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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First batch 17.6% released Jan. 2010


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2010
50cl bottle dark amber, smooth offwhite yellowish thick head. aroma is prickly strong boozy, flowery hops, eggyolk, malts, quite strong aroma but not very flavorfull. lots of punch. flavor is sweet malty, faint hoppy, boozy, but less boozy than 17.6% for sure, faint citric note. orange. Need some time to adjust to such a high abv, but the beer itself is a good very sweet barley wine with some hops to balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11681) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2011
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of alcohol, fruit, caramel and malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2011
12.7oz bottle (18.5%). Poured a deeper yellow color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of alcohol, yeast, fruitiness, and some citrus rinds. Tastes of alcohol, yeast, honey sweetness, fruity, candi sugar, and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Bottled. Amber coloured. Uncelar. Small light brown head. Aroma is sweet, alcoholdense, spiced, caramelly and full of ripe fruits. Flavour is cloyingly sweet, full of overripe fruits, spice and alcohol. Medium bodied. Sweetish and fruity end. Hmmm. Not really to my likings.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Big alcohol, very caramel. Caramel colour. OK drinkability even though shared, but with food.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2010
250ml from tap at Ørsted Ølbar & Café. Murky, dark reddish body, no head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits. Sweet hops and dried fruits in flavour, dominated by apricots. Moderate impact of alcohol on the palate. Alright sipper that gets a bit too sweet (Copenhagen, 09.05.2010).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11041) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2011
Pours dark gold with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, malt and alcohol. Matching flavor with some bitterness at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2011
Bottle 375ml 17,6% version @ home
Pours hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long sweet warming alcohol finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: June 05, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, creamy off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, fruity sweetness, balancing earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of fruityness, caramel sweetness, plenty of backing earthyness

Date: May 18, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy white head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, candy sweetness
Overall: not near the earthyness of the young bottles, much more a sweet fruity candy

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10675) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Draft(2010). Peach, grappa, and yeast aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Very sweet grape juice malt flavor. Boozy finish. Okay - a bit cloying.


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