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Mohawk Barleywine

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Mohawk Brewing Company
Formerly brewed at Sigtuna Brygghus

Style: Barley Wine
Täby, Sweden
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mohawk Barleywine är en maltdryck med vinets alkoholstyrka som klarar av att lagras. Barleywine är baserad på ett recept som bryggdes i Skottland år 1835 och kallades för Imperial Ale. Det är bryggt på lika delar Pale Ale och Pilsnermalt med en liten mängd Munich och Crystal för en större komplexitet. Den klassiska Goldings-humlen från Kent används både för beska och arom. För att efterlikna traditionen, att tillsätta humle i serveringsfaten, så har ölet torrhumlats på lagringstank med mer East Kent Goldings. Beskan är omkring 100 IBU, i klass med flera moderna dubbel-IPA. Detta är ett öl som går att dricka omedelbart, men varför inte följa traditionen att ge bort det till jul? Eller spara det till nästa jul och ge det som en gåva till dig själv!


Linnet's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linnet (1088) - Karlstad, - OCT 19, 2010
Appearance: Big tan head, dopper colour, lacing. Aroma: Hoppy, earthy hops, spices, but where is the malts? Flavour: Here it is, the alcohol at least, but it is confused not knowing if it is an English BW or an American one. Mouthfeel: Sharp carbonation. Total: This BW suffers from an identity crisis.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (5948) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2013
330 ml bottle, thanks Timo A. BBE 2013-06-30. Pours a murky ruby red colour with a white thick head. Strong aroma of biscuity malts, pepper, orange zest. Really rich and strong flavour of very bitter citrusy hops, complex caramel notes, herbal notes, very subtle berryish notes and grass. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and very soft carbonation. The bitterness just keeps lingering and lingering. Alcohol warms nicely. More like an American Strong Ale than a barleywine. Even though past it’s BBE the bitterness is still very strong and the beer has no signs of off-flavours whatsoever. Elegant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters (1031) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2013
Thanks to Baggio for the beer. Medium orange color, white collar for head. Shows low carbonation. Nose is caramel, dried dark fruits, slight amounts of grapefruit, grass and pine. Light amounts of bread, sweetness and fruits. Hops have dropped off but there is some residual bitterness in this. Medium bodied, light carbonation and somewhat sticky. Nice barleywine. Nothing fancy though and maybe the wrong choice of hops

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Ronny. Pours clear, copper-gold with a fine, white cream head. Sweet bready malt nose, some toffee and caramel. Big sweet flavor, more toffee, light bitter grains, toasty sugars. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, some sweet bread, toffee, fruitcake. Sweet and tasty. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
8th June 2011
Hazy amber beer, small white head. Light semi dry palate. Aniseed and malt that has a trace of Port Wine character. Sweet caramel with estery peach and banana undertones. Vague bubblegum. Semi soft finish with mild toffee. Interesting!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Ronny, 30/12/12. Hazed darkish amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edge and leaves a film. Nose is dark toffee, fruits, booze, wood, touch dungy. Taste comprises dark fruit, raisens, dates, treacle toffee, sweet sugars, booze and wood notes. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, the alcohol is well disguised. Decent enough.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13198) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle at Chriso New Year 2012/13. Sweet toffee aroma. toffee in mouth. ok. too sweet. Musty too sweet

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4296) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2012
Lovely cloudy amber colour with a tan head. Fruity aroma. Sweet (not heavy sweet) flavour. Fruity and a fine caramel background. Also some hoppy notes. Fine rating beer by the fire.
[Bottle from a trade with rlgk]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2012
The head is ok, the body brown and cloudy. It tastes very roasty, fruity, plum. In the aftertaste very alcoholic-creamy. Not bad, but for that high price not good enough. 10/11/11/11/9/11

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefannilssons (1446) - SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2012
Det här var en angenäm öl med relativt mycket humlebeska och lagom mycket sötma. Slutsats: välbalanserad och god öl.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (1977) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2011
Amber with a small white head. Malty with spice tones. Malt, hops and spices. Full body with a long, balanced bitter finish.


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