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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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1586) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2012
Dark copper colour, nice lasting beige head. Aroma is typically barley wine. Taste is dark fruit, some spices, wood notes, hint of vanilla, sweet with some bitterness, some alcohol. Good full body and relatively high carbonated for a barley wine, not too high though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5353) - ITALY - MAR 6, 2012
scura schiuma media discreta persistenza naso piuttosto fruttato maltato lieve cioccolato buon corpo poco luppolata

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Date: January 11, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: clear copper, frothy white head
Aroma: light sweet fruity aroma, caramel sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, light balancing earthyness, apricot and tangerine
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4368) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2009 Bottle.

Appearance: Slips out a clear, amber-edged, dark golden body with a smallish, but fairly persistent, near white head.

Smell: An even split of sweet-scented clover honey, simple syrup, and caramel ahead of florals, pureed fruit, and plenty of alcohol.

Taste: Sweet and deeply fruity with toothsome tastes of fresh honey, syrup, and light-colored caramel. Bready base malts. Figgy fruitiness. Mild oxidation giving a hint of sherry. Subdued hop character and bitterness. It’s a bit boozy, the Baronen, particularly on the heated, sweetish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: A beer that barely achieves and never exceeds being merely OK.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2867) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2012
20-JAN-2012, bottle @Bishops Arms CPH, with Ulkløbben. Clear red/brown with lasting beige head. Nose is alcohol, hops, but mostly sweet dark fruits and bready malts. Taste is sweet, bready, fruity and hoppy. Fine, bitter and sweet barley wine. I like this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3791) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle @ home. Aroma is porty red fruit, caramel malt, apple cider, some spice, grenadine. Flavour is red fruit, caramel malt, some spices. Touch of alcohol. A bit old (it’s an old bottle) but still okay.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2012
2009 bottle c/o Rich. Pours cloudy orange and brown with a medium creamy beige head. Aromas of mild citrus peel, a bit funky, with toasted/buttery oak, alcohol, and raisins. The flavor is sweet toffee and burnt caramel, light grass, and a crisp malt finish. Bitter citrus is also present, with slight alcohol as it warms. Low carbonation and creamy with a dry finish. Really nice. Thanks! [923]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3336) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is spicy, some madeira, sugary and some alcohol. Flavor is slightly bitter, some alcohol and quite spicy. Nice smooth flavour, a bit old though.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Hazy golden orange with a thin but enduring beige head. Syrupy full body with high carbonation.

Aroma: a ton of pale malt, a touch of chocolate malt, german noble hops, hints of toffee and piney american hops.

Taste: lots of pale malt, aromatic malts, fruity ale esters, toffee, caramel, citrusy hops, butter, and alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, small white head. Aroma of caramel syrup. Taste is licorice and creme brullee. Not bad.


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