Brewed by Ægir Bryggeri
Style: Barley Wine
Flåm, Norway
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
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Då Tor kom køyrande over himmelen med bukkane sine, skalv både jord og fjell, og med kvart hammarkast sprang det lyn ned mot verda. På same måte kjem denne kraftige versjonen av Amerikansk Barleywine, med smakar som minner om tørka frukt og eple. Passar til kraftige oster, og til å dele med gode venner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
28th March 2012
Bottle at Grunnerloka. Clear amber beer. Big head - very pale tan. Smooth dry palate. Sweet malt - quite an intense caramel. Some hop, well buried. Inevitably some alcohol aniseed and warmth but generally copes with it’s high abv. Some slightly burned toffee in the head. Drinkable big ol’ barleywine!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2012
From bestillingsutvalget at Vinmonopolet. Pours a hazy amber color body in the glass with a thin off white head. Sweet and fruty smell of brown sugar, orange and port. Quite alcoholic on the nose. Delicious taste of brown sugar, clementines/orange, hops and creamy caramel. The alcohol is well integrated in the taste and the overall impression of this "barleywine" is very impressive indeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (1932) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2012
500ml bottle. Medium amber, slightly cloudy, beige head. Fruity, complex aromas, dried fruits, marzipan, almonds, hazelnut, hops, apricots, malt, yeast. Medium sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2. Complex, rich taste, lots of dried fruits, almonds, walnuts, apricots, malt, caramel, yeast, hops. (2012-02-29)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nordcore (949) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Orange hast with a orange Nice orange head. Hoppy, rasin dark fruits aroma. Bitter taste with a caramel, rasin Alc end, suite Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (8599) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2011
Tap (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Olutopas Pikkujoulu 2011) - shared by Janne - thanks!
6 Huge toffee aroma, some fleshy fruit. And woh - if it’s not cold, the alcohol is huge.
3 Flat dark orange.
6 Sweet honey, thick and with some grains. Alcohol again biiiig.
3 Sticky and sweet. Bit too boozy, leaves you afaid to breath on a candle.
12 Covers 13% quite well by tasting of 11%. Gee, thanks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (4017) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Bottle. Hazy amber colour with a small off white head. Raisin and fruity nose. Sweet caramel flavour in the background with a mix of: raisins, fruit, alcohol, toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (4945) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2013
50 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu, BBE 13.09.2020
Sweetish aroma is very typical to barley wine with oaky notes, raisins, some sugar and fruitiness. Flavour is very sweet with sugar and some exotic fruits from the hops. Alcohol in the finish that almost disturbs. Could improve with age.

50 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu, BBE 13.09.2020
Didn’t improve. Grainy and boozy aroma. Grain and alcohol also in the flavour; also some caramel and toffee. Harsh score estimate: 3.5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3071) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
500ml bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki

Pours dark orange with a small foamy white head. Aroma has notes of alcohol, fruits, berries and spices. Taste is quite fruity and malty with notes of spices and berries. Finish is quite strong and slightly bitter. Alcohol warms and burns through a bit too much. Okay barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5275) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
50 cl bottle. BBE 13.09.2020.
Pours hazy amber colour with small head. Aroma of ripe fruits like apricot, toffee, caramel malts, grass and yeast. Flavour of sweet caramel malts, toffee, ripe fruits, plum, mild raisins, wood and earth notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (5341) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
500 ml bottle. BBE 13.9.2020.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, sweet berries and some herbs. Flavour of caramel malts, sweet berries, herbs and quite bitter hops. Medium bodied, quite sticky mouthfeel and a long, warming, alcohol finish with some berries. A bit too aggressive but hopefully this gets more balanced after couple of years of aging.

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