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


on tap


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mogwai (227) - Askeby, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle 25 cl. Pours an unclear/hazy amber/colour with a small tan head. Aroma is not much else than alcohol. A little caramel and matls maybe. Flavor is alcoholic and not balanced. Disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Monkeypower (172) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2008
Cloudy dark golden with tanned head. Winous aroma with plenty of ripe fruits and a port flavor of fruit and christmas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11408) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
gets better as it warms up. very smooth mouthfeell, cloudy amber, offwhite vanilla colored head. aroma is quite strong alc/ cognac notes, faint honey. flavor is honey, some bitterness, nuts, malts, sweetness, lots of bitterness, some hops too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
Bottle 500ml. Not impressed to start with, but... Copper coloured. Reasonable head which slow dissipation. Typical (ish) barley wine aroma, which is roasty, toasty, burnt caramel notes. Very sweet to start with, with a huge sticky palate. At the end rather quite drinkable! Not a classic barley wine, but maybe it will improve with age (perhaps!).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2633) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2008
Colour is amber with a slight haze. Low but firm head. Sweet aroma with notes of caramel, toffee, orange peel and liquorice. Sweet and sticky mouth feel. Sweet, malty flavour with notes of caramel. Long alcohol bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2008
500 ml bottle. Thin offwhite head quickly fading to ring of foam. Foggy, orangey-amber colored body. Sweet toffee aroma with a strong alcohol scent. Sugar and lot of sweet caramellish malts in the flavor. Evident alcohol presence, low bitterness. Big body, sticky texture. Warm malty finish. One-dimensional and boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2841) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
Flaske. Kraftigt duftende af alkohol og frugt. Et godt engelsk ord er pungent. Kraftig ikke så balanceret smag af alkohol der slår igennem. Engelsk inspireret BW, dog er der ikke noget til at bakke sødmen og alkoholen op.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2008
2 yr old keg. Cloudy dark orange. Low head. Big estery aroma with bit of phenols. Sweet, sticky mouthfeel, with a vineous touch, and notes of dried fruits and little caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2008
Draught at Kobehavnske Oldage, May 2006. Hazy amber colour. Way too sweet for my palate and very boozy. Sticky mouthfeel. Desperately short of balancing bite. Strength alone doesn’t really make it. Not too impressed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
Ølfestival, Aarhus, DK. On tap. 170508. Alcoholic with a solid caramel sweetness

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