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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Purmerend, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
33cL stubby bottle purchased at Bierkoning on my Amsterdam trip. BB 8/12/11, consumed in October 2011, so not fresh but should be fine enough for a barleywine. Consumed in my hotel room at room temperature. Poured into a De Molen tuliped copita glass. Pours with a very small head. Color is a dark orange glowing copper. Too dark to see through the beer. The pour looks a bit slick. I see this beer is a wannabe of Bigfoot. In this case the beer is a little old or just bad. Either way it should be better. The beer has muddled hops with sweet barleywine hops behind it. Its just not good, the base barleywine is too fusel and sweet. This was a big let down. I wish I could have gotten the cool label we have on the site but even the label was a letdown.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (6409) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Hazy dark orange color, off-white color. Smell sweet, malts, fruits and caramel. Taste sweet, citrus, caramel. Nice firm carbo and a medium to full body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3171) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 9, 2011
Dark copper body light tan head. Aroma is malty with raisin, candy, pear, some white chocolate and ginger. Nice and full. Tasty as well, starting little sweetness and slowly getting towards the fine dry finish. Light alcohol in the back gives it an uplifting kick. Lively enough to keep me interested. Well brewed, although I expected the body a bit fuller especially in the beginning. Overall a very pleasant sipper. (33cl bottle, 2,50 EUR)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (9835) - DENMARK - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle. Hazy amber/brown with medium off-white head. Flaovur is malt, caramel, fruit, little vinous, hops, bitter and a little sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1518) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle. Copper with a large beige head: Aroma: tropical fruits, peaches, toffee. Taste: raisins, fruity, malty, medium bitter, Werther’s, candy, earthy, herbal, a light spiciness. Pretty full-bodied, small bubbles. Surprisingly good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4262) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle shared at Doerak, Delft. Poured slightly hazy with little head. Strong sweet malts to both aroma and flavor along with winter fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkevin (371) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle from Van Pernis, Arnhem. I always enjoy a good Barley Wine and this one was not disappointing. Dark amber pour. Very nice aroma with hops, dark fruits, sweet notes and syrup. In the taste all sort of flavours pass. Smooth taste with dark fruits, syrup, honey and other pleasant sweet notes. Bitter dry finish. A very nice brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huib (55) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2011
Interesting combination. Aroma has the sweeter components like raisins and chocolate, while the taste has a fair amount of bitterness, which I think is a good way to compensate for the sweetness in the aroma and the strong appearance of alcohol. One of the best barley wines I have tried so far.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrefwoordPunk (732) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear brown with a small off-white head and and a heavily sweet aroma of syrup, fruits, sweet malts and hop. The taste is at far not as sweet as the aroma, it has nice hops, caramel, malts, fresh fruits and a nice semi-bitter finish. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12758) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2010
Draught at t’Arendsnest. Dark red/brown - white head. Licorice. Fruity. Herbal. Nutty. Nice hoppy. Roasted. Caramel. High malty. Peachy. Citrus. Light hoppy. Nice balance. Lovely.


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