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

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RATINGS: 200   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7693) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7332) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7293) - 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.)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Goût de caramel avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel sucré avec une pointe d’érable. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’érable en arrière goût. (Rating #4964)

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6976) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2013
Appearance: Clear deep copper color with a tan head. Off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity and sweet malty.
Palate: Medium to full body. Sweet and a mild bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Sweet malty, vinous and fruity. Very well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: A bit to sweet for me. Probably a quite typical barley wine as it should be. I am a hop head..
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Fredrikstad, Norway
Jostein 13

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2011
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10.0%. Copper colour, large off-white head. Malty aroma, also strong notes of dark dried fruits and caramel, hints of oak. The fairly sweet flavour has notes of dark dried fruits, brown syrup and plenty of caramel, hints of oak. The bitterness is quite moderate, a little more wouldn’t hurt. Still a decent barleywine. I hate myself for not having some Blue Stilton cheese to go with it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2011
Beautiful deep amber, lively carbonation, fine head. Dark fruit, wood and vinous aroma. Lovely flavour, too. Prunes, port, nuts and oak. Sweet and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6691) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
Sampled at SBWF-10 Deep amber. Bubbly head. Sweet and malty with low bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2009
Bottled. Hazy, red-brown color, short head. Aroma has caramel malt, raisin, bit bready. Taste is sweet, some raisin, caramel malt. Decent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle from trade with Meilby - thank you, Kenni. The beer has got a deep dark brown colour with an steady head and medium to smooth body. Wonderful aroma of intense barley, plums and warm bread. Taste of barley, malt, wine, sherry, chocolate, plums, prunes and vanilla. Hints of rum and oak. Very warming, quaffable and tasty beer. Loved it.


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