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Brewed by Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas
Style: Barley Wine
Laitila, Finland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Pale ale-, münchner-, vehnä-, kristalli- ja suklaamaltaat, uusiseelantilainen Nelson Sauvin -humalat, vesi ja hiiva


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JKaranka (45) - Cardiff, - MAR 6, 2013
Looks terrible, sort of murky brown. Massive tainted white head, very hard to get rid of. Flavour is alcohol, malts, some roast, fairly bitter. Hard to get a grasp on this one. It’s not a warming, loving barley wine. It’s more a rough and ready alcohol bomb. Just read this has nelson sauvin on it, but I think the character of the hop doesn’t quite come through. The flavour it leaves on your mouth is a long lasting malty finish, with some wine like hints.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 7, 2014
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, straw and hops. Nice bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10577) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 7, 2014
Bottle @ Saxo. Hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and a little alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with a little alcohol. 070414

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (7210) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle [thanks to Rosenbergh] @ home. Nice red color, full sized lightly creamy beige to slightly lightly brown colored head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of malts with a touch of fruits and lightly hops. Taste malts, nicely bitter, a touch of fruits. Way more bitter than I expected though both the aroma and the flavor have got some sweetness in it as well. Medium body and carbonation. Nice, I like it. Not like the typical barley wine. Kind of a mix between a barley wine and an American strong ale if you ask me. Pretty enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Toomio (162) - Joensuu, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Mämmimäinen tuoksu. Paljon tummempi kuin oletin. Jännä kierre maussa. Ei ehkä suosikki, mutta keskihyvä kyllä.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (629) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Reddish brown hazy beer with a frothy blonde head. Aroma is berryish sweet, chocolaty, malty, citrusy and grassy. Taste is malty sweet with a licoricy, earthy and bitter finish with some soy sauce and vegetables (the Laitila house flavor!. Palate is thick with a higher than medium carbonation. Comes off watery at times. Not getting any Nelson Sauvin in this. Not really a great Barley Wine but decent for Laitila.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19185) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Hazy ruby, minimal head. Deep caramelly nose with some lingonberry tartness. Mid sweet with full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Hay and lingonberry, some spun sugar. Deep caramelly malt character. Mid bitter finish. An harmonius, malty barley wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (4385) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle from Alko Arkadia, october 2013. Reddish/brown with a large head. Quite sweet with caramel, dried fruit, malt, some chocolate and yeast. Some warming alcohol in the finish. Quite tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Giochaurand (21) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2013
330ml bottle. Slightly chilled. Big tanned head. Looks pretty dark and opaque. Hoppy and burnt sugar. Somewhat alcoholic taste as well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (269) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2013
Body is a very dark mahogany with some haze in it. The light beige head lasts well. Nose has caramel, alcohol, syrup and aniseed notes. Taste has a rich full sweetness to it with a light warm bitterness in the aftertaste. Palate is rich and creamy with high carbonation. The alcohol leaves a nice warm feeling.


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