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Brewed by Midtfyns Bryghus
Style: Barley Wine
Årslev, Denmark
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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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
cgarvieuk (14175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2010
as De Molen festival 2010 ... deep red copper ... swet vanilla ... toffeee malt nose .... sweet and juicy ... fruity ... ligth tofeee mlats ... very sweet

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13851) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle at KBH Festival, 2009. Pours dark amber with a creamy white head. Sweet nose and taste. Bread, caramel, alcohol and a bit of hops. Slightly vinous. Warmth. Full bodied. On the sweet side....

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13573) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13565) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
At Borefts BF 2010. Nice toffee aroma. Sweet butter, touch of malty dryness. Sweetish, straightforward Barley wine. Lasting decent dryness. Not overly sweet, some caramel. Subtle. Not too extreme. Dominant toffee flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13355) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2009
UPDATED: APR 28, 2010 Bottle, at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It’s a clear, dark brown beer with a decent beige head. Slightly herbal nose with hints of DMS, caramel and roasted malts. Alcohol, sweetness, caramel, roasted malts, some herbal notes and a pleasant bitterness. Warming and full-bodied, with a bitter and sweet finish. Well, not my idea of a Barley Wine, but sure drinkable. Rating: 6-4-6-4-13-3.3. 090517

Bottle. It pours a nice, dense, beige head that has a good longevity and leaves nice lacings. The body is slightly hazy, and reddish dark brown in color. It has a nice aroma with resiny, citrusy hops over a foundation of sweetish, malty hops leaving dried fruits and some caramel. A hint of licorice and cellar lurks in the back. In the mouth it’s full-bodied and smooth, some warmth from the alcohol also shows up, especially in the very end. There’s dried fruits, some caramel and hints of licorice in the flavor, as well as a good citrusy, resiny hop impact leaving a balancing bitterness. Overall, a pretty good beer that should be more pronounced. On the other hand, it’s dangerously easy to drink the way it presents itself now. 20100428

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11149) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11052) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Bottled at Sir Club. Amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt, mostly caramel and bready notes. Quite sweet malty flavour, with some alcohol. A few years ago, I wrote that it might improve with age. Now, it has improved simply by becoming a.much better beer....

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10871) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
50 cl bottle. Slightly hazy amber body with small off-white head. Flavour is sweet, caramel, malt and hops.


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