View Full Version : Flying Mouflan
03-14-2009, 04:10 PM
Was down in Harrisburg yesterday, so stopped into Troegs. Picked up a 6'er of #16 of their scratch beer series, a winter warmer which imho is excellent. Saw this bomber of "Flying Mouflan", didn't know what it was. Got two. I am probably guessing I should have gotten more. This is supposedly a Barleywine, although at first Troegs supposedly didn't set out for it to be so, it just happens to 'fit'. At least from what I have read....
"Dubbed the Flying Mouflan, this alluring Ale is like "pushing our Nugget Nectar off the side of a cliff". -tastes like hops dipped in candied sugar and rolled in dark chocolate nibs"
Yipes. I am thinking about cracking a bottle open tonight and aging the other one...maybe :D.
03-14-2009, 04:14 PM
Some more on this:
"The beer was released commercially as part of the Scratch Beer Series, #4 to be exact, in September, 2007. Scratch #4 featured a pompous 100 IBUs made up of three hop varietals: Warrior, Chinook, Simcoe. Despite the hops, this was no IPA though; the beer was balanced with “raisin and chocolate overtones.” The brewery was so proud of the 9.3% beer, one they eventually decided was a Barleywine, they entered it into the 2008 Great American Beer Festival where it took bronze, beating out 52 other entries."
03-14-2009, 05:57 PM
Sounds delicious! I need to get down there
03-15-2009, 11:37 PM
First tasting. No idea when this was bottled.
Poured it into an Ommegang Abbey glass. Cellar temperature (~55F).
Pours up a clear, deep, gorgeous Auburn with about a 1/4" rich, tawny head. Medium levels of hops aroma, full motley arrangement of hops nearing collusion :D. First taste is mildly aggressive with citrus and floral hops and a slight sweetness which is quickly surpassed by a lingering and defined bitterness. Very little alcohol flavor, typical of Troegs beers...very smooth for 9.5%. Burnt sugar and a slight bitterness along with the hops flavor are what lasts between sips, am getting a slight harshness in the back of the throat from the hops.
This is a very good beer, which certainly would merit cellaring. I think the other one will go into the cellar for a year if I can help it. I have consumed about half my glass and my face has flushed and I am feeling the weight of this beer. Definitely worth picking up, and I would certainly buy this again.
03-16-2009, 12:38 AM
I missed this when it went around as Scratch #4....looking forward to another chance to taste it.
03-17-2009, 11:30 PM
I have enjoyed everything I have tried from Troegs so far. We went to Dewey's Pizza the other day and they had Troegs Hopback on tap. What a treat! After that we went to Jungle Jim's and I saw where this weekend one of the Owners of Troegs (Chris I think) is going to be there for a beer tasting. I guess he is going to speak for a while. I thought it would be cool to go but it is $25 a person. Figured for that price I could buy a lot of beer. Prob won't go, but it would be cool.
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