PotjeBier (1890) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, bb 09/12/11 (bottled 2 years prior). 9.2% ABV. Brown color, hazy. Firm beige head with long retention. Aroma’s: sticky toffee, sweet fruit, aromatic hops, bit rye bread. Flavor is light sweet & light bitter. Body is a bit thin. Finishes with some fruit and medium bitter. Pretty good, also after a few years.
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Nederlands Biercafe ‘t Arendsnest. Listed at 9.2%. 360 creamy yellowish lace atop hazy red amber. Perfect lace. Smoked, sweet nose with loads of stickier strawberry maltiness. Taste is sweeter, not sticky, with not a lot of alcohol warming- quite neutral- with some sort of strawberry smoothie body. No astringency, no tannins, no candies, no cheese. Very nice. Enjoyable even if in reality this is malt forward DIPA. Very balanced.
olio (7253) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ Laiti.
Rated on 20101106.
Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel, plums and yeast. Flavor of yeast, caramel malts, ripe fruits and some spices.
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Nederlands Biercafe ‘t Arendsnest. Pours clear ruby dark amber with a nice tense tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is sweet, fruity, tropical fruits, caramel, bready, molassis and raisins. Flavor is fullbodied; alcohol, molassis, malty, bitter, fruity, raisins and fidges. Very good. Finishes bitter sweet and malty.
ads135 (3302) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin, soapy Barleywine. Dark with an off white head. Sweet and fruity. Tried this with Jess at the Jopenkerk in 2012.
Gary (1528) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 (Bottled) seductive fumes rise from the tulip glass....slugishly relaxed vibes of booze covered over caramel. woody hops wave hello as a buttery maltiness shines over apple and orange citrus complexity...
nice glowing deep apperance ..beige head ,customary and glowing
in the mouth i cant find a complexity to reach the nose.. rich and fruity every sip and goes in a circle..a plesant one though ,the booze is pleasantly intoxicating me .
beastiefan2k (2743) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Benzai (9653) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
erickok (4096) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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)
chrisv10 (12007) - DENMARK - JUL 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber/brown with medium off-white head. Flaovur is malt, caramel, fruit, little vinous, hops, bitter and a little sweet.