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Lervig Brewers Reserve Barley Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels (13%)

Brewed by Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Style: Barley Wine
Stavanger, Norway
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Aged in Makers Mark barrels.
This is our once a year brew of bourbon barrel aged barley wine. It’s aged in Jack Daniels barrels for a year to allow the beer to mellow out and mature. The oak provides a dimension of coconut, vanilla and even a touch of bourbon. Dark red, low carbonation and great depth, this is one of our most special beers.

Malts: Pale malt, Munich, Caramel and roasted malts.
Hops: Perle and Saaz.
Highly complex aroma of vanilla, caramel, molasses, bourbon, malts.
Food pairings: dark chocolate, blue/sharp cheeses.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex_leit (2506) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle 330 ml. 2014. Dark brown color, with noisy brown foam. Aroma: luxury tones of vanilla, barrels, chocolate liquor, dried fruits and port wine, dried apricot, alcohols, old bourbon. Taste: sweet, liqueur and vanilla, powerful, warming, well balanced malty symphony with port wine, dried apricots, raisins and bourbon, chocolate with a slightly toasted nuts. Bravo!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (7813) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle kindly shared by MisoW, many thanks. Hazy brown color small tan head. Peat, bourbon, dark malt. Taste, dark malt, chocolate, hazelnuts, coconuts, bourbon. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (3220) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2016
Can by my Euro Summer Santa 2016, gunnar, many thanks. Pours brown color, small beige head. Aroma of raisin, nuts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, alcohol. Taste is sweet, raisin, vanilla, plums, nuts, chocolate, alcohol is present, bourbon, coconut. Great beer, GREAT :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (5018) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle at a tasting. Lots of coconut, dried fruits, raisins, woody, toasted, light tobacco, explosion of wonderful aromas and flavours. Sweetness nicely balanced by alcohol warmth and woody notes. Easy drinking, relatively. Truly excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukka19 (746) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle from MisoW. Dark brown hazy color, minimum white head. Aroma is nutty, bourbony, malty, light roasty, dried fruits. Taste is sweet, malty, caramely, bourbony, nutty, dried fruits, berries. Very good one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cimbasso (772) - - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Holmen1. Thanks Jan! A rich dark brown colour with a caramel-coloured head. The aroma is extremely rich with flavours of coconut, vanilla, toffee, nuts and much more. The taste is massive. Wow! Bourbon, coconut, fudge, chocolate, vanilla, oak and leather all compete in this hugely complex and satisfying beer. Gigantic mouthfeel. This is one of the richest and and most interesting you can ever hope to taste. It hides it 13% ABV very well with no 'burn' from the alcohol. Just a huge, warm taste. Perfect as a digestif.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
R4N5H (828) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016
On tap at the Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016, Amsterdam - day#1 (02-Jul-2016). Dark brown/black colour with a small beige coloured head. Sweet aroma of bourbon, vanilla and caramel. Full body and soft/medium carbonation. On tasting you get the sweet bourbon upfront, with a rich malt biscuit and alcohol. A lovely balanced barley wine. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DroolYeast (1074) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller Aarhus. Aroma of sweet vanilla bourbon, caramel, malt. Very dark brown colour, off-white head, not lasting. Taste is moderate sweet and light+ bitter. Full body, oily smooth texture, light carb., bourbon vanilla finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - MAY 12, 2016
Dark brown almost black clear with minimal head Aroma: chocolate, roasty, bread, raisin, licorice, woody, bourbon Palate: Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, licorice, thin and oil with chocolate background. Finish: Long, roasty coffee bean and roasty bread crumble, lightly bitter and alcgolol. Overall: very rich, smotth barleywine, excillent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llkc (1576) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2016
duft: dyb sirup sødme vanilje bær svesker brun sukker kokus smag: sød fyldig varm sød eftersmag. karamel sirup. vanilje fad. sprit sødme

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