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Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Barley Wine
Västerås, Sweden
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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2012 vintage 10% abv


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2005
Keg @ Stockholm Beer Festival 2005
Sweaty cheese aroma mixed with Goldings (?) hops. Some roasted notes. Fruity and some raisins can be detected in the back. Slightly malt sour and quite sweet. Will probably develop from maturing. Still enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2008
(On tap) Slightly hazy, deep dark golden amber with an off-white almost beige head. Aroma of overripe fruit and alcohol. Quite full-bodied with sweetish overripe fruit, nuts and a distinct alcoholic finish. Some medicinal notes also. A little unrefined. 180908

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (6966) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting off-white head. Hazy dark red body. Cream berries cocoa raisin aroma. Creamy caramel alcohol hops raisin flavor with low carbonation and a long aftertaste. Alcohol too dominant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6848) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Expensive as hell little bottle of beer pours hazy copper with full off white head. The aroma is dusty caramel malts, apricots, a bit of spicy hops and booziness into the end of the draw. The taste has malts, crystal malts, brown sugar, apricot sweet fruitiness, spicy hops and chemical booze into the finish. Seems to be a good deal going on here but it doesn’t really come together and doesn’t seem like age will do it much good either. Hope I’m wrong on the later point though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Date: January 11, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: clear copper, frothy white head
Aroma: light sweet fruity aroma, caramel sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, light balancing earthyness, apricot and tangerine
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1063) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2012
2012 Vintage Thanks to Baggio for the bottle Dark orange brown color, half finger of off white head that went to nada very quickly. Obvious ABV legs. nose is of dried salted pork, quite odd but nice. Underneith the pork nose was dried cherries, strawberries, apricots and a lot of near burnt caramel. Big nose. Big and rich taste and feel. Still a bit of pork taste but big caramel backbone followed by stone fruits . Big bodied, obvious alcohol, and low carbonation. Nice barleywine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (740) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
2011 bottling. Cloudy brown with a white head. Red berries, syrup, apples, toffee, malty and a bit creamy with a pinch of licorice. Low carbonation, medium body. Balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle @ Ratman’s, courtesy of some Swedish friends. Thanks! Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a thin cream colored head. Somewhat herbal, caramel, a bit oxidized, a touch fruity aroma. Somewhat strong, light cherry, a bit oxidized, caramel, light paper flavor. Pretty tasty but a bit old.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 Bottle 11.3%. Hazy pale brown/orange colour with an off-white head. Sweet & malty, caramel, fudge, fruit, alcohol. Dry & medium bitter finish. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5056) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2010
Bottled. Clear ruby color, medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, some bread, bit fruity, booze, bit sugar. Moderate bitter taste, bit sweet, slight alcohol. Medium bodied. Ok.


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