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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 394   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Embrouille (2826) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2011
Bottled 50cl. It pours a beautiful bright clear light amber beer with a small creamy nicely lacing light beige head. Marshmallow, peach, white chocolate, candy floss, fudge, almonds, alcohol and lychee showing up in the nose which is remarkably interesting and unique. Full bodied. Very low carbonation. Syrupy. Warming on the swallow. Not much bitterness. Sweet. Leafy. Slight fennel and cinnamon reminiscence in the finish which is a bit short. A beer with plenty of character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5604) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2012
50 cl bottle vintage 2008 @ home, BBE 16.10.2011
Aroma has rather lots of raisins, some toffee and alcohol. Also some ripe fruits like apricot and hints of moldy cellar. Flavour is sweetish with apricot, raisins and some warming alcohol. Also hints of moldy cellar in the background. Nice and warming!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joealpizar (23) - - DEC 24, 2012
Powerhouse and will lay you out. A sweet smelling amber color beer. Wyane nj (12-24-12)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2013
Plum, raisins and dried fruit on the nose while taste is plum, sugar, dried apple and caramel. Quite nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (999) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Dark clear copper with just thin layer of foam on top. Aroma is highly malty with dark bread, dark ripe fruits, bit caramel, apples. Thick oily feel, full body, sweet with warming alcohol and bit bitterness, low carbonation, really malty with long malty finish. Bit too much alcohol but nice deep palate and bit nuances also.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8107) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle [thanks to dEnk] @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Slightly hazy dark orange color, small beoge head. Smell malts, overripe fruits, sweetness. Taste malts, overripe fruits, sweetness, some alcohol, lightly sugar. Heavy malty. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Quite decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4352) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Pours a deep, clear amber into a snifter. Fluffy medium sized tan head with nice retention. Ocean aromas with well hidden alcohol. Upfront sour then caramel with a lasting alcohol sharpness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2008
Itís a very beautiful, warm amber beer with a small, dense head. The aroma is fruity sweet with notes of malt and caramel. The mouthfeel is fat and the flavour has sweetness, light fruits, malt, caramel, candy sugar, a nice bitterness for this style, and itís a bit citrussy in the finish. Itís an uncomplicated BW, maybe not as complex as many others, but charming!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Aroma of sweet malted grains; hops, floral. Clear orange appearance; frothy beige head. Orange flavor, almost citric. Hoppy aftertaste; alcohol. Very good. Gets somewhat more boozy in the middle. Grainy. Maris Otter? Is it too sweet?


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