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Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Barley Wine
Västerås, Sweden
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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2012 vintage 10% abv


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (586) - 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 (1474) - 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 (2948) - 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 (4018) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3803) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle shared at RBSG 2012 Grand Tasting. Light amber with little head. Sticky sweet malty, vanilla and toffee notes, strong alcohol aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2290) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange with a off white head. Smells and tastes like a bitter fruit cake with hops. Warming. Yeasty. Spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1994) - SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014
Pours clear dark brown with a finger of light tan head. Aroma of toffee, vanilla, caramel, light bread, light banana, some basement aromas. Taste is big, bold butterscotch burnt butter sweet, long sweet finish. Body is rich and creamy although with very rich carbonation, which kind of pulls the entire package apart.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2131) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
330 ml bottle courtesy of Alex. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head that recedes to a fine film. The aroma is raisins, carrots and slightly sour toffee. The taste had ample raisins, brown sugar and some nuts, but not very much bitterness. The palate was full and a bit oily with soft carbonation. Finishes short and sweet. Overall: Interesting brew, a nice change of pace from the barley wines that I typically get.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2005
[At Stockholm Beer Festival 2005] An unclear brown beer with a lazing light brown head. The aroma is sweet hoppy combined with notes over over ripe fruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, and over ripe fruit, as well as light notes of wood.


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