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Brewed by Castle
Style: Barley Wine
Lostwithiel, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned, Special;
A sweet barley ale.


1.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
Strong malty nose with some sweet mustiness. Pours dead flat dark amer/brown. The flavour is minging - sour, astringent, yeasty and flat. There is the vaguest suggestion of a decent strong ale hiding underneath there somewhere but it is all but completely obscured by that unpleasant sourness that, frankly, indicates a brewer not too sure of what they’re doing and purely playing for alcohol content. I’ve had better homebrews.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle at JF’s (from Hogsback shop) 28/10/12. Gyle 106. Clouded dark amber with no head, sediment visible on pour. Dark caramelised sugars on the nose, butterscotch, sweet candied sugar, dried apricot, prunes and dates. Tastes slightly sour, dark bitter fruits, burnt toffee. Full bodied with minimal carbonation. Boozy dross !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2012
2010-2011 vintage - Gyle 66.
At cellar temperature and into a chalice. Burgundy hued chestnut, just shy of bright with a quickly settling, thin layer of yeast on the base. Carbonation is minute, well conditioned; the head a diminishing layer of cream. A few swirls reveals good legs as it leaves a thick film upon the glass. Deeply vinous, sweet and treacly nose brimming with caramelised stone fruit, Iranian dates in syrup, cough medicine, heather, driftwood and alcohol spice. Heavily medicinal, heady and woody in the mouth. Body is light, a little residual carbonation is apparent but it is oily for the rest. Lots of tart plum and berry fruit, powdery chocolate, burnt wood, twigs, weeds underneath the fruity Benadryl™ notes. Alcohol is evident giving a drying warmth to the finish that holds a tangy, metallic note along with that funky flavoured palate; a long, long linger. Overall its quite pleasant though lacking in the body department. A very warming slow sipper! (33cL, Tucker’s Maltings, Newton Abbot, Devon)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33332) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium amber colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dried fruit, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration, fruity - berry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101202]

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (13397) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
20th October 2013
Bottle drank on hols in St Ives. Clear amber beer with a small off white head. Smooth dry palate with very modest carbonation. Sweetish caramel. Brandy like alcohol provides an evaporating dryness. Touch of dried fruits. Dry and slightly gum numbing finish. It passes muster but is clunky.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (7805) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle Conditioned. Amber, red brown with a small head. Aromas are stewed apple and pear with caramel malts. Some woody and floral notes with spiced oranges and cream. Flavours are sweet earthy pear with green apple. Yeasty and quite tart with an oaky, dry finish. OK but not very complex.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15578) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty fruity bitter flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty bitter caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
330ml bottle from Pigs Ear Beer Festival, day 3 on 2 December 2010. Gyle 53. No best before date. Bright amber colour. Loose head. Good condition. Some toffee notes. Not too much alcohol. Very drinkable for the strength.


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