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Elav Progressive Barley Wine

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Brewed by Birrificio Indipendente Elav
Style: Barley Wine
Comun Nuovo (BG), Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Birra in stile Barley Wine adatta all’invecchiamento.
Per questa ricetta viene utilizzato un luppolo giapponese (Sorachi Ace) e un solo malto (Pale). La bollitura prolungata conferisce aromi caramellati e permette di ottenere un mosto molto concentrato.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2690) - Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2014
330 ml bottle into snifter, best before 12/2018. Pours hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a small dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some slight streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, golden raisin, herbal, floral, grass, light caramel, candi sugar, honey, toasted bread, slight alcohol, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and solid complexity of citrus/earthy hops and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, golden raisin, herbal, floral, grass, light caramel, candi sugar, honey, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, golden raisin, herbal, floral, grass, light caramel, honey, candi sugar, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and solid complexity of citrus/earthy hops and pale malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately slick, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice barelywine style. Good balance and solid complexity of citrus/earthy hops and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1803) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle pour@5e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse - SO. Very heavy and monodimensional on the caramelised peach marmelade in aroma, with some added white grape. Taste balances that out with a flourish of marzipan, caramel bonbon, with a astringent finish of fruit peel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7864) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Trübes orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen Früchten, Obst, leicht alkoholisch. So ist auch der Geschmack.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottled. Copper colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet gluelike maltiness and alcohol along with some caramel, fruits, honey and toffee. Flavour is toffee, alcohol, some sweetness, syrup and raisins.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kraddel (3458) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle shared with Belgbeergeek Pours clear, dark orange , no real head . Smell is sweet, honey, fruity ( peaches ) Not much carbo . Taste is peaches , very much peaches, with some caramel touch . No sign of ANY ABV , drinks like its fruitjuice, but its 11 percent . that earns some respect, but tastewise, this is nothing for me . At all .

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jookos (2318) - FINLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Orange, hazy, pretty much no head. Nose is sweet, malty, vanilla peachy. Sort of milky. full bodied, sweet, bit oily, but bitter. Caramel gooey, butterscotchs. Horribly caramel sweety, with some hotness shining through. This is too sweet, too sticky. Too light caramelly for a barley wine too. IMHO a lot wrong here. More like a malt liquor. Even real chilled it tastes like boozed up cookie dough. But doesn’t feel bulky or tasteless in any way though.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (6276) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2014
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear orange color with a small head. Very sweet fruity aroma, some slight strawberry notes as well as some caramel malts. Fruits and strawberries on the flavor as well, some gluish notes and alcohol. Quite heavy thick palate, lingering sweet fruity aftertaste. Some people might like this but I’m not one of them, this is not pleasant at all, not sure if I can finish this bottle..
6323

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KatL80 (17) - Britton, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours dark copper with small head. Aroma is rich, sweet, with tropical fruit, toffee, floral notes. Beer has grown significantly in six months since purchase, now showing balanced, complex coconut, herbal, fruit, honey tones. Flavor opens as beer aerates, reminds me of a wine. Growth in bottle is remarkable, will be laying some down.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (482) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Pours an orangish with no head. Some hop floaties. Some cherry and apple funk on the nose. Coconut milk, caramel, fruity sweetness. Zero to light carbonation and medium body which is where this got marked down a few notches. Other than that this was enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9602) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2013
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - cloudy dark amber-brown beer with no foam left; aroma of prunes and caramel; apples; sweet and full-bodied, moderate carbonation; umami; aftertaste of vanilla and prunes; lot of residual sweetness and some warming alcohol notes


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