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Brewed by Midtfyns Bryghus
Style: Barley Wine
Årslev, Denmark
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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (14903) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (14701) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, dunkle überreife Früchte, holzig. Geschmack malzig süß, leicht alkoholisch, trockene überreife Früchte, holzig.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (14239) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
50 cl bottle. Slightly hazy amber body with small off-white head. Flavour is sweet, caramel, malt and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2011
bottle at KØ-2011. Amber colour with a beige head. aroma is sweet, malt, alcohol, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malt, alcohol,caramel, licorice , fruit. Nice/OK beer, but a little bit sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (12761) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 26, 2011
500ml bottle (Hilpea Hauki, Helsinki)
7 Lovely sweet malty aroma, a touch yeasty.
4 Deep reddy brown, ring head.
7 Full malts, a bit sugary, of the toffee variety. Some yeastiness too.
4 Smooth palate, just short of slick, gentle carbonation. Finish enhances the yeastines, and heads off in the direction of marmite.
14 Hedonistically, I do like this, but being critical, it is a bit too sweet. It is bottle conditioned, I believe, so at 10% this should be better in a year or so.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (12729) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle from the supermarket across the street of the brewery. Frothy off-white almost lightbrown head. Brown amber colour. Heavy malty and nutty aroma. Modeate bitter flavor. Plum and nutty notes. Long finish. Creamy palate. Not a well-balanced barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12547) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (12393) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
500mL bottle, pours an opaque dark amber / mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, vegetal notes, and dark fruits. Flavour brings out caramel malt, toffee, and residual sugars. Very well-balanced, without too much residual sugars. Decent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (12333) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Joes @ weekly tasting. Hazy reddish color, small off - white head. Smell malts, sweetness and alcohol. Taste malts, alcohol, some sweetness, slightly winey. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11932) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle. Brown color. Melon, butter and flowers in the aroma. Sweet flavor, buttery with pineapple and ripe melons. Malty, but also flowery hops, especially coming up in the aftertaste. Characterful and quite good, actually.


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