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

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermearjay (33) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle into snifter. murky orange, off white fading head. Caramel, dried fruits. Super smooth body in the mouth, bouncing complex flavor, alcohol up front, some citrus, orange, dryness puckering in the cheeks. Sophisticated dry tail, will only improve in complexity with age I feel. wonderfully done, not ball breakingly amazing, but very solid barley wine style with a twist.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Coliniusmonk (1) - Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Lovely thick taste followed by an Check out Siren Maiden 2013 at @ratebeer http://ratebeer.com/b/254526/ hit of flavour that is almost sour followed by the warmth of alcohol from the 11% abv. The aftertaste is complex with the aging process clearly adding a whisky oak flavour. Less sweet than other barley wines which makes this behemoth of a drink much easier to quaff. Definitely something to look out for.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
Bottle - fuzzy reddish brown with a small thin beige head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty caramel, toffee, butterscotch, some herbal notes, some dark dried fruit (raisin), nice mouthfeel, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29477) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
Bottled. A murky brown beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel, malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, wood, brettanomyces, and alcohol, leading to a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31473) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
37.5 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is pine, wineous and dense malty. Sweet, fruity, wineous and light caramelish. Crisp bitter and grapefruity. Lasting fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14697) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
boittle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft sweet toffee fruits ....light juicy fruit nose ... big alcohol front ... soft sweet malts ... soft toffee malts ... light mellow fruity malts ... light peppery finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (3367) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
Keg at CBC clerko Siren Maiden do. Hazed rich red chestnut brown with a steadfast cream coloured creamy head. Beautiful. Aroma is whiskey sherry, some dried fruits. Some hot alcohol and nuts. Flavour is dried fruits, raisin rum, oak and touch of caramel. Body is full and smooth low carabomation. Lingering warming and wood. So much depth and complexity. Really tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3138) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; murky chestnut brown pour with a thin magnolia head, robust dry fruit aroma, taste has dark fruits, bourbon, wood, spice, very complex and flavoursome. Big ABV present, need to procure another bottle to age.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle, 22nd March 14, at Mum and Dads, big aroma on cracking, musty, wood, herbal, some citrus and soaked fruit. Pours murky, cloudy, reddish off brown. Taste is smooth and warming, caramel, tequila, some orange, interesting and drinks below ABV. Good one to age for Christmas

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2768) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
375ml bottle. Pours a hazy caramel brown with a medium head. Aroma is sweet, with sherry, bourbon and a touch of toffee. Taste is sweet. Caramel and sherry. Vanilla and light bourbon. Alcohol on the aftertaste.


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