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Brewed by Lancelot
Style: Barley Wine
Le Roc-Saint-André, France
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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bière brassée la nuit de Samhain
Des quatres grandes fêtes annuelles celtiques, SAMHAIN est sans aucun doute la plus importante. Cette fameuse nuit du 31 octobre au 1er novembre est, en effet, hors du temps : ne faisant partie ni de l’année écoulée, ni de l’année à venir... puisque c’est bien de cela qu’il s’agit : la nuit du nouvel an celtique !

Nous avons voulu faire renaître ce moment capital pour les Celtes, cet instant magique où chaque chose réalisée tient du mythe. Nous avons décidé de créer une bière unique brassée exclusivement entre le coucher et le lever du soleil de cette nuit exceptionnelle. Cette bière de Samhain fera tout naturellement XI.I% alcool (11ème mois, 1er jour) ce qui contribuera à réchauffer nos coeurs cet hiver !


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle thx to Sune. Hazy and dark brown in colour with a rather large head. Has kind of a belgian feel to it more than barly wine. Quite malty and sweet with notes of nuts, caramel, spices and yeast.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beertobealive (415) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2016
Pours a short brown head with both toast and wet cereals aromas. Light cinnamon also. Dark Amber to brown colored body. Thick and (too) warm in mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (1051) - Airvault, FRANCE - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. Home. Christmas gift. A dark sparkling brown beer with a big beige foamy head ; good retention ; good lacing. Roast, toast, prune, fig, alcohol. Medium sweet, round, nice warming background, light dry refreshing. Full body, average to light oily texture, average carbonation, sweet light warming finish. Overall, a good one ! Nice roasty fruity aroma, sweet, round, warming, very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mudfly (48) - - JAN 10, 2016
Bottiglia, 33 cl. Scura, scurissima, con schiuma beige che scompare poco dopo lo sbicchieramento. Al naso caramello, prugna e forse un pò di liquirizia. In bocca è elegante e rotonda, caramello e malto.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (2423) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
33cl bottle, bought over a year ago in Lille, but brewed in 2011, so by now about 4 years old. Color is as good as black. Head is beige, but quickly disappears completely. Aroma’s of caramel, burnt sugar, dried fruit. Retronasal it’s sweet, burnt sugar, dried fruit. Flavor is heavy sweet. Medium bodied. Flavors linger, but no new flavors. Nice enough, if you’re in the mood for sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3320) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Davido. Great stuff. Aroma is fruity, fruit cake. Taste is great, Belgian fruitiness, very fruity, Belgian yeastiness. Very nice. Lots of use of the word ’fruit’ in this rating.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1896) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle shared (thanks a lot Davido!). Deep brown with a tan head that lasts throughout. Currants and prune on the nose with a rum raisin cake quality as it warms. Heavy body with some stickiness. Rich with good sweetness. Very Belgian quad-like more so than a barley wine. Sweet finish with a hint of bitterness that is muted. Aweome.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (2201) - - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle shared. Huge nose of raisin and cake. Thick body, rich cereals with lots of dark fruit and cake, sweet finish. Lovely stuff, quite heady, more of a quad than a barley wine maybe.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1735) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2015
Marrón muy oscura, opaca y con muy abundante espuma color cafe con leche, bastante densa pero que se queda en nada luego. Aroma a café con copa incluido. En boca tiene mucho cuerpo, textura cremosa y un sabor marcadamente frutal (ciruela) junto con tonos de café, en un conjunto que no puede disimular la altísima graduación. Regusto largo, a cafe y alcohol y calorcito agradable. Buena copa

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (3644) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
330ml bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, May 15, courtesy of myself. Bought from Cave a Bulles, Paris. Pours deep dark brown with small off-white head. Taste is malty & fruity with some chocolate cake flavours. Decent French quad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Calisky (2347) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 17, 2015
Couleur noire, bonne mousse beige. Nez de malt grillé avec café/chocolat et note sucrée. Gout de malt grillé avec chocolat cremeux et sucré et notes alcool, crème et fruits noirs. Corps onctueux. Fin grillée et douce. Pas mal


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