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Hornbeer Barleywine

Brewed by Hornbeer
Style: Barley Wine
Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark
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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Hornbeer Barleywine is a golden coloured beer with high carbonation and a bit of extra hops making it fresh to drink even if it is a strong thing of 10% alcohol. Barleywine is a desert beer that should be served in small glasses, preferably wine glasses, in order to be able to enjoy the handsome colour and the carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. We have brewed our barleywine on 5 different barley malts, wheat malt, sugar, hops, yeast and water. The beer has refermented on the bottle - therefore, it might have some yeast bottom residues.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jurgos (244) - POLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Bardzo obfita piana, ale opadła w większości chociaż zostawia ładny lejsing i koncówke czapy piany. Kolor ciemno bursztyowy,wpadający w rubinowy. Aromat owocowy, owocwe tropikalne, trochę karmelu, bardzo słodki aromat. W smaku wyraźna pełnia, palony karmel dość wyraźny. Goryczka raczej średnia, bardziej żywiczno herbaciana. Rozgrzewające, lekko wyczuwalny alkohol, goryczka może troche alkoholowa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (783) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2016
Pours a crystal clear ember color with a big, froth, bubbly head. Smells pretty hoppy, even after cellaring this for a year, featuring wet leaves and a beautiful, toffee coated ripe orange note. Has sugared fruit candy qualities among its profound toffee maltiness, together with a whiff of rock sugar, gently coated by the leafes. Has a soft, yet vivid carbonation, building a great gateway for the bitter, hop forward finish, calming the otherwise present, sweet malts. Tastes of dried leafes and fresh cut grass straight from the beginning, gently balanced by sweet toffee malts, without loosing a sharp, dry bite which stays on the palate till the end. Provides a great, intense interplay between bitter and sweet, which remains utmost interesting and inciting on the palate, mixing a dry lemon peak with flower coated, sugar accompanied malts. Finished clean with fruity orange and citrus peel, enhancing the already established hop dryness, which now dominates the malts easily, allowing them to add an enriching sweetness. While not overly complex, this provides a steamlined, intense flavor profile, perfectly finishing with an aggressive, contrasting hop bite, allowing the malts to cut through in all its facettes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (2364) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle. Bronze color with excellent foam. Aroma: honey, nectar, fruits, jamon, fruit jams. Taste: moderate sweetness, nectar with white porto, good hop bitterness. Great!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nybol (1431) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2015
Smagen af blomme og rosiner sammen med en stor sødme passer fint til en barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodzislaw (238) - POLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Kolor miedziany/rubinowy, klarowny. Piana beżowa, początkowo obfita z drobnych pęcherzyków. Opadła z czasem, zostawiając ślad na szkle oraz większe pęcherze na powierzchni. Od pierwszego uderzenia wyczuwalne są słody i chmiele. Nuty owocowe mieszają się z trawiastymi. Smak to walka miedzy słodami, karmelowymi, nutą suszonych owoców, rodzynek z tępawą nieco, za to wyraźną, mocną goryczką. Chmiele są bardzo wytrawne – grejpfrutowo-pestkowo-żywiczne. Goryczkę podbija wysoki alkohol i spore wysycenie. Alkohol wyczuwalny jest z czasem w postaci rozgrzewania żołądka. Z czasem atakuje głowę. Piwo sączy się jak wino – jest pół-słodkie, pełne, sycące. Doskonałe na chłodne, jesienne wieczory.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bov (11974) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 5, 2015
courtesy of Antonio Rey - opaque dark red-amber beer with a little beige foam; aroma of soy sauce, cheese and prunes; full-bodied, fairly sweet, light grainy, lot of residual sweetness and a finish of prunes and cheese - quite weird

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - SEP 23, 2015
Golden and amber, hazy with quite big head for this style. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, roasty, malty. Flavour is medium sweetness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, malt and bread. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (2085) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark amber, small head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dried fruits. In taste sweet, full bodied with caramel, bread, dried fruits notes. Soft carbonation, oily texture. Solid barley wine, tasty but could be more complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hubster (58) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
En utroligt smuk rødbrun øl, hvis man får lyset til at skinne igennem den, med et lækkert cremet skum. En rigtig god maltaroma, kombineret med humle - tørrede figner, rugbrød, karamel, chokolade, habanerochili, vanille. Den har en meget speciel sød duft der kan minde om overmoden frugt, men det er noget man skal vænne sig til, det er ikke dårligt. Der er lidt dessertvin a la muscatel over øllet (men det er ikke sødt nok til dessert). Kombinationen af malt og humle er helt anderledes end i en India Dark Ale - måske er malten ikke ristet lige så meget. Vi har her en langt sødere smag, ikke skarp og lakridsagtig. Men den er humlet og bitter som en IPA. Alkoholen (10%) er godt afbalanceret. Drik den 10-12° varm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (1165) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 29, 2015
the aroma is caramel, fruity and hoppy with some hints of resin and spices... the taste is caramel and fruity in the beginning, hoppy and spicy in the finishing... some notes of dried fruits and citrus... rough hoppy bitterness... dry and bitter aftertaste...

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