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Brewed by Les Trois Mousquetaires
Style: Barley Wine
Brossard, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 101   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Ce vin d’orge d’une riche couleur ambrée est brassé avec une quantité déraisonnable de houblons américains. (This rich amber barleywine is brewed with an unreasonable amount of American hops) Saveurs: Houblons résineux (resinous hops) / Fruits tropicaux (tropical fruits) / Sucre d’orge (barley sugar). Accords(pairings): Cuisine texane épicée (Spicy Texan Food/ Gâteau aux carottes (Carrot cake) / Cigares (Cigars). 100% Malts du Québec: pale, cara20, cara60. Houblons (hops): Polaris, Nugget, Centennial, Chinook, Cascade. Houblonnage à froid (dry-hop): Bravo, Chinook, Centennial, Cascade. OG: 28 FG: 9,5 SRM: 13 IBU: 101


JulienHuxley's rating

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulienHuxley (3595) - Hilversum, - MAR 26, 2013
On tap at bateau de nuit. Hazy copper pour, thin bubbly white head. Strange aroma, really quite hoppy, but old and oxidized as well. Menthol notes, caramel, tropical fruits (pineapple). Taste is boozy, fruity, vanilla/almond sweetness, a bit cloying. Palate is a bit flat, sweet.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1213) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 Bottle from LCBO. Aroma of brown sugar and tropical fruit. Syrupy sweet at the beginning, with tropical fruit and brown sugar, with bitterness creeping up into a bitter aftertaste. Good, but not the best barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2000) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
750 mL bottle. Hazy copper-brown with a small but solid beige head. Interesting/unique aroma for a barley wine. Just a touch of brown sugar from the malt. The hops have a weird, sweeet & sour orchard fruit kinda thing going on. Really interesting, hoppy flavour. Not your typical barley wine because of it. But way too malty and boozy to be considered an IIPA. I’m gonna go with tropical fruit as the main hop flavour. Sweetens considerably as it warms.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9964) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 31, 2015
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - light hazy amber-orange beer with no head retention; aroma of figs and cherry, pretty vinous; full-bodied and hugely sweet, thick; tons of residual sugars and more fruity notes of cherry, dates and figs - the crazy level of sweetness prevents this to be a great beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4360) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2015
750ml bottle. Cloudy, amber colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Sweet-ish malty aroma, a bulk of caramel, burdened with resin notes, interspersed with citrusy hoppy pinpricks. Taste is very sweet, delivers identical flavours, a good deal alcohol amplifies the heavy character; sweetish, sticky palate. The "quantité déraisonnable" is at risk to become a "quantité négligeable", barely keeping the whole thing in balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6168) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, achetée chez IGA Déziel (Montréal, QC) au coût de 13,80$. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur orangée-dorée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de caramel et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #6016)

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarageBrewer80 (102) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Flaska från Bishops i Örebro. Brungul färg. Mkt doft av farinsocker och portvin. Övervägande söt smak. Russin och portvin. Mer syrlig än besk.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (215) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Flaska på bishop. Dimmigt kopparfärgad med vitt skum. Spritig syrlig doft. Som en söt suröl. Smaken är spretig med russin, bär och lite lakrits.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TychoJames (294) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Flaska Bishops arms örebro. Ljust bärnstensfärgad med vitt småfluffigt skum. Brödig och söt doft. Russin, citrus och lite sprit. Knäckig sötsliskig smak. Bra beska

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
[5893-20131005] Cask. Floral fruity aroma. Slightly hazy, red orange body with a quick bubbly white head. Sweet toasted caramel flavour has a great long aftertaste. Full body is boozy but the sugar covers most of it. Tasty. (7/3-/8/4/15) 3.7+
(@ Beaus Oktoberfest 2013, Vankleek Hill, ON)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18159) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle @ SBWF 2014. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and weak dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit finish.


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