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


on tap

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 (1069) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
Dark wine. Big nose. Needs to age. Heavy wine note. Very strong wine note. Too rough and too big.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lello4ever (294) - ITALY - JUN 1, 2015
Ambra scuro torbida con schiuma bianca. Aroma di malto. Dolce nel complesso ma un po’ piatta sulla complessità. Media carbonazione, alcol presente bene.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dandeman (691) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
En fût à la brasserie. Ambrée très foncée avec des accents de cuivre. Une mousse très onctueuse laissant une belle dentelle sur le verre. Un olfactif assez houblonnée, perceptible malgré le verre plein. Au gustatif, les sucres du malt sont en évidence avec des notes de cerises au marasquin, de fruits des champs, de crème caramel, de bonbons, de jujubes, s’étalant sur une finale aux houblons discrets. Cette bière est exactement ce à quoi je m’attends d’un Barley Wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (1167) - 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 (13757) - 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 (4339) - 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 (1615) - 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 (6011) - 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 (3384) - 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 (2464) - 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.

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