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Garrigues L’Hivern’Ale 2011 (12.2°)

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Brewed by Garrigues
Style: Barley Wine
Sommières, France
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (804) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Quite a nice barleywine. No overly sweet but full malt flavor. On the thin end but best french beer I’ve had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1202) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting - thanks Ryan! Dark amber pour with a slight head. Big nose, lots of stuff going on. Nice taste. Lots of spicy and toffee flavors happening in here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bomber. Murky reddish amber pour. Small head. Caramel and honey sweetness. Fuller palate. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
Bottled, from La Cave à Bulles, Paris. Cloudy copper colour, small head. Aroma of honey, apples and white pepper. Sweet with full body . Lots of caramel and alcohol, especially in the finish. Too sweet and alcoholic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
33cl bottle, big thanks to sebletitje for picking this up for me, pours with a clear deep copper body that supports a fairly tight tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a mix of sticky sweet malts, caramel, molasses, a bit of toffee and chocolate malts where the chocolate note seems out of place yet still works here nicely somehow. In the background I also get prunes and figs and a bit of black pepper as well as a modest sense of booze especially for such a huge beer. The taste asserts itself as a smooth slick sipper where I get prunes and raisins moving into slightly brighter notes of spicy Belgian yeast. Behind those notes is a smooth sweet caramel and maltiness and slivers of toffee. I’m really enjoying this sipper. Yum.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4262) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours hazy brown with tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, spice, straw and light alcohol. Flavour is fairly heavy sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Fairly nice, but the ABV is too high.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (4666) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2013
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis, thanks. Thin creamy off white head. Hazy burgundy pour. Sweet malty taste. A good barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4165) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2013
Pours hazy mahogany into a snifter. White head quickly recedes to mottle surface. Toffee and pit fruit aromas. Dark caramel and toasted nuts upfront turning warm in the lasting resin and chestnut finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (3790) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
from cave à bulles, paris. 18 months old bottle. pours hazy dark copper with a relatively small beige head, little retention. loads of caramel and toffee, some wood, booze (but very well hidden for more than 12%) and fruitiness. few spices - tingling pepper and booze. soft carbonation, light to medium body, decent grassy-spicy finish - nice mouthfeel. nice BW from france.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 5, 2012
Botella. Deep golden colour. Sweet toasty malty caramel fruity alco aroma. Quite sweet flavour, toasty malty caramel (darkish) fruity with alco. Sweet malty fruity alco pleasant finish. Nice BW.


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