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Brewed by De Graal
Style: Barley Wine
Brakel, Belgium
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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Brewed in coöperation with Nickolas and Kristof, Sint-Martens-Latem, Lierenhoek 14


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle at Nuetnigenough, Bruxelles, lot11022, bb 08/2012
Cloudy amber color, large compact head, but short retention. Malt aroma with tones of soil, not unheard of in Belgium, but not exciting; also a hint of apples. Good body strength; anonymous caramel flavor, with moderate sweetness, and no maltiness; the alcohol is too evident, there are traces of vegetables and liquorice; common bitterness.
Suitable for getting drunk, more than for the pleasure; the style can’t ever be Barley Wine, it’s just another Strong Ale.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3629) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2014
Pours dark amber, good white foam . Sadly enough , another beer that is filled with flakes ... Smell is sweet, very yeasty . Taste is sharp , bit bitter. Full grainyness in the back . Tad sweet ( yet totally not sweet for a BW ) In balance, but very basic, safe, and in no way special ... Aftertaste is thick malts . Ok, nothing wrong with this beer ( accept the flakes ) but at this ABV , a beer should have more depth , intensity and complexity for me .

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle received from one of the commissioners of this beer, thanks Kristof. A very heavy, bronze coloured ale with an off-white, creamy, thin head which breaks due to the alcohol. Malty and sweet profile, apple, chocolate, pear, candied dates, caramel, warm alcoholic finish with some roasted bitterness and peppery hop bitterish touch. Rich, though perhaps a tad too sweet. Style-wise I’d classify this as an abt, though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1594) - Ghent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle @ Eetkaffee Multatuli, Ghent. Amber colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, light roastiness. Medium sweet with light bitter finish. Well balanced. Good barley wine.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swamp_Thing (38) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
At Café De Windmolen, Bruges. Gorgeous amber color and white lingering head. Alcohol dominates with yeast and sour fruit. Yeast flavors upfront. Happy to be able to contribute a photo to ratebeer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2005) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with full head. Aromas of copper, roasted malts, and spice/cinnamon. Flavors of spice: nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. Additional flavours of malts, brown sugar, golden raisins, and alcohol. Complex.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (4857) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
This shouldn’t be in this category - perhaps Strong Belgian, but definitely not a barley wine. Rich deep brown cloudy body with a nice two centimetre tall light brown/tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, tons of pit fruits, a bunch of caramel and toffee and even some fruity smells. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong flavour of milk chocolate, light roasted malt, a bit of hops, but mostly a rich and divine yeast and spicey malt note that dominates. Aftertaste shows a lot of complexity with the pit fruits melding with the toffee and caramel notes with a bit of yeast still hitting, but a ton of alcohol. Overall, a very nice beer with some great flavour profiles but5 nothing too crazy - a great beer to sample here in town! I sampled this 33 cL stubby bottle purchassed and consumed at Nuetnigenough in Bruxelles, Belgium on 12-August-2013 earlier in the evening for €4,40 at the restaurant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours an amber color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10931) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
cloudy brown, small white head. aroma is malty , flowery, slightly wild yeasty. flavor is licorice, yeasty, flowery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. ARoma. Alcohol, grass, ripe fruits, sweeetness, spice. Falvour: Grass, fruits, alcohol, grape, herbs. Medium bodied. Ends fruity and quite soapy with light alcohol on lipps and palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, grass and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, grass and hops. Hoppy finish.


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