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Brewed by Midtfyns Bryghus
Style: Barley Wine
Årslev, Denmark
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RATINGS: 158   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (800) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2014
Botella de 50 cl en el lupulo. Octubre de 2013. Bastante buena barley wine. Igual demasiado dulce con cuerpo medio - fuerte. Buena a necesario repetir de nuevo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4159) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
(small gusher) pours hazy medium dark golden, red tint, with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. intense barley sugar, toffee and caramel, very fruity - sweet brandied fruits, calvados, grass, pepper, chalk, hint of garbage notes. warming alcohol. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, mild minty-grassy-peppery finish. sweet if not cloying offering. unbalanced but still a nice sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
CBF09. 50 cL bottle. Pours golden deep amber with a fully gone head. Sweet caramel and barley flavoured with a nice hops counter balance. Light bitterness to a slight too sweet malt base into the finish. Good ageing potential, still too young and sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
Sample at CPH beerfestival. Medium head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are fruit, malt and caramel. Vinous.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 25, 2009
Botella. Deep amber colour. Sweet malty fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet with toasty caramel and malt, some dark fruits, some alcohol and a pleasant bitter hoppiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2009
Biottle. Pours a dark anber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty sweetish caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some bitter hints and hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish malty bitter spicy finish with hints of dark fruit in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2009
hazy amber, smooth light yellow head. hoppy spicy barley wine aroma, a little bit too much old beer aroma, but that’s just me not very fond of old beer style barley wine’s in general. Flavor is old beer (faint), sweetness (hay or sugarish), caramel, candy. raisins, nice warming barley wine, however a toffee like bitterness is a bit of a distractor from the otherwise nice flavor profile.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2012 50 cl bottle, pours dark amber with little head, aroma is of caramel and wood, taste is very sweet with notes of caramel, malt and syrup. Not very complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10698) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2011
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet and alcoholic finish. Not as sweet and alcoholic as many other barley wines. 181010

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5160) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark amber with a big frothy white head. Aroma of grainy and bready malts, light hops and alcohol. Taste is sweet malty, light burning alcohol sweetness as well, lingering sweet. Full bodied. A tad too sweet.


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