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Nils Oscar Barley Wine (-2010)

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Formerly brewed at Nils Oscar
Style: Barley Wine
Nyköping, Sweden
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Translation from website: "A beer with a strong, and obvious sweetness. Drink it now, or why not save it a couple of years? It will only improve with time."

This classic hearty ale started out a gold medal winner in the Swedish Homebrewing Championships in 1993, and went on to win gold in the World Beer Cup in 2000. A little something to see you through the longest darkest night.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (4948) - Helsinki, - SEP 10, 2013
33 cl bottle vintage 2008 @ home, BBE 07/2014
Might be also vintage 2007 with BBE 06/2013, unclear markings
Pours with quite low viscosity. Aroma is quite light with harsh malt, some nectar-like juicy notes, ripe fruits and toffee. Flavour has fruity notes, some malt and toffee. Finishes with a feeling of alcohol. Quite thin and flat. It will only improve with time my ass.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (2473) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
How: Bottle, 2002 vintage.
Where: At Halle´s.
Appearance: Light brown colour with lots of yeast sediment. Minimal head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, raisin, some alcohol.
Body: Medium body, very little carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, dried fruit, some hops, caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
26/XII/13 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home, 2nd Christmas tasting - BB: VII/2014 - 2007 vintage (2013-1185) Thanks to Nisse666 for the trade!

Clear orange to amber beer, small aery irregular yellow head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: toast, caramel, honey, bit dusty, walnuts. The ageing has taken it’s toll, and it already starts in the nose. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of caramel, honey, bit sugary, very fruity, hints of sherry, orange peel, but also some chocolate. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, sweet malts, honey, little sourish, spices, some aniseed, caramel. It’s a nice beer, but was probably much better a bit fresher. The best by date is a lie! :p

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
330 ml shared bottle. Vintage 2007. Clear clear caramel colored body with a white rim. Sprucy raisin on the nose. Notes of dog fodder in the mouth. Pungent sweet and bitter. May have passed it’s prime.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (4868) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
Shared bottle at local tasting, 2007 Vintage. Pours clear dark golden, no head. Aroma is malty, deep dark fruits, raisins and plums. Taste is sweet, plums and raisins, fodder, strange but good.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
Flaske, 2007-årgangen, på RB samling hjemme (takk til Odd Gunnar): åh, denne lekre aromaen av rosiner, svisker og portvin. MEN: null skum, litt vandig i munnen og ettersmaken. Har nok tapt seg engod del.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4323) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle sampled in 2009. Unclear dark orange body with a rather fast disappearing off-white head. Aroma is dominated by malt that feels sweet with a pleasant degree of oxidation and warming alcohol. Still a bit weak. Flavor is sweet malt, some caramel and Sherry type of alcohol. Fine body and medium aftertaste. Nice but there is more to be done here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (4892) - ITALY - SEP 30, 2013
Grazie Alex ’02 ambrato carico poca schiuma mielosa bel maltato amaro in secondo pianolieve liquor forse torbato

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 1, 2013
Süßer, hell würziger Antrunk. Fast zuckrig, immerhin bei geringer Intensität. Leicht herb, süffig. Die Süße stört nun etwas und macht das Bier unrund, wenig malzig. Brotig. 8/8/9/9/19/8

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2131) - FINLAND - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle 33 cl, vintage 2007, BBE 07/2014. Pours clear pale brown in color. Grains in aroma, some sweetish notes like cantaloupe as well. Taste is quite sweet with notes of dark sweet bread and pale syrup too. Nice, but a bit flat at this point. Sweet dark bread in aftertaste with just a bit of boozy notes being there. Actually I like the sweetish finish in this which affects the score in a positive way.


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