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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%


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (6164) - 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 (6044) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (5830) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2009
It poured a hazy dark golden liquid with a light brown foam that left some lacing. It had a strong smell with some warm alcohol. It felt round, thick and smooth in my mouth. Had a warm alcoholic finnish. Tasted of caramell, malt and fruity. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2010
33cl, Swedish brewery, from Slijterij van Bergen Eindhoven, complex brew, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew, yet very expensive!

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5589) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Wicker, grain, subtle peanut hulls, and overripe orange nose. clear orange, medium head. a tad swee, overripe orange the predominate flavor with peanut skins toward the end. Finishes more bitter. a little hot on the back ewnd, but it’s a barleywine. Rustic and dirty.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5562) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
Dark brown with some redness, no head. Smells vert sweet, oak, too strong. Tastes chocolate, oak, caramel. Full body, medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle at ÖÖWF 2012, vintage 2011. Aroma cognac, sweet, malt, toffee and dates. Taste very sweet, boozy, dates. Not as good as I remember it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5208) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2012
New Beer Distributors, NY 330ml ($3): 2009 bottle. Pours a brownish murk with a small head. Aroma is boozy, sugary, malty, and cakish. Taste is slightly boozy. Rather sweet. Mouthfeel is much lighter than expected. This ain’t that good of a barley wine. The extra years didn’t seem to mellow out the booze taste, but whatever, it was actually pretty easy to drink and that ain’t ever a bad thing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours clear yellow-orange with an off-white head. Nose is malt, sugar cubes, vanilla, citrus, some miscellaneous bitterness. Flavor has sugar, malt, caramel, and oversweet plums. Interesting barley wine. Somewhat syrupy and pretty nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4778) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2009 Bottle.

Appearance: Slips out a clear, amber-edged, dark golden body with a smallish, but fairly persistent, near white head.

Smell: An even split of sweet-scented clover honey, simple syrup, and caramel ahead of florals, pureed fruit, and plenty of alcohol.

Taste: Sweet and deeply fruity with toothsome tastes of fresh honey, syrup, and light-colored caramel. Bready base malts. Figgy fruitiness. Mild oxidation giving a hint of sherry. Subdued hop character and bitterness. It’s a bit boozy, the Baronen, particularly on the heated, sweetish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: A beer that barely achieves and never exceeds being merely OK.


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