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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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. All’s well that ends well, surely, but still, the reporters wanted to know...it takes its toll, doesnt’t 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.


craig220's rating

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Poured a clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma is banana, apples, earthy, floral, herbs, and citrus. Taste is raisins, apples, lemon, caramel, and very boozey. I like barley wine but this is odd.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Kirkas, kuparinvärinen olut pienehköllä ja nopeasti katoavalla vaahdolla. Tuoksu runsaan maltainen ja karamellinen, hieman marjainen ja aavistuksen alkoholinen. Maku maltainen, karamellinen, viljainen ja hieman hedelmäinen ja mausteinen. Alkoholi puskee aika vahvasti läpi lämmittäen. Suutuntuma korkeintaan keskitäyteläinen. Jälkimaku alkoholinen ja kielen päällä mausteisen sekä alkoholisen poltteleva. Ei tämä ohraviini nyt ihan jalkoja alta vienyt, toki jos useamman ottaisi niin varmaan nopeastikin.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1431) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2016
cognac i smagen, let sprit, ikke meget humle. En rigtig fin øl som helt klart skal smages.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gorgosh (428) - SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
Ärlighet varar längst och kallar man brygden "criminally bad" och lever upp till det är det konsumenten som ska ha dumstruten. Ett gigantiskt alkoholöverslag som mest troligt jagats fram med socker i bryggningen är ett recept på fiasko. Översöt och spritig, vilka malt- och humletoner som finns måste det till en blodhund för att utröna.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirstyrabbit (1740) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle. Light orange body with a minimal head. Aroma has weak raisins and some booze. Thin body and low hoppiness for the style ("It turned out to be a case of mistaken identity"). Sweet taste with old raisins and rather notable booziness. Sweet boozy finish with more white raisins. It’s clear that this weak body can’t support such ABV. Despite the price it feels industrial and tastes pretty cheap... ("silently contemplating the future and straining to remember why he got into this particular line of work hobby in the first place").

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
swanmann (734) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 27, 2015
It pours honey orange color with a small amount of light beige head, quickly dissipating. Boozy aroma with orange, vanilla, caramel. Tastes of sweet caramel and a touch of syrupy fruit, orange, apricot. alcoholic warmth, some bread crust bitterness. Medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerseyjohn71 (297) - corsicana, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2015
caramel, nuts, resin, spruce, alcohol, raisin, licorice, amber, clear, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, creamy, lively, bitter,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (1058) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2015
From tap @ Basement Beer Bar Juleølsmagning. Sweet malty aroma, light hoppy, vinous. Clear amber colour, white head, not lasting. Heavy sweetness, alcohol sweetness. Full body, oily texture, avg. carb., sweet finish, moderate alcoholic feel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (255) - USA - NOV 21, 2015
Caramel, burnt sugar, bread notes. Slightly cloudy with white head. Smooth and malty for such a potent barley wine. Decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (10201) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
Draught @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours golden with a small offwhite head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, some wood notes, sweet fruit. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramell candy, light wood, dried fruit, alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carboantion, sweet finish with warming alcohol. 051115


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