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Menaresta Barley Bock

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

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
28th May 2014
Tasting at Chez Bruce. Murky amber beer, not much of a head. Nose of sourish orange fruits. Palate is light and semi dry. Tangy malts with sweet and sour fruits. Definite winey tang. Over ripe orange. Touch of oxidised caramel. Smooth semi dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to LKS, 28/05/14. Murky orange amber with a moderate light beige swirl and edgeing. Nose is marzipan, spice, dark fruit, caramel, light booze, butterscotch. Taste comprises tangy dark fruits, lgiht acidic notes, toffee, dates, prune juice, cake mix. Medium + body, fine carbonation, lick of booze and sweet lickings in the close. Ok barley wine, doesn’t drink like 10%.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6284) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours murky brown with a small tan head. The nose is rich, juicy, plum, prune, varnish, cassis, jammy and candy sugar. The taste is tangy, blackcurrant jam, earth, vinous, red grape, sherbet, mild acidity, sherbet, and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Tangy fruity and easy going.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up in Rome. Vintage 2011. Pours unclear, amber-gold with a bubbly, off-white head. The nose has tangy, oxidized fruits, light toffee, apricot, orange, hints of balsamic vinegar. Medium sweet flavor with lots of woody dryness, some leather, pale berries, white grape, mild alcohol, hay. Full bodied with fine carbonation and lightly oily texture. Lightly warming finish, vinous, some salt and vinegar, tangy fruits, sweat. Solid. Quite dynamic. Pretty impressive.

2.9
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (539) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dorqui (2091) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (34282) - 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]

4
   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

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (402) - 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


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