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Mikkeller BW5

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Mikkeller BW5
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Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 451   ABV: 15.02%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blended exclusively for the 5th anniversary of Copenhagen beer shop Ølbutikken.

BW5 is a blend of a 4 year old barley wine that has been dry hopped with a bag of hops for all 4 years and a 1 year old barley wine oaked on wood with sour cherries. A unique treat for a all of Ølbutikkens unique customers.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
17th February 2010
Hand bottle - cheers to the Copenhagen guys (you know your names) for making it happen! A pretty ugly looking beer! Dirty brown with large hop fragments floating about! Nose is a mix of sweet toffee and medicine. Palate is light and semi dry. Perfumey hops (more so than ’Big Worst’). Sweet caramel and sweet red fruits which are not readily identifiable as cherry. Sweet Port Wine flavours and orange before a floral dry finish. Unique beer, very floral and very sweet. A woody undertone to boot! Strong hop spice in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2010
Draft @ Ølbutikken, Copenghagen. Pours a hazy pale amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty woody aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweetish malty fruity woody barrel flavor with some hints of cherry. Has a sweetish malty woody finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2010
[ Handbottle - thanks to Mikkel and Jeppe and the rest of the Copenhagen crew that made it possible for me to taste this beer ) @ Ulfborg. Pours unclear dark brown with a small bubbly off white head. Nose is fruity hops, strong alcohol, sweet toffee and dark fruit. Quite complex. Vinous and strong hoppy flavor with a bit of alcohol and loads of exotic hops involved. Oily, sticky and slick. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
[ Handbottle - thanks to Mikkel and Jeppe and the rest of the copenhagen crew that made it possible for me to taste this beer ].>br>Unclear medium red amber color with a virtually none off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy overriped fruit - berry, wood light cherry, moderate alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, overriped fruit, a alcohol warm finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy and sticky, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100219]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2010
Handbottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dense caramelish and cherry fruity. Sticky sweet, dark caramelish, roasted breadish and with a nice cherry sharpness. Smooth fruity and dark roasted malt flavoured into the finish. Interesting mix between the solid sweet malt and the sharp cherry notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29847) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2010
Handbottle - thanks to Mikkel and Jeppe and the rest of the crew that made it possible for me to taste it - it made a nice pffizzz when opened, so still carbonated. A murky red-brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is very powerful with strong notes of over ripe fruits, alcohol, as well as medium notes of cherries and wood. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of dextrose, alcohol, caramel, and over ripe fruits as well as lighter notes of wood and cherries, the caramel just flows thru the mouth in a very smooth way, and leads to a dry, alcohol, dextrose, and caramel finish, where a light vanilla note also appears. Interesting, but a bit too much dextrose for my liking.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2010
On tap. Hazy brownish amber with a medium-sized head. Aroma is of fruity hops, sweet fruits and caramel. Some warming alcohol as well. The flavor is very sweet with lots of caramel malts and fudge underneath floral hops, sweet cherry-like fruits and brown sugar. Don’t get much tartness. Ends warming and bitter with notes of oak and caramel. Full-bodied and sticky, but fairly dry finish. Good, well hidden alcohol. But kind of ordinary, considering what’s in it and how it was brewed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13798) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
Handbottled. Distinct aroma, grassy hop aroma, hint of caramel. Cloudy dark brown colour, hint of red. The flavour is hoppy, herbal, grassy, refreshing, VERY sweet. OK alcohol level, it burns well in combination with the hop burn. There is a little vanilla in the finish, must be from the oak. Slightly slimy mouthfeel, probably from the sugar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 18, 2010
@ Ølbutikken. Quite muddy looking deep orange colour with a big white creamy head. Sweet and fruity very hoppy alco aroma. Good filling mouthfeel. Sweet fruity bitter hoppy yeasty alco caramel and malty flavour. Well lasting sweet alco hoppy finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
Partykeg at Ølbutikken
Muddy brown color; creamy head.
Lovely hop aroma: fruity, sweaty, providing both the American and the English character; sweet, malty.
Rich malt flavor, extreme, with sweet caramel, fudge, rhubarb candies, soft vanilla; there is a massive hopping (aromatic but not overwhelming the malt) and a pleasant hint of country grappa and wood. Pleasant alcohol warmth, never burning.
Great.
Note for Mikkel: Michael handed me 50cl to enjoy later in the evening!


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