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Legend Barleywine (through 2008)

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A strong warming winter brew, Legend Barleywine has been aged 6 months and dry hopped. It will continue to mature.

2005 Vintage = 11.8%

2006 Vintage = 11.5%

Early 2007 Vintage = 12.5%

Late 2007 Vintage = 11.5%


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle at a friends house. From notes. Loads of caramel, toffee, reason, figs, burnt malt and a hint of sweet fruit. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2293) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2007 Vintage 12.5% abv shared by a friend. Pours a slightly murky solid dark brown color with a decent sized off white head that quickly dissipates to a ring on top. Well it smells like a barleywine. Lots of dark sugar and fruit with a touch of warming alcohol, cherries, prunes and plums mixed with dark drown sugar. The flavor is spot on, lots of caramel and brown sugar coated cherries, raisins, plums, and a hint of earthy spice and warming alcohol. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Wow that is a mighty fine aged barleywine from a brewery that up until today I hadn’t heard of. Well done!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3748) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2011
2008 vintage at the richmond beer dig 2011. Clear red pour and no head. Very sweet candi suger with rum and cherry and goodness. This is one of the best legend beers I’ve had. But still has some alcohol to it...

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4666) - Utah, USA - NOV 18, 2010
2005 bottle shared by footbalm, thanks
Appearance: Dark brown with a small off-white/orange head and some light lacing
Aroma: Brown sugar, tobacco and toffee
Taste: Smooth mouthfeel. Brown sugar, toffee, earthy with some tartness in the finish
Awesome nose and a good beer, I could have just smelt that glass all night.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5935) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2010
2005 edition shared by Eric. Pours a cloudy brown color with a medium white head. The aroma is very good; very sweet brown sugar and toffee, some slightly sour hints. The flavor is very nice as well; tobacco, huge brown sugar, toffee, dusty, caramel, some oxidation. Very nice. Tasted like a aged English barley wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Unclear medium to dark amber orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, tobaco, light moderate hoppy, overriped fruit, vitamin tablets. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090922]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle at Papsø, 2007-vintage. Hazy orange red coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles. Sweet flavour of caramel, rye bread, dried fruits and hops with notes of cardemomme. Hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma has strong notes of over ripe fruits, caramel, nuts, and malt. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of over ripe fruit, caramel soup, malt, and a bit of alcohol, leading to a dry caramel malty finish with a light alcohol note. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled. Deep amber coloured. Unclear. dense light brown head. Aroma is full of plums, sweetness, spice and roast. Flavour of raisin, plums, sweetness, spice, perfume and caramel. Nice. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a fruity sweetness with a light alcohol touch. Very nice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31080) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small tan head. Aroma is dense malty, overripe fruity and roasted. Sweet malty, metallic and slight yeasty flavoured. Light sweetness and roasted caramelish flavoured. Lingering metallic flavoured into a dry finish.


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