fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JUN 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
JefVerstraete (1275) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Swamp_Thing (34) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Gerbeer (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jgb9348 (4710) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Pinball (10775) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy brown, small white head. aroma is malty , flowery, slightly wild yeasty. flavor is licorice, yeasty, flowery.
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel and straw, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
yespr (31080) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with small white head. Aroma is dry phenolic and toasted malty. Bitter, toffee and caramelish. Phenolic and light bitter. Toffee and caramelish malty finish.