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Brewed at Boston Breweries (South Africa)

Style: Barley Wine
Western Cape, South Africa
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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A complex ale brewed with South African cane sugar and fermented with both ale- and wine yeast. A seven month maturation period on redwine barrels innoculated with naturally occuring brettanomyces yeast provides the beer with its rustique character and balancing tartness.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17566) - Malmö, - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty malty spicy aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty weak wine and dark fruit finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle shared with esp0r, edvard and Simonsen at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014. Dark amber body with a small beige head. Aroma is vineous with honey, raisin, perfume. Taste is red fruity with vanilla and a slight sour sting, rich body, sweet red wine finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
visionthing (2984) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
55cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Pours hazy murky brown with a minimal white head. Vinous aroma with raisins, caramel and hints of wood, malt, yeast and alcohol. Fairly sweet with flavours that reminds me of home made wine and not so much beer. Strange thing, slightly interesting, but not quite my thing. Drinkable, but not enjoyable in my book.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (3280) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, Norway- special October release. Dark brown hazy color, some foam. Aromas of wine, oak, dried fruits, malt, ok yeast influence; medium aroma intensity. Medium/ full body & medium / high complexity. On the sweet side. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Simonsen (726) - NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Flaske drukket på dags hyttetur. Mørk uklar karamell farget. Lavt karbonert. Noe tynn skumrand. Smaker karamell, malt og fusel. Ikkr spesielt god i min gane

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aenima (275) - Askim, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
Vinous caramely and raisiny aroma. The taste is raisins with red wine taking over the beer. Astringent finish with some sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
Brutalt tung kropp med tydlig fugdekola. Tar flera minuter att svälja en klunk. Sjukt bra, vilket för mig var lite otippat. Kola och honung finns tydligt i smakbilden.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pyrmir (3544) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2013
500 ml bottle. Clear dark brown with very little head. Aroma is sweet, raisin, dried fruit, sugar and alcohol. Taste is very sweet, dried fruits, caramel, alcohol and plums. Extremely sweet and no brett notes that I could detect.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2013
550ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep ruby chestnut, with a minimal off-white head, which fades rapidly without leaving any lacing. Savoury, meaty notes, oaky red wine and a touch of muscat make up the aroma. It is much less hoppy than most barleywines, with only very mild peppery hops up front. These give way to smooth red wine, with some oak coming into the mid-palate. There is an unusual vinegary red wine flavour to the finish, which is a little off-putting. The brettanomyces don’t seem very evident at all. There are some very good aspects to this beer, but the finish lets it down, and it just somehow doesn’t seem to come together. Reasonable, but not wondrous.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle at Nya Tröls. Hazy orange-red coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruitya roma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of overriped fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Sweet and fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2013
55 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a fully gone head. Aroma is wineous, overripe fruity and toasted malty caramelish. Smooth fruity, sweet and caramelish. Wineous and wooden caramelish.


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