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HaandBryggeriet Jækel

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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Barley Wine
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our brewers, Joan and David, has made this fruity, malty, creamy and warming "Barley Wine from Hell" to celebrate our batch #666.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12619) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle @ home. Opaque muddy brown color, average to medium sized off-white head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, don’t get much more initially but I have to say the beer was very cold. After warming up a not unpleasant lightly sticky resinous hop aroma comes through. Taste malts, sweet, dark malts, a hint of red berries in the distance, some alcohol, medium but lingering bitter finish. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. At first I thought it tasted a bit harsh sort of speak, but this is a perfect exemple of a beer which really improves after warming up. A nice slow drinker, a fine barley wine.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (609) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
Très laide visuellement, d’un bran sale et assez flatte. Un peu à l’image de l’étiquette, ma foi très douteux. Ça sent cependant assez bon : c’est d’un mielleux foncé, c’est sucré et doux. L’expérience en bouche confirme le tout. Ça manque de vie et c’est un peu trop sucré pour mes goûts personnels, mais ce n’est pas raté non plus. Bof.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1582) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2016
.5l bottle from Norway. Tnx Aleksi. Pours murky reddish copper with low head. Aroma is plums, dried fruits, resins, alcohol, malts, burned sugar, fruits, caramel and strawberry. Flavor is mostly same. Swell!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbli (232) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle 500 ml, pours tea colour with high pillowy head that reduces to an ideal lacing after a while. Aroma of caramel, tropical fruits, red berries, honey, spices and some wine notes. In taste medium sweetness that is very fast getting overhelmed by high and a bit ashy bitterness. Body is medium. I prefer a bit less bitter an a bit more sticky barley wines but still it’s a nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (5062) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2016
Dark woody brown colour with thin head. Really sweet aroma. Malts and dried fruits dominate. Some fruit cake and dates. Sweet and warming.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (2739) - DENMARK - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle. Hazy chestnut brown with a medium sized beige head with ok retention and lace. Sugar, wood, earth and berries in the nose. Flavour has syrup, wood, earth, caramel, dried sweet fruit, light coffee. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, warming alcohol, light salty. Carries the alcohol ok. Ugly label.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1739) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle Aroma-floral, fruits Appearance-amber, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2016
500ml bottle, batch 666, received from OleR in April 2014, many thanks. Stored in my cellar and finally shared at a session with djoeye and Finn. Decent fawn-coloured head covering a dark ruby coloured body. Spotty lacework. Inviting aromas of dried fruits and brown malts. Good taste of red and black berries, raisin, caramel and dark fruit. Jam-like impression. Welcome roasted malty bitterness to the ending joined by warming heat from the alcohol. Full bodied. Well made sipper (Tromsø 01.02.2016).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (6116) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
Flaske 500ml - batch 666 - spandert av Ole Richard. Delt med djoeye og Rune i WCveien 1 Feb 15. Rødbrun. Lavt skum. God fruktaroma - på grensen til sherry. Smaken sammensatt. Svisker & mandler. Søt. Farlig lett-drikkelig. Alkoholen merkes ikke. Et utmerket øl.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (3170) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2016
Look; fawny top, rosewood rose clear body. Aroma; sweet fruit basket, cherries maybe. Taste; powerful but sweet malts, caramels, candies - finishes with the fruity malts. Palate; slightly dry. Overall; jammy tasty. [Btl@Session w Rune&Finn, BB.18.2.17 #666]


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