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Brewed by Birrificio Barley
Style: Barley Wine
Maracalagonis (CA), Italy
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, - FEB 5, 2013
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - clear amber-brown beer with a fast collapsing head; aroma of candi sugar, caramel; sweet and full-bodied, pretty bitter and with some residual sugars; long aftertaste of caramel, candi sugars, apples and warming alcohol


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (830) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Pas très typique de la barré wine, étonnamment. Arômes caramel, sucre candi. Décevant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (819) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 23, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl au Sherwood Pub (Nicorvo) Vintage 2010, couleur brune effervescence et mousse quasi inexistante, une bière avec une attaque houblon et sucre candy deuxième bouche sur le grillé et le caramel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palme (3546) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
Sampled from a 0.75l bottle @ RBNG 2014. Quite a cloudy thing this. Dark amber almost a little brown in the glass and it has a small islandy beige sidesticking top. Sweet concentrated fruits on the nose. Some yeast, red berries, lots of date sweetness. Almost a little sticky. Not to amazing honestly. It has some quite grainy flavors. Not as strong or sticky as I had hoped for or was expecting in the taste. Almost a bit watery perhaps? Prickling on the bubbles. A faint sourness also detected here. Not a worthy finisher IMO. 15.02.2014

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at RBNG-14. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dried fruits, caramel. Flavour is berries, malt, alcohol, caramel, dried fruits. Mouthful is not there i want it to be , but still an OK beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2014
15.02.2014, 0,75l bottle (Reserva 2010) sampled @ RBNG14:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, caramel malts, almonds, sugar, grass, dried fruits, toffee. Taste is slightly sweet, caramel malts, grass, sugar, almond cake, oak, hay. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RuneStumo (2240) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
48. Barley BB Evò 15.02.2014. 0,75l Bottle. RBNG-14. Dark brown colour with white head. Strong and sweet. Prettty rich with good malty body. Im going to rerate when I open my second bottle!!...........

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8464) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
Sampled from a big bottle at the Grand Tasting at the RBNG-event at Fredrik 3.’s Hall. Off-white head to a cloudy, dark amber coloured body. Earthy malt and vanilla sweetness on the nose. Flavoured with herbal hops, raisin, vanilla and even joined by a touch of liquorice. Bittersweet end. Noticeable alcohol. Tolerable sweet. Okay in small doses (Fredriksten festning, Halden 15.02.2014).

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4882) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Cloudy brownish color with a small tan head. Sweet fruity nose with some alcohol. Medium to full body. A bit sweet. Very fruity and malty. Some alcohol.Not my ale.
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2963) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
From a shared 75cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Sweet and malty aroma with caramel and hints of alcohol. A bit too sweet for my taste, but fairly well balanced.
(2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
Medium sand-colored head. Cloudy reddish-amber body. Fairly fresh fruit nose. Some sweetish toasted malts and hint of alcohol. Body is much lighter than expected. Slick texture. Fruity sweetness in the flavor, as well, paired with a light malt base. Discreet bitterness, hint of mild spices and alcohol. [Shared bottle at Grand Tasting, RBNG2014]


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