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Borg Giljagaur Nr. 14

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarmok (1106) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 30, 2016
Clear dark amber liquid with small head. Aroma of hay liqeur. Goat weed, caramel. Full body, long fin

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (627) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2016
Deep amber colour. Medium white head. Toffee, caramel, hints od berries, some sourness in the aroma. Grassy, bitter, caramelly beginning. Quite alcoholy in the middle. Hints of whiskey in the end. Burnt caramel in aftertaste. Also some alcohol. Makes the throat warm. Rather heavy bodied, medium carbonated, still young barley wine. Not balanced yet. Quite drinkable. Interesting to to try the 2015 edition after a year.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (836) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Deep amber colour with beige nice fluffy head on top which leaves beautiful lacing to the sides of the glass. Beautiful beer! Aroma has caramel malts, pines and grapefruit hops, cookie, syrup. Taste has lots of sweet caramel malts, pine hops, some dried fruits and syrup. Nice bitter ending. Warming alcohol is there but it isn’t overwhelming. Full texture and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1614) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 17, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Couleur ambrée rouge, trouble. Fine mousse blanche. Nez prune, tonneau. Palais fin, pointe sucrée au début avec fruits noirs puis grosse amertume épaisse. Pointe fumée. Finale longue, amere, acide boisée.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (517) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2016
330ml bottle from Uba ja Humal, Tallinn

Dark amber colour with a white head. Malty, berries, alcohol, caramel, some fruits. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2016
Bottle. BB 21.10.2025. Pours very dark amber, unclear with loads of bits floating. Head’s creamy, retains rather well. The aroma is malty with a herbal and spicy side. Soapy. Boggy. Gets jammier, marmeladier (inventing words) in the end. Tastes sweet, some bitter sourness of bog berries, and again a bit soapy (labrador tea? (sookail)). Interesting. Not saying the 10% shows, but it is warm of the alcohol. Texture and carbonation soft. I liked it at first, but it soon became aggressive - too herby and a bit harsh... It’s different from all other Barley Wines I’ve had. Not a big fan... Yet I do find it intriguing. I’m sure time will make it better - would be fun to try it close to its BB (fat chance though).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3911) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle at Grillmarkadurinn. Pours a clear light brown with a tiny off white head. Sweet with a mellow dryness. Aromas of caramel malts and dried fruits. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Giochaurand (399) - FINLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle from Kavu. Pours brownish amber in colour with medium head. Aroma is bready malts, caramel, honey, hops. Flavour is orange zest, malts and hops. Nice full palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (3969) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2016
0,33l bottle from Uba ja Humal, shared with giochaurand and wiosna. Pours almost clear amber with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts, alcohol and hops. Flavor is sweet malts, fruits, alcohol and hops. Awfully nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (598) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2016
Pours clear dark red with small top. Liqueur like appearance. Aroma is fruity, sweet, caramel, raisins, some alcohol and spices. Mouth is thick, sweet, red wine, grapes, caramel, some cinnamon and nutmeg. Alcohol comes out and warms throat. After stays quite a while and is bitter. Nice barley wine!


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