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

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (47) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6261) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Stas. Amber color. Thick malty aroma with caramel, alcohol, biscuits, a bit of chocolate, some fruitiness and alcohol. Sweet flavor, boozy, malty, with caramel, some fruitiness and a bit of bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10435) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Small light beige head. Aroma. Ripe fruits, sweetness, spice, caramel. Flavour. Ripe fruits, sweetness, caramel, spice, vague bread. Meidum to full bodied. Ends fruity and with alcoholbite.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29694) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. the aroma has notes of over ripe fruits and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
joergen (21333) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Hazy red-brown colored with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of chocolate. Fruity flavor of caramel, hops, bread and dried fruits. Hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10908) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
cloudy brown, small white head. mild malty aroma, slightly caramelly sweet. flavor is sweet caramelly, dark caramelly,dark toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours cloudy amber to brown with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Bitter, toasted and breadish. Slight herbal. Dry, herbal and roasted dark malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2511) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
(Laitilan Kievari Barley Wine) Bottle 330 ml from Hermod, thanks! Pull-off cap. Poured into a snifter, ABV 8.3% Dark brown red colour on the body with a good sized tan head, thick enough to have a good retention, Light lacing left on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, light vanilla, light chocolate nuances. Taste of malts, caramel, dark and red fruits, some hops too, mildly sweet at first but with a nice bitterness on the finish. The bitterness stays on the aftertaste too, with quite long duration. Lively carbonation, medium thick body. Very good, and althought not so strong, a great sipper, especially after it warmed up.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4775) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
A fine deep brown and subtle red color, with a small tan head. Caramel, and dried fruits in the nose. Quite nice. A fine thick body, and not to sweet. In my cup of tea, most barley wine are to sweet. Decent balanced flavor. Well masked alcohol. Bready, caramel and plum fruity. A quite decent BW.
[Bottle from a trade with KnutAlbert]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiosna (236)
- - AUG 11, 2014
0,5 pullo from. Samea tummahko ruskea maitokahvin välisellä vaahdolla. Makea maltaan tuoksu, hieman palanutta kinuskia. Maussa imelää melkein mämmimäistä mallasta, alkoholia, hitunen portviiniä.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14152) - 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.


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