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Brewed by Antares
Style: Barley Wine
Mar del Plata - P. de Bs As, Argentina
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The romantic term "barley wine" is used for the beers with an alcoholic content similar to the one of the wine. Of color bronze, the Antares Barley Wine is a hard licorosa beer and maltose, with an intense frutado accent, that remembers white grapes to us, originating of leavenings.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - - OCT 30, 2011
2008 vintage, sample @ SM÷F 2011. Pours clear dark amber with a small off white bubbly head leaving some lacing. Aroma is sweet, raisins, madeira, fidges, fruity and alcohol. Flavor is fruity, alcohol, raisins, bitter, fidges, madeira. Has lost some of the character Iím afraid. Finishes bitter, fruity and a bit sweet.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
fakebeersnob (182) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Was not a fan of this beer. One of the last ones I had, and both my friends and I agreed it was not that good. We shared a pint of it, as no one really wanted to drink it all. Read other reviews for more description. I took pictures and made notes, but in all honesty I donít think I will encounter this beer again, and if I have the chance, I will pass. That is enough for me to note on it. I am not too familiar with barley wines, but the few I had did not correlate with the taste of this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2303) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
A bit weird, and not great for a barley wine but acceptable when ignoring the style. Bubblegum and bitterness but strangely mixed, or rather not mixed in a successful way. Strange beer but at least it has flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 1, 2014
from Mondial de la BiŤre 2013, Mulhouse - hazy reddish-brown beer with a modest foam left; aroma of tea, peaches and caramel; fairly sweet; full-bodied, quite lot of residual sugars, more notes of tea and apples in the finish

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rodriguez (264) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 12, 2014
Copper-amber in color. Good head retention, tons of CO2, not good for this style. Floral aroma, not malty at all, a lot of sugar cane sweetness. It is the same with the flavor, you donít feel the alcohol because of the sweetness. It has a pungent dry aftertaste that stays forever. This is not a barleywine, it is just an ok imperial pale ale or something, with tons of sugar.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Welley_Alves (220) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 7, 2013
Bela breja dos hermanos argentinos da Antares. Cor vermelho cobre, com pouca formação de espuma e aroma com notas de cerejas maduras. Na boca, ótimo corpo, com baixa carbonatação e álcool presente, bem inserido. Amargor evidente, bem balanceado pelo malte. Final longo e aquecido. Bela breja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rulymel (155) - SPAIN - SEP 7, 2013
Dark ambar with a thin head. Taste fruity at the beggining with a good bitterness. Then, you can feel the alcohol fluents and some sweetness in your mounth. Soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arayaga2 (1811) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Just weird. Smells and tastes like a hi-test europils with very little but ABV to call it a barleywine 15Arg$/12oz -

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1761) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2013
2008 Vintage sampled in 2009. Hoppy tropical fruit aroma. Spicey and figgy palate. Lighter for a BW. Interesting flavors, but not excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3362) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Sampled randomly from some dude that brought a bottle to the JRHB meeting. Thanks, random dude! Light amber, very slight head. Hoppy aroma, lightly citric, with a bit of caramel. Flavor matches. On the light end of barleywines, and not very complex, but the flavors that were there were nice enough. I have memories of a very different Simpatico that was a random Mexican lager that came in a solid black bottle. It used to sit proudly next to Corona, Dos Equis, etc. back in the early 90ís. This fortunately is a step up from that one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2992) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
I actually really enjoyed this beer. maybe itís because argentine beer isnít too killer so itís relative, but itís strong and does the job.


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