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Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Barley Wine
Västerås, Sweden
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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2012 vintage 10% abv


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (4252) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle from SB, cons 2010-09-23, Göteborg, 2007 year edition! AR: a bit like old stock, vinos, pruns, chocolate, rasins, very round and a bit oaky. The nice aroma i still there after being poured. AP: dark ruby body, creme caramell coloured froty head F: a bit to obevious strong, but very nice flavours of caramel, scottish toffee, vinos, pruns, chocolate, rasins fruity and a bit dry finish. I guess it needs a couple of more years of storing to get a rounder flavour and more appeling taste. Oily consistence.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2010
33cl bottle. not much head. Amber colour. Great barley wine. Very smooth!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5545) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2010
33cl, Swedish brewery, from Slijterij van Bergen Eindhoven, complex brew, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew, yet very expensive!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7971) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2010
Light gushing to medium, dense yellow-cream head, not very stable over ruby-brown beer; clear burt for the very last of the bottle. Rich malty nose, with alcohol and something lactic, sweet spices and mild hops. Rich taste, alcoholic and cakey, with hops blending seamlessly in. If anything, more meaty than lactic in the mouth. Very good balance. Quite rich velvety MF, and feels more carbonated than it looks. Long warming aftertaste with alcohol-preserved orangequarts. Dangerously drinkable little bottle, dangerously likeable little nobleman, both very expensive...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4863) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle. Hazy brownish with a small slightly tan head. Malt, malt, malt! Yes it was very malty both in the aroma and taste. The aroma also contained syrup, dried dark berries, raisins and caramel. The taste was sweet but not sugary, sticky, thick mouth feel. Aftertaste was long and contained some alcohol. A good Swedish Barley Wine

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2010
Bottle @ Nya Tröls, Malmö.
Pours clear ruby red with a small, creamy, yellowish head. Arom ahas lots of malts, a light oxidation, caramel and fruity, light resiny hops. Low carbonation, fat oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, very malty, caramel, softly vinious, light raisins and light plums. Toasted and warming aftertaste. Nice and very well-balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (4861) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2010
Pours a clear amber to reddish. Almost no head. Smells like port, karamel, roasted malts and wood. Taste is immediately the roasted malts, which is quite surprisingly. Ends somewhat acidic with sweet hints. Aftertaste is complete hop bitterness and little acidic.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2010
Bottle@Home. The aroma is pretty great. Flavour is OK but not exceptional. Full and burning. Just a bit metallic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7129) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting off-white head. Hazy dark red body. Cream berries cocoa raisin aroma. Creamy caramel alcohol hops raisin flavor with low carbonation and a long aftertaste. Alcohol too dominant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5202) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2010
Bottled. Clear ruby color, medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, some bread, bit fruity, booze, bit sugar. Moderate bitter taste, bit sweet, slight alcohol. Medium bodied. Ok.


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