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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14546) - 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 (19148) - 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 (2721) - 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 (746) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7431) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Tap @ CBC’14.
Pours hazy mahogany color with a small lasting head. Wood on the nose with ripe fruits, some caramel also. Ripe fruits and wood on the flavor, some armanac also. Ok.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Draught @ CBC’14
Aroma is soapy with some caramel and fruity hops. Flavour is very soapy with gooseberry bush and herbal bitterness. Also some fruity hops and caramel. Bitter in a harsh way, hides the ABV well though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4649) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Draught @ CBC 2014

Pours dark orange with a thick white head. Aroma of caramely malts, some wood, oak, hops and vanilla. Taste is smooth, sweet and malty with some caramel, toffee and oaky notes. Finish is smooth and sweet with some caramely maltiness. Okay, quite smooth barley wine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfroms (475) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle shared with the Danes. Pours reddish and sherry-like, a cloudy reddish caramel color. Aroma is vinous and slightly tart: sweet malts, peach, red wine, bourbon. Taste is a little hot, with notes of caramel, lemon peel, sherry-like oxidation, hazelnut, lingering booze. Interesting sherry notes but not super into this.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
AndySnow (4756) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: NK Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy dark amber colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Apricot, caramel, some alcohol.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sticky, fruit, alcohol.
Comment: Aroma is nice, flavour is just wrong. Had to get a few other opinions on it, but it wasn’t infected or miss-brewed. Just too much hops in a beer that shouldn’t have it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
Bottle at home - Easter Tasting. Cloudy amber - white head. Wooden, raisins, peppery, fruity, sweetness, citrus, light acid, licorice, oak, grapes, chocolate, caramel notes, peppery, nice drinkability - for a barley wine.


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