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Amager Galanthus Nivalis

Formerly brewed at Amager Bryghus
Style: Barley Wine
Kastrup, Denmark
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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
1600 bottles of 37,5 cl produced.

Danish: Amager Galanthus Nivalis – en portvinslagret engelsk Barley Wine.
Midt i den koldeste tid er vintergækken (Galanthus Nivalis) en budbringer om varmere og bedre tider. Hvor vinteren måske mest kræver sort og fyldigt øl, så vil vi med denne Barley Wine af engelsk stil gerne signalere, at foråret er på vej. Dog indeholder Galanthus Nivalis tilstrækkelig med råstyrke at varme sig på også i de fortsat kolde forårsnætter – ellers havde det jo ikke været en ægte Amager Bryghus øl.
I glasset fremstår Amager Galanthus Nivalis varmt ravfarvet med et cremet off-white skum. Duften er fuld af rig karamel med et umiskendeligt fadpræg. Smagen er rigt maltet med toner af karamelliserede æbler og igen et tydeligt præg af de 13 måneder på portvinsfade, der giver en blød og oxideret kant. Og alkoholen kan du nærmest ikke mærke, den varmer blot blidt og behageligt.
Brygget af: Amarkansk kommunevand, Maris Otter malt, engelsk krystal hvedemalt, kandis, Chinook humle og engelsk overgær.

English: As winter comes to an end Galanthus Nivalis is a messenger for warmer and better times, winter requires a robust beer so we created this Barley Wine in typical English style like a signal that spring is coming. Galanthus Nivalis also has enough substance for you to warm yourselves on even the cold spring nights - otherwise it would not have been a genuine Amager Brewery beer.
In the glass Galanthus Nivalis is a warm amber colour with a creamy off-white head the aroma is full of rich caramel whilst the taste is rich and malty with notes of caramelised apples. There is a clear imprint of the 13 months in port casks, giving a soft and slightly oxidized edge, the alcohol you can hardly feel the heat is just gentle and pleasant.
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, wheat malt, candy sugar, hops and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speko (226) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle 0,375 2010 edt. @ Kristian. Pours clear amber, no head. Sweet, dried berries, vanilla, caramel, malts, chocolate. Flat carbonation and oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (5607) - FINLAND - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle@bar36 brown. Smooth ripe fruityness, malty, almondy semisweet nose. Med bodied, smoothsubtle flavoured. Not too sweet icky anything, just nice. This has a lot to offer. Lots of flavours, not that intense, explosive or overrunning, just sorta there. Spices, complex.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6886) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
375ml Bottle - Copper brown in colour. Toffee, dates, plums, syrup and some earthy notes in the aroma. The taste is moderately sweet with notes of toffee, daim, dates, prunes and apples. Not really tart to my tastes which was partly what I was expecting after it had aged a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karstenborg (803) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2016
Hazy dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, wood and malt. Taste is Apple, caramel and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2015
Looks..murky, slick brow syrup, no head. Smells..big caramel, boozy christmas cake, dark honey & some choc. Tastes..sweet caramel, honey, a little liqueur/fortified wine like, boozy dried fruits and a little alcohol heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3257) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
375ml bottle, batch 159, hazy brown-ruby hue, with no head. Sweet mild port wine liquor, corky red wine, subtle whisky, faint prune juice nose, with some faint port wine tannin, woody, candied black cherry, fruitcake, dark dried fruit, raisin pie, mild brandyish oak barrel, faint prune sauce accents, and a subtle brown chocolate, toasted, caramel, bread, roasted malt, light toffee note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth syrupy liquorish port wine, prune juice, brandyish, dark dried fruit, raisiny, woody, sweet corky port wine tannin, raisin pie, faint oak barrel, phenolic boozy character, with some fruitcake, subtle chocolate, candied orange blood peel, faint toffee, caramel, toasted, bread, roasted malty flavours, leading towards a warming prune juice, port wine tannin, raisiny, brandy liquorish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (4198) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2014
0,375l bottle @ Pikkulintu. Pours clear dark brown with a nonexistent head. Aroma is malts, caramel and hops. Flavor is sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, alcohol and some hops. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ktingleff (169) - - OCT 24, 2014
Beautiful port-oak-aged barley wine. Chocolate notes. Vanilla. Ripe fruits. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutHead (945) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle, batch #159. Opened today. Pours a murky red color with absolutely NO head. No carbonation. Sweet aroma of fruits, malt and raisins. Taste is very fruity - raisins, banana, grapes, caramel, sugar and of course malt. Very vinous and sweet with a slight alcohol burn in the finish. The port barrelling comes through very clearly. Aftertaste is sweet and bitter. Body is less than full but above medium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
Backlog. This wasn’t my cup of tea, too sweet and strong in alcohol. Nice experiment though.

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