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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.71%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37019) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (31467) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25069) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12408) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (11793) - , 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lubiere (11586) - 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, Hall’s drops, infected barley wine. Blahhh! Shared with GRM.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10266) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10265) - 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. It’s 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!

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