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Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Barley Wine
Västerås, Sweden
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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2012 vintage 10% abv


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7158) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Expensive as hell little bottle of beer pours hazy copper with full off white head. The aroma is dusty caramel malts, apricots, a bit of spicy hops and booziness into the end of the draw. The taste has malts, crystal malts, brown sugar, apricot sweet fruitiness, spicy hops and chemical booze into the finish. Seems to be a good deal going on here but it doesn’t really come together and doesn’t seem like age will do it much good either. Hope I’m wrong on the later point though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours clear yellow-orange with an off-white head. Nose is malt, sugar cubes, vanilla, citrus, some miscellaneous bitterness. Flavor has sugar, malt, caramel, and oversweet plums. Interesting barley wine. Somewhat syrupy and pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11680) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours beautiful copper with an off-white head. Aromas of warm sweet malt and spiritous fruit. Full bodied. Heat isn’t important until the gullet. Flavor is smooth, pleasant malt with a light astringency. Suggests wood barrel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6861) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle from City Beer. Pours orange brown with an attractive off-white head and a fruit and slcohol aroma. Thereis an astringent fruity flavor that burns like hell. But overall a pretty good brew.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11729) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2011
33cl bottle, 2009 Vintage, 11.5% ABV. Small off-white head atop cloudy amber body, some dead yeasties. Aroma is moderately sweet, butterscotch, some cantaloupe/strawberry, caramel, light raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, alcohol, caramel/toffee, alcohol burn, some plum/raisin. Sticky medium-full body, light acidity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2011
(330ml bottle, vintage 2010) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a small cream head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, raisins, and florals. Flavor of caramel malt, cherry, raisins, bread, nuts, and honey.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Furseth (1990) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2011
Draft @ -3-små rum: black colour, no head! Aroma is lots of raisins, dark chocolate, caramel and fruits. Flavor is à fruity bom of caramel and dark chocolate, big body long fruity finish! This is werry hight quality brewing!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle. 2009. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Rich malt and caramel aroma with light dried fruit. Malt and toffee/caramel flavor with dark fruit and light alcohol. Medium-plus bodied. malt/toffee and dried fruits linger with light alcohol.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blutt59 (6050) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2011
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, another great beer from these guys with the lego people labels, dark amber color with soapy foam, aroma and flavor of french toast and honey comb, very floral and malty but not overbearing, almost mead like

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4116) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2011
Courtesy of Dunbar72. Pours deep mahogany with small tanned head. Aroma is sweet, fidgy, raisins, madeira, malty and some hoppyness. and, tart hoppy, excellent. Fullbodied tart sweet palate. Finishes sweet tart, well balanced.


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