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Hornbeer Imagine

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Style: Barley Wine
Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark
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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Danish: Fadlagring af de bedste øl giver noget helt særligt til smagsbilledet. Man får på een gang bidrag fra fadet og dets forhistorie - og fra alle de processer der foregår når øllet gemmes. Vore egetræsfade har gemt på portvin tidligere - nu bidrager de så positivt til vores barleywine. Imagine er en fantastisk alsidg øl. Den kan bruges både som “nydeøl” og som øllet til maden. Men husk at drikke vand til! Øl i den kategori skal behandles som en god vin - og hvem kunne drømme om at drikke vin til mad, uden at der er en vandkaraffel på bordet. Kun vandaler! Imagine er godt humlet med aromatiske humle og tilmed tørhumlet i fadene. Så kan man have både masser af maltkarakter og humlebitterhed på een gang. Den lange lagring på fadene har så lige taget “skarheden” fra humlen, så nu skal det hele helst gå op i en højere enhed
Indeholder: Bygmalte, humle, gær og vand


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KennethArd (217) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014
Vinous fruitiness & malt sweetness. Clear red with large creamy head. Lightly sweet & a bowl of fruit. Medium body, creamy texture & soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 5, 2014
Brown bodied and rich head. Thick malty aroma, resin, concentrated fruit, dark caramel, pine trees. Delicious, but only the start. It?s the concentrated powerful and mouth filling taste that blows my mind. Woody and aged yet rich and sweet, with enough herbal bitterness yet never too sticky and certainly not thin. I though the 50cl biter were way too big for a barrel aged barley wine. But at this taste I have no problem sipping on it until forever. Stunning! (Bottle from De Hopduvel)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2013
50cl bottle, imagine I pop the cap and it starts its volcano impression and sprays beer all over the place creating a mighty mess. It pours dark slightly murky copper with a towering tan head of foam. The aroma offers up spicy rye bread wort as well as some mild vague hoppy notes. A few whiffs later and the wort takes on a brown sugar coated soggy prunes character. The taste begins sweet with brown sugar and sweet malts mixing with ripe cherries and prunes quickly moves into an earthy sweetened black tea note. Into the finish these flavors intensify into a sort of nectar goodness. This started off poorly with the messy un-capping but I am really enjoying the flavor. The play between sweet fruity esters, malts and tea leaf like earthiness works very well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2012
4/IX/2012 50cl from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas’ place - BB: 17/IV/15 (2012-1005) Thanks to Bene for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy red brown to purple beer, small aery light beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: some banana, lots of honey, sugar, alcohol, ripe to overripe fruits, bit peppery, spices. MF: lots of carbon, fbody. taste: pretty sugary start, honey, ripe fruits, bit spicy, bitter hops, ripe fruits. Aftertaste: bit fruity, bitter hops, sweet exotic fruits, some ripe banana, honey, little metallic, hint of chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle at Rene’s house. Thanks. Reddish violet appearance with a big, brown head. Somewhat fruity, a bit tart, slightly funky, caramel, toasty oak aroma. Grape, tangy plum, somewhat tart, toasty malty, fairly sweet flavor. Interesting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2012
Pours dark, dark red with brown hints. Small head. The aroma is a blend of buttery coconut/woodsy oak, bready/caramelly malt and citric/resinous/woodsy hops alongside a light fruitiness. Notable alcohol. The flavour is light to medium sweet, near medium bitter and light acidic. Citrus, wood/oak, dry-ish malt and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is soft at first but the tart and almost astringent finish is a downer. Light carbonation. Citric astringent finish. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (2956) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle - 500ml. Hazy brown body with a thin off-white foamy/creamy head. Rich, fresh malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar, fruity, and woody hints. Taste carries oaky, fruity/bourbon, and caramel notes. Ends with a good warming, bittersweet finish. Enjoyable winterwarmer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10824) - DENMARK - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown/amber with big tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel and fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, sweet, oak, little syrup, wood and dried fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (7316) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle @ home. Clear amber / red color, large beige head. Nice smell of malts, pine and hops. Taste malts, sweet, lightly hops and fruits. Little bit too sweet to be really good in my opinion. Decent sweet-bitter finish. High carbo, medium to full body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
Draught at The Green Lion Inn, Malmö
Hazy amber color. The aroma is a bit cheesy, yeasty, moldy. Good body strength, round; sweet caramel and flavor; more than the expected oak and vanilla, I get cream and cheese rinds. Well, I like sweet and malty beers, but this one is surely weird.


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