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Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Cask; Status uncertain.
At 9% ABV it sits nicely beside our Orkney Porter, also 9%, and is the first time we’ve brewed a barley wine. A lovely deep amber in colour, we loaded it full of American hops - and then we put some more in! All in the interest of balance, it also contains a small mountain of Maris Otter pale malt.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21897) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden pale orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with weak yeasty hints. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (1583) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark golden in colour, it has thick white head. Aroma is citrusy and malty with a hint of flowers. In taste sweet, citrusy, full bodied, smooth. Finish is medium to light sweet, it has medium carbonation. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5738) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
33cl bottle from Beer52.com. A golden amber colour with a thick cream head; barley sugar aroma; rich and buttery in the mouth with loads of hops giving a bittersweet taste together with some peach and citrus; and then a sweet barley sugar finish with lingering bitterness and warmth. Rather good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33430) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2016
Bottled. An amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, spices, hops, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (6993) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle@Yesprs - Golden Amber pour with white head. Sweet malty and fruity, some caramel, treacle, some faint dark dried fruits, brown sugar, sweet finish. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39085) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2016
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy, grassy and slight herbal. Sweet, slight soapy, fruity. Dense malty and sweet to fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (1204) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - FEB 5, 2016
intense sweetish fruit aroma (citruses mostly, some peach), honey, caramel, some floral notes, little earthy; golden, clear, medium, rather short-lasting wjite foam; medium+ sweetness and bitterness, very slightly sour(ish); full body, thick and smooth feel, soft carbonation, long bittersweet little warming finish Overall: great aroma, very good taste, well hidden alcohol, without flaws

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4854) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 7, 2015
bottle at home from alesela
hazy bright orange, lacing beige head, sticky sweet toffee, boozy, warming, high fruity yeast esters, very much a sipper for sharing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8056) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s. Thanks to Paul for this. Clear light orange golden coloured pour with a small off white head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, tangy berry, hedgerow. Flavour is composed of toffee, Salted caramel, berry, rounded malts, medium sweet. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (5471) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle share, thanks to Strokey, as ’Swannay Old Norway’, 8%. Clear dark orange, lightly sparkling, small foamy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is piney, air freshener, floral astringent hops. Body is medium to light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is strong caramel, honey, astringent piney hops. For me it’s got too much of a sweet-yet-astringent vibe, but it’s OK I suppose.


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