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Brewed by Brasseurs du Monde / Le Picoleur
Style: Barley Wine
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada
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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Beer City, Belgium. Pours clear dark red with a medium, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has lots of raisin, plums, port, vinious, toasted caramel, light milky. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant, port, toasted caramel, light burnt toast, vinious, warming, raisins, hazelnuts. Quite an elegant Barleywine, even if the alcohol is a bit too present.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
A reddish copper barley wine with a very thin off white head. In aroma, classic vinous malyt with nice floral British hops, range, licorice, & light molasses. In mouth,, a smooth sweet vinous malt with licorice, plums, dark fruits, reminiscent of Macneil’s Old Ringworm.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Deep amber-ruby pour with a thick yellow-tan head. The nose is quite hoppy and intensely chewy. Some sweet earthy/piny hoppiness along with a bit of soft sweet caramel. A bit of toffee and some nice light berry fruit. A touch of light oxidation but that adds a nice chewy note that I totally enjoy. Quite a surprise - really damn solid barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7397) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, holzig, alkoholisch. Geschmack angenehm malzig süß, holzig, alkoholisch.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
33cl twist off cap (?) bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports a light tan head. The aroma is nice and sweet with brown sugar coated plums and sweet raisins as well as mild caramel notes blended with ripe dark red cherry meat. The taste is pretty rich and smooth with a firm load of sugar stewed cherries as well as plums and raisins that are swimming in a pool of caramel and brown sugar. It gets a bit malty and boozy toward midway and into the finish. This is a nice sipper and seems like more age will do it well. A solid barleywine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2013
Bouteille 341ml. Cuivrée claire, col moyen beige. Arôme malté, grains, biscuité moyen, fruité noir avec un bouquet sucré qui laisse ses marques. Palais est fruité; prune, cerise, raisin, le tout est épais avec des notes de sucre candi. Profil est épais au niveau des malts, pâle et cara et un léger côté épicé. Le côté doux sucré est persistant et accompagne une fin de bouche orientée sur un biscuité subtile. Les houblons confèrent une amertume qui reste assez en retrait mais suffit à donner une pointe herbacée. Mérite d’être revisitée pour voir comment les caractéristiques du barley wine évoluent avec le temps.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
The nice rubyish oragen brick pour is clear and quickly becoming headless. Boy is there some sugar in that nose. Dried fruit candies with its estery English yeast throwing little red berries, apricot, raisins and Belgianesque banana all at once, as the malts are all on the dessert side of things, toffee laden to a fault andbrash earthy hops never really manage to rally and bring some sense to this finish, neither can the rough, pointy small bubbles. The sugariness just dominates those two strong counter-balancing features away. While no lightweight, it constantly feels like those caramelly malts should warrant a sterner build. I suspect the unforgivingly fine filtration is at cause here. Not being a huge advocate of aging beers, I can nevertheless see myself digging that one more after a year or two of maturing. Its intensely filtered texture will probably get loose and slick, but the biting bubbles fade-out would probably be for the best. At the same time, the oxidation may shake the current leather and stewed, candy-like fruitiness hints. It all may evolve into something along the lines of a sherry. In its youth though, I find it overwhelmingly sugary and still fairly closed, not as deeplly malty as it could be, but I’d be surprised if the latter evolves significantly. I’ll try again later as it’s reasonably priced and I expect a favourable evolution, but I’m not jumping back to the store to buy a case.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez Le Carrefour des Bières (Drummondville, QC). Arôme: Odeur de caramel fruité avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-rougâtre avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruité avce une pointe d’alcool et d’épice. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minérale. Forte effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4939)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle: Poured a dark hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sugar with some dried fruit notes is quite enticing. Taste is a solid mix of caramelized malt with nice notes of toffee and a good amount of residual sugar. Body is quite full with good carbonation and not apparent alcohol. Solid rendition of an English style barleywine with just enough residual sugar.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
pours relatively clear dark amber, red tint, with a small light beige head, little retention, some lacing. dark red fruits, raisins, cloying caramel, some spices and yeast, some phenols, boozy. medium hopping - load of earthy hops that leads to a short to medium long grassy-citrusy finish. average carbonation, medium body. ok.


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