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Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Barley Wine
Västerås, Sweden
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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2012 vintage 10% abv


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2205) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle. Moderate to heavy cookie, roasted and caramel, moderate cooked orange for the hops, moderate dough and leather for the yeast, with notes of date and toffee. Head is small, wispy, off-white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is murky medium orange/tan. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium to full, oily with a almost flat carbonation and a lightly alcoholic and chewy finish. Big and bold aromas and flavors combined with a perfect feel make this a relatively easy drinking Barley Wine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2005
(sampled draught at Stockholm Beer Festival) Cloudy dark amber with a generous, creamy beige foam. Very fruity aroma of melon, pear, flowers and grapefruit. Full, fruity flavour of oranges, lemon, floral hops and grapefruit with distint undertone of licorice. Creamy mouthfeel, well hidden alcohol. Long orangey aftertaste. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (5520) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2006
[Sampled at SBF, 2006] Deep amber. Varm and vinous. Loads of sweet and dried fruits. Extremely malty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5317) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2012
2010 bottle, 10%. Dark reddish brown with a beige head that dissolves into a thin mist. Aroma: fudge, dried fruits, vanilla, light earthiness. Taste: toffee, some chocolate, licorice, raisins and more dried fruits, earthy, light floral and a hint of port. Full-bodied with low carbonation. A nice British style barley wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2007 Draught@SBWF2005. Hazy nut brown colour, beige foamy head. Sweet caramellish alcoholic flavour and aroma. Aroma also some old vegetables and toffee. Caramellish aftertaste. Gelt like it will get better later. Brew gone bad this year. 4 3 7 3 11

Draught@SBWF2007. Now this was what it probably should be. Ambery reddish colour with small beige head. Aroma is vanilla, hops, sweet caramel malts and alcohol in an excellent balance. Flavour is sweet malts, alcohol, madeirawine some nectary and wooden notes also. Mild chocolateish notes in the finish. Really good. 8 4 8 4 16.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2006
Sampled from draught at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2005.
Hazy amberorange with a foamy tan head. Sweet aroma, mostly of chocolate and caramel with a candied edge and some note of toffee and cake in there as well. Nice, full and complex. Flavor has malt and chocolate along with caramel and a nice and warming alcohol tone. The mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a dry finish. Good one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2007 (Draught) Pours hazy amber/red. Very special aroma of strawberry yoghurt and dough. Raisins and plums with some vanilla. Caramell, dried fruits, apricot and alcohol in the flavour. Sweet medium body. (Draught, second try) Pours deep reddish brown. Incredible and fat aroma of sugary and buttery toffee. Also some caramel and vanilla ice cream. Flavour is the same, fat and sweet like liquid toffee. Some spicy hops and some apricot are also present. Full mouthfeel and body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 5, 2009 2009-03-10, bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Hazy dark amber color; nice head. Medium aroma, sweet caramel, nutty. Good sweet caramel and malt flavor, correct bitterness. Side to side, less complex than the Munken.

2007-09-22, draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007, 7-5-8-4-16=40
Cloudy amber color; thin creamy head. Delicate malt aroma, lightly cheesy. Full bodied, very good malt flavor, immediately the alcohol fires up the guns, and the bitterness comes in to balance it, with a lot of oils; toffee, parmesan cheese too come to mind. Extremely powerful. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2009
courtesy of, and shared with Gnoff. ’06 bottle. pours copper/brown. Aroma; lactose, malty, grainy with dark fruits; raisins that seemed to give a stronger aroma with the age. Taste, chocolate malts, with a chocolate milk palate, overal profile keeps a good dose of abvand aspect is rather boozy.


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