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Brewed by Birrificio Indipendente Elav
Style: Barley Wine
Comun Nuovo (BG), Italy
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (4438) - 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 (2574) - 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 (3615) - 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 (2083) - 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 (4371) - 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 (5182) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2013
Almost no head over cloudy amber beer. Slight cheesy note from the S.A., cookies with caramel and toffee, pineapple, bit herbal, aromatic. Dry flavour with some hops, and melanoidin-rich malty background. But overlying is a strange, just-not-sourish flavour that somehow seems not right. Together with the utterly flat aspect, and almost ditto MF, I fear something’s amiss here, and not just a headdestructive ABV. Faint fruity notes - pineapple and banana maybe, maybe some preserved orange. Cheesiness is there too, but even less outspoken than in the nose. Quite slick. Not B.I. Elav’s best try, IMO. Maybe just my bottle - bad luck?

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piero1987 (645) - Iglesias, ITALY - DEC 9, 2012
Amber color with white head, not persistent. Burn, malt caramel and toast aroma, also spicy. At taste is light sweet and so drinkable. Light-medium body with finish in strong bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3564) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2012
Draft @ Brassigaume 2012. My favourite beer of the festival. Hazy orange, bubbly white head. Smell is a sweet lovely concoction of caramel, sugar, syrup, prune jam, flowers, solid malt base, some very sweet strong liquor feel to it. Sweet caramel, malt base, light prune jam, sweet strong liquor, touch pine resin, tropical fruits, mango, creamy, caramel apples. Softer carb. light oozy body – lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2012
Draft @ Brassigaume 2012. By far, one of the most outstanding Italian beers that day which does not diminish the overall quality of all the beers present at Brassigaume. Orangée léger trouble, col blanc léger. Arôme donne un profile agréable de grains orge très prenant quasi sur des notes rappelant l’apple brandy malgré que cette bière n’est pas âgée en fût. Palais est sucré avec une note lourde mais agréable de pomme caramel très fraîche, collant aux lèvres, pas mal de houblons pour un palais réchauffant, beau profile de grains et une bière qui pour moi semble avoir le profile d’un murissage en barrique. Amertume en retrait et contribuant à un côté houblonné très fruité frais rajoutant une belle dimension à cette bière.


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