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Brewed by Banks’s (Marstons)
Style: Barley Wine
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Can: Filtered.
Strong Ale
At some point between 2010 and 2013 the abv dropped from 9.1 to 7.4%
Brewed to a recipe over 100 years old using top quality English malted barley and the finest hops from Worcestshire, Herefordshire & Kent.
Award-winning Barley Gold is a hearty, potent and warming strong ale. The colour of deep burnished gold, it’s produced from copious quantities of the finest natural brewing ingredients. Brimful with fruity, malty, bitter-sweet flavours, that are underpinned by the strength derived from a prolonged conditioning period.
This rich complex beer is particularly suitable as a partner to red meat, game and strong cheeses such as Roquefort.


madmitch76's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, - JAN 3, 2011
28th May 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Thick palate. Treacly beer. Full on malts with a bitter hop undertone. Quite drinkable though.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (756) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Can - amber with a foamy, bubbly beige head. Aroma of white wine, malts, hints of dark fruit and some alcohol. Taste of dark fruits, sweet malt, a little white wine and light grassiness. Medium body, light carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (500) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Can from Tesco. Pours dark amber in colour, two finger head. Aroma, malty, caramel, biscuit....Initial taste of biscuit, then caramel, a touch of sweetness in there. Not really tasting the abv in it either. Nice!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Can. Amber colour thin head. Muted fruit aroma. Sweet taste with slightly bitter finish. Some alcohol warmth. Ok but not standout

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon (342) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 21, 2014
Segunda breja da sequęncia da noite. Chegou pra embalar... Belíssima cor de cobre envelhecido. O creme foi se formando aos poucos. Bastante denso e porém sem grande volume. Cor acastanhada clara. Aroma de groselha doce ou uva. Mas definitivamente, doce. Sabor de vinho branco, a princípio doce, seguido de um agradável amargor. Tem um pouco de especiarias. Alcool pouco eviddente. Bela cerveja.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (4112) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Can from Global Wines, Bearwood. Not too bad. Rich, honey texture. Warming. Does have a bit of rotting vegetation, plus some burnished hubcap. Retains a bit of tramp glamour, but could just as easily be a Mocne.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (5836) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Can from Co-operative, Littleborough. Clear copper with a small head. It’s very sweet on the nose with berries evident, although a touch less sweet in taste. Has a fair strength.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
olliejobbins (1324) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
330ml can. pours dark yellow/amber with no head. aroma is of malts and not much else. thin mouth feel and very carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1637) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2013 330ml can 7.4%. Bronze golden amber colour, foam white head and aroma of caramel, toffee. Taste is sweetish malty, light caramel with toffee and a boozy metallic bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, warming finish. Quite drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1679) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Can. Medium tight off white head with okay retention. Nose is hops, alcohol, red fruit, lemon, sugar, floral, apple cider, spice, clove. Sweet with a bitter finish. Warming. Gentle carbonation.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
ALLOVATE (2621) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2013
Cellar temp. and into a snifter. Brilliant, thin and translucent medium amber (clearly filtered after pasteurisation). Highly effervescent building up a good two inches of loose foam that quickly fades. A lot of honey on the nose; very soft, subdued, light caramel, butterscotch, white bread. Similar in taste; might as well be toasted bread with honey topping. Astringent finish with a light heat and hefty dryness to the swallow. Clammy, sugary and tinny length. Watery in body; over lagered or just made from highly fermentable sugars? Soapy layer builds and dwells on the tongue. Expected more, but actually only a touch more from Marlston’s. Would love to try the original! (33cL can, BB 31/03/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)


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