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Barley BB9 (Malvasia)

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Brewed by Birrificio Barley
Style: Barley Wine
Maracalagonis (CA), Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
L’originale sperimentazione nell’utilizzo della sapa da vitigni autoctoni iniziata da Nicola Perra con il Cannonau per la sua pluripremiata BB10 e proseguita con il Nasco per l’elegante BB Evò, sa raggiungere punte di assoluta finezza olfattivo-gustativa con questa BB9, caratterizzata dalla sapa da uva Malvasia (2%).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boxereddy (457) - BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2016
Oranjekleurig bier met een beige schuimkraag. Aroma: karamel, matig hoppig, witte druif. Smaak: zwaar zoet met lichte bitterheid die goed aanhoudt. Mondgevoel is ruim met zachte koolzuur en zoetige afdronk.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (3676) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
PINT tasting. Not a very nice aroma, glue like. Opaque golden, lacing white foam. Mainly a sweet taste, looks like the spirit has gone from this beer. Alcohol is there, also some oak wood notes. (Arnhem 201512)

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pils70 (124) - - DEC 11, 2015
Color arancio, intenso profumo di frutta, ha corpo medio, e sono evidenti al palato:caramello, frutta, alcol e un po’ di arancio. Finale piuttosto secco. Non male ma mi sarei aspettato di più da una birra di questa categoria e prezzo.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (2932) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2015
Gylden brun noe tåkete med kremete beige skum. Lukter mandel, noe fersken og fudge. Fyldig i smak, alkohol og parfyme. Skarp lang bitterhet, mot drueskall og sitrusskall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4486) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2014
750. At Belgrade tasting, thanks ippopotamo36! Hazed orange, lacing foam. Good appearance, pretty beer. Caramel malts and alcohol sweetness. A lighter bodied barley wine, more sweet and bright, I imagine from the Malvasia addition. Very interesting and a perfect cap to our very nice tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear matt medium orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wheat notes, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, fruity, moderate yeasty, grape - white. Flavour is light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, grapes - wine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130223]

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a cloudy opaque golden with a white head. Very odd perfumey bonbonish aroma – interesting though. Fairly rich body, quite some fruit but also annoying phenols. Ends dry with some biiterness. Probably could’ve been great with a different yeast. (let’s ban Belgian yeast and nasty phenols!) 230213

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39989) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and citrusy hops. Smooth fruity and crisp. Smooth fruity and light citric. Bitter and smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle at Alex. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and vanilla. Sweet and fruity flavour of hops and grass with notes of pine needles. Fruity finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from BQ, Milan
Cloudy deep blond color with compact head. Initially the aroma is fresh and fruity, then it gets a more yeasty trace. Good body strength; semi-sweet flavor, with underlying fruitiness; unfortunately the yeast is too strong, giving some vegetable touch too; also, the alcohol is more evident than expected.
The grape doesn’t provide enough. Confused.


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