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Brøckhouse Vintage

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Formerly brewed at Brøckhouse
Style: Barley Wine
Hillerød, Denmark
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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Danish: En stærk øl af Barley Wine typen. Rund, blød og næsten som en cognac. Den er udelukkende brygget af malt og humle og har derfor en særdeles kraftig og intens smag af ølbrygningens hovedingredienser. Har lagret minimum et år, og øllene kan derefter gemmes i op til ti år. Den lange lagring giver øllen en rund fylde og afrunder alkoholsmagen. Kan serveres som aperitif eller til en kop kaffe i stil med en cognac. Nydes ved 8-10 grader.

English: A strong barley wine, round and soft, comparable to brandy. Made solely from malt and hops it has a powerful and intense taste. Brøckhouse Vintage has been stored for at least one year and will keep for at least another 10 years. The long storage process adds to the full-bodied character and rounds off the alcohol. Can be served as an aperitif or accompanying a cup of coffee like brandy. Best served at 8-10 degrees celsius.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle. Amber color with a nice head with good duration. Aroma is yeast and sweet fruit. Taste is well balanced with alcohol and fruity sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours brown, murky with alcing off-white head. Wineous and dried fruity aroma. Flavour is sweet caramel, dried fruit and slight woody. Solid alcohol smoothness. Ends with a lingering bitterness and woody note. Light woody to nutty note.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2006
A hazy orange beer with a light colored head. The aroma is sweet and alcoholic with some notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet and again dominated by the alcohol, but also with strong notes of over ripe fruit, leading to a dry metallic end - I guess the metal comes from the alcohol. This is a very mainstream Barley Wine - the style can perform so much better than this example, hence I find it boring.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Slightly hazy amber with tiny, floating particles. Small, off-white head. Vinous aroma with distinctive alcohol. Full-bodied with notes of sherry - perhaps even cognac - and overripe plums. Warming alcoholic finish - a true sipping beer. 291005

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and apples with notes of hops and alcohol. Sweet flavour of caramel and apples with notes of hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20919) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2007 Bottled. Amber colour, slightly hazy and a small white head. Aroma is fruits, yeast, malts and grass. Flavour is alcohol, caramel, fruits and cereals. Alcohol gives a nice warming touch. Very wineish and warming thing.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled. Cloudy amber, brief head. Sweet and caramelly. Full bodied with soft mouthfeel and notes of grass. Dominated by toffee and caramel. A warming, very English style barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2007
Bottle. Vintage 2004. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet malty dark fruit aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweet malty and bitter flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Sweet malty finish with a bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
19th July 2009
Hazy dark brown beer. Soft palate. This 2004 vintage is holding up well. Malt doesn’t taste aged. Slightly bitter toffee caramel. Finishes with a little aniseed alcohol and a touch of heat. Nice enough but I could not drink much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013
2013-01-31, vintage 2006, 6 years old, 7-5-6-2-14=34
Cloudy dark amber color with orange/red reflex; small head, with low retention. Malt aroma, while a whiff of Parmigiano Reggiano marks the age. The body is thinner than before, with higher alcohol perception; caramel flavor, very low sweetness, very low bitterness, and some signs of age, mainly the cheesy ones, not much oxidization.
They promised improvememnts for 10 years: it didn’t happen ;-)

2009-04-10, vintage 2006, at Carlsens Kvarter, 7-5-7-3-14=36
Hazy amber color; big head; a thin layer is persistent. Malt and caramel aroma, quite mature, with traces of yeast. It has a strong caramel flavor, and chocolate; the body is still structured but thinning, and the bitterness still high; maybe in one more year it will be more balanced; anyway, already now the alcohol can be perceived. The final is well bitter, with mildly roasted malt too. Interesting but not supreme.

2008-05-18, vintage 2006, at Ølfestival Århus, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Hazy copper color. Caramel aroma, quite mature. Good body, a bit oily, dominated by the caramel, and some alcohol warmth. A bit one dimensional, but correctly brewed.

2007-02-08, vintage 2005, 6-4-7-3-13=33
Hazy amber color; thin head. The aroma is malty, like a Barley Wine. The flavor is malty as well, but less sweet than expected, with a strange combination in the end of bitterness and too much alcohol that reminds me of Strong Lagers. Powerful malty brew, but simplistic.


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