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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 561   ABV: 18.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En Barley Wine brygget på: Vand, malt, sukker, humle og champagnegær. Lagret 6 måneder på cognac fade.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012

Bottle 375ml.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, oak, alcohol - cognac. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, oak, dried fruit, wood, cognac, buzzy. Body is medium to full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20120331]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
37.5 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is smooth cheesy, alcohol and light wooden. Smooth vanilla and caramelish. Vanilla and dense caramelish flavoured. Bitter and smooth toasted malty into the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
Bottled. A dark red beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel, cognac, wood, malt, and alcohol. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of alcohol, malt, and cognac as well as medium notes of caramel, and hints of wood, leading to a dry and alcoholic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2012
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. The nose is all sweet and lovely Cognac and sticky toffee with surprisingly well hidden booze. Solid body, lowish carbonation, sweet caramel and again lots of Cognac flavours. Not so much of a wood character really but somewhat minerally. The booze really builds up towards the finish. A wonderful sipper. The barrel has really tamed this monster of a beer. 030412

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Clear oramge coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, oak and cognac with notes of alcohol and sherry. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak and alcohol with notes of cognac. Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty woody cognac aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty woody caramel and dark fruit flavor with hints of cognac. Has a sweetish malty woody cognac finish with hints of caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
8th March 2014
Very hazy amber beer, tidy off white head. Removing th cap gives a lovely nose of aged Port wine and toffee. Pouring the beer brings an unwelcome niff of blue cheese. Palate is smooth and dry with fine carbonation. Smooth malt with dry cream. Caramel - toffee and wood, slightly aged tasting, again as if from a fine old Port. A little spice but not much alcohol heat. Blue cheese follows the nose. Sweetish dried fruits, well buried. Dry finish. If not for the blue cheese this could be great.

9th March 2014
The bottle has been open all night and day. It now pours far less hazy and all the blue cheese aromas and flavours are gone. Emphasis is now on lovely toffee malt, mellow cognac and wood. Little dried fruits. Lovely!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle at home... Copper... Thin white... Lacing... Big sherry... Oxidised.. Soft fruit nose... Soft toffee fruits... Soft malts... Big alcohol... Light fruits... Oily fruits...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle @ Fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, caramel, alcohol, brandy and wood.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottle at home - late - alone. Clear golden - white head. Dried fruits, berries, candy aroma, wooden, fruity, nice carame notes, ok sharp hoppy, ligh brown sugar, minerals notes, ok boozy, cognac arome, high alcoholic and at the same time super smooth, Surprisingly Fantastic.


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