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


on tap


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tourtrappist (35) - SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2012
Full bodied, sweet, full of fruity notes, syrup/toffee like all in perfect balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3722) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Gnoff. 2008 vintage. Pours clear dark amber with a small offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, plums, raisins, alcohol, dark sweet bread, cleanser and hints of burnt sugar. Taste is very sweet, malty and metallic with caramel, dark grapes, very ripe plums, alcohol, orange peal, dark bread and hints of chemicals. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky sweet, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and tiny sour with dark bread, orange peal, plums, dark grapes and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Pours a clear and dark copper beer with a weak offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel, alcohol, dried fruit and fruit. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with gnoff as Vintage 2008, bottle # 6091. Cuivrée, col fin beige. Arôme fruité noir, malt et caramel, le tout paraissant bien faible pour un barley vintage. En bouche, le tout paraît bien léger malgré les 12%, fruits noirs, caramélisé, malt pâle, fruits noirs; figue et date, toffee sur un côté vin de Madère. Garde un fini léger amer et fruité noir.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
Pours copper with a disapering white head. Aroma is caramel, light alcohol, fruit, light raisin and light citrus. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, raisin, citrus and light grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8931) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
As "Ørbæk Vintage Beer 2008".
50 cl bottle ordered from Systembolaget, sampled on May 4, 2012
Number 006091
Clear copper color, nice off-white head. Milky, grainy, harsh, alcohol scent. Fruity, grainy, chocolate taste. MEdium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Grainy and alcohol aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1688) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle as Vintage Beer 2008, nr. 006204. Amber, beige head. Aroma: floral, perfume, toffee, honey. Taste: vinous, toffee, earthy, some licorice, candy, sweet and malty, honey, medium bitter. Full-bodied. Something is missing for it to get a higher rating, but I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (4443) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget labeled Vintage Barley 2008. It poured a hazy ruby liquid. Malty sweet and wineous with a boozey finish. Very tasty..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsniclas (6186) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2012
Bottled from Systembolaget labelled Vintage 2008 Deep amner with slost no head. Slightly sourish aroma with a lot of sweet malts with notes of leather. Way too alcoholic. Very sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
Pours feddish brown with very frizzy low head Aromas of oak, dark berries, perfume, raisins Sweet and oaky taste medium thick palate. Quite abrupt ending.

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