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Barley Duenna

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Brewed by Birrificio Barley
Style: Saison
Maracalagonis (CA), Italy
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Si presenta subito molto attraente con un bel colore aranciato e una schiums sontuosa, pannosa, aderente e persistente. Già nell’olfatto si coglie il suo punto di forza rappresentato da un bouquet straordinario, vario e all’insegnadella freschezza con note agrumate, di frutta esotica, erbacee, pepate e speziate con in più un tocco balsamico che ricorda gli arbusti della macchia mediterranea. Nel palato mantiene le promesse, con la parte fruttata che ben contrasta l’ imponente retrogusto decisamente amaro, ma secco e dotato di gran finezza ed equilibrio. Birra eclettica e socializzante. A tavola, grazie alle sue doti di freschezza, la vedrei bene con piatti piccanti ed un po’ speziati della cucina indiana e thai, ma anche sardi a base di pesce, preparati con salse a base di limone e zafferano (Lorenzo Dabove aka Kuaska)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle at Panino Buono, Como, best before Sept 2014 (had it Feb 2014)
Hazy blond color with generous head. Nice hoppy aroma, earthy, a bit grassy. Dry and smooth, crispy malt flavor, strong hopping with a nice country grassy touch.
Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3976) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle shared at Christ’s post GBBF minidig 16/08/2014. Aroma is nice floral and pollen hop with what grains and straw. Hazed pale yellow coloured pour with a halo of white head. Flavour is pollen, floral hop, crisp clean Base malts. Palate is crisp with highish carbonation. Pretty tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
16th November 2014
Hazy gold beer, good white head. Palate is crisp and semi dry. Airy malts, thin creamy sweetness. Mild seltzer. Lemony citrus and mild spice. Airy dry finish. Pleasant easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s Post-GBBF 2014 Tasting - London. Pours unclear yellow with a foamy, white head. Light lemon notes in the aroma, mild yeast, dry wheat. Light sweet flavor with nice dried wheat sugars, a bit of saison yeast expression, some bittering lemon rind. Light bodied with average carbonation. Clean, lightly dry on the finish with dry dough and further lemony accents. Solid.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (9948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Hazed golden orange with a moderate off white swirl and edgework. Nose carries light vegetal tones, citric tinged straw, bready notes, not great. Taste comprises citric peel, light spice, bitter orange, grass. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. So so.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Hazy pale gold lasting thick white head. Decent saison touch of soap but it’s fairly light and solid. Light saison yeast aroma, some lemon some hop. I rather like it. Enormously drinkable and good depth of flavour. Simple but done very well. Good peppery hop. Straight up very good saison. Not over the top, but as I said very solid. Yes not too exciting but absolutely fine and down the line saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2113) - Brescia, ITALY - AUG 21, 2014
Bottled 0,75L. Nice and elegant clearly yellow color, fine bubbly aspect with long head resistance. Herbaceus, citrus and spiced aroma, fresh yeasty nose. Medium prickly and acidulous taste. Pleasant yeasty and soft malty final.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisO after GBBF day 3. Slightly hazy yellow color, medium to full sized a bit soapy white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, lightly herbs, decently bitter, slightly fruity. Decent body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (2689) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
75cl bottle. Hazy gold, thin head, lightly funky nose with orange hints, dry and lightly creamy texture, light fruit notes plus touches of ginger and pepper, grapefruit bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (5002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle - Light grass, lemon and some yeast. Cloudy yellow gold with a decent white head. Light fruity esters, mild tartness and hay. Not bad, a little mild.


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