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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"It turned out to be a case of mistaken identity, of course - wrong place at the wrong time...but Claus was soon back on the street with the polite apologies of the authorities - no questions asked. Allís well that ends well, surely, but still, the reporters wanted to know...it takes its toll, doesntít it? "Indeed" sighed Claus, "my elf is going crazy, and I fear I shall soon go crazy as well" And with that he hoisted a great flagon of his favorite barleywine-style ale, silently contemplating the future and straining to remember why he got into this particular line of work in the first place. Peter Scholey, Brewer.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mauritsio (462) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle from Alko Hyvinkää. Brown with no head. Malty, boiled vegies aroma with alcohol. Sweet and Alcohol taste. Barley wine?? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 27, 2013
16.9 oz bottle. Pour is a clear medium amber with an off white head and some lacing. Smell is caramel and malt with some molasses and booze. Taste is very sweet, lots of sugar, some caramel molasses and a booze kick. Kind of a one note beer for a barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
SperkeleForce (593) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Amber color with minimum fast vanishing white head. Sweet pungent malts, rye bread, caramel, boozy, toast. Really strong pungent sweet malts and too boozy flavors. Needs something to tame down the boozy one dimensional flavor and give it more depth to be better and more drinkable.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jookos (2530) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle. Coppery clear. Sweet malty nose, caramels, boozyness. Overripe apples, spices. Full body. Icky. Boozy malts, esters. Canít say I enjoy this. Boozy with thin flavours. Seems like a cheap over-abvíd malt liquor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (2349) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
0,33l bottle from Alko. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is malts, plum and alcohol. Flavor is malts, dark fruits, alcohol and some hops. Excellent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1546) - FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber color with a minimal off-white head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol and raisin. Utterly sweet, sugary taste with a strong alcohol kick in finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (347) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Clear body with a beautiful light amber color. Nose has loads of caramel, molasses and grapes. Taste is quite sweet with a slightly dry alcoholic finish that warms you up. Carbonation is mild and the palate very rich and full. Overall this is quite nice, although somewhat one-dimensional.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3093) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and some dark fruitiness - berry fruitiness, some alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and some dark fruitiness, some alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, light caramel and light fruitiness, some alcohol. Sweetish and fruity BW - too much alcohol considering the body.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dEnk (3912) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle @ deans. Aroma is malt and vegetable. Flavour is malty sweet oxidized horror.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Dermi (654) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 33 cl, bottled. Pours clear orangeish red with a small white head. Aroma: Malt, caramel, toffee. Small lactic component. Taste: Sweet, some bitterness and salt. Some alcohol. Palate: Light-medium body, thin barley wine. Still I donít like it, but itís better than I remembered. (no score changes). 17.11.2014. 11.2 fl oz (33 cl). Pours clear ruby with a decent white head. Aroma: Sour milk, malt.. Hints of bread and strawberry and berries. Taste: Medium sweet, mild bitterness, some more in the end. Palate: Near medium body, a bit thin for a barley wine. Iron tones. Meh, to be honest quite criminally bad barley wine. Alcohol is well hidden, tho. 12.11.2013.


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