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Brewed by Birrificio Indipendente Elav
Style: Barley Wine
Comun Nuovo (BG), Italy
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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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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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4861) - 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 (5480) - 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 (7970) - 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 (686) - 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 (4135) - 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 (6761) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - AUG 30, 2012
A: Surprising fruity flowery aroma. A: copper, amber. T: Sweet, with a light bitter end. P: Mb, lo carbo. O: 18/20

2.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GBZ59 (1137) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - AUG 16, 2012
Botella de 330ml. Copa Globo. Saboreada en agt´12. Color dorado anaranjado. Espuma beige y corona muy fina, casi inexistente. Perfil aromático complejo: Maltas Caramelo, especias, caramelos, levadura, alcohol dulce y notas de anís, trazos de canela y fruta madura. Aguada y azucarada al primer sorbo. Sabores de malta caramelo, caramelos, toques de naranja, cálido alcohol y paladar punzante. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación suave. Bastante astringente en el intermedio y final amargo. Decepcionante y desequilibrada. Algo inesperado siendo de ELAV 330ml bottle. Snifter glass. Enjoyed on agt´12. Orangish golden color. Beige frot.h & brief, very thin, crown. Complex aroma profile: Caramel Malts, candies, spices, yeast , sugary alcohol & anise notes, hints of cinnamon & ripe fruits. Watery & sugary at first sip. Flavors of caramel, candies, orange touch, warming alcohol & spicy on to the palate. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Quite astringent in the middle. Bitter finish. Dissapointing, unbalanced & unexpected from ELAV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10868) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2012
cloudy yellow, small white heaad. herbal swet and flowery aroma, fruits. flavor is heavy malty, nutty, dry swet.. malts dominate but also some hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Cloudy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, oak and vanilla. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak and vanilla with notes of hops. Sweet finish.


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