Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A surprisingly highly drinkable sweet fruity crisp barley wine. Very nice.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed with some age on it (1 to 2 years I think)
The look: Beautiful clear redish-brown body topped by a small long-lasting beige head
In long: Nose is fruity and very malty. Taste is surprisingly almost “refreshing”. There’s a lot of caramel in there but the beer doesn’t feel heavy to a refreshing tropical fruits flavour. Barley candies and liquorice candies. The pleasant woody hops (tree bark) are not assertive enough to dry out the beer in the finish and the beer leaves a brown sugar after-taste. Overall quite crisp and clean for the style, almost sessionable. I sure cannot say that Djævlebryg don’t make good beer. To be more precise, I cannot say any phrase with Djævlebryg in it as I have no idea how to pronounce it. Really.
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing bonus beer courtesy of madsberg. Thanks mads. Pours deep amber with thin tan head. The aroma is full with loads of dark fruitiness, sweet nutty extract butter and sweet yummy goodness. The taste is smooth rich blended dark fruity yum with dates, prunes, raisins, brown sugar and a light amount of booze. Wow, this is very nice and will only improve will years of cellaring.
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy light amber color. Aroma is loaded with caramel, toffee, oak, light hops and some good rich fruity notes. Flavor is sweet and finishes with a very light hop bite. I really enjoy the caramel and toffee notes in this.
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @tpd975s Thanks Ibrew2or3-bottle-pours a light tan ring for a head and hazy amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, musty. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, musty, some fruit.
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Mostly clear, dirty orange ale with a small, fizzy, khaki head. Decent retention. I absolutely love the aroma of this beer. No one else seems to smell what I smell, so I guess I’m the oddball. I’m really picking up lots of caramel, of course, but also bushels of tannic tree nut shells – mainly pecans and walnuts. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and subdued carbonation. The flavor provides gobs of sweet, sugary caramel and toffee and roasted nuts. Sweet, nutty, caramely finish. Thanks to Ibrew2or3 for sharing this world class bottle of beer!
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of ibrew2or3.
pours copper, thick off-white head.
Aroma, light grassy, caramel malts, dark fruitts.
Flavor, plenty of grains, lots of caramel, roasted chocolate malts/nutty, ends with some faint bitterness..
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe d’alcool et d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel légèrement fruité avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #2721)
MagisterLudi (11) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2009 Uncompromising. The taste strikes the fine balance between bitter rottenness and drinkability. A proper barley wine with lots of good stuff on the bottom of the bottle.
chrisv10 (12633) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
30 cl draft. Amber body with off-white head. Flavour is caramel, alcohol and vinous.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This Barley Wine’s fruit jam flavors seem to seep from caramelized cereals while its polished mouthfeel also pushes forth alcohol heat and peppery hops .
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sturdy cap of foam covers the deep regal red.
-The licorice notes are not characteristic to the style, but they work well with the caramel flavors.
-The earthy, wooden hop bitterness lingers nicely.
-The malts also offer light toastiness and smoke.
-The body is not too heavy for the style; it is even elegant.