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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 395   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. 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35077) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2008
Bottle. Clear medium to light dark orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, moderate hoppy, orange, notes of alcohol, licorice. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. (241207)

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing off white head. Caramel malty and mild spiced aroma. Phenol and spiced flavour. Ends with a chemical touch.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing orange/tan head. The aroma is sweet mlaty with notes of caramel and alcohol. The flavor is sweet alcoholic combined with a light note of fruit. The alcohol burns in the throat. Too simple - and should probably have been laid down for a year.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of Ungstrup. Clear pale amber golden with an off-white head. Spicy aroma with nuts and alcohol. Quite full-bodied with perfumy accents - lavender soap? Caramellish with a ton of malt while the finish is bitter with quite some alcohol showing. 250308

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20810) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a small off white ehad. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with notes of dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2007
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head, lacing. Aroma is grainy, nutty and alcoholic. Some mild spices too. Flavour is hay, spices, wood, some grapes, caramel malts and a sting of alcohol in the finish. This beer may need time, since it feels a bit boring as it is now.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (19383) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2008
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Clear amber, airy head. Fruity and fatty. Very sweet with estery alcohol. Like peach brandy with corn flakes. Not much in the way of hops, ill-structured malt and massive amounts of boozy alcohol. Top fermented malt liquor!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
6th July 2008. What’s criminal about this is I had to get one from USA!! Odd nose of wet dog that doesn’t carry over to the taste. Thinnish palate, champagne crispness. Touches of brandy and rich malt and some banana in the finish. Light on it’s feet considering it’s abv.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö
Beautiful amber color. Simple malt aroma. Quite rich caramel flavor, correct bitterness, medium sweetness. Simple.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2008
Bottle at home ... Amber colour ... nice sweet toffee floral ... some raisins ... little spice ... juicy hops ... rich ... warming ...


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