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Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Barley Wine
Västerås, Sweden
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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2012 vintage 10% abv


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13596) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2007 Draught, alc. 9.5%
Hazy nut brown, small nut brown head. Sticky glue aroma. Alcoholic, fruity (plums, vigs) and glue (!) aroma. Unbalanced brew which was not ready yet. (2/3/3/2/7 1.7)
Re-rated draught@SBWF 2007
Ruby red, good creamy beige head. A bit roasted malts, alcohol and horseblanket in the nose. Dark chocolate, rye bread, nice bready hops in the flavor. Nice barley wine style brew and now much better than last time. Rating based solely to this year’s tasting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2011
(330ml bottle, vintage 2010) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a small cream head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, raisins, and florals. Flavor of caramel malt, cherry, raisins, bread, nuts, and honey.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2011
33cl bottle, 2009 Vintage, 11.5% ABV. Small off-white head atop cloudy amber body, some dead yeasties. Aroma is moderately sweet, butterscotch, some cantaloupe/strawberry, caramel, light raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, alcohol, caramel/toffee, alcohol burn, some plum/raisin. Sticky medium-full body, light acidity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11158) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, small white head. Aroma of caramel syrup. Taste is licorice and creme brullee. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours beautiful copper with an off-white head. Aromas of warm sweet malt and spiritous fruit. Full bodied. Heat isn’t important until the gullet. Flavor is smooth, pleasant malt with a light astringency. Suggests wood barrel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Date: January 11, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: clear copper, frothy white head
Aroma: light sweet fruity aroma, caramel sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, light balancing earthyness, apricot and tangerine
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (10276) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2007 RERATE Stockholm Beer festival 2007. Brewed 061230. This is just amazing, one of the berrer barley wines I have tasted. Malty, fruity and well balanced... (Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Hazy amber, nice offwhite head. Malty, fruity aroma, nutty notes and quite alot of raisins. Vinous and also with some whisky and cognac notes. Malty, nutty flavor with fruits and some vanilla. Raisins and some floral notes. The brewer said he wanted this beer to mature for another year before being happy with it. I cant wait to taste it at the next festival...


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