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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (8025) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 23, 2011
Bottle @ Home. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, nuts. Taste is sweet with caramel, fruit, nuts, some alchohol. Medium body, low carbonation. Not bad, but abit on the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (13131) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber/brown with small tan head. Flavour is malt, sweet, alcohol, caramel, fruit, hops and a little ash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (3619) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
11-FEB-2011, bottle 2@home with Ulkløbben, from "Superbest". In a flight of three barley wines this is the sweetest. Not better than the "standard" GB Barley Brew. Very very sweet, malty (on the light side!), fruity (peach...?). Ends a little alcoholic. So this is a couple of years old? Hmm. Ørbæk suggests saving this for some years, but for what reason? Hoping for an improvement? I am saving my second bottle. I can do that without being tempted to open it prematurely... ...I do not expect any improvement, but hey...why not.two or three years? ..or perhaps more? Meciocre barley wine from Ørbæk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (14610) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle #003770 at Mikkel’s. Cloudy red/amber - white head. Sweetness. Metallic. Cardboard. Raisins. High sweetness. Light bitterness. Honey. Oxidation. Not good.
Earlier Rating: 12/5/2006 Total Score: 2.7
Bottle at home - Deep red/brown - white head. Flowery aroma. TAste: Very sweet - far too sweet. Candy, sugar, berries, light bread, light chokolate, alcoholic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18998) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2010
6th May 2010. Copenhagen Beer Festival. Cloudy amber beer. No head. Wet dog and malt nose. Dry and semi crisp palate. Light dry toffee malt with an alcoholic bite. Softer toffee malt comes through with some spicy licorice. Overall the beer feels a bit tired.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 Bottle, 12%. Fat malt syrup aroma. Almost clear dark copper colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour is quite sweet and caramelly. Has a little metal note in the finish, Lots of alcohol, but not too much for the style. Creamy and dusty with some dried fruit. OK bitterness in the finish to round off. This still has 9 months to go unitil its expiry date, but I am convinced it would improve with at least a year more from now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Borup (8524) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle. Unclear dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, dried fruit, sugar, alcohol and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2009
(Bottle) Pours medium reddish brown with a creamy, off-white head. The aroma holds honey and flowers up front. Some esters. Undertones of toffee, caramel, toast, sugar, anise, mint, dried fruits, nuts and bready malt. Hints of cheesy hops and light cardboard-like oxidation. Overall, a nice aroma that reminds me of good Mead. The flavour is medium to heavily sweet and light bitter with tones of honey, sugar, flowers, caramel, resins, anise, dark fruits and a light oxidation. The mouthfeel is not bad, no tart or astringent notes but maybe a bit too sticky. Light carbonation. Fruity and syrupy sweet finish. Medium to full bodied. No that bad, just too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapez (1554) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle kept for 2 years before opening. Raisins and nuts aroma. Unclear brown colour with light brown head. Sweet flavour of plums and nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish fruity dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty fruity dark fruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish warming malty dark fruit finish.

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