We’ve kept this little barrel aged treat from De Molen to finish off this months beer packs. Smooth & Sassy is a special one-off barley wine which has been aged to perfection in bourbon barrels.
This is a beer the De Molen team were particularly happy with, and as soon as I see a bourbon barrel aged barley wine I get a little excited. What is not to love about that combination?!
The flavour indications given by the brewers were as follows:
‘Sweet and soft. Some nutty and wood flavours combined with vanilla from the bourbon barrel caramel from the malts’.
And that is exactly what we got. A luxuriously soft malt bomb, with the sweetness of caramel malt, raisins, dried fruit, honey plus the soothing hint of vanilla. In behind that sweetness is the nutty, slightly woody character.
These are the beers we truly love from De Molen – those one offs that have a unique character, despite being another BA barley wine. Sit back and savour this one, as all the bottles are now gone.