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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


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Aged in Makers Mark barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
33cl, at 13%Vol, new exclusive Norwegian brew Anno 2011, thx alot to Koen for sharing!, very complex brew, alcoholic/woody/sweet and slightly fruity/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Color caoba oscuro con espuma beige que desaparece pronto. Aromas, de chocolate, bourbon y madera. Cuerpo denso con inicio dulce y achocolatado, con toques de bourbon y final moderadamente seco de madera. Excelente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kappldav123 (4980) - GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
Huge thanks to Palme for this! Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass dark brown, nice head. Wonderful malty-stouty aroma. Starts very strong, warming-malty, not too alcoholic. Fine malty notes, a bit spicy-sharp, some earthy notes. Goes down burning, warming. Intense aftertaste. A great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Thanks GT2! Bottle, dark pour, small head, smells of fruits, molasses, vailla. Taste is caramel, bourbon, sweet, liquorice. Overall a very nice barleywine!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8434) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
> Complex, softly warming toffee and cookie style dessert barleywine

[ Bottle ][ _angst_/rglk ][ 33cl ][ Trade ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/10/14 ]
>> Thank you Alex and Ronny for this treat! Pours murky deep brown with no foam, essentially flat. Nose at first is tomato like bourbon, black pepper, toffee, mushroom, miso. As it warms it cleans up a bit to spiced rum and macadamia nut cookie. Taste is salty, toffee, rich butterscotch cookie, macadamia nut fattiness, brown alcohol warming. Palate is the highlight- ultra soft and only a touch warming given the abv. This was one to savor and was a great dessert beer as a finale to our tasting.

>!< mushroom, miso, tomato volatiles; could use some carbonation; abv isn’t as dangerous as you’d think

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 22, 2014
Cervesa molt alcoholica, s’ha de prendre en calma, te molt gust a caramel i a fusta. Cerveza muy alcohólica, se tiene que tomar en calma, tiene mucho sabor a caramelo y a madera.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2014
Rich dark brown coloured body with a thin, oily lighter brown head and a lighter glow of brown on the edges. Aroma of alcohol, whiskey, rye, caramel, toffee, pit fruits and quite a bit of raisins - very sweet and super pungent throughout. Full-bodied; Deep rich malty flavours with a ton of sweetness right behind, all with a lot of alcohol and bite at the end with the pit fruits hitting the hardest. Aftertaste is very sweet, mellow and well-rounded with some chocolate notes, a little earth and bourbon touch at the end. Overall, a very nice and rich barley wine with hints of an old ale, but the richness is definitely there - so are the flavours, and the bourbon adds a nice complexity as well. Odd to sample a norweigian beer here in spain, but it tastes great! I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased a few hours ago at Beers & Beers in Barcelona, Spain on 14-April-2014 for €4,50 sampled in my apartment here in Barcelona on 14-April-2014.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
Bottled. Pours cloudy dark brown with a minimal white head. Smells dark chocolate, raisins, roasted malt, bourbon. Tastes thick dark chocolate, bourbon, sweet and creamy, figs, raisins, a bit nutty with a similar finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (3752) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
330ml bottle @ Ale & Hop, Barcelona

Pours dark brown with a small bubbly brown head. Aroma of sweet ripe fruits, caramely malts, toffee, wood, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Taste starts out quite aggerssively with the bourbon notes, but smooth maltiness, woody notes, vanilla, oak and caramely notes take over quickly. Finish is smooth, warming and malty with some heavy bourbon notes. Very complex and tasty slow sipper. Nice one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ikveldmed (5) - NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014 does not count
Godt og vellagret øl for en kveld foran knitrende peis og med et snødekket landskap utenfor vinduet. Kan anbefales for alle ølelskere som liker mer enn bare pilsner.

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