Brewed by Grand Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Mirboo North. Vic., Australia
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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A full flavoured, extra-strength beer, brewed in the tradition of an English barley wine. For sipping.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (975) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 11, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep amber, with a small off-white head, which lasts well without leaving much lace. Candied fruit, biscuit malt and floral hops make up the aroma. Floral and mild peppery hops up front lead into a savoury, meaty flavour. Biscuit and rye bread malt in the mid-palate lead into a candied fruit finish. Quite a nice barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (950) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2012
From a 330ml bottle on 16/8/2012. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a smallish head. Has a strong malty aroma of toffee, butterscotch and caramel. Very sweet and malty in the mouth, with more butterscotch and toffee, honey, some scotch and a touch of dark fruit. Finishes with a nice, reasonably firm, balancing bitterness. The texture is quite creamy and the 11% abv is quite well hidden. All up, this is a very enjoyable barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1028) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2012
2 year old beer Thin here and there but very good balance and a lot going on with this. Chocolate, toffee, nuts, port/ sherry, and dark fruit jam. Worth sitting on when finding a bottle as rewarded a really good beer. Very close to the style and a good beer to sip on

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy brown - white head. Sweetness, roasted, berries, light alcoholic, light hoppy, high sweetness, sharpness. Too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy orange brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and cookies. Sweet flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of cookies, alcohol and hops. Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight breadish. Sweet, roasted malty and caramelish. Light breadish note. Bitter and dry roasted malty and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
cloudy brown, small offwhite head. dusty aroma, malts, alc. fine. flavor is sweet malty, wood, faint spices. very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours a dark amber with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Intense aroma of caramel, overripe fruit and alcohol. Solid body, fairly low carbonation. Caramel, overripe fruit and some hops. Very solid and close to style. 150311

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle. Nice dark amber with a coat of pale beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, toffee, dried fruit, liqueur port. Taste has treacle, dried fruit, grassy bitterness. Quite Porty. Alcohol pretty evident, but not raw. Smooth verging upon sticky. Low carbonation just lightens things up a little. Rather British. Quite complex, but not very deep. Good balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
crispi (105) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2010 Low aroma, with hints of caramel. Taste : heavy and quite bitter, but with no lasting bitterness. Lots of Banana flavour, with maybe Cherries, with hints of butterscotch and liquorish Appearance : almost no head at all. Carbonated. Dark reddy-brown and cloudy. Feels like a lager on the lips, but with a lasting thickness, but at 11pc, would want to be careful with this one, but in a good way.

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