Sharps Barley Wine
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Brewed by Sharps (MolsonCoors)
Style: Barley Wine
Wadebridge, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Cask, Occasional;

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2013
(Gravity cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 23 Nov 2012. Vintage 2008) Reddish amber colour with almost no head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of caramel, dried fruit and red berries. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, dried fruit, pears, peaches and a gentle bitterness that starts sweet and dries out towards the end. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Well balanced and quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Gravity Dispense at White Horse Parsons Green, Old Ale Festival - 23/11/12. 2008 vintage. Opaque chestnut brown with no head. Nose is dark fruits, malts, toffee fudge, butter popcorn and a little spice. Taste comprises toasted malts, a little roastiness, dark toffee, figs, spice, herbs. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12508) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
Cask (2008) at the White Horse Parson’s Green. It pours hazy deep mahogany brown with a small off-white head. The nose is fruit cake, apricot, candied peel, caramel, scone and honey. The taste is fruit cake, honey, earth, apricot, citric edge, candied peel, icing sugar and alcohol with a warming finish. Medium-full body, soft carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Definitely drinks below the ABV. Smooth and easy going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Cask at The White Horse Old Ale Festival, London. Vintage 2008. Pours clear copper with a fine, tan film. Big malt aroma with banana and other, semi-ripe fruits. Big sweet flavor, somewhat estery, with light caramel, more banana, bready malts. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly sticky to finish with further bready malts and banana. A very pleasant barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Gravity @ The White Horse Old Ale Festival. Listed as ’2008 Barley Wine’. The pour’s medium orange amber. Still, absolutely no head or trace of carbonation. The nose is rich malts, bruised banana, some rough hedgerow hop brashness and a bit of watermelon. The taste is boozy autumn fruit salad, some plums and apples. Notes of honeyed grain and fresh-baked fruit pie. Medium body, smooth. Nice stuff.

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