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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2009
A hazy brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of caramel with fruits like cherry and prunes. The taste of caramel, some chocolate with overripe fruits. It moves from sweet to bitter, with some alcohol in the back. The aftertaste is bitter with some sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3285) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2009
It poured a hazy dark golden liquid with a light brown foam that left some lacing. It had a strong smell with some warm alcohol. It felt round, thick and smooth in my mouth. Had a warm alcoholic finnish. Tasted of caramell, malt and fruity. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 Bottle 11.3%. Hazy pale brown/orange colour with an off-white head. Sweet & malty, caramel, fudge, fruit, alcohol. Dry & medium bitter finish. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma with hints of caramel and dark fruit. Fruity malty dry bitter dark fruit flavor. Has a dry fruity malty bitter finish with some hints of dark fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6784) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2009
courtesy of, and shared with Gnoff. ’06 bottle. pours copper/brown. Aroma; lactose, malty, grainy with dark fruits; raisins that seemed to give a stronger aroma with the age. Taste, chocolate malts, with a chocolate milk palate, overal profile keeps a good dose of abvand aspect is rather boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31479) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2009
From tap at Bishops Arms, Malmö. Pours hazy and golden deep orange with a small tan head. Roasted malt, wineous and fruity. Flavour is dense caramel malty and a nice roasted note, bitter and slight floral. Wineous ad solid breadish into the finish. Ends dry and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2008
<b>Draught @ STBOWF. Stockholm Beer Festival 2008, Sweden.</b>
Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, prune, dark dried berry, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft and smooth. [270908]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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 (6174) - 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 (10350) - 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.


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