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Sainte Hélène Barley Wine

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

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common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.

Brassée de manière occasionnelle dans l’année, le Barley Wine de la brasserie Sainte-Hélène est une adaptation du style américain sous une forme résolument belge, plus sèche que sa voisine elle n’en demeure pas moins complexe. La puissance du malt qui s’en dégage est contrebalancée par une bonne dose de houblon et une présence en bouche soutenue de l’alcool. Il s’agit d’une bière de dégustation à prendre en pouce café après un bon repas par exemple.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3623) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2014
Tap at CML fontainas . Pours clear amber, good white head . Smell is sweet and grainy. Thick and intense . More sharp than other BW’s , as well . Taste is also nice and thick, buttery , malty , with some green hops aspects, withoud being to bitter . Some sweet , almost vanilla ( not vanilla ) Character . Still rather easy drinkable . Light metallic features . Very nice, fleshy aftertaste . Quite balanced

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2463) - BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
Newish Belgian-style barley wine with thin, beige, creamy head and hazy bronze colour with protein flakes floating around. Complex fruity aroma of chocolate liqueur, coffee grounds, honey, cognac, hazelnuts, pepper, coriander, dried orange peel. Spicy taste with agreeable, soft malt sweetness, some pear and honey, bit powdery mouthfeel, and, as can be expected from the style, warming brandy-like alcohol in the finish along with herbal hops. Very pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle from Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Ruddy brown and cloudy. sweetish orange zest aroma. Orange zest, toffee, hints of chocolate flavours. A nice barley wine, for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Procent (174) - POLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Aromat słodowy, kandyzowane owoce - śliwki, winogrona, wiśnie, lekki alkohol. Piana obfita, gęsta, kolor bursztynowy, widoczne drobiny pływające w piwie. W smaku słodko, także od owoców kandyzowanych, lekko alkoholowo. Goryczka także alkoholowa, ale niska, nasycenie wysokie. Nie jest złe, ale za mało intensywne na dobre Barley Wine. Warka do 02.2016r.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1134) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 4, 2014
Couleur ambrée trouble, forte mousse crémeuse. Nez houblonné, levures et caramel. Gout malté doux, épices, caramel, note caramel grillé, fruits noirs et houblonnée, bien douce et légère en bouche malgré l’alcool. Pas mal

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Serapac (144) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBoom (129) - 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.

3.9
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Erasmus_ro (1482) - 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...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist1 (575) - 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.


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