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

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2012 vintage 10% abv


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (6563) - 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 (6532) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2006
[Sampled at SBF, 2006] Deep amber. Varm and vinous. Loads of sweet and dried fruits. Extremely malty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blutt59 (6445) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (6428) - 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 (6418) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. 2010 vintage. Hazy amber colour with a small white head. Caramel aroma. Sweet caramel flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6396) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6392) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (6364) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (5976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2016 Bottle from SB, cons 2010-09-23, Göteborg, 2007 year edition! AR: a bit like old stock, vinos, pruns, chocolate, rasins, very round and a bit oaky. The nice aroma i still there after being poured. AP: dark ruby body, creme caramell coloured froty head F: a bit to obevious strong, but very nice flavours of caramel, scottish toffee, vinos, pruns, chocolate, rasins fruity and a bit dry finish. I guess it needs a couple of more years of storing to get a rounder flavour and more appeling taste. Oily consistence. Have had several editions of this beer, over the years.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2011
(330ml bottle, 2010 vintage thanks to bu11zeye - Rating #3300!) clearish orange with a creamy tan head. Nose of honey, sweet caramel, a bit floral, smells so delicious. Taste is toasty, tiny bit alcoholic, sweet caramel. Wish it tasted exactly like it smelled. Still very nice.


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