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Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Barley Wine
Västerås, Sweden
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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2012 vintage 10% abv


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
Draught at Stockholm Beerfestival. Cloudy orange red coloured with an off white head. Light acidic aroma of caramel. Flavour of malts, caramel and dried fruits with notes of lactic acid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2006
Sampled from draught at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2005.
Hazy amberorange with a foamy tan head. Sweet aroma, mostly of chocolate and caramel with a candied edge and some note of toffee and cake in there as well. Nice, full and complex. Flavor has malt and chocolate along with caramel and a nice and warming alcohol tone. The mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a dry finish. Good one!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2005
Keg @ Stockholm Beer Festival 2005
Sweaty cheese aroma mixed with Goldings (?) hops. Some roasted notes. Fruity and some raisins can be detected in the back. Slightly malt sour and quite sweet. Will probably develop from maturing. Still enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2005
[At Stockholm Beer Festival 2005] An unclear brown beer with a lazing light brown head. The aroma is sweet hoppy combined with notes over over ripe fruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, and over ripe fruit, as well as light notes of wood.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Rated @ Stockholm beer festival. Hazy amber with rich beige head. Fresh malth grapefruit aroma. Well balanced between the malt anf fruity hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (11941) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2007 Draught, alc. 9.5%
Hazy nut brown, small nut brown head. Sticky glue aroma. Alcoholic, fruity (plums, vigs) and glue (!) aroma. Unbalanced brew which was not ready yet. (2/3/3/2/7 1.7)
Re-rated draught@SBWF 2007
Ruby red, good creamy beige head. A bit roasted malts, alcohol and horseblanket in the nose. Dark chocolate, rye bread, nice bready hops in the flavor. Nice barley wine style brew and now much better than last time. Rating based solely to this year’s tasting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2007 Draught@SBWF2005. Hazy nut brown colour, beige foamy head. Sweet caramellish alcoholic flavour and aroma. Aroma also some old vegetables and toffee. Caramellish aftertaste. Gelt like it will get better later. Brew gone bad this year. 4 3 7 3 11

Draught@SBWF2007. Now this was what it probably should be. Ambery reddish colour with small beige head. Aroma is vanilla, hops, sweet caramel malts and alcohol in an excellent balance. Flavour is sweet malts, alcohol, madeirawine some nectary and wooden notes also. Mild chocolateish notes in the finish. Really good. 8 4 8 4 16.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pilsnerrogge (2414) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 (Draught@Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Murky brown colour, ok head. Chocolate and orange aroma. Flavour starts of on a plastic note, the turns sweet and malty with notes of raisins. The alcohol is noticable. The plastic thing ruins everything.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2007 RERATE Stockholm Beer festival 2007. Brewed 061230. This is just amazing, one of the berrer barley wines I have tasted. Malty, fruity and well balanced... (Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Hazy amber, nice offwhite head. Malty, fruity aroma, nutty notes and quite alot of raisins. Vinous and also with some whisky and cognac notes. Malty, nutty flavor with fruits and some vanilla. Raisins and some floral notes. The brewer said he wanted this beer to mature for another year before being happy with it. I cant wait to taste it at the next festival...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2005
(sampled draught at Stockholm Beer Festival) Cloudy dark amber with a generous, creamy beige foam. Very fruity aroma of melon, pear, flowers and grapefruit. Full, fruity flavour of oranges, lemon, floral hops and grapefruit with distint undertone of licorice. Creamy mouthfeel, well hidden alcohol. Long orangey aftertaste. Nice!


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