Benelux Barley Wine
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Brewed by Benelux Brasserie Artisanale
Style: Barley Wine
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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The 2008 vintage was called Obamanator.

Diogène's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1067) - Mirabel, Quebec, - JAN 13, 2011
Hazy copper with a thin head. Aroma is caramel, alcohol, herbs, floral notes and spices. Flavor is caramel, herbs, alcohol, residual sugar and a moderately bitter finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (888) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
En fût, 2014. Couleur acajou foncée, mousse beige foncée tenace. Arôme de malt caramélisé, cassonade. Goût de malt caramélisé, alcool, cassonade, boisé en fin de bouche. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
On tap @ Benelux. 2014 vintage. Hazed amber pour with a white a white head. Holy smokes. Sugar, brown sugar, chocolate sauce, bananas foster, and pretty much any sugary substance you can imagine. Probably just got a cavity. At least it’s high boost.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3565) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Malty and Carmel taste. Syrup. Thick pallette. Huge brew. Grape and cherry hints. Sour Draft at their brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlainG (1364) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Un beau liquide cuivré, ambré ayant une teinte orangée, avec une mousse beige au-dessus de celui-ci. Le nez est de sucre chauffé, d’écorces d’orange, de malt et d’herbes quelconque. Un goût de sucre d’orge, de caramel et d’épices indistinctes avec un malt lourd, qui prend beaucoup de place. Est-ce déjà le temps de partir? (1050-040414)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (5013) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
on tap at cactus, qc. clear dark copper, orange tint, with a small creamy light beige orange head, good retention and lacing. load of barley sugar, cherry-cola candies, peppery caramel - linear maltiness, bananas and other phenolic esters, spices, few earthy and astringent notes. booze is well hidden. moderate to low carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, sweet and assertive spicy-peppery-grassy finish. kind of offensive, just like this place i’m drinking/writing at the moment. blah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (2757) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
De l’écorce d’orange, sucre d’orge, miel et houblons chauds peuplent le liquide collant et exubérant. Belle compagnie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2368) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Tap. Moderate roasted cereal for the malt, light cooked orange for the hops and light broth for the yeast, with brown sugar, date, some spice and other fruitcake like aromas. Heas is average to large, frothy light tan, with good lacing and good legs and is mostly lasting. Color is clear burgandy. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy with a soft carbonation. This Barley Wine has very nice subtle aromas, with an uncommonly bitter basckground.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3563) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
(Version 2014, 8%) Une belle couleur ambrée. Une mousse beige et un rideau de dentelle. un nez de pain grillé, de sucre d’orge et de feuilles. Des saveurs simples de noix et de caramel foncé. Une bouche crémeuse. Une texture passablement collante. Une finale sur les sucres maltés. Un vin d’orge qui ne cherche pas à épater la galerie ni mes papilles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2011
On tap at the Brew Pub. Amber pour with an averaged sized off white head. Caramel, nuts, with some dark fruits. Some toffee and citrus with some warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
Draft: Poured a light copper color ale with a small foamy head. Aroma of medium caramelized sugar is OK though not as complex as I would have hoped. Taste is dominated by some caramelized sugar with limited number of other characteristics (no notes of dry fruits or toffee were noticeable). Body is definitely a bit light for style with no apparent alcohol. Lacking complexity and not the best from this brewer.

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