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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
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First batch 17.6% released Jan. 2010


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2603) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2010
Fad: Fantastisk humlet tropeduft på en flot orange øl med et flot skumhoved. Super karbonering på en yderst velsmagende øl. Eneste minus som man nærmest ikke kan undgå er den meget varme alkoholsmag som øllen slutter af på. Virkelig en sipper, men meget god øl.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
Bottle at release at Ølbutikken. Pours amber with an off-white head. Quite sweet with aromas of hops and abricots. Also some aromas of malts and caramel. Well balanced by the high hoppy bitterness. Hints of citric hops. Soft carbonation. Full bodied. Long dry finish. Would never have guessed on anywhere near 17.6 % alc. Wauw!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5405) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2010
38cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, good head, top class!, but very expensive, WOW!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vinzents (18) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2010
10 cl sample at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Dark with a sweet taste and rich flavor.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
375ml Bottle: Aroma of fruit, grapefruit, hops, tangerine, slight malt, slight green apple, and peach. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a small, tan head that disappeared except for around the edges. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, malt, dark ripe fruit, resin, slight caramel, slight fruit, light sugar, slight wood, and a hint of alcohol. Medium to full body. Viscous, the lightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Heavily sweet, light to medium bitter, malt, resin, hops, dark ripe fruit, caramel, slight sugar, and hit of wood finish is lightly dry. 17.6%ABV is very well hidden, even if it is a bit noticeable in the flavor.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjs (4544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2010
(Draught - 2008 Vintage - at Mikkeller Bar) Poured dark reddish brown and cloudy. Head was medium sized and white. Aroma contained raisin, malts and mildly molasses. Palate was full bodied, warming and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, raisin, molasses, dried plum and bitterness. Aftertaste was raisiny and mildly bitter. The strength was quite well hidden.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3869) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 15, 2010
12.7oz bottle in a snifter. Pours chocolate brown with a thin beige head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, alcohol, some floral hops. Beer is very thick, and starts with a flavor of dark fruit, caramel, and light chocolate. Finishes strong with alcohol. An incredible beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (276) - Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Appearance & Aroma: Slightly desaturated apple juice colored pour fills the snifter a dried apricot deep orange, bone white 1/2" head of variously sized bubbles settles quickly to a perforated sheet and delicate ring
Baked apples rolled into cinnamon, spots of raisins, basically doughy cinnamon rolls, recognizable and familiar layered aromas, alcohol is present, but does not dominate
Taste & Palatte: Crisp acidic apple notes melt into warm spices and rich vibrant caramel malts, individual flavors create unified sense of gourmet cinnamon rolls dipped in brandy, so tasty, raw honey dipped green melons emerge as it warms, familiar flavors create a complex comfort dessert, so rich and warm
Somewhat runny, diluted syrup with a soft drying finish, coating mild alcohol burn is really quite nice, smooth considering alcohol level
Overall: Warm and spicy, refreshing and comforting in one beautifully powerful yet mellow barley wine, beer as comfort food, gooey brandy drizzled cinnamon rolls, fantastic
Following review, finished snifter with French D’Affinois double cream cheese and Lars Own Swedish ginger snaps, great suggestion from The Better Cheddar here in KC

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jaksmart (407) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle. Luminescent red, copper colour with a small white head. Aroma is like a hoppy port-wine. Thick and sweet with a punchy and hoppy finish. Lots of citrus and pine as well. Surprisingly faint traces of alcohol. Taste is largely sweet but nicely balanced by bitter and highly aromatic hops. Resemblant of light port, slightly rum-like. Low carbonation, big body, medium duration. Very nice!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1093) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Aroma of Caramel, sweet malts, Semidark fruits, a bit of hops and slight alcohol. The feel is very Vinous with sweet flavours of caramel, semidark fruits, malts and some citrus and bitterness at the end. Alcohol is well hidden, but it’s there. Drinkable and enjoyable.


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