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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 102   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (3309) - 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 (2320) - 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 (12335) - 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 (10595) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5343) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Sample at CBC 2014. Hazy amber with a small head. Aroma and taste of malt, toffee, fruit, wood and some alcohol. The finish was dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
CBC 2014. Pours toffee with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, figs, dates. Taste is quite subdued with caramel, toffee, honey, hay. Mouth is quite creamy with low carbonation. Aftertaste is caramel, honey, hay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14336) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
Tap @ CBC , 2014. Pours ruby amber with a creamy head. Sweet fruity nose and flavor. Vanilla and alcohol. Warming. Okay sippable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18541) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy woody caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish malty woody caramel and dark fruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2350) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Pours hazy brown orange with low to medium yellow-white head. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel, grapefruit. Taste is burnt butter, resin, medium bitter, slightly funky finish. Body is medium and creamy with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (729) - DENMARK - MAY 2, 2014
Tap @ CBC, cph. Hazy dark brown, medium off white head, good lacing. malty, fruity, caramel, toffee, alcohol, oak. Dry wood mouth feel.


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