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

bottled
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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1244) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
Draught @ CBC2014. Pours hazy amber with a thick creamy beige big head. Aroma is caramel, jenka, hops, coconut, raisins, oak and dried fruit. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium, texture is thick oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes dry, nutty with hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2802) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep amber with a small, beige head. Aroma of slightly roasted malts, raisins, citrus notes, caramel, ripe fruits, vanilla and wood. Sweet flavor that ends up with bitter notes and alcohol too. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb, An excellent Barley.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11707) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2014
Tap @ CBC, 14. Dark brown with big tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted and oak. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, oak, wood and a little bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8582) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2014
Taster on tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration, first session. Spotty lacing, unclear dark red body. Aroma of oak vanilla, dark malts and herbal hops. The flavour character brings a nice mix of dried fruits, brown malts and hints of bourbon. Vinous impression. Enjoying (02.05.2014).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (1178) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2014
At CBC. Copper colour with off-white head. Bourbon, oak, soap aroma. Caramel, sweet taste, slightly gritty. Medium to full body.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle at Bishops Arms Gustav. Slightly too young and hence spiking with fruity esters. Raisins, citrus, brown sugar, caramel and grass. Could do with some ageing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2958) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2 finger head, nice appearance. smells like leather and has a super bitterness. taste is a mix of sweet & tart with a great balance. you get fig, caramel, candied sugar taste. not a huge fan though.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
finol (2270) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Draught at CBC. Despite having a lot of stronger beers at the festival I found this very boozy. Some vinous qualites

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, session 1 of 4. Cloudy brown/grey beer, nice lasting offwhite/yellowish head. Fruity vinous aroma, grassy, toffee, figs, raisins. Sourish vinous flavor, whisky, toffee notes. A bit boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10480) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
Draught CBC 2014. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma. Sweetness, ripe fruits, vanilla, wood, caramel, herbs. Flavour. Ripe fruits, sweetness, herbs, spice (vanilla), light bourbon and some caramel. Medium to full bodied. Ends fruity and spiced with a touch of bitterness.


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