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Durham Something Blue

Durham Something Blue
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Brewed by Durham
Style: Barley Wine
Durham, England
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional English character with massive complex malt and earthy fuggles hops. An aroma of toffee malt is confirmed by a body of woody orange marmalade and caramel. Made for the Royal Wedding of William and Kate 29th April 2011.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle split @ CBC Clerkenwell. Cheers to Leighton for holding onto this one. The pour’s amber with a small head. Somewhat musty, woody on the nose. Baked bread, nuts. A bit of bear claw donut. Sweet orchard fruit flavors. Tangy cherry and pear. Rich caramel malt. Full, but not overly sweet or hot. Overall, better than I was afraid this commemorative beer might be. Respectable stuff from Durham.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. I got this one way back when, maybe from Kris Wines. Pours light hazy amber with a creamy cap. Some sweet bread on the nose, pine, dried fruits. Medium sweet flavor, moderately boozy with dry bread, toffee, some dirt. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with semi-dark bread, caramel, low toasted pine bitterness. Really nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle split at Craft Clerko, big thanks to Leighton for this north of England Royal whale, 08/07/13. Hazed amber with a thin off white head that clears edgeward leaving a little spotting. Nose is dark fruits, sugars, toffee, bready malts, dark over ripened oranges, woody notes, light alcohol. Taste comprises dark fruits, light spice, dark toffee, touch of booze, nutty tones, booze soaked fruits. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, boozey fruity finish, Solid enough barley wine.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15840) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
18th January 2012
Very hazy amber - brown beer. Decent pale tan head. Light dry palate, dry alcohol. A little cream in the malt. Brandyish alcohol finish, dry. Obvious alcohol!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13761) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber/brown -offwhite head. Sour toes, fruity, amber malts, barley notes, yeasty, roasted, high bitterness, dried fruits, marzipan, caramel, boozy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21310) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, marzipan and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and marzipan. Sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10908) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
cloudy brown, smooth offwhite head. quite boozy aroma , flowery , fruity. flavor is fruity, malts, oranges, red fruits, strong alc. beer with a fruity touch that does not get cloying. great!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange to brown with a small white head. Aroma is light spiced and toasted malty. Phenolic and spiced hoppy. Dry and phenolic into the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a light tan head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, malt, caramel, and over ripe fruits, leading to a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottle, 50 cl, at Papsø tasting. Cloudy amber with sediments floating and an off white head. Toffee, dry light fruits, orange zest, hops innthe nose. Flavor is fruitysweet and medium bitter - notes of abricot, jam, ripe fruits, a little alcohol. Full body, creamy texture, quite delicious.


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