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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16427) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle, 375 ml corked. From trade with Papsoe. It’s almost clear in the glass, dark amber in color and with a small, beige head. There’s alcohol, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits and a faint orange note in the aroma. Some roasted hints too, but in the far back. The flavor is pretty sweet, it’s full-bodied and warming on the palate, with flavors of caramel, chocolate and dried fruits. Bitter, sweet, warming and alcohol tasting finish. Overall, nice indeed, but a bit too warming. Considering the ABV it isn’t bad at all, but the beer is still a tad too hot. 130405

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14754) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Sample at Copenhagen beerfestival. Nice head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, caramel, molasses, alcohol and citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2010
Rating # 3800. Tap @ Lord Nelson & Ørsted , Copenhagen. Pours amber / reddish with a small creamy white head. Nose is heavy. Acetone, alcohol, big hops and port. Very vinous. Sweet and fruity hoppy flavor with a bit of caramel and alcohol in the back. Actually only noticeable by the warmth it gives. Quite heavy and quite delicious "after hours" drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14465) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle at ØLbutikken, Launch - Thanks. Clear reddish - offwhite head. High sweetness, candy, dark sugar, barley, syrup, licorice, light alcoholic, sharp hoppy, sourich, citric, light acid notes, vegetables hoppy - not a bad thing, dried fruits, caramel, piney, apricot, something light dry and powdery !!! - Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2010
Draught at KØ10. Mild caramelly aroma. Cloudy amber colour. Small white head. Burning alcohol. Too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (13368) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2011
Golden beer, small head. Malty fruity vinous aroma. Alcohol flavor, almost with a mead feeling, honey, fruits. Too strong.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12633) - DENMARK - FEB 7, 2010
37,5 cl bottle. Dark amber body with small off-white head. Flavour is sweet, malt, fruit and little alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12449) - 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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gunnfryd (12398) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2010
On tap at KØ-2010. Dark golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is vineous, dried fruits, malt, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, fruit, grass, alcohol, licorice, alcohol, vineous. Powerful nice beer.


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