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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.71%
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Barley Wine Ale is a legendary top-fermented brew with a deep amber/orange color, and intense fruit and malt nose that is laced with alcohol accented by the sweet aromas of Port. This "wine" made with barley is brewed with a French yeast culture, and possesses a complex flavor of rich malt, fruit esters, and sherry-like qualities that is delicately balanced with hops.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2007
From 16 oz bottle. Pours amber clear with a lacing white head. Aroma of alcohol malty and dried fruit (not raisin). Flavour is sweet malty with amlty edge. Sweet malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2007
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of apples, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with a thick note of caramel, as well as a light note of wood, leading to a finish that leaves a slight alcohol burn in the throat. A boring Barley Wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2007
(Bottle 47,3 cl) Courtesy of sk8viking. Vintage 2006. Clear, amber golden with a dense, yellowish head. Lightly caramellish nose. Full-bodied and full of sweet caramel with a slightly burned edge. The finish has a vague bitterness. Not really convincing for a Barley Wine. 290607

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
(500ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of cherries, caramel, raisins, light chocolate, and light oxidation. Flavor of caramel, herbs, raisins, toffee, and cherries.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/24/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear dark red, thin fine head that quickly disappears, light sweet carmel malt aroma, rich carmel malt flavor with a fair amount of sweetness with a tart edge, low bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, toffee and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex fruity sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and alcohol burn finish that was moderate to long lasting. This is a complex beer.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lubiere (9790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
Gold wax. A hazed amber barley wine with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a strange sweet sour cherry with bizarre medicinal notes. In mouth, a spoiled lactic malt with sour cherries, Halls drops, infected barley wine. Blahhh! Shared with GRM.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8907) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Bottle... Clear orange ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The nose is similar to that of a Belgian abbey or tripel. Its malty (caramel), but also chock full of fruity and spicy esters and phenols; pear, banana, peach, mild clove, and sherry. The flavor is mega-sweet; fruity, spicy and vinous. No semblance of balance. Full-bodied and sticky with lively carbonation. Sweet, fruity finish. Odd, but good barley wine. Thanks go out to WBC for the trade which landed me this bottle!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2007
16oz, gold waxed, bottle. 2005 vintage. Poured a deeper amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits (black cherries, raisins, and plums), caramel, toffee, trace of chocolate, and a little vinous. Tastes of raisins, plums, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Definitely malty sweet. Light alcohol in the finish, but overall well hidden.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (8044) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle I received in a trade awhile back. Pours orange brown with off white head. Nose and taste of sweet malt, sherry, old fruit, yeast and caramel. medium body. Finishes with old citrus and alcohol.


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