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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1031) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2012
2012 Vintage Thanks to Baggio for the bottle Dark orange brown color, half finger of off white head that went to nada very quickly. Obvious ABV legs. nose is of dried salted pork, quite odd but nice. Underneith the pork nose was dried cherries, strawberries, apricots and a lot of near burnt caramel. Big nose. Big and rich taste and feel. Still a bit of pork taste but big caramel backbone followed by stone fruits . Big bodied, obvious alcohol, and low carbonation. Nice barleywine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2005
Keg @ Stockholm Beer Festival 2005
Sweaty cheese aroma mixed with Goldings (?) hops. Some roasted notes. Fruity and some raisins can be detected in the back. Slightly malt sour and quite sweet. Will probably develop from maturing. Still enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Staffan47 (857) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Efter att nyligen smällt i sig kanske en av de bästa barleywine någonsin är jag ju något kritisk redan innan jag testar denna. Flaska från 2010 på SBWF 2013. Sista exemplaret och bryggmästaren är nöjd över att få sälja den till två killar (Per) som uppskattar öl. Vinös doft. Krämig med smak av karamell.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2006
Brown, hazy. Spicy aroma with notes of alcohol, raisin and fruits. Sweet flavour with notes of berries and raisins. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (717) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
2011 bottling. Cloudy brown with a white head. Red berries, syrup, apples, toffee, malty and a bit creamy with a pinch of licorice. Low carbonation, medium body. Balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (577) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Hazy medium brown with small off white head. The aroma is uninspiring with some malt, spice, and skunk. Full body with just a little alcohol. Flavor is much better than expected from the aroma. Good balance of sweet brown sugary malt and herbal hops with some spiciness and pleasantly sour finish. Pretty easy to drink too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2010
Sample at SBWF 2010. Vertical tasting of 2009 and 2006 vintages. 2006 vintage: Unclear amber with no lasting head. Heavy aroas of mainly dried fruits and fudge. Not as sweet as the aroma suggests. Very well-aged and would probably hold up a couple of years more. 2009 vintage: Having had the 2006 vintage before this, it’s very clear this is still too young and has at least a year or two left to become good. Sweet and boozy, lacking complexity and integrity. Scores for 2009: Ar 7, Ap 4, Ta 6, Pa 3, Ov 12

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kayres (435) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Hazy orange with a thin white head. Appley aroma, sweet. Medium bodied and very sweet and floral. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (394) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2013 Bottle from Systembolaget, 2010 vintage, 10%. Pours hazy amber with a 2 finger brownish head. A lot of carbonation the first minutes. Lots of raisins and figs, burned sugar in aroma. Bitter taste at first, then sweet and then a bit bitter in the aftertaste. Raisins, bread, bitter citrus, sherry notes, warm alcohol. Really nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melker (201) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Röda bär, mycket frukt, dadlar, plommon, russin, lite karamell. medel sötma, lätt beska. Nästan lite syrlig.


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