Tröegs Flying Mouflan | Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Flying MouflanTröegs Flying Mouflan
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Tröegs Flying MouflanTröegs Flying Mouflan

Brewed by:
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 BEERMILER12
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
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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Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: brown with an amber hue and a 1 finger off white head

smell: caramel, alcohol, hops, malts,

taste: hops, malts, caramel,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a nice well balanced barleywine. Troegs seems to always put out a great product.


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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- from the notes
A - dark thick amber but not as dark as some other barleywines.
S - alcohol noticable as well as the barley and more than a touch of hops.
T - the description on the bottle is fitting. Candied hops!
M - lighter than other barleywines but satisfying.
D - the high ABV aside it is quite drinkable.

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Photo of MikeyMikee
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank in May 2011. Served at 50'F

A- Deep Amber with a tan head that is almost brownish. Not too good of a head retention, it actually dissipated rather quickly.

S- Can't pull too much outta this after the first few seconds of opening the bottle and after the pour. Initially I got a lot of orange zest with some sticky caramel and slight molasses. Seems to have a breadyness to it as well with a tangy tart kinda smell to it as well.

T- Orange, sweet pineapple, and white grapfruit.Really great hop bill with good biterness. Very sweet, candied sugar and caramel are the centerpieces.

It also has a tartness to it that my friends and I describe as "the barleywine funk" some have it, others dont. I think its the molasses and darker fruits like dates and rasins but who knows, it isnt very pleasant bu tits certainly not overwhelming.

M- Awesome, everything a barleywine should be. Its god a light to medium carbonation, sticky and a good hop bitterness. The finish isnt dry at all despite the slight, slight heat and bite from the alcohol.

O- Very drinkable, awesome mouthfeel, and good hop bill but not a hop bomb like bigfoot. Its really balanced. Main complaint is that tart, tangyness that gives you a slightly uncomfortable taste mid sip. Cant wait to see how this develops although my guess would be that the tartness is going to come out a lot more.

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Photo of OldIronLungs
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Russian River goblet a nice dark amber red with a couple fingers of fluffy cream head that clings to the glass.

Boozy nose, caramel and raisins.

Nice full body, rich creamy malts, some sweet caramel and dark chocolate dry bitterness on the finish. Actually now that I read the label, they've provided a pretty spot-on description of the flavor.

This is a big one that really coats the mouth. Probably would enjoy more after some cellar time given the heat at the end, but this is a pretty interesting barley wine.

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Photo of beertunes
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another thanks to dwaz. Poured into 10oz glass. Poured the expected deep, rich reddish mahogany of the style. The pour had just a thin ring of beige head that had no retention and very minimal lacing.

The aroma was the expected rich malts and a bit of alcohol. The only noticeable spice was from yeast. The flavors were similar, about what was expected from the style. Rich malts, tangy yeast and a bit of hops.

The body was appropriately full, not too rich or sticky, with a clean finish. Drinkability was nice and easy, for the style, and went smoothly. Overall, a very good example of what you're looking for from a BW. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of soze47
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Ruby brown in color with a nice pillowy head that fades into a nice creamy swirl on the surface. Sticky on the glass.

Aroma: Wow. Malty and hoppy. I get a piney hop dipped in caramel smell. Sweet, yet almost resinous on the nose. Hmm. Curious.

Taste: The piney resinous hops are indeed carmel sweet like the nose suggests, but there is an almost cocoa bitterness present here that I didn't detect on this nose. This flavor almost gives it a imperial stout malty dry finish after more of a malty DIPA start. Curious.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: This is a rich and heavy brew. It took me two sessions and a re-plugging of the bomber to finish it. Tasty, but a big workout for the palette.

Overall: I liked this beer for its cocoa caramel pine hop candy taste. Heavy and a workout on your palette, it is still very tastey.

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Photo of Blanco
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with light brown head. head doesn't hold very long and diminishes to a thin filmy layer on top rather quickly. smell has a huge hop presence with some malt in the background. huge toffee flavor alongside the hops, but they take a backseat. The flavor is a bit sweet and unexpected based on the nose. I expected something more DIPA-ish, but it's nothing of the sort. Full flavored maltiness. Still bitterness lingering in the background. Full mouthfeel and pretty thick.

Overall, I think I've hit an awkward point with this beer. it's been on the shelves for a few weeks so it's possible the hoppiness I've enjoyed in samplings has diminished a little bit more than really fresh. It's in the smell but not in the taste besides some lingering bitterness. I have another bottle I'm laying down for a year or two so will report back if there is significant improvement. overall, still enjoyable.

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Photo of jpopejoy
2.94/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

the beer pours and looks great. burnt caramel color with nice head and good lacing. however, for me, that's where it ends. Nose is WAY too sweet (esp for the abv being relatively low for a barleywine). has light carbonation, which is nice. def. has some burnt caramel notes, and finishes very very sweet...

wasn't impressed and probably wouldn't get it again

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Photo of Vdubb86
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter

Thanks to hannydawg for hooking me up with this want. He is a true advocate in every sense of the word. I was able to enjoy this beer with my brother upon his return home from Europe.

Bottled 04/07/10

This pours a rich cloudy tawny amber color with a sandy brown foam head. The aromas are really a rich caramel smell with hints of both lemon (which I assume comes from the hops) and a touch of cinnamon. The taste of this beer has a deep caramel flavor. After a year most of the strong flavors of hops have subsided, but there are remnants of a light spicy herbal flavor that lingers behind the rich caramel. There are notes of vanilla and clove in the flavor as well but they are minor accents. There is a bit of a sting on the end of the sip, but for the most part this is really mellow and smooth. I'm thinking that perhaps I should have laid it down for another year in this regard. Overall this is a top tier barleywine. I could have this everyday no matter the weather. I'm so glad I had the chance to try it.

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

Great name, good brewery, intrigued.

App- Chestnut colored, an inch of tan head. The head is creamy and thick. Great lacing. Cloudy. Head stays forever.

Smell- Rich caramel, some stone fruit. Prune, toffee. A little boozy. Certainly some citrus hops. Very rich. Butterscotch.

Taste- wow, sweet and then hoppy. Tons of toffee, but plenty of hop bite as well, lots of citrus, orange peel. A little grapefruit. Very sweet though. Some stone fruit. Caramel. Quite sweet. Only a hint of the booze in the taste.

Mouthfeel- Rich and creamy, very nice,

Overall- It gets a little cloying. The hops are nice, but it still has a ton of toffee that is a little much.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery.

A: Slightly hazy reddish-brown body with a nice finger of fine off-white foam. Pretty good retention an dlacing for the style. Nice and sticky.

S: Citrus hops and big toffee malt. Some herbal pininess as well. Candied dark fruits. Intense, rich, and to the point.

T: Tastes like hop leaves soaked in caramel. Thick, sticky-sweet, and hugely bitter all at the same time. Booze and bitterness on the finish. A little harsh, but nicely to style.

M: Thick, viscous, and nicely carbonated. Lovely.

O: I enjoyed this one, but not as much as I expected to. While it certainly had all the hallmarks of a classic American Barleywine, it really didn't have either the complexity or the integration that I've come to expect from the best examples of the style. The bitterness and sweetness were both huge, but they clashed more than they complemented.


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

I'm not sure why everyone feels compelled to describe how the beer pours ... its color, head and so forth. Aren't those attributes pretty stable across all pours? It might be more productive if members simply glanced at the last time someone reviewed color, head, etc and remarked if those qualities changed!

This beer had a very nice balance of sweetness and hoppiness. Quality and care seemed evident. A bit more hoppy/bitter than I desire but still very respectable.

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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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Photo of spree92
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Date 040511
Batch 110221

Pour at almost room temperature. Deep mahogany with red hues. Big head had retention and nice lacing. The smell of malts tingled the nostrils at the start. Bitter dark chocolate and sweet vanilla followed the nice hops. Some bread yeast and alcohol also came into play. Full bodied, dry and sticky.
I bought this bottle on the Toes only. Had no idea what style or an other info. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this and at $6 for a bomber, the value is excellent.

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Photo of DrinkingDrake
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a thick brown/deep ruby color with a large amount of off white and tan head. The nose has a lot of red wine notes such as prunes, black currants and red grapes. There is also a lot of heavy caramel and chocolate malts. Some piney hop notes are present. The flavor has a bitter tang upfront with a quick blast of some piney hops right after you swallow. The heavy roasted barley and booze shines through right after the hops. A complex amount of sweetness involved with the malts. Burnt molasses with a tingle of alcohol and a fruity dry finish. There is a heavy amount of hops well balanced with a heavy amount of sugary dark malts.

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Photo of Nuggethops
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottled 4/5/11

Poured into a balloon tulip aggressive pour yields a one finger beige/tan head which dissipates into a nice ring with think spiderwebs across the surface. It is deep chestnut brown in color with almost no light coming through at all no lacing remains on the glass.

There is a strong caramel aroma with toffee and barely noticeable bitter citrus notes, also a little boozy in the finish, but nor in a bad way. The taste is sweet with a strong caramel flavor coming through but with a slight bitter finish to offset the sweetness nicely. Slight hints of toffee and grapefruit and a bit of hotness from the alcohol especially as it warms.

Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy but the bitterness keeps it from being overly sweet. It goes down very smooth and for a barleywine highly drinkable. I easily polished off the bomber and could have had another glass.

Overall this is a sweet but balanced barley wine. I am interested to see what a little age would do on this beer but am definitely concerned that it might become overly sweet as the hops fade.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick brown, though you can see some light through it, no head and a nice lace top it off. Smell is hopped for sure, but with a subtle sugary undertone, and a hint of alcohol too. Taste is not very strong at all. There is the natural piney hoppness you would expect from a barley wine, but not too strong, there is also a sugary, nuttiness about it as well. The alcohol is there, and that keeps this a sipper. It is actually nicely carbonated, and not harsh going down, has the warm feeling on the way. Overall this was a good brew, I would not mind having another and certainly kept me warm this evening.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Batch # 110221. Poured from 22ozbottle into goblet. Chestnut brown in color with some reddish highlights. Not much light getting through but clear when held to light. Frothy tan head settles nicely. Great lacing on the glass as you drink.

S: Roasted malt with some burnt and chocolate malt aroma unfold. Fruit esters of dried plums, raisins, molasses, and coffee with cream. Hops are citric and earthy. Yeast gives off some spicy notes and there is some port like alcohol vapors present. There is a lot going on with this beer and it has a complex profile.

T: Bitter at first and then a wave of roasted and burnt malt with touches of molasses, cocoa and cream and a complex sweetness that brings some deep, dark fruit flavors of raisins and plums. Hops jump back in heavy with citric, herbal and peppery spiced flavors. Some sherry flavors come through as it warms.

M: Full body and creamy with some tight prickly carbonation and a noticeable but not overdone alcohol presence.

D: One of my favorite barleywines I have had in a long time. This beer gives you rich complexity and the best of both worlds of malt and hops. It was great from the start all the way to the finish!

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Photo of Mavajo
4.57/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark amber body with a cream/beige head. Lots of caramel malt on the aroma, with a nice grapefruit hop kick. Delicious taste. Big caramel malt, toffee and grapefruit. Sweet, but not cloying. Mouthfeel is smooth and sticky.

Really a delicious beer. I didn't know what the style was when I drank it -- I had it pegged as some sort of imperial red or amber ale, but American Barleywine made perfect sense once I saw the style here. One of the easiest drinking barleywines I've ever had.

This is only my second Troeggs beer, and perhaps it's just my mind messing with me, but I thought there was some underlying taste similarity between this and Nugget Nectar. House yeast maybe? I don't know.

Regardless, delicious.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a deep ruby brown color. A film of orange-tinted froth forms from the pour. The beer leaves pretty rings of lacing around the glass. Looks excellent.

S-Deep caramel smell collides with an extremely resinous pine scent. Candied fruits are very pungent as well. The beer smells super-sweet but the hops are quite formidable as well. Smells like this beer is going to boast some huge flavor.

T-The caramel and candied fruit flavors are very clear. The pine is muted initially but envelopes the palate after the sip leaving a bold aftertaste. A bunch of flavor, but I would say it has some great balance.

M-Full bodied with some great creaminess and resiny feel. I love how the beer is carbonated. I usually do not pay too much mind to the carbonation, but I love the subtle, yet unique feel of the bubbles.

O/D-This beer is simply a good time. I love the balance and the assertive taste. Finally I decide to pick up a bomber of this, and I am not disappointed. Great Job Troegs.

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Photo of BrewCrew2010
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Brown body with red highlights. Head is a moderate size that leaves some nice lacing.

S: A sweet aroma of citrus hops, dark fruits, chocolate & caramel malts, & booze.

T: Upfront flavor is dark fruits followed by brown sugar. Middle is malty with notes of dark chocolate and caramel. Finishes warm and slightly bitter from the grapefruit flavor hops.

M: Medium body; Medium carbonation; Creamy and smooth mouthfeel.

O: Truly enjoyed this beer. Would love to get another one and age it a bit. Easy to drink, but can only have 1-2 of these at a time because of the high ABV.

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Photo of brendaniel
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very interesting brew!! Poured a very dark amber with a beige head a good lacing throughout. Aromas were of mild sweetness, some candied sugars and mild chocolate. Flavors were typical of a sweet barleywine with a mild hop background that balanced the flavor very nicely. Medium bodied texture and a great finish. Very unique and flavorful beer ... kind of like someone poured a snort of IPA into my barleywine - can’t wait to have this one again!!

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Photo of Sensaray
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cola color and was fairly fizzly. Had a full tan head which is fluffy. It looked like I poured a reddish hazy cola.

Smells hoppy with notes of chocolate, citrus, some dark fruit maybe. Sweet, somewhat alcoholic.

Hops hit first then comes a light spice note with subdued dark chocolate and hops mingling with a bitter finish. A bit of cinnamon, brown sugar, citrus, toffee, possibly cola? Can tell its a relavtive of nugget nectar. Alc becomes noticeable but not overbearing

Excellent mouthfeel very smooth medium to heavy body.

Overall, pretty good. I like to get this every now and again and its got more hoppiness when fresh.

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Photo of jayhawk73
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark brown/crimson with a nice two finger chocolate head. Decent carbonation and lacing. Lots of large bubbles in the head, which quickly disappears to a sliver.

S- Caramel malt, tropical fruit, hops all create a very nice nose on this beer. Bordering on 4.5, but not quite there. If the smell was a tad stronger, I'd up the score. I wouldn't change the character though- it's very nice, and very balanced.

T- I think the description on the bottle is perfect:
"...This alluring ale is like pushing Nugget Nectar off the side of a cliff. Tastes like hops dipped in candied sugar and rolled in dark chocolate nibs." This is a REALLY tasty beer. Very sweet, but the hops are there, along w/ the fruit and a touch of malt/chocolate.

M- This feels super smooth. A little crispness from the hops, but the sweetness and caramel malt take over quickly. Very satisfying, and very nice mouthfeel. Aftertaste is nice as well. You can taste/feel the alcohol, but there isn't an alcohol burn at all. Excellent.

O- This is an excellent barleywine. It's definitely a cousin of Nugget Nectar, and therefore very good- borderline great. I really enjoyed this beer, and encourage everyone to pick it up. Especially if you're a fan of this style. Cheers!

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