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Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Barley Wine
Västerås, Sweden
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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2012 vintage 10% abv


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle, Tegnérs Gömställe, Stockholm, Sweden. A deep orange/brown colored beer with a small head. Expressive smells of chocolate, brown sugar, sugared fruits and caramel. Flavor has nice balance, lots of taste, mostly malt accented and possesses notes of caramel and nuts. Quite a nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5625) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle (33 cl), thanks gnoff. Hazy mahogny, creamy beige head. Very nutty aroma, with fudge and mild earthy & herbal hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Very well balanced with a long bitter finish. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2008
courtesy of Per - cloudy copper-red colour with a little beige foam; robust aroma of nuts, wood and licorice; sweet and full-bodied, sticky, very bitter; long caramelish and nutty aftertaste - solid and very pleasant

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 5, 2009 2009-03-10, bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Hazy dark amber color; nice head. Medium aroma, sweet caramel, nutty. Good sweet caramel and malt flavor, correct bitterness. Side to side, less complex than the Munken.

2007-09-22, draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007, 7-5-8-4-16=40
Cloudy amber color; thin creamy head. Delicate malt aroma, lightly cheesy. Full bodied, very good malt flavor, immediately the alcohol fires up the guns, and the bitterness comes in to balance it, with a lot of oils; toffee, parmesan cheese too come to mind. Extremely powerful. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2007
Orange body and a tan on the head. Aroma: Vanilla, nuts, hazel-nut and wood. Flavor: malty, seet, nuts and milky round. Strong mouthfeel. Some alcoholflavor goes through.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2014 First rating
(Bottle at the brewery)
2004 edition.
Brownish look with a small head. Vinous typical barley wine style scent, alcohol as well. For me a really typical barley wine style taste as well, quite straight forward and nice.
7/3/7/3/14=3.4

Second rating
2007 release
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007)
Shady dark copper color, fluffy tan head. Malty and fruity scent. Sweet and bitter spicy alcohol taste. Full mouthfeel, big bitterenss. Warming alcohol. Very nice.
8/4/8/4/16=3.9

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33 cl bottle at home on August 21, 2009
Most likely brewed in December 2006, bottle from a friend, marker 9.0% ABV
Clear reddish brown color, small orange head. Sweet, malty, dirt cellar scent. Laid down, earthy, warming alcohol, cheese, dirt cellar taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Warming alcohol aftertaste.
7/3/8/4/15=3.7

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33 cl bottle at home on August 21, 2009
BB Apr 2012, from Systembolaget in Västerås, marked 11.3% ABV. From 2007 (label)
A bit hazy reddish color, small orange head. Malty, sweet, hoppy, alcohol scent. Alcohol, firey, malty, grainy, bitter taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
7/3/6/4/13=3.3

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Bottle, 2007 version, thanks to Dunbar72!
Sampled on February 26, 2011
Cloudy copper color, yellow head. Sweet, malty, grainy taste. Alcohol aftertaste. Smooth full mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
9/3/9/5/18=4.4

Rerate on May 28, 2011
2007 vintage bottle BB april 2012
Shared with Micke (non-ratebeer) who brought it over
11.3% ABV
Hazy dark brown color, tan head. Malty, sweet, dark dried fruits, alcohol scent. Smooth, alcohol, malty, grainy taste. Smooth soft mouthfeel. Medium bitterness.
7/4/8/4/16=3.9

Had the 2010 vintage at Rotary Pub, Göteborg, on May 30, 2014.
Didn’t take notes, but sweet and very tasty, ages well that vintage.Full mouthfeel, very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13774) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2006
Draught, 9.0%. Citric aroma, yoghurt style. Quite cloudy, dark reddish colour. Small, but seemingly stable light brown head. The flavour is quite bitter, but balanced by sourness. The alcohol is well-hidden. The mouthfeel is not impressive for a barley wine, but OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2006
Brown, hazy. Spicy aroma with notes of alcohol, raisin and fruits. Sweet flavour with notes of berries and raisins. Dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (5725) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2006
[Sampled at SBF, 2006] Deep amber. Varm and vinous. Loads of sweet and dried fruits. Extremely malty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2006
[Draught SBWF, Stockholm] Hazy amber colour. Strawberry juice aroma, along with cabbage and diacetyl. Pretty weird aroma in a Barley Wine if you ask me. Sweet, with dried fruits in favour with a smooth mouthfeel, and somewhat maltbitter.


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