Brewed by Brasseurs du Monde / Le Picoleur
Style: Barley Wine
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
YanIpa (144) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
Délicieusement houbloné, note de cerises noir, raisin et une pointe de sirop d´érable. Une de mes préférés, elle respect bien le style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
341mL bottle from Broue Ha Ha. I had to pick this up as I thought an homage to Thomas Hardy’s Ale was too interesting to pass up. Despite the rather mediocre over-all rating on this site, I find this to be quite a pleasing brew. The clearish amber liquid features a pungent aroma of rich, deep malts, almost bock-like but leaning towards a proper Barleywine. The flavour is very rich and satisfying with a deep but under-developed malt body. It does actually remind me a bit of the inspiration for this product, Thomas Hardy’s (actual) Ale. What I like about it as that in a way, this is an extremely drinkable version of that infamous beer that may be fading into obscurity. The alcohol really is not present at all, and the maltyness is not overly sweet, but quite satisfying. My only complaint is that the carbonation is a bit excessive for the style, though there is a lovely viscous, oily feel counteracting this aspect. Over-all this is a worth-while effort, and it’s worth checking out if you like the original Thomas Hardy’s.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VincentDamon (315) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
Ce vin d’orge à 10.5% d’alcool dévoile une couleur brune avec des reflets rouges. La mousse est très timide et se dissipe avec célérité. Servie dans un calice, la bière nous offre un bouquet puissant : cassis, vin de madère, raisins secs, fruits secs, sucre d’orge également (côté sucré fort intéressant). En bouche, le sucre et le raisin amènent une astringence intéressante. Arrière-goût chaleureux. Les notes maltées nous rappellent définitivement les flaveurs du porto. Il s’agit sans l’ombre d’un doute d’un beau produit à déguster et à partager, vu le goût prononcé, chaleureux, de même que le taux d’alcool élevé par ailleurs. Liquoreuse et puissante, la ale de Hardy plaira aux dégustateurs, or, probablement pas aux nouveaux initiés... Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1116) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 15, 2014
Botella de 341ml. Copa Pokal. Color cobre oscuro con tintes rubí a contraluz. Espuma beige y corona pobre pero persistentes anillos en las paredes. Los aromas y sabores despliegan ciruelas, dátiles, chocolate, maltas caramelo y dulces, alcohol, brioche tostado, melazas con infusión de café y piel de plátano subyacentes. Cuerpo pleno y carbonatación suave. Paladar viscoso. Final maltose, tostado y prolongado con toque picante y cacao negro en el retrogusto. Redonda y sabrosa!! 341ml bottle. Footed Pokal glass. Dark copper color & ruby tints to the light. Beige foam, poor crown but a lasting ring is left on sides. Flavors & aromas display plum, dats, chocolate, sweet caramel malts, alcohol, toasted brioche, molasses, coffee infusion on the back & slight banana peel touch. Full body. Soft carbonation. Viscous mouthfeel. Long toasted malty finish, spicy touch & cocoa on the extended aftertaste. Rounded & flavorful!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zoret (68) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Exemple d’estil. Cervesa dolça de sabor molt llarg amb tocs oxidats i d’alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oqnid (75) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
25 fév '13 -->Barleywine rousse, 10.5%, 341ml -auburn/rouille; mousse fine et volatile -nez céréale, tire éponge, érable, alcool -entrée cassonade, sucre d'orge (bonbons) -étalement amère, maltée; alcool -sirupeuse et ronde -finale tenacité amère, sucre d'orge, alcool Co=3.5 Arô=3 Am=3.5 Su=3 Arr=3 Ac=2. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
stef73 (205) - - MAR 2, 2013
du couleur rouge rubis avec col blanc .on ressent un heureux melange du malté fruit confit et de houblons un peu resineux . en bouche des saveur sucre d orge qui lui donne un gout liquoreux et qui fine par une amertume en fin. c est equilibre parfait (rate 58)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (704) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
Bouteille 341ml. Couleur ambrée rougeâtre, mousse beige. Arôme de sucre d’orge, malt. Goût de sucre d’orge, caramel, malt. Carbonation faible, corps moyen-dense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Temptation (220) - - NOV 14, 2013
Great aspect, copper color, opaque, almost no head nor lace. Aromas to caramel, sweet wine, raisins, molasses. Well balanced mouthfeel, with notes to toffee, cream, vanilla, butterscotch and caramel. Creamy texture, long development, a little bit astringent finish. Medium to low carbonation and body. The overall is nice, well balanced and structured, and improves as it gets warmer. Pretty good barleywine.

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