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


on tap

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
2012 vintage 10% abv
2014 vintage 10.4%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4808) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Temporary rating. At some point I might re-write this.

Murky goldenish brown, small goldenish beige head, small trace. Sweet, malty, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, alcohol, cookie dough, charred wood, honey, sweet dark bread, biscuits, hay, christmas fruitcake, Sweet, bitter, malty, sweet dark bread, toffee, banana bread, vanilla fudge, charred wood, mineral, alcohol, hay, toasted cereal, biscuits, tiny marzipan, honey Round, soft, tiny watery, boozy, tiny sticky sweet, medium. Sweet, bitter, sweet bread, toffee, honey, charred wood, vanilla fudge, hay, minerals, alcohol, Nice sipper... A fatter mouthfeel would do a lot for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2012
The aroma is very sweet and alcoholic with dark fruit and caramel. The appearance is cloudy amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma and packs quite a punch both in alcohol and bitterness. The palate is average. Overall not one of my favorite barley wines but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown color with a moderate off-white head. Nose is very malty with the characteristic dry wine elements of the style. Taste is just a tad sweet with the malty alcoholic backbone so often seen. Interesting, but not my favorite sort of brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4327) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is spicy, some madeira, sugary and some alcohol. Flavor is slightly bitter, some alcohol and quite spicy. Nice smooth flavour, a bit old though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2011
Courtesy of Dunbar72. Pours deep mahogany with small tanned head. Aroma is sweet, fidgy, raisins, madeira, malty and some hoppyness. and, tart hoppy, excellent. Fullbodied tart sweet palate. Finishes sweet tart, well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (4227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2012
20-JAN-2012, bottle @Bishops Arms CPH, with Ulkløbben. Clear red/brown with lasting beige head. Nose is alcohol, hops, but mostly sweet dark fruits and bready malts. Taste is sweet, bready, fruity and hoppy. Fine, bitter and sweet barley wine. I like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle @ home. Aroma is porty red fruit, caramel malt, apple cider, some spice, grenadine. Flavour is red fruit, caramel malt, some spices. Touch of alcohol. A bit old (it’s an old bottle) but still okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4110) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
NIce 2009 version. Had it in 2014. Was nice and thick. Very malty and well brewed in ovarall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4105) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
Bottled. Pours hazy deep brown with a small beige head. Aroma of dark dried fruit, caramel and spicy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Barley. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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