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RATINGS: 1461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 295   ABV: 9.84%
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An aborted batch of their Old Gnarleywine ended up tasting nearly as good as that they were hoping for, so they bottled it. God bless capitalism. OG 1.100 IBU 51.1


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
Bottle 66cl. Clear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, grass, orange, vintage, light alcoholic. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. (190708)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
Sample from bottle at Ølbaren. Pours amber red. Aroma is hoppy aroma hops. Taste is caramel and hoppy. Finish is dry bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29145) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2007
Bottled. A deep red beer with a medium sized orange head. The aroma is lovely grassy combined with notes of grapefruit, hops, and some caramel, as well as just the faintest hint of alcohol - a very inviting aroma. The flavor is very sweet - a bit too sweet for my liking, with strong notes of caramel, hops, grapefruit, grass, pine needles, roasted malt, and alcohol, leading to a very bitter end with the hops, grapefruit and alcohol lingering, the bitterness finaly turns dry. The body is thick. Just a bit too aggresive in sweetness and alcohol for my, but still nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of sk8viking. Clear, amber golden with an off-white head. Sweetish aroma of caramel and overripe fruit. Full in body with sweet accents of caramel - somewhat medicinal. The finish is dry. 060407

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and fruits. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled. Dark amber colour, mediumsized white head. Alcohol, candy sugar, malts and caramel in aroma. Flavour is malts, caramel, candy sugar, and a lot dark fruits. Some slight hints of nuts also. Aftertaste is candy sugar and malts.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19221) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2003
Bottled. Redish amber. Rich grapefruity hop aroma. Sweet and malty with clean, hard mouthfeel. The finish is sharp and resiny. Too raw and unbalanced to impress. All this apart, it is still a good beer, but I expect more of a barley wine than hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
27th July 2008. Made with brown cane sugar. Tastes exactly like it was brewed! A hoppy barleywine with a healthy dose of brown sugar counteracting the hoppy bitterness. Never cloying or overly sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2008
Hazy dark amber color, with a big creamy head. It has a perfumy and spicy (vanilla) hop aroma, sweet and malty, inviting. It has a powerful body, with a good malt and caramel flavor; compared to other American Barley Wines, this one has the alcohol that wins over the hop; anyway, it’s well bitter and the alcohol is not too much. It has a balanced final with caramel. Very good, solid, straighforward.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13812) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, caramel, alcohol and fruits.


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