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Borg Giljagaur Nr. 14

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Giljagaur er af ætt sterkustu bjóra heims, sem kallast Barleywine; þurrhumlaður, rauðleitur og spennandi. Hann er jólagjöf sem heldur áfram að gefa ár eftir ár, því hann verður betri með hverjum jólum. Giljagaur hefur margt skemmtilegt í pokahorninu, t.d. þrenns konar ger og blöndu af breskum og bandarískum humlum. Ríkulegt bragðið felur m.a. í sér kóngabrjóstsykur og marmelaði - sannkallað jólahlaðborð í flösku!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (4786) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Deep dark amber color. Small size, white bubbly head, stays. Caramel, raisins, berries, fruity, pineapple in aroma. Pineapple, grassy hops, sweet, caramel in taste. Alcoholic and pineapple in aftertaste. Alcohol makes it hard to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (4236) - FINLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Rated la 16.01.2016.

bottle. Red, red brlwny, hazy. Malty, deep caramels, some ripe red berries ln nose. Med full bodied, bitter, some bit woody herbs. Flavourful, some booze, quite drinkable though. Ok.

-- bb

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (5153) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2016
33cl bottle. Thx Jookos. Pours mahogany color with a thick white head. Bready malty, rye spiciness, almondy aroma. Flavor has almonds, marzipan, raisins, alcohol warmth. Bready, full bodied. Bit sticky perhaps. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1087) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours clear amber with small yellowish head. aroma is sweetish, hay, caramel, alcoholic, malty, toffee.Taste is medium sweet with some bitterness and spicyness, caramel, hay. Soft carbonisation. sweet finish with some bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (12190) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2016
330ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallin)
Spicy aroma. Sweet estery aspects. Some soapiness in the taste. Some acidity. Rough in places. Spicy and a bit bananaey. A touch harsh,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (849) - FINLAND - JAN 8, 2016
Pullo @ Uba & Humal, Tallinna. Kaatuu snifteriin mahinginruskeana ja hieman sameana, tiiviin parin sormen paksuisen vaahdon suojaamana, joka säilyy suht hyvin. Tuoksussa on runsaasti makean marjaista mallasta, jonka lisäksi löytyy alkoholia, sitrusta ja puumaisuutta. Hieman tulee vahva belgiale mieleen marjaisuudesta. Maussa sama makea marjaisuus jatkuu, nyt toffeeta ja hedelmäkarkkia on enemmän tehden tuntumasta jopa tahmaavan makean. Humalointi tuntuu hedelmäisenä ja hieman havuisenakin, mutta se on taka-alalla. Loppumaussa tulee jopa lakritsia mieleen. Suutuntuma on, kuten edellä mainittu makea ja tahmaava, todella täyteläinen ja alkoholi on hyvin piilossa. Mallas jo vahvasti esillä, humalointi vain sivuaromi. Ensimmäinen islantilaisolut, todellinen hitaasti nautiskeltava yömyssy, jossa jopa vahvan belgin piirteitä.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2236) - ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2015
2015. Semi-clear orange pour, small white head. Nose is toasty malt and caramel sweetness, lots of citric hops. Flavor is pine, oranges, toasty malt, caramel sweetness. Sweet, but firmly hoppy finish, pine resin, citrus. More of an american strong ale, but it’s pretty nice, masks the booze pretty well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirstyrabbit (1581) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2015
2015 bottle. Bright sunset orange body with a medium tall head. Aroma has pretty intense piney hops with some dried orange peel zest. Syrupy mouthfeel with hop oil and decent bitterness. Taste has more orange-peel/piney hops and some caramel syrup. This sweetness has no problem covering the 10% ABV. Long hoppy finish, close to DIPA territory. A somewhat simple yet very well done American style hoppy barley wine. I like it. This one should age well too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (2108) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle, vintage 2015 (from UJH). Pours amber with whiteish-beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, malt, carmel, some piney hops. Flavor follows the nose. Overall: ok, but as far as barleywines go, this doesn’t impress.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (17487) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s
Red amber color, hazy, with medium sized head. Nice hoppy aroma, and fudgy malts, flowery. Lean mouthfeel, but with good body strength; sweet, very good malt flavor, balanced by American resiny hopping.
Excellent.


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