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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First batch 17.6% released Jan. 2010


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Slightly hazy straw-orange body, thin ring of off-white carbonation with light lacing. Nose of apple or pear juice, dusty and estery with clove, leafy hops, and dirty bubblegum. Hot, prickly body with lots of candi sugar, white grape, pear, and dusty, bitter cider-like apple; also leafy hops and resins and hints of rubber cement. Sharply carbonated; not heavy or cloying, but begging small sips and slow enjoyment. An exercise in restrained brutality.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riseagainstme (48) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Draught in snifter....Clear yellow pour, seriously looks like budweiser or something similar...Aroma is sweet almost candy like...Taste is sweet with some caramel and fruit but mostly alcohol and more alcohol and when I got past the alcohol really just way too sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange. smells of sweet citrus, plum and phenols. Tastes of sweet candy, berries, oranges and finishes with loads of phenols. Body is full. Texture is syrupy. Carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
2010-06-19, bottle, 8-4-7-4-15=38
Hazy amber color. I’m quite amazed to find a fruity aroma; it’s then followed by evident alcohol, and this is less surprising. The body has a medium strength, and there is a first impression of (Tuscan) mixed beans soup, a bit malty, caramel, sweet, some bubblegum. Correct bitterness, with some alcohol but not as much as the draught one.

2010-02-19, draught at Plan B, Copenhagen, 8-5-8-3-15=39
Hazy red amber color; medium creamy head. The aroma is very fruity (apricot jam over all) sweet, and already some alcohol shows; it’s possibly flowery too, orchids. Good body structure, solid but not sticky; sweet caramel flavor, unfortunately immediately there is a burning alcohol coming up; strong bitterness, not as much as the sweetness and alcohol though; it seems that in the final too there is still some sweet fruit jam.
Very far away from an expectation of Barley Wine, at times it tastes like a mix of Very Strong European Lager and fruity Ale; extreme, drinkable, difficult, with too much alcohol to be fully appreciated.

2010-01-11, draught at Plan B, Copenhagen, 9-5-8-3-16=41
Hazy amber color, small head, nice lace. The aroma is delicate but very fruity, more than many other beers, lightly sweaty.
Good body but too high alcohol content, burning. Good malt and caramel flavor, fruity, sweet, very alcoholic. Strong bitterneess. Too burning. Stong bitterness, but overwhelmed by anything else in here.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle from Healthy Spirits (via joshuahfl). Pours hazy gold with a few bubbles. Aroma is deeply warming alcohol with something like persimmon notes. Full bodied. There’s a lot of caramel, moderate heat. Otherwise flavor is candied fruit. Would be interesting to see how this aged, but sadly this is my only bottle!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours murky reddish copper with a acidic and fruity aroma. It looks like an unfiltered apple juice. There is also a very sweet fruity flavor with some vanilla and a hot alcohol trail. This should be cellared for a while before drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle first batch, Plovmand... thx..moi venno..... pours murky amber with small off white head... the aroma is sweet berries, barley, alcohol... the flavor is very sweet, barley, berries, alcoholic chocolate.... you know this small chocolate liqør bottles ;)......nice barley ! :)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6302) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle. First batch. Pours murky amber with a small off white head. The aroma is loads of sweet berries, sweet malt, fruity hops, sweet toasted caramel and diesel fuel. The flavour is sweet malt, sweet berries, sweet hops, more sweetness and alcohol. A very extreme beer. A true sipper.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (3092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 30, 2011
Like the other worse/worsts malty and too sweet. Not socomplex. Hardly inspiring. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5526) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
Sampled at CBF11 or maybe Mikkeller bar Deep golden. Small creamy head.Sweet, light, sourish aroma. Very sweet flavour; sugar and honey. Alcoholic.


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