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Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Barley Wine
Västerås, Sweden
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2012 vintage 10% abv
2014 vintage 10.4%


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2016
10.4% ABV, Batch Nr. 221B-1, MHD 15.09.18. Intense sticky malty nose. The beer starts very sticky with lots of sweet caramel, herbs, butterscotch. Intense creamy roasty. Moderate bitterness in the aftertaste, fresh and round. Roasted hazelnuts, caramelised almonds. Great round and intense thick. Full and rich, great!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7408) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle 2009 vintage (11.5%) shared with Linh at spuyten duvil. Pours a hazy amber body with no head, light white lacing. Aroma is agave syrup, apples, subtle maple and lots of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium and almost chewy with notes of sugary fruit syrup, light alcohol, earthy barley and a light bitter, semi harsh finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (6741) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2012
330ml Bottle - Hazy copper with a small head. Marzipan, raisins, fruit cake, leather and malt in the aroma. Fruity, sweet and malty taste with notes of Christmas cake, spice, raisins, malt and nuts. Easy to drink, yet full of body. Its taste belies its ABV. I have another bottle of this in my ’cellar’ and look forward to seeing how it matures. It is certainly very enjoyable and impressive at this stage.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6661) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2006
[Sampled at SBF, 2006] Deep amber. Varm and vinous. Loads of sweet and dried fruits. Extremely malty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (6609) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2010
Bottled. Clear ruby color, medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, some bread, bit fruity, booze, bit sugar. Moderate bitter taste, bit sweet, slight alcohol. Medium bodied. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (6608) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. 2010 vintage. Hazy amber colour with a small white head. Caramel aroma. Sweet caramel flavour.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2011
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, another great beer from these guys with the lego people labels, dark amber color with soapy foam, aroma and flavor of french toast and honey comb, very floral and malty but not overbearing, almost mead like

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6488) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6448) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle from a trade. The beer has got a hazy dark brown colour with a smooth head and smooth body. Aroma of barley, malt and bread. Taste of intense barley, cookies, barrel, malt, rum, roisins, straw and fruits. Intense finish. Nice and good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (6428) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
Recht dick und ebenso stark mit angenehmer Trinkbarkeit, etwas an Würze, einiges Früchten und einer gewissen Säure. Vollmundig, dem Alkohol durchaus zugetan und leicht getreidig. Dennoch belebend und befriedigend.


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