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Hornbeer Helge

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Style: Barley Wine
Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark
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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Danish: En syrlig øl på 10 pct. med kirsebær Med Helge har vi ønsket at brygge en dessertøl der kan nydes i situationer, hvor man elles måske ville vælge en dessertvin – en portvin eller en sherry. Helge er af typen barleywine. Barleywine er en engelsk øltype, der opstod da Napoleon forhindrede englænderne i at importere vin. Så var gode råd dyre, når velstillede englændere skulle finde en erstatning for den vin, de nu havde vænnet sig til. Så fandt snarrådige bryggere på at brygge en rigtig stærk øl og uden for megen humle. Barleywine, eller bygvin, direkte oversat. Napoleon mødte frem ved Waterloo, så englænderne kunne igen få vin. Så blev barleywine glemt, indtil amerikanske mikrobryggere ”genopfandt” øltypen. Helge er vores bud på en barleywine med frugt. Den har syrlighed fra bærrene, og den er sød fra malten. Farven er rødlig. Vi har brygget den på pilsnermalt, münchenmalt, cholademalt, kirsebær, appelsinskal og humle. Drik den afkølet og helst af vinglas på stilk. Så bliver den rigtig flot.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karstenborg (327) - DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
Hazy amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and cherries. Taste is very sweet with notes of malt. Soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2340) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 2, 2014
Reddish color without head. Aroma has notes of cherries and some red fruits, leather notes as well. Flavor is very fruity, with notes of red fruits, mainly cherries, sweet on palate with slightly sourness. Fruity and cherry final.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KennethArd (256) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2014
Fruity aroma with notes of raisins, cherry, caramel & leather. Clear amber with large head. Medium sweet & light sour taste of cherries. Medium body, sticky texture & soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3546) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
0.5l bottle. This is a really deep dark brown one, cloudy as hell where it’s resting in the glass and it has a small bubbled not very ling lasting off-white head. The nose is quite nice and sweetish nutty with dark caramel, ripe slightly yeasty fruits. In the mouth it’s also a tad sweetish and oily while it’s just below average and softly prickling on the carbonation. Sweet sticky flavors that’s combined with lots of sourness! Did not see that one coming. It’s definitely sticky and sweet but really nutty, candy sweet and I have to admit good. Yeah, a interesting turn on a barley wine this. There’s hardly any trace of the relatively high ABV here, making it slightly dangerous. Yeah, I kinda liked this! 17.05.2014

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4292) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Thx! 500 ml. bottle. Small sample @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Dark red cough syrup look. Smell is very pleasant surprise, kriek (sour cherry), sweet spices mixed with molasses and spices, sour cherry pits,… Taste is brown sugar, molasses, caramel, concentrated sugar sweetness, leading into winter spices, sour cherry finish with nice refreshing sourness, kriek pits,… Thick liquid brown sugar body. This is wonderful, great surprise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dambor (76) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
Pours a beautiful ruby red with a small head. Aroma: incredible cherry aroma (sour!), with some wild elements. Taste: a lot of cherries with a very pleasant cherry bitterness. Soma malt aroma in the bacground. Very fresh, great for the summer! I do not know how one can hide the 10% ABV so well. This remindes me very much of some very good Belgian lambics (like the one from Cantillion). In general I think this is a fantastic beer, I am just not sure it really falls into the category of what I understand under "barley wine".

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (3274) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika- a while back. Dark reddish color , ok foam. Immediatly fruity aromas, raspberry; high intensity . Medium/ full body & medium complexity . Immediate sweetness- ok sourness- ends up on the sweet side. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 09.01.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fruity, caramel malts, sugar, red berries, grass, PEZ cherry candy, berry skin. Taste is sweet sour-ish fruity, caramel malts, sugar, sweet red berries, PEZ cherry candy, grass, hay. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh berryskin-like mouthfeel. Don’t really see the barley wine thing here, but alcohol is very well hidden. Cudos for that! Nice enough.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorm (1457) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
Mørk rødbrun farve med beige skum. Lukt av bær og karamell. Smak av bær og karamell. Vinøse toner. Melkebaren.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nilsas (1717) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
Fin syrlig duft av kirsebær. Mørk rødbrun farge. Brunt skum langs kant. Frisk smak av kirsebær med en søtsyrlig ettersmak.


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