Tröegs Flying Mouflan
I think it’s fair to say that Tröegs is my favorite place in Harrisburg. A local gem, their beers only see distribution from Ohio to Massachusetts . The Troegenator, Nugget Nectar, and Sunshine Pils are seasonal favorites. Another is the Flying Mouflan, which is only released once a year, in April.
This is a beer to buy now, when it is available, but to hold until next winter at least. The Mouflan (named after a goat) is a Barleywine, the very nature of which is a mind-numbing overload of alcohol, and a penchant for maturing nicely over the course of a few years.
It revs up with the color of walnut, and flavors of caramelized malt, toffee. The fruits go to raisins and the hops go to resin. A hint of dark chocolate merges with orange oil and brown sugar.
This is an American style Barleywine, with a huge package of hops that break out with a sweet piney flavor in the attack and finish.