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Marble Special 2009

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Marble
Style: Barley Wine
Manchester, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled; Special.
Note: This is different from the 2010 (Utility) Special, which is an IPA.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4180) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2010
Cask @ BBF. Smooth fruity hops aroma with notes of candy sugar, spices and malt. Flavour is deep sweetness and bitterness perfectly balanced. Long lingering finish going up and down between sweet and bitter. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15111) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Gravity cask at Borefts Beer Festival 2010. A very sweet and malty barley wine, pretty straightforward. I’m glad that there aren’t any American lawyers in the UK to force people to call this "barley wine style ale" so that foolish Americans can tell it’s a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10921) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2010
Cask @ BBF 2010. Golden color. Viscous. Tangerine and confot fruit in the aroma. Very hoppy flavor, grassy but also with confit fruit. Alcoholic. Long hopbitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel. Good!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6887) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2010
On cask at Borefts Festival. Clear light amber with a small white head. The aroma is sweet caramel, sweet fruit, light hops and berries. The flavour is hoppy and sweet fruity with notes of caramel and barley.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4803) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2010
On cask @ 2nd BBF. The beer has a really nice hoppy aroma, with some caramel sweetness and fruits. Clear, orange-brown coloured beer with no head. The taste is sweet, bit hoppy, has caramel and sugar, some raisin fruitiness. Good body. Nice barley wine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (5248) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2010
On cask at Borefts BF ’10. Clear amber colour, no head. Aroma of grassy hops, sweet fruits, flowers, caramel. Flavour is malty sweet, green, grassy, fruity, light earthy bitter finish with caramel. Medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
Cask@2ndBorefts. In short: a wonderful strong session ale. So easy going and flavourful, yet not too overwhelming. I could drink it all evening. Well, I wish I could!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5657) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2010
Cask @ BBF ’10. Clear ruby color, short head. Soft hoppy aroma, hint of toffee and caramel malt. Bit sweet, bit bitter. Good English styled barley wine.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3742) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle at 2nd BBF @ De Molen. A lot sweeter than the cask version and with more carbonation. Less hops though. And a bit watery. But still a beautiful beer. 8,4,8,4,17 Cask at 2nd BBF @ De Molen. Low carbonation, but this brew can have that. Loads of fresh hops and still a sweet malt base that is wonderful. Majestic brew. 9,3,9,3,17

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3299) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2010
Cask at Boreft Bier Festival 2010, Bodegraven. Amber coloured brew with an sublte sweet taste and also great bitter finish. A truely English Barleywine from Manchester.


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