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Menaresta Barley Bock

Formerly brewed at Birrificio Menaresta
Style: Barley Wine
Carate Brianza (MI), Italy
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Un’originale versione di Barley Wine (letteralmente: vino di orzo), ottenuto rifermentando in botte la nostra BockstaeleDirk con aggiunta di ulteriore polpa di carruba e malti caramello, e impiego di lievito da vino; la birra è invecchiata in barrique 5 mesi e maturata altrettanti in bottiglia. Stupiscono i sentori di passito e vin dolce, l’intensità e la complessità del fruttato maturo, pur nella freschezza e levità mantenute, tipiche di una birra. Bevanda preziosa. Da centellinare in piccoli calici.

Editor’s note: this entry is for the 2010 beer, similar to Roots in Wine, aged for a different period and producing a different result; easily identifiable because the name then changed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (417) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 18, 2013
Tried the 2010 edition A nice car rube aroma Taste, sweet and sour. Pleasant carry a taste. Light carbonation. Enjoyed

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
Säuerlicher essigartiger Beginn, im Verlauf kräuterartig mit Honigeinfluss, ein wenig wie Trinkessig. Süffig, extrem speziell, säuerlich. Herb-süffiges Finish, in dem natürlich ebenfalls reichlich Säure vorhanden ist. 9/12/12/13//13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dorqui (2056) - Brescia, ITALY - JUN 7, 2013
Bottled 0,25L Fraught brown color, medium limpid aspect with a good bubbly presence. Evanenscent and nearly absent head. Winous and cellar nose with notes of barley and grains. Aged corn taste, elevated alcoholic impact, a lot unbalanced bitter final.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (33332) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013

Bottle 250ml. @ home.

Hazy matt medium amber colour with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, tart berry, grape, wine, cherry stones, alcohol, light wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, tart wine, grape, warm fruit, alcohol, cherry stones, tart berry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. Very nice balanced - NICE ;O) [20130102]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (400) - ITALY - MAR 13, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2012 Barley wine prodotta dalla base della BockstaeleDirk con carrubbe. Quello bevuto risulta ancora un pò giovane, ha comunque un bouquet complesso, molto presente la mela rossa, frutti a polpa bianca e un finale amaro non eccessivo. in evoluzione

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle 25 cl bought @ Bir&Fud Bottega (Rome, Italy). Curious aroma of mou candy, zabaione, Marsala, sweet wine, raisins, cake, some earthy notes. Color among brown, cassock and beige with NO foam. Has a light to medium body in your mouth, although it’s undoubtedly a barley wine: but hasn’t the classic strong and difficult to have flavor, full of liqueur and spirit, On the contrary, its sweetness is pleasant. The alcohol is generously present, but isn’t a shock. Seems a lighter version of the "Vinsanto", a sweet wine from Tuscany usually paired with "Cantuccini", a typical almond and hard biscuit. Finish is good, dry the right. Really good and especially original (+0.1 overall because of that) barley wine, compliments to Menaresta - one of the best recent italian breweries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mortlach (959) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 23, 2012
06/08/2011 250ml bottle. Ambrata carica, con riflessi arancia e rubino, schiuma quasi inesistente. Aroma spiazzante, malto, intensissime note di frutta, simile a un succo di mela. In bocca conferma le stesse sensazioni, molto fruttata, dolce, malto, caramello, note vinose. Corpo medio, carbonazione soft. Barley Wine non molto convincente, ma promettente. La bottiglia provata era troppo giovane.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 14, 2011
Bel Barley Wine, splendido l’aroma molto complesso, che però nonè abbastanza persistente, forse un po’ troppo dolce. Da comprare e mettere via per un paio d’anni prima di bere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Planzo (20) - Gorgonzola, ITALY - JAN 31, 2014
25cl bottle from menaresta, 2010 edition. Amber/brown hazy colour, no head at all. Aroma is sweet, lot of fruit, cherry, strawberry, grapes, red apple. Taste is sweet fruit, lots of cherry, some wine, strong acid, a hint of bitterness end. Medium body, a bit watery, no carbonation. I am not a big fan of barley wines, and this is not an exception.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daniele (4896) - ITALY - FEB 2, 2012
ambrato carico schiuma evanescente naso dolce fruttato carrube legno etililico muffa non molto corpo boh

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