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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachneger (239) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
Robijn kleurig bier met een mooie luchtige witte schuimkraag. Smaak rozenbottel zoet met een fruitig begin. Geur zoet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (659) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
330 ml bottle, pours dark amber, reddish brown with very small head. Wow, amazed by the aroma on this, comes across as a deeply caramel malt and piney double IPA in the nose, wow. Caramel and pine leading into a light resiny and piney finish that is well balanced. The barley wine textures come in after the initial hop flavour and the malt flavours are light and balance well. Great beer with a superb US character.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (1264) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
amber helder met schuimige witte crème kraag aroma is mout/graan, zoet en caramel de smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig tot redelijk bitter, zeer sterk, licht fruitig, sterk gemout, hoppig, glad romig in de mond, stevig alcoholisch , caramle, bittertje blijft hangen, medium body, maar over het algemeen valt de smaak mij wat tegen,.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (349) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 33cl bottle Appearance: red brown with a medium sized beige head. Aroma: caramel malt, Pine, spices and a bit off fruit. (mandarine ?,oranges ) Taste: Starts sweet fruity with caramel before going into a more bitter pine direction with a hint of spices , good long aftertaste. Not a complex palate, but it’s working so well ;Loight-Medium carbonation, oily texture.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (1441) - FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
A reddish brown beer with a medium and beige head. The nose is strongly caramelly malty, lots of balancing piney hops, dark fruits. Great, US-style aroma. Caramelly malts and piney hoppyness dominates the taste, some fruits. Not too sweet, surprisingly evem a quite dry. Quite simple taste but that’s working. Full bodied, low carbonation, slippery to drink. Positive, US-style barley wine with strong hoppyness, simple but balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1551) - AUSTRIA - JAN 1, 2014
Deep mahogany red, almost brown with a medium, thick, sticky, frothy, lasting, lacy off-white head. Smells of full deep malt with caramel, pepper, aniseed, berries, citrus fruit and mild alcohol. Raisin, biscuit, and leather. Medium to full oily body that warms the mouth. Light carbonation. Deep delicious sweet malty caramel taste that is well blacked and not too strong. Citrus and light bitterness on the finish. Deep and delicious. The alcohol is present and could be smoothed out in time. An excellent rich barley wine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zwartjes (3) - - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
Mooie stevig bier met een lekkere afdronk Kleur mooie helder donker rood Smaak zoet met een lange af dronk volle mond van aroma’s kruidig maar Toch subtiel heerlijk fruitig in belands ,!!! Schuimkraag matig niet stevig .

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
flip_soeperman (471) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
This beer has a nice aroma of oranges and some Amarillo warmth. Some caramel and a little plum. Taste is disappointing flat. Medium sweetness and little bitterness. Palate is too thin. First impression is great. Orange brown hazy beer with little oily bubbles. A sip is disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (1719) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
Stubby 330 ml bottle, poured into a snifter at home. ABV 9.2% Pours a deep red to almost light brown colour on the body, with one finger of off-white head sitting on top, thick, with average retention but with nice formed lacing around the glass. Aroma is fruity with all kind of fruits and lots of amarillo hops. What stands oout is mandarine and oranges, coming from the hops, along with light grapefruit and cookies. Very nice taste, quite sweet but without being sickening. Mandarines, citrus fruits, hops. The alcohol very well hidden, it doesn’t feel like a 9+ ABV. Light bitterness on the finish, with good duration. The body is a bit thin considering the alcohol level, something that raises the drinkability factor to even higher levels. The low carbonation helps too. Overall very tasty and highly drinkable. Another good one from SNAB.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aenima (208) - Askim, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2013
Caramell, raisins and some small amounts of american hops in both flavour and aroma. Medium sweet. Quite good, but not brilliant.


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