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Brewed by Midtfyns Bryghus
Style: Barley Wine
Årslev, Denmark
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RATINGS: 156   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.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 3, 2012
Süßer, dann zuckrig werdender Antrunk. Wenig getreidig, das dunkle Malz geht in der Süße unter. Schade, denn später wird das Bier schokoladiger. Cremig. Süß, süß, süß! 11/8/4/7/9/8

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is very sweet, caramel syrup on freshly baked biscuits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9005) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2010
About 100ml poured from a bottle. Ring around the rim of the glass atop of a deep, dark amber body. Vinous aroma of dried fruits. Jam-like flavour with raisin, apricot and other dried fruits joined by sweet dark malts. Dry warming alcohol. Well bodied. Should be a great sipper. Very sweet, though (CBF, 06.05.2010).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (7225) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6813) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
50cl bottle form Bierzwerg pours with a crystal clear copper body that supports a thin light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up lots of sweetness coming from notes like caramel, white chocolate, sugary toffee, blue wacky taffy and a bit of nuttiness. Intriguing, I get very little if any dark fruity esters. The taste is a big hit of sweetness that’s a lot like the nose where caramel, white chocolate, toffee, wacky taffy and then it slides into a light degree of brown sugar coated prunes and figs. Interesting stuff but it seems the esteriness could be a bit more forward to add more balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6746) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
Bottle. High lasting fluffy white head. Clear dark ruby body. Strong and sweet malt aroma. Very sweet roasted barley malt caramel alcohol flavor. Low carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6303) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2010
Medium beige head. Deep dark red body. Syrupy fruity papery aroma with floral caramel and earth notes. Dry-sweet earthy floral fruity taste with roasty sherry and paper notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, faintly hot mouthfeel. Dry earthy fruity wild berry aftertaste with toffee floral musty notes. There are also smoky ash notes. It’s fairly sweet. Delicate, harmonic, and subtle, but slightly unfresh and musty. Still a great beer. (0.5l bottle, Fish and Beer, Copenhagen.)


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