Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
First batch 17.6% released Jan. 2010

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
magdalar (516) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16658) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
2010-06-19, bottle, 8-4-7-4-15=38
Hazy amber color. Im quite amazed to find a fruity aroma; its 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; its 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12760) - 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. Theres 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7819) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2069) - 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 liqr bottles ;)......nice barley ! :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7107) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 30, 2011
Like the other worse/worsts malty and too sweet. Not socomplex. Hardly inspiring. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6189) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Sampled alongside the Bourbon edition.

This beer was dramatically different as it warmed. I am including the warmer review first, which is what I am rating. The other review will follow.

The beer pours a very clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the vanilla and almonds with some apricot and orange notes. The flavor is more of the same, with a lot of orange and apricots. There are also some flora hops and some alcohol in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

Now, for the review when the beer was cold.

The aroma is full of nail polish remover and some strong sake notes. The flavor is that of a sake, with some almond and strong alcohol notes. There is also a little bit of toffee mixed in.

The moral of this story is let this beer warm to near room temperature before you drink it.

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