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Central City Thorís Hammer Barley Wine

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Brewed by Central City Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.25%
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Festival beer at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2008. This strong ale is heavy and malty with lots of fruitiness. Having matured for one year at this time, the development of winey notes and complex flavours are very evident. This is the reincarnation of the classic Thorís Hammer BW that brewmaster Gary Lohin made at former brewpub Sailor Hagarís.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (164) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Dark, slightly murky orange-brown pour. Fruity aroma and flavours. Winey notes, subtle citrus, and some dried fruits. Very thick and full-bodied, although light flavour considering the heavy texture. Very smooth. Tasty and well-balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YigSvartka (46) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 No head served at cellar temperature. Pungent scent consisting of dried fruit, chocolate, cherries, and malt. Extremely robust flavour. Malt, cream, alcohol, chocolate, and fruit (namely cherry). Strong and heavy with lingering hops and bitterness. A big boy, but certainly a good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (1946) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
Dark reddish brown body, large bubbles, not a lot of head or lacing. Sweet malt aroma, corn, vanilla, booze. Taste is strong booze, sweet malts, a touch of bitterness to round it out. A touch on the harsh side, but a rather nice barley wine overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Pours a great thick iced tea color. Aromas are sweet and syrupy. Honey, corn syrup, brown sugar. This is smooth.. Both on the palate and in flavor. No booze detected. Sweet malts with some woodiness for a balancing bitterness. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dslam (22) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Poured from a keg. Dark brown and slightly mucky color. Minimal beige head. Beautiful deep aroma, I love it! Good amount of carbonation makes the beer come alive in your mouth. Leaves a light film and goes down easy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (368) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
[2008 Release] Poured from the tap. Murky amber brown with minimal beige head. Aroma of caramel and butterscotch with dark red fruit. Same flavour with warming alcohol and fig finish. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Hazy dark amber color with lasting ivory head. Dark raisin, toasted caramel, pit fruit aromas. Full bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Rich dark raisin, pit fruit, dark caramel flavors with warming spicy alcohol to finish____big barleywine_good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4494) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle: Poured a cloudy copper color ale with a medium size foamy head with medium retention with minimal lacing. Aroma consists of sweet caramelized malt with grainy cereal notes and some warming alcohol notes. Taste is dominated by sweet caramelized malt with some grainy cereal notes and a quite a bit of residual sugar. Body is quite full with good carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. Quite enjoyable but I could have done without the light grainy cereal notes.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Caramel, burnt sugar, dark fermented fruits. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
Sampled at the GCBF 2013. Translucent deep copper, tan head. Nose is crystal malt, caramel, toffee, citrus. Flavour is caramel, citrus, some alcohol. For palate I just wrote "nice".


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