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Borg Giljagaur Nr. 14


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Borg Brugghús
Formerly brewed at Ölgerđin Egill Skallagrímsson

Style: Barley Wine
Reykjavík, Iceland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Giljagaur er af ćtt sterkustu bjóra heims, sem kallast Barleywine; ţurrhumlađur, rauđleitur og spennandi. Hann er jólagjöf sem heldur áfram ađ gefa ár eftir ár, ţví hann verđur betri međ hverjum jólum. Giljagaur hefur margt skemmtilegt í pokahorninu, t.d. ţrenns konar ger og blöndu af breskum og bandarískum humlum. Ríkulegt bragđiđ felur m.a. í sér kóngabrjóstsykur og marmelađi - sannkallađ jólahlađborđ í flösku!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5811) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
330ml Bottle (Thanks Haukur) - Copper with a slight haze and a small head. Dried fruit, apricot and a hint of leather in the aroma. Fruity and moderately sweet taste with notes of peach, apricot, raisins, caramel and leather.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle, via trade from haukur--thanks!-- and shared with Ferris. Hazy auburn body, small particulate suspension, average golden head. Pleasant floral hop and toffee aroma, Full-bodied, sweet toffee with fruity/floral accents, candied orange, a lovely British style BW that exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7022) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Plum, caramel, and raisin with a touch of sweet booze. Cloudy particulates, brown copper with a decent beige head. Dusty cardboard, raisin and sweet caramel with a light bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bjakk (459) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 27, 2013
Rated one year old. Golden clouty. Nice yellow head. Raisins, alcohol in the aroma. Thick flowery raisins. Strong sweet alcohol. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gbe75 (100) - ICELAND - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 A Christmas beer from Borg Brewery. The beer has nothing to do with Christmas except from the name (only for Icelanders to understand). A very nice traditional barley wine beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34401) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange to brown with a small off white head. Sweet caramelish and light hoppy fruity nose. Bitter, mild fruity and sweet caramelish to toasted malty. Bitter and dense caramelish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - NOV 25, 2012
amber red color with a firm offwhite head that lasts long, leaving nice lacing. Aroma is hops, sweet malt and some alcohol. Taste is malty, hoppy some alcahol, sweet with bitter finish. I like it a lot. Maybe the alcohol is a little too noticable, Think i would have liked to see it either more hoppy or more malty, Think ageing will do this brew good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (3570) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2012
Clear red amber colour, firm white head. Sweet malty aroma, pronounced hops (green bullit?), citrus, resin, candy and marmalade. Quite spicy and fresh. Sweet malty flavour, alcohol, light bitter. Full body. Long, sweet malty finish, light hops.
Wonderful beer.
(33cL bottle shared with friends. From trade with haukur. Thanks!!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 7, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2014 fantastic barley wine. Malty and hoppy aroma, some clove and hints of candy and cinnamon. Very bitter finish, and very hoppy. outstanding beer from these brewers.

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