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


on tap


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 (124) - - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s; vintage 2015
Hazy amber color, small head. Smells a bit like wheat wine, which is not promising; medium body strength, wheat wine flavor, so mostly candyish and cloying. A bit sour in the end.
Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15617) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
Has a light amber, some haziness. No head. The nose has some caramel, soft body, and a sugary finish. Bit toasty. Just sort of OK, won’t age that well, and doesn’t have a lot of nuance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14362) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
330mL bottle, pours a hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out bready malt, toasted caramel, and a little oxidation. Flavour is more of an English-style barley wine, with toasted bread, dry caramel and English malt. Medium sweetness for the style. Not overly complex, but it’s alright. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Sample at S&G tasting. S&G goes to Japan PART 2. Special THX to Christian. APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small stable off white head. NOSE: sweet, caramel, alcohol. TASTE: sweet, caramel, alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle (from Japan, vintage 2013)
Rating #13000. Murky brown color, small off-white head. Aroma has toffee, alcohol, tart fruits, hints of vinegar. Medium to full-bodied. Toffee, tart fruits, yeastyness. Alcohol in the finish. Dessert beer with odd cellary vibe. Perharps aging has not gone totally ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - 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 (4596) - 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 (3460) - 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 (6785) - 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.

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