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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First batch 17.6% released Jan. 2010


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
Draught @ Lord Nelson, Hyskenstræde 9, 1207 København, Denmark.
Clear medium to dark amber color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, apricot, light alcoho. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, very very sweet. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy and sticky, carbonation is soft. finish feel is alcohol warm. [20100108]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2010
From tap at Plan B. Pours dark hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is crisp peachy hoppy. Dense caramelish and very floral to fruity in the beginning. Solid fruity, citric and peachy. Dense sweetness. Lingering fruity finish. Slowly building bitterness but constantly balanced by the sweetness. Starts to get slowly cloying after a while however, recommended to keep in half pint size at a maximum.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30818) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2010
Draft. A hazy amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma is very hoppy - citrusy on a lightly malty and caramel back ground. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of malt, alcohol, and citrusy as well as medium notes of dextrose and caramel, leading to a dry, bitter, and dextrosy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2010
On tap. Slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head. Intense - almost herbal - hop aroma. Fairly solid body with the carbonation being a little low. Intense caramel, again almost herbal, cough syrupy with the massive hoppiness almost vanishing under the sugary sweetness and the burning alcohol. Definitely a sipper - hard to drink and hard to digest. 080110

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle in Ølbutikken. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, hops and pine needles. Very sweet flavour of hops, pine needles, apricots and alcohol. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23002) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2010
Draught@CPH BeerFest2010. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, wood and some mild yeast, alcohol and gluelike sweetness. Flavour is fruits, alcohol, a bit gluelike sweet. A bit unbalanced, and not all too pleasant.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (21459) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2010
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Hazy amber, no head.Very sweet. Sugar and pineapple-like hops. Fruity and syrupy with massive alcohol burn and inky bitterness. Too sweet, too strong, too bitter. A good recipe that hasn’t survived the upramping to these extreme levels.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19571) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy spicy aroma. Sweetish fruity malty spicy hoppy flavor with some alcoholic hints and weak hints of apple. Has a sweetish fruity spicy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (18664) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
30th January 2010
17.6% Version. Cloudy amber beer. Floral hoppy nose with elderflower coming to the fore. Light airy palate, dry but not overly so. Sweet floral hops, elderflower, chamomile. A whisper of well buried hop fruit. All underpinned by intense sweet toffee malt. Finishes with some Port Wine tones. Bloody Nora! This is a good one! Not heavy like you might expect and with some unusual flavours for a barleywine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17649) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2010
as De Molen festival 2010 ... soft toffee malt nose ... light vanilla ... eep copper bubbly tan head ... big sweet vanilla toffeee ... juicy malts ... light bright hop.


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