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Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Barley Wine
Västerås, Sweden
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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2012 vintage 10% abv


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3500) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown color with a moderate off-white head. Nose is very malty with the characteristic dry wine elements of the style. Taste is just a tad sweet with the malty alcoholic backbone so often seen. Interesting, but not my favorite sort of brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2182) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2013
Bottle. 2009 vintage. Clear amber liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, toffee marmalade, caramel, port wine and sweet alcohol. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of dried fruit, toffee and caramel. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. A bit over carbonated. Nice stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kayres (443) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Hazy orange with a thin white head. Appley aroma, sweet. Medium bodied and very sweet and floral. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9548) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle 2010 vintage shared by adneilsen (thanks Aaaron) poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, bread, earthiness and spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, wood, earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle @ Ratman’s, courtesy of some Swedish friends. Thanks! Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a thin cream colored head. Somewhat herbal, caramel, a bit oxidized, a touch fruity aroma. Somewhat strong, light cherry, a bit oxidized, caramel, light paper flavor. Pretty tasty but a bit old.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (735) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
2011 bottling. Cloudy brown with a white head. Red berries, syrup, apples, toffee, malty and a bit creamy with a pinch of licorice. Low carbonation, medium body. Balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2226) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle. Moderate to heavy cookie, roasted and caramel, moderate cooked orange for the hops, moderate dough and leather for the yeast, with notes of date and toffee. Head is small, wispy, off-white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is murky medium orange/tan. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium to full, oily with a almost flat carbonation and a lightly alcoholic and chewy finish. Big and bold aromas and flavors combined with a perfect feel make this a relatively easy drinking Barley Wine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
17th May 2011
Cloudy brown beer, nice pale tan head. Palate is airy and a little dry. Rich malt with a little cream. Tiny bit of aniseed. Trace of dried fruits. Orange. Somewhat spicy dry finish. Well joined up tasty barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1894) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Tart malt aroma with a good amount of yeast. Cloudy brown color with a small off white head. Light beginning with a moderate sweet middle and a light burning finish. Moderate creamy palate.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pyrmir (3271) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle at ÖÖWF 2012, vintage 2011. Aroma cognac, sweet, malt, toffee and dates. Taste very sweet, boozy, dates. Not as good as I remember it.


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