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Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: Barley Wine
Woodend, VIC, Australia
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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A barrel-aged and triple-fermented barley wine, this precious and rare concoction from the boys at Holgate Brewhouse weighs in at a devilish 12.5% abv. The warming effects of this strong beer are followed by a bold and assertive character derived from a French oak barrel still carrying a trace of Pinot Noir and a judicious application of a special blend of barrel-hops. Beer drinkers beware...this beer has balls!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, fruity, grape, alcohol notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, licorice, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20101024]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma is caramelish and slight fruity. Thick caramelish and distinct bitter. Dark toffee malty, sharp and yet sweet. Subdued fruity. Bitter and dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of spices, malt, caramel, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol, leading to a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours a hazy dark amber with a lacing off-white head. The nose is nutty with some wood, roasted malt and dry caramel. Medium body, surprisingly well-carbonated, spicy, woody notes, a whiff of smoke and dry overripe fruit. Extremely dry, surprisingly for the style, but it makes it very drinkable. Some bittering hops in the finish, but this really ain’t a hoppy beer. A very different - but interesting - take on a Barley Wine. 241010

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy orange red coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops, dried fruits and grape fruits. Fruity flavour of caramel, liquorice, hops and grape fruits with notes of alcohol. Dry hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy aroma with hints of caramel. Dry malty warming caramel flavor with spicy hints anf hints of dark fruits. Has a dry malty and weak hoppy spicy caramel finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
22nd July 2012
Hazy amber beer with a big pale tan head. Palate is airy and soft and light. Mild fine carbonation. Nice nose of dessert wine - mango and peach. Mild creamy malt with a toffee streak. Mild minerals and aniseed alcohol. Lovely wine tones, honey - orange and red berry fruits. Sweet candy - dried fruits - dessert wine. Finishes smooth and dry with a pinch of spice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s
Cloudy dark amber color; small creamy head. It has a nice aroma of malt and caramel, a bit buttery, cheesy and maybe phenolic. It has a correct body strength, but somehow the flavor is evanescent, and the mouthfeel dryish; there is malt and caramel, a bit sweet, also alcoholic; correct bitterness; the final is warming, because of the alcohol. Unbalanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy red/brown - white head. Barley, red berries, fruity, peppery, nutty, dryness, light oxidation, green walnuts, high dry finish. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
cloudy brown smooth white head. nice sweet malty aroma, good bw aroma. toffee. caramel flavor is hoppy, spicy, malty, quite bitter for a barley wine, pretty tasty


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