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Brewed by Midtfyns Bryghus
Style: Barley Wine
Årslev, Denmark
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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2009
Bottled. Aroma has caramel malts, raisin, some bread/rye and toffee. Hazy, red-brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweet, bit vinous, quite malty (caramel/toffee, raisin). Good body. okay beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2010
.5 liter bottle. Thanks to Simon from In de Wildeman for giving me this!! Appearance is dark amber, slightly clear, thin head dissipating, light lace. Aroma is smell caramel, toffee, raisin, fruity esters, light american hops, slight oxidations, big sweet fruity ester. Flavor is earthy leather, caramel sweet malt, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, slight apple. Smooth in the finish wiht a nice green grassy bitterness- overall a pretty solid barleywine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2010
0.5 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Red-brown color. Sweet aroma with juicy berries and toffee. Sweet toffeish and berryish flavor with red currant and caramel. Stylewise english barley wine, which is not one of my flavourite styles.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2012
500ml Bottle: Got in trade from stobbe74; THANKS Soeren! Aroma of malt, vegetables, slight vinegar, slight caramel, slight diacetyl, and toffee. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Full of tiny-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, toffee, vegetables, and slight diacetyl. Medium body. Viscous, the slightly sticky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, diacetyl, toffee, vegetable finish is medium sweet and slightly sticky. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (4926) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy darkish amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of fruit, malt, yeast and caramel. Booze in the long nose. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, with fruity and estery touches and pronounced, bitter alcohol notes. Bittersweet aftertaste with mild hints of metal. An OK Barley Wine, but I have tasted better beers of this style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4919) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
(50 cl. Meilleure avant le 30-05-2014) Un vin d’orge ambré qui développe une mousse dense et pleine de ténacité. Une dentelle éparse qui évolue sur la paroi de mon verre. Un nez très intéressant. Une fondation richement maltée. Du caramel fruité et du toffee anglais. Des notes de brandy et des effluves de vanille. Une réflexion houblonnée épicée et herbeuse. Des saveurs qui ne peuvent décevoir mes papilles. Un malt abondant, réchauffé par un alcool floral et poivré, avec, comme ultime munition, la beauté savoureuse d’une fine liqueur fruitée. En bouche, un vin d’orge qui propose un corps dense, huileux et pourvu d’un pétillement mobile. Une finale toute en douceur, décadente par ses déclinaisons céréalières, et justement sauvée par un alcool chaud et parfumé qui s’impose avec opportunité. Une bière riche et voluptueuse qui ne révolutionne pas le style mais qui me permet de passer un moment agréable et presque enchanteur.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
Pours reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is light malt and quite hoppy (citrus) for a barleywine. Flavour is sweet caramel, light bitter, medium citrus hop and light fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2013
Poured reddish amber with a huge, frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet candy, some caramel malt/ Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, dark berries. alcohol soaked. Light spice with a bitter sweet finsih.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2009
(Bottled) Hazy dark ruby with a small, firm and tanned head. Sweet and grainy, very malty aroma with lots of creamy toffee and a touch of strawberry. Flavor is sweet and biscuity-malty with (straw)berries, toffee, cream, dried fruit, and some smooth-n-warming alcohol. Quite full body, thick and creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation. A somewhat sweet and straightforward, but clean and enjoyable barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (4701) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff okt-13: kobberfarget med flott off-white cremeskum. Barley wine er en farlig god stilart, og Midtfyns utgave er med sin aroma og smak av malt, karamell og tørkede frukter nok en kompetent og ganevennlig utgave. Valnøtter og blåmuggost hadde vært midt i blinken akkurat nå!


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