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Sainte Hélène Barley Wine

Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Barley Wine
Virton, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Limited release using Brewers Gold and Strisselspalt hops. 60 EBU / 37,5cl bottle.

The US version is called Antipode and is 10% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Serapac (100) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy light brown, smooth off-white head. Aroma toffee, dried apricots. Quite full-bodied with a distinctly oily toffee taste. Bitter hoppy palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBoom (107) - POLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Very good, stable, white head. In aroma mostly malts, sweet and alcohol notes. In taste is thick, with alcocholic bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
A lovely Belgian take on the barkey wine. Oddly smoky for the genre, but otherwise its all here, the toffee, sweet, plumbs, terrific caramels and strong ABV on the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Erasmus_ro (1308) - Alabama, USA - MAY 10, 2014
375ml bottle labeled Barley Wine, but 10% ABV. Pours a dirty, hazy brownish orange with a small, large-bubbled, off-white head. Aroma is pear, peach, apricot, some caramel, marzipan. Taste is a lot of the same. Sweet and cloying. Pear, apricot and peach rule along with caramel and marzipan. A yeasty mess. Some dried fruit. Full with quite a bit of carbonation. Ugh...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist1 (475) - Diest, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2014
@ZBF. amber color, very small beige/off-white head. nose: wheat, malt, grain, bit smokey. burned malts. some caramel in the taste, but overal fruity. some wood. alcohol warming and extremely well balanced and auw, what a great finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (268) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
15cl tasting @ Zythos Bierfestival, Leuven. Hazy orange, slim white head. Quite hoppy nose. Taste is big bodied, sweet but complex. Oily mouthfeel, low-medium carbonated. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (939) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
shared bottle, poured a amber colour with a white head. lot of malt sorts combined with barley, good hop profile, candy sugar, sweet sugar, caramel, dark dried red fruits. not my cup of tea

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (3499) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 2, 2014
Brown bodied, small head. Aromatic heavy malts, light acidity, cheesy yeast, powerful concentrated appeal. Delicious rich warming body with fair amount of carbonation. However the warming alcohol and full, thick body balances this carbonation out very well. This is really my kind of brew. Indulging, delicious, perfect example of the style. (375ml bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Errl (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye..Pour brownish with a thin white head..Nose is spice, alcohol, dark fruits..Taste is caramel, earth, spice, alcohol

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle a brown orange colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits yeast spicy and alcohol flavor malts fruits citrus spicy grapes some hops and alcohol

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