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Brewed by Siren
Style: Barley Wine
Finchampstead, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed to celebrate Siren’s first anniversary. The 2013 vintage is the first in a series that will feature a different blended barrel-aged barley wine each year.

Available in keg and bottle.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1203) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
375ml bottle. Dark, hazy brown with a couple fingers of head. Aroma shows off the spirit barrels. Lots of oak and grape skin. Taste starts with sweet brown sugar and dark fruits, then moves into drier and oakier areas. Bit of a flat, oily feel to it. Quite a distinctive creation, but not up there the best barleywines I’ve tried.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (3284) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Un nez mentholé frappe l’air ambiant et disperse ses sucres multiples et ses vapeurs d’alcool. Des tanins profonds se cachent derrière le caramel, le beurre d’érable, noix de cajou et abricots séchés. Douce et longue amertume,

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11222) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle. Amber color. Malty vinous aroma. Malty sweetish, vinous flavor with whisky notes. Mellow caramelly. The alcohol is well hidden. Lacks some balance but otherwise a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5828) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X afterparty at joes. Slight hazy amber to copper color, short head. Aroma of caramel malt, slight fruity notes, bit raisin, slight alcohol. Bit sweet in taste, slight alcohol. Pretty straightforward. Decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (7163) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to joes. Pours murky golden with an off white head. Aroma of overripe dark fruit, caramel, and fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3630) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Backlog rating. Tap at CBC Clerkenwell, Maiden launch. It pours a deep murky orange color with a large off-white head. Aroma is extremely intense, sweet, bold and complex, with notes of ripe tropical fruit salad, toffee, port wine, alcohol, fig and dates. Taste is again very sweet with big juicy hops, with notes of tropical fruits, banana, toffee, wood, caramel, dried fruit, red berries and cognac. Full bodied with sticky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Overall, punched a truck-load of flavour, but is clearly very sweet and a sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Ok. Good six months on this now.

Quite a bright, of murky amber. Juicy prune, little cinnamon and five spice and creme brulee. Soft pear, brassy middle and a soft balmy mouthfeel. Light buzz of dark berries. Smooth and keen. Finishes without even a nod towards the ABV. linger is warming copper, squeaky and still resonatingly keen. Bottle, Cornelius.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2014

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Siren Maiden 2013 ].
Unclear matt medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, dried fruit, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, dried fruit, caramel, oak, wood, light alcoholic. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140418]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4147) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. I had a brilliant review lined up for this last night, but I’ve forgotten it. The beer was obviously very nice. They should sell it in 3 litre bottles.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (3108) - FINLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle 37,5 cl. Murky brown in color with a small off-white head. Notes of garden flowers, dark fruits and wooden oakyness in aroma. Chocolate, sweet brown sugar, oak and dark semi-sweet fruits are present in taste. Bit of some vanilla and warm alcohol notes appears towards the end. Doesn’t feel too cloying and thus this brew is quite enjoyable.


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