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Brewed by Birrificio Indipendente Elav
Style: Barley Wine
Comun Nuovo (BG), Italy
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Hazy amber color, small off - white head. Smell and taste malts, some hops and sweetness. Some alcohol amd sweetness in the finish with a touch of hoppyness. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (4020) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells sourish, bourbon, wine, alcohol. Tastes heavy nutty, sweet, bourbon, very weird sweetness.. Really weird taste. Full body, soft carbo.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2013
330ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki) - shared by mjs - thanks!
Big coconut aroma, but with some intangible pineapple or other sharp fruitiness. I normally don’t like sorachi ace, but this is remarkably pleasant. Some rye bread and butter too. Hazy orange, but you really have to fight to put a head on it. Smooth palate, sweetish and a bit slick, but the OK carbonation stop oit from becoming cloying. Sweet full malts, a touch chewy, but it keeps the alcohol at bay. The Sorachi ace coconut keeps cropping up but it’s still on the tasty side rather than annoying. I hate to say this for a sorachi ace beer, but I enjoyed this. I just now hope I get off the tram at the right stop!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Hazy amber color. Small off white head. Not much lacing. Huge fruity malty aroma. Malty flavor with some spicy notes. Vanilla and cream. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (4604) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2013
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BBE 08/2013, at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, 20130523) The beer poured reddish brown and hazy. Its head was very small and white. Aroma had coconut, malts and perfumes. Palate was medium bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were coconut, malts, sweetness, some dried plum and medium bitterness. Afteraste was malty and bitter. The beer may have been without the horrid Sorachi Ace.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (2846) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, raisins, sweetness, toffee and malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
330ml bottle @ Viisi Penniä, Helsinki

Pours dark orange with a tiny white head. Aroma of sweet fruity bubblegum, malts, sweet caramel and syrup. Taste is sweet and malty with notes of fruity bubblegum, hops, caramel and lots of toffee. Finish is sweet, syrupy, bubblegummy and caramely with some toffee and fruity notes. Still not a big fan of Sorachi Ace, which is quite dominant here.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dorqui (2105) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 1, 2013
Bottled 0,33L - courtesy of Valentina.
Red amber color, much limpid one without bubbly presence, nearly no head resistance. Very fruity and little alcoholic aroma, notes of hop, soil, resin. Good first mouth impression, a lot mellow and watery body, but after that comes an overbanding bitter and alcoholic body, realy excessive malty and ashed woody content. Unbalanced and pretentious for my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2013
10/III/13 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - bottled: XII/2011 (2013-230)

Little cloudy amber to orange beer, lots of sediment, small off-white head, unstable, orange peel. Aroma: hay, jam, grains, somewhat sweet, some overripe fruits, some citrus. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sweet, malty, some chocolate, sugary, grains, jam, caramel. Aftertaste: bit sweet, jam, cocoa powder, bitter hops, citrus, orange peel, some grapefruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5387) - ITALY - JAN 14, 2013
Ambrata non molta schiuma poco persistente leggero fruttato maltato biscotto agrume pompelmo etilico caramello non molto corpo buon amaro decise note maltate leggero warming


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