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Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Barley Wine
Västerås, Sweden
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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2012 vintage 10% abv


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2009
A hazy brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of caramel with fruits like cherry and prunes. The taste of caramel, some chocolate with overripe fruits. It moves from sweet to bitter, with some alcohol in the back. The aftertaste is bitter with some sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (1978) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown, solid looking with a tan head. Fruity taste of grapes and plums. Hint of licorice. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1859) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Tart malt aroma with a good amount of yeast. Cloudy brown color with a small off white head. Light beginning with a moderate sweet middle and a light burning finish. Moderate creamy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
17th May 2011
Cloudy brown beer, nice pale tan head. Palate is airy and a little dry. Rich malt with a little cream. Tiny bit of aniseed. Trace of dried fruits. Orange. Somewhat spicy dry finish. Well joined up tasty barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Staffan47 (809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Efter att nyligen smällt i sig kanske en av de bästa barleywine någonsin är jag ju något kritisk redan innan jag testar denna. Flaska från 2010 på SBWF 2013. Sista exemplaret och bryggmästaren är nöjd över att få sälja den till två killar (Per) som uppskattar öl. Vinös doft. Krämig med smak av karamell.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
Placeholder rating with just the numbers to get everything into the database before the end of 2013. Proper text should follow in the next 1-3 weeks.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (543) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Hazy medium brown with small off white head. The aroma is uninspiring with some malt, spice, and skunk. Full body with just a little alcohol. Flavor is much better than expected from the aroma. Good balance of sweet brown sugary malt and herbal hops with some spiciness and pleasantly sour finish. Pretty easy to drink too.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meerbier (1449) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2010
Bottle@Home. The aroma is pretty great. Flavour is OK but not exceptional. Full and burning. Just a bit metallic.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2881) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Heavy syrup flavor with a strong hoppy that has a real bite. The mouth feel is full and doesn’t end throughout the beer. It has it’s flaws but it’s very drinkable

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3491) - 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.


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