Brewed by Daisen G Beer
Style: Barley Wine
Tottori Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2007 vintage 9%, earlier 8.5%

john_henry's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
john_henry (116) - - DEC 14, 2013
Daisen G Beer is hands down one of my favourite brewery’s in Japan, and whilst this is a great beer, i can’t help but feel a little disappointed. For me this doesn’t have the mouth feel of a barley wine, and whilst it is very well balanced it seems a little lacking in the boldness I would associate with barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2179) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 6, 2013
Tap at Yellow Ape. Amber coloured, not much head. Aroma bit fruity, mostly toffee, malty. Taste is nice, malty, sweet. Slightly savoury. Pretty good. End of a long day of beer but was a good finisher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2344) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2013
9% popped this bottle of Daisen G’s 2012 Barleywine to celebrate hitting 200 likes on my page Kansai Beer Lovers. It pours a wonderful amber with a quickly dissipating head. A great fruity aroma of plum, figs and some port like notes. The taste isn’t as complex as other barleywines but it is full-bodied and the flavor has caramel at first then a nice rich malty sweetness followed by mild warming from the alcohol. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle. 2006 vintage. Sugary sweet toffee aroma. Golden with ruby tints. Very sweet initial, whatever original hopping it had seems to have disappeared; mid palate give a bit of tang, along with toffee and butter; final is smooth and mild. Thin-medium body. Held up quite well. A light sort of barley wine. Smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5844) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2012
Vertical tasting while visiting Osaka in 2009. 2006 version: 5 3 6 2 10 Not too much aroma. Amber cloudy, low head. Oxidized and woody, Lightish body, Not much going on. 2007 version: 7 3 7 3 13 Sherry and light aromatic hop aroma. Rosy wooden colour no head. Nice subtle aromatic hops on wood. Fairly low body. Subtle flavours, but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6321) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2012
Head is a small offwhite ring round the side. Hazy amber body. Earthy musty umami and caramel aroma with fruity alcohol and honey notes. Unusual. Sweet-dryish caramel and strawberry taste with earthy musty notes. Fullish body. Mild, slightly hot mouthfeel. Sweetish linoleum and earth aftertaste with tropical fruit and vanilla notes. Low on bitterness. Mild, light, and drinkable = lethal. Interesting. Many subtle and complex aromas. (0.2l draft at Craft Beer Keg, Nagoya. 9%, so 2007 vintage.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5966) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2012
33 cl bottle vintage 2010, brewed 09/2010, bottled 02/2011, BBE 02/2013
Aroma is sweet with berries, malt and some sugar. Flavour is also sweet with malt, berries and lots of sugar. Needs definitely more ageing (or more hops).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6520) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Timo A. 2010 Vintage. Brewed 09/2010. Bottled 02/2011.
Pours slightly hazy copper color with small head. Aroma of malts, syrup, toffee, dark ripe fruits like plum and some dates, mild dark berry notes and caramel malts. Flavor of caramel malts, yeast, apricot, ripe fruits, toffee, rye, nutty notes and some candy sugar. Very sweet palate with mild bitter fruity finish. A bit too sweet and could perform way better after a couple of years of cellaring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle at the brewpub on my Japanese stag. Deep clear copper with a lacing beige lid. Somewhat vegetal aroma initially picking up gummy bear, jellied red fruit, aniseed. More jellied fruit, English (?) hop character showing; Shep on acid, deep balance, caramel on biscuit, slippery condition. Light peppery alcohol, spots of lace, shrubby German-like hop now...Finally fragrant, with a pollen-like, discreetly hop-sodden nose. Another big, well balanced sipper from Daisen G that’ll take your head off if you’re not careful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6324) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2011
12 ounce bottle 2009 edition. Pours a mostly cloudy dark amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet oranges and sugary candy. The flavor is lots of herbal tea, some orange flavored candy, mellow, toffee, caramel, earthy, this beer reminds me of a past due IIPA in some ways. Sweet residual sugars that make it a BW. Decent, leaves you with a tangy orange flavor in the finish.

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