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Brewed by Midtfyns Bryghus
Style: Barley Wine
Årslev, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7763) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7608) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle @ Fairbar. Pours dark golden with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, light booze. Taste is malt, caramel, prumes, plums, brown sugar, some alchohol. Full body,low carbonation. 240110

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7508) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
50 cl bottle. BBE 15.03.2014.
Pours clear copper-amber color with a medium sized head. Aroma of goose berry bush, some ripe fruits, caramel, toffee and hay. Flavor of toffee, caramel, ripe fruits, hay, some hops and malts, some "danish berries" though. Decent.
5325

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
50 cl bottle @ olio, BBE 15.03.2014
Aroma is stale with berries, some vanilla, caramel and biscuits. Flavour has nettles, berries typical to danish ales, some caramel and gooseberry bush. Too much berries here, decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy amber brown colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of strong gooseberries, nettles and caramel. Flavour of strong caramel malts, sweet berries, gooseberries, nettles and hay. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a very sweet finish. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6982) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6899) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2010
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 9 Oct 2010) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of red berries, caramel and vinous hints of alcohol. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, red berries, sweet and vinous finish with a spicy bitterness. Almost full body, fairly sweet with warming alcohol. Nice barley wine, possibly a bit boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6684) - 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.)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, brown sugar, some spices, yeast and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some brown sugar, caramel and grains. Medium body, average carbonation.


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