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Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Barley Wine
Västerås, Sweden
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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2012 vintage 10% abv


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14380) - 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 (7755) - 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 (13573) - 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 (5586) - 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 (3843) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (2999) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2007 (Draught) Pours hazy amber/red. Very special aroma of strawberry yoghurt and dough. Raisins and plums with some vanilla. Caramell, dried fruits, apricot and alcohol in the flavour. Sweet medium body. (Draught, second try) Pours deep reddish brown. Incredible and fat aroma of sugary and buttery toffee. Also some caramel and vanilla ice cream. Flavour is the same, fat and sweet like liquid toffee. Some spicy hops and some apricot are also present. Full mouthfeel and body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20640) - 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!


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