Brewed by Ørbæk Bryggeri
Style: Barley Wine
Ørbæk, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
To celebrate the brewery´s 100th birthday we have brewed a Barley Wine with specially selected malts and types of hops. This brew is the strongest (12%) ever made by Ørbæk Brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (3140) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 19.02.2014, 0,5l bottle (as Vintage 2008) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Small slightly bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, caramel malts, dried fruits, toffee, almond cake, butterscotch, licorice. Taste is slightly harsh, caramel malts, almond essence, grass, dried fruits, butterscotch, hay, oak, soil. Medium bitterness, slightly dry harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5946) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2013
Appearance: Clear nutty brown color with a frothy tan head that stays in the glass a long time. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, vinous and malty.
Palate: Full body. Sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Malty, vinous and fruity. Very well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: A bit to sweet for me. Anyway a solid ale.
Personal stats: Bottle (as Vintage Beer 2008 – no 006694) from Systembolaget in Uddevalla, Sweden.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
circinus (261) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle 50 cl from Systembolaget. Hazy ruby with brown elements, beige head. Old gone-bad fruit, dark fruit, sweet licorice, sourness. Full body, medium carbonation, dry mouthfeel. Really strange, infected? Quite bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Franzen (408) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from systembolaget. The aroma is pretty unpleasant with an aroma of rotten fruit. Nice enough appearance with a clear deep ruby color, Sweet dark fruit flavour with a sour bit rotten finish. A pretty foul beer. Maybe mine is infected I don’t know, but my recomendation is to avoid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (14431) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2013
DØE as Ørbæk Vintage Beer 2008. Hazy dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and oxidized. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 250513

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_est_deus (955) - örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2013
Ørbæk Vintage Beer 2008 drucken och länkad till denna. Klar orange-röd med mycket ljus brunt skum. Doft: Alkohol, madeira vin, rom russin, övermogen ananas, jord. Smak: Barr, ljung, svart te, honungsmelon, plommon, apfelkorn, mineraler. Denna lagrad 1/2år, tror av någon anledning att den kommer att bli mycket bättre med åren.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
Labelled Ørbæk Vintage. Draught. Cloudy amber colour. Small off-white head. Raisiny. Sweet malt with a crisp lingering bitterness. Very nice barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5166) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle 2008 vintage no 006664. Dark red-amber colour with a quickly vanishing off-white head. Aroma of raisin, dried plum. Sweet flavour of dried fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1906) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2012
Aroma: Smelling of caramel, burned sugar, honey, apricots and orange marmalade.
Appearance: A hazy hazel to chestnut brew, a warm off-white head that settles quickly leaving no lacing, but has some curtains.
Taste: Burned sugar, caramel, butter scotch, apricot marmalade, orange peel.
Palate: Low carbonation, small bubbles, oily and sticky, a big body, a warm dry finish.
Overall: I had expected more Madeira. sherry and Marzipan. Should maybe have been kept a few more years.
Note: Bottle 500 ml (Vintage 2008). Reviewed 2012-08-08.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4819) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget in Nordstan, Gothenburg. Pours a deep brown-ruby clear body with a small white head. Nose is deep caramel, honey, smooth deep malts, hints of burnt sugar and alcohol. Smooth. Taste is smooth grainy caramel, roasty sugar tones, hints of licorice and toffee. Very nice blend, with a full-bodied and smooth palate. This is a very nice Barley Wine which has clearly benefited from being released 4 years after brewing. And to top it off: it’s ecological; one of the best I’ve had within that genre for sure. A very, very underrated brew in my opinion.

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