Brewed by Refsvindinge Bryggeri
Style: English Strong Ale
Refsvindinge, Denmark


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Brewed for "Havgassens Kabys", Lundeborg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
Beautiful clear dark amber color with small head. This is a great beer, fine balanced sweetness, fruity and malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 7, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2008 I am rerating this as my first bottle was bad (way too sweet and cloying). Reddish-brown coloured barley wine that is sweet and malty with a somewhat bitter finish. Not one of John’s finest IMHO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and rye bread. Very sweet flavour of malts and caramel. Tastes like a hvidtøl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2006
Bottle. Ruby colour with a beige head. Rye bread, caramel aroma and taste. Medium body with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - APR 4, 2006
Pours an ultra fast dying tan head on a dark amber body. Sweet aroma dominated by rye and caramel. Sweet flavor as well, candied caramelly, reminds me of a Danish Hvidtøl. Notes of rye again. No sign of the high ABV at all and actually quite nice. My favorite Barley Hvidtøl :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
Bottle: Deep amber with a short lasting tan head. Nice strong toffee and caramel notes. Dark fruits (prunes) and warming alcohol. Cheers Papsoe.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bov (9799) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 2, 2006
pours a clear reddish-amber colour; the foam immediately disappears; the nose shows some prune and vanilla; oily and sticky with an unregular malt profile; very sweet; short fruity and sugary, sticky finish - very modest to say the least

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2590) - GERMANY - JAN 24, 2006
Fresh dark grain nose, clear copper color, light tight head. Very malty with zero bitter. Medium body. Didn’t get that much of the 8.4% alchohol. Thanks Jacob and Dixen!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YogiBeera (2498) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Bottle brought by Jacob and Dixen - mmmh am I the only person in the world that likes it? Nice red color with a small head on top that diminishes fast. Fresh mashed grain nose, totally delicious. Sweet but not overly sweet roasted malt taste. Actually the only real downer for me as for the style it is not a good example, actually I wouldn’t call it a barley wine. But in itself a nice beer. But well - it seems as this is a chameleon-beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2007 Bottled. Almost clear, dark reddish brown with a small off-white head. Caramel-sweet, malty aroma with yellow apples and some sourness. Sweetness and caramel dominates the flavor, with very little hoppiness, and some apple-notes. Too mild for a barely wine I think. Sticky on the palate, and a bit too thin-bodied. Unusual, as usual for Refsvindinge. Old rating 060115: 4-4-5-2-11-2.6. (070119)

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