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Brewed by Midtfyns Bryghus
Style: Barley Wine
Årslev, Denmark
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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Danish: Barley Wine (Bygvin) stammer helt tilbage fra Napoleonskrigene, hvor englænderne måtte finde et alternativ til vin, da man anså det for upatriotisk at drikke franske vine. Midtfyns Barley Wine er også et godt alternativ til vin, og den passer godt til milde og cremede oste, men også til ”fed” mad som ” Osso Buco”, kalvekæber eller svineskank, eventuelt marineret i vores Barley Wine. Den høje alkoholstyrke og bitterhed suppleres godt af maltsødmen, og smagen af karamel, sirup og egetræ, gør denne Barley Wine til en øl med mange og varme smagsnuancer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (3822) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle at CBF, Valby. Orange with a off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, dark fruits), moderate hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet and alcoholic, moderate bitter. Full body with lot’s of alcohol, well hidden. To be rerated after some years.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Almost clear orangey brown with an off-white head. Sweetish aroma of overripe fruit with some hops. Quite full-bodied with sweetish overripe fruit and burned caramel. Hardly any bitterness. Pleasant and warming, but perhaps a little to the sweet side. 160509

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13798) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle at KØ09. Sherry aroma, seems a little oxidized. Clear dark brown colour. No head. Peppery flavour, very caramelly and extremely sweet. Way too sweet, and not balanced enough by the alcohol which is actually quite strong.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3604) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle. Clear dark amber colour with a small white head. Rich malty aroma and taste with strong notes of alcohol, caramel and fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Sweetness, caramel, berries, ryebread, light wood, oak, medium hoppy, grass, light piney, roasted. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6602) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle. Deep amber body with a creamy off white head. Aroma is raisin, brown sugar, caramel and dark fruit. Sweet malty flavour wit lots of sweet fruit as raisins and prune. Medium bodied. Nice barley.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 25, 2009
Botella. Deep amber colour. Sweet malty fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet with toasty caramel and malt, some dark fruits, some alcohol and a pleasant bitter hoppiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
Sample at CPH beerfestival. Medium head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are fruit, malt and caramel. Vinous.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
Taster at DØ-festival, Valby, DK. On tap, 160509. Ruby with white head. Aroma of malt and red berries. Flavor is caramel, fruit and a well hidden hint of alcohol

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11257) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Bottle @ Ølfestival, Valby, 2009.
Pours deep red with a small, creamy, off-white film head. Aroma is sweet. Some buttery character, raspberries and sweet caramel malts. Low carbonation, good oily mouthfeel. Flavour is a bit sticky sweet, light alcohol and a sweet raspberry finish. Good brew, but far too sweet for me.


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