Brewed by Broue Pub Brouhaha
Style: Barley Wine
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Cuivrée au reflets orangés aux arômes intenses de fruits mûrs et de fleurs. Équilibre parfait de malt, alcool et houblon. Infusée en continu avec les houblons Centenial, Simcoe et Amarillo. Maturée 8 mois.

Brassy orange highlights the intense aromas of ripe fruit and flowers. The perfect balance of malt, hops and alcohol. Infused continuously with Centenial hops, Simcoe and Amarillo. Eight months matured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3250) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
Dark amber-orangeish color, with a small white head, yeasty, fruity ripe apple nose, with a faint peachy, orange, apricot esters, with a mild toasty, biscuity maltiness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with yeasty, fruity, light sweet liquorish toasty, biscuity, caramelized malt, warmth character, with some mild citrus, candied tangerine, orange peel, flavors, with a brandyish, faint Grand Marnier liqueur accent, and some light flowery hop citrusy leafiness notes, leading towards a warming, sweet toasted, fruity orangey, lingering shy hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2261) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
Bottled sample via Fred82. Deep amber in colour with low carbonation. Aromas are of fat pale malts, booze, candied and stewed fruits, and caramel. Quite full bodied on the palate, with flavours of dark caramel, pale malts, candied orange peel, minerals, and a hint of spice. Pretty well balanced, but a touch boozy. The mouthfeel is a bit unique as it is quite slick, but the beer itself isn’t sweet or cloying. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2961) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
2011 vintage. Pours a dark amber with a thin white ring of foam that leaves some lacing. Aroma is composed of hot alcohol and brown sugar. Taste is sweet, almost too sweet. A nice and clean bitterness saves it, though. Flavors of maple syrup, brown sugar and booze. A bit hot even with 2 years on it. Body is medium-full and mouthfeel is sticky. Carbonation level is low. OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4730) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2013
Thick syrupy, very full bodied, almost like an IIPA. Some citrus and caramel notes. Not great balance, not great depth, but ok. Kinda what barely wines were commonly like 10 years ago. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
My Bottom Line:
The hops’ orange pulp and wooden resins are ably balanced by toasted, biscuity malts in this smooth and warming English-style Barley Wine.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam decorates the shiny amber.
-The flavor profile is very clean throughout.
-The malt character could use some caramelization (for my tastes in the style, anyway).
-Peppery alcohol heat is found in the aroma and flavor profile.
-Dextrins are kept under control in this Barley Wine, which is not often the case in this usually hefty style.

On tap at Brouhaha.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10572) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
On-tap sample at Mondial 2010.Dry hopped, good barleywine. Well hopped, some Simcoe. Amber coloured body with a smal amount of white head. Hop aromas. Caramel malts offset. Above average mouthfeel. carbonation appropriate.Good rinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
[4270-20120122] 341mL bottle. Sweetened roast malt aroma has a hint of smoky maple grass. Clear, brown amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet toasted caramel malt flavour ha a quick sweet finish. Medium body. Tasty, drinkable. (7/3/7-/3+/14) 3.4
(w/ jerc)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12736) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2012
330ml bottle - shared by the Quebec posse in Lithuania - thanks!
Super sweet aroma, worryingly so. Rich reddy orange, no head. In the mouth it’s incredibly full. Totally sweet but has an amazing yumminess to it too. The rocket fuel booze aspect is "hidden" behind the enormous sugariness. Also has enough hops to cut through that and with a cut-mixed-peel feel make it more liqueur-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (4798) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle (341 ml). 2009 vintage. Shared by Minderbinder, thanks! Clear deep amber with no head and a small ring of off-white foam. Aroma of malt, caramel, fainted hops, fruits, alcohol, candi and toffee. Taste is moderately sweet with fruits, toffee, candi, caramel, alcohol and floral notes. Medium to full body. Light carbonation. Sirupy mouthfeel. Decent Barley Wine. Maybe a little over the hill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (766) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle 341 ml shared by Minderbinder, thanks! 2009 vintage. Pours deep amber-caramel bown. Sugery notes, along with dark fruits. Not too heavy. Good BW, wondering if it has upgraded in four years (I’ve never drank this one before).

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