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Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Barley Wine
Västerås, Sweden
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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2012 vintage 10% abv


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2008
(On tap) Slightly hazy, deep dark golden amber with an off-white almost beige head. Aroma of overripe fruit and alcohol. Quite full-bodied with sweetish overripe fruit, nuts and a distinct alcoholic finish. Some medicinal notes also. A little unrefined. 180908

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 (Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 19 Sep 2008) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with notes of dried fruit (apricots, raisins) and rubbery hops. Rather vinous. Malty taste with dried fruit (apricots) and lots of spicy, earthy hops in the finish. Rather sweet and vinous. More than medium body. Powerful, but with a good balance and a nice hop character. (7/4/7/4/15=3.7) Rerate 6 July 2014: (Bottle, vintage 2010, 10.0%) Brownish amber colour, slightly hazy, with dense beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, crisp-bread, prunes, raisins, dried apricots, earthy hops, hints of burnt rubber and a slight cellar aroma. Malty, fruit taste with caramel, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, dark bread, a touch of Madeira wine and a balanced bitterness with slightly earthy hops. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Well made and well balanced barley wine with a slight old ale character. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
Cloudy dark reddish amber with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and alcohol notes. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, caramel and medicine notes. Ends sweet with warming alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle, Tegnérs Gömställe, Stockholm, Sweden. A deep orange/brown colored beer with a small head. Expressive smells of chocolate, brown sugar, sugared fruits and caramel. Flavor has nice balance, lots of taste, mostly malt accented and possesses notes of caramel and nuts. Quite a nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5337) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle (33 cl), thanks gnoff. Hazy mahogny, creamy beige head. Very nutty aroma, with fudge and mild earthy & herbal hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Very well balanced with a long bitter finish. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9255) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2008
courtesy of Per - cloudy copper-red colour with a little beige foam; robust aroma of nuts, wood and licorice; sweet and full-bodied, sticky, very bitter; long caramelish and nutty aftertaste - solid and very pleasant

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14327) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 5, 2009 2009-03-10, bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Hazy dark amber color; nice head. Medium aroma, sweet caramel, nutty. Good sweet caramel and malt flavor, correct bitterness. Side to side, less complex than the Munken.

2007-09-22, draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007, 7-5-8-4-16=40
Cloudy amber color; thin creamy head. Delicate malt aroma, lightly cheesy. Full bodied, very good malt flavor, immediately the alcohol fires up the guns, and the bitterness comes in to balance it, with a lot of oils; toffee, parmesan cheese too come to mind. Extremely powerful. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2007
Orange body and a tan on the head. Aroma: Vanilla, nuts, hazel-nut and wood. Flavor: malty, seet, nuts and milky round. Strong mouthfeel. Some alcoholflavor goes through.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (7666) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2014 First rating
(Bottle at the brewery)
2004 edition.
Brownish look with a small head. Vinous typical barley wine style scent, alcohol as well. For me a really typical barley wine style taste as well, quite straight forward and nice.
7/3/7/3/14=3.4

Second rating
2007 release
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007)
Shady dark copper color, fluffy tan head. Malty and fruity scent. Sweet and bitter spicy alcohol taste. Full mouthfeel, big bitterenss. Warming alcohol. Very nice.
8/4/8/4/16=3.9

Rerate
33 cl bottle at home on August 21, 2009
Most likely brewed in December 2006, bottle from a friend, marker 9.0% ABV
Clear reddish brown color, small orange head. Sweet, malty, dirt cellar scent. Laid down, earthy, warming alcohol, cheese, dirt cellar taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Warming alcohol aftertaste.
7/3/8/4/15=3.7

Rerate
33 cl bottle at home on August 21, 2009
BB Apr 2012, from Systembolaget in Västerås, marked 11.3% ABV. From 2007 (label)
A bit hazy reddish color, small orange head. Malty, sweet, hoppy, alcohol scent. Alcohol, firey, malty, grainy, bitter taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
7/3/6/4/13=3.3

Rerate
Bottle, 2007 version, thanks to Dunbar72!
Sampled on February 26, 2011
Cloudy copper color, yellow head. Sweet, malty, grainy taste. Alcohol aftertaste. Smooth full mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
9/3/9/5/18=4.4

Rerate on May 28, 2011
2007 vintage bottle BB april 2012
Shared with Micke (non-ratebeer) who brought it over
11.3% ABV
Hazy dark brown color, tan head. Malty, sweet, dark dried fruits, alcohol scent. Smooth, alcohol, malty, grainy taste. Smooth soft mouthfeel. Medium bitterness.
7/4/8/4/16=3.9

Had the 2010 vintage at Rotary Pub, Göteborg, on May 30, 2014.
Didn’t take notes, but sweet and very tasty, ages well that vintage.Full mouthfeel, very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2006
Draught, 9.0%. Citric aroma, yoghurt style. Quite cloudy, dark reddish colour. Small, but seemingly stable light brown head. The flavour is quite bitter, but balanced by sourness. The alcohol is well-hidden. The mouthfeel is not impressive for a barley wine, but OK.


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