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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (730) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
330 ml bottle. Dark brown with small tanned head. Smell is caramel, coffee and raisin. Taste is sweet caramel, dried fruit and raisin. Low bitterness and low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (592) - 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 (524) - , 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 (488) - 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 (220) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Röda bär, mycket frukt, dadlar, plommon, russin, lite karamell. medel sötma, lätt beska. Nästan lite syrlig.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JeyAre (216) - - JUL 12, 2014
Dark brown color with medium to low darkish head. The aroma is clearly caramel and raisins. The taste is in line with the aroma. Quite sweet too, completely lacking any bitterness. Not really my kind of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Rated @ Stockholm beer festival. Hazy amber with rich beige head. Fresh malth grapefruit aroma. Well balanced between the malt anf fruity hops.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Timvim (110) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle @ home 20141016. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of toffee, dried fruits, caramel, popcorn. Taste is toffee, vanilla, almonds, caramel, salt licorice, dried fruits, raisins. Oily mouthfeel. Medium carbonation, salty somehow.

3.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
panacea (93) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
2012 vintage. Nose is almost nothing. Maybe some dried fruit sweetness but very subtle. Taste is lots of dried fruit, sweetness and some booze. Body is perfect for the style. Some nose and this beer would be perect.


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