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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1896) - 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 (3322) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2145) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown, solid looking with a tan head. Fruity taste of grapes and plums. Hint of licorice. Well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange with a off white head. Smells and tastes like a bitter fruit cake with hops. Warming. Yeasty. Spicy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3349) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2012
New Beer Distributors, NY 330ml ($3): 2009 bottle. Pours a brownish murk with a small head. Aroma is boozy, sugary, malty, and cakish. Taste is slightly boozy. Rather sweet. Mouthfeel is much lighter than expected. This ain’t that good of a barley wine. The extra years didn’t seem to mellow out the booze taste, but whatever, it was actually pretty easy to drink and that ain’t ever a bad thing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1063) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2012
2012 Vintage Thanks to Baggio for the bottle Dark orange brown color, half finger of off white head that went to nada very quickly. Obvious ABV legs. nose is of dried salted pork, quite odd but nice. Underneith the pork nose was dried cherries, strawberries, apricots and a lot of near burnt caramel. Big nose. Big and rich taste and feel. Still a bit of pork taste but big caramel backbone followed by stone fruits . Big bodied, obvious alcohol, and low carbonation. Nice barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle 2009 vintage (11.5%) shared with Linh at spuyten duvil. Pours a hazy amber body with no head, light white lacing. Aroma is agave syrup, apples, subtle maple and lots of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium and almost chewy with notes of sugary fruit syrup, light alcohol, earthy barley and a light bitter, semi harsh finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frallan (33) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2012
Nice toffee aroma with a thin lace. Nice taste with some taste of marzipan. Color is hazy bronze/amber.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (3115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. 2010 vintage. Hazy amber colour with a small white head. Caramel aroma. Sweet caramel flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1356) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2012
Pours muddy brown with low off white head Almost vinuous port wine like aromas. Raisins, mud, dark berries Sweet and almost fermented. A lot of raisins some cherries. Low bitterness a bit abrupt endind but all in all highly enjoyable


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