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Brewed by Midtfyns Bryghus
Style: Barley Wine
Årslev, Denmark
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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ruben1977 (15) - SPAIN - SEP 29, 2013
Format 50 cl, given slight amber tone with light foam is not very long lasting style feature. Good caramel aroma with hints of chocolate. In the mouth sweet caramel notes of short duration, well integrated spirit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2546) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
Clear caramel colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, wine, raisins, malts, wood and alcohol. Caramel flavour, quite sweet, raisins, some madeira notes, feels aged. Finish caramel and raisins. Nice!
(From bottle @ joes. Thanks for sharing, Joris!)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7856) - 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
GRM (3019) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 Brown bottle, 50 cl, best before 30-05-2014, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on June 3 2014; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, hazy, beige head that turns into a nice sheet, no lacing; nose: malt, caramel, alcohol, resinous hops, slight fig; mouth: malt, caramel, alcohol, resinous hops, light fig, slight tobacco, slight pepper, finale in caramel with light presence of hops, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, slightly bitter, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 50 cl, 10,0 %, meilleure avant 30-05-2014, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 3 juin 2014; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, voilée, mousse beige qui se transforme en une bonne couverture, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, alcool, houblon résineux, très léger figue; bouche : malt, caramel, alcool, houblon résineux, léger figue, très léger tabac, très léger poivre, finale en caramel avec légère présence de houblon, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, très légèrement amère, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7129) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
Taster at DØ-festival, Valby, DK. On tap, 160509. Ruby with white head. Aroma of malt and red berries. Flavor is caramel, fruit and a well hidden hint of alcohol

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (3757) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle at CBF, Valby. Orange with a off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, dark fruits), moderate hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet and alcoholic, moderate bitter. Full body with lot’s of alcohol, well hidden. To be rerated after some years.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10379) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle. Brown color. Melon, butter and flowers in the aroma. Sweet flavor, buttery with pineapple and ripe melons. Malty, but also flowery hops, especially coming up in the aftertaste. Characterful and quite good, actually.


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