bitter cocoa flavors all create a graceful balance that invites the next drink. Wonderful.

M - Lovely. Just the right combination of carbonation and bite that goes down smooth as satin sheets. Wow. I'm beginning to understand the high marks.

O - What a fantastic reintroduction to barleywines. This is far better than any other of the breed I've had the pleasure to try. I'll certainly recommend to my friends, and will seek it out again. Just simply a work of art.

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Photo of Jazzcrop
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tastes are laced/lacy booze, caramel, sweetened butter, margarine, rye, breadcrumbs, malty sweetness, some hops, low lovibond malts, wheat, goat milk, milk sugar and dark fruits. Smell like oxidized liquors, herbs, fruits, potato skins, breath, and white meat.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 040511; Batch # 110221

A: Pours a cloudy dark red with ruby edges. About a fingers worth of tan head stays perched atop for a while

S: Sweet caramel and chocolate malts stand out with a nice hop balance underneath

T: Caramel sweetness strikes first, but is quickly overtaken by bittersweet chocolate and some hops that lead to a slightly bitter aftertaste. Not nearly as sweet as many barleywines I've tried before, this one is amazingly balanced and neither the malts or hops really dominate. The alcohol is also hidden very well and makes this even more complex and awesome

M: Medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation. Doesn't coat the palate and certainly isn't cloyingly sweet

O: This is a great beer, even at a ripe young age of 2 months. If you like balanced barleywines that aren't too hot to start off, this one is for you

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