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Brewed by Brouwerij t IJ
Style: Barley Wine
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Voor de wintermaanden hebben wij een bijzondere Barley Wine gebrouwen. Dit donkere bier met maar liefst 10% alcohol hebben we extra lang gerijpt hebben om de smaken goed te laten ontwikkelen. Tijdens het rijpen hebben we ook snippers eikenhout aan de tank toegevoegd, wat samen met de mouten en hop een heerlijk vol en complex karakter geeft. Zorg dat je lekker zit en langzaam drinkt om echt van deze Barley Wine te genieten.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1640) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home (bought @ the brewery). Deep ruby brown color, mostly clear. Light beige wobbly head with fairly long retention and some lacing. Aromas: sweet malts, a bit toffee-ish, some smoke, some red fruit, notes of wood. Retronasal I get sweet malts, red fruit, some smoke and some wood-notes. Moderate sweet flavor, rather IJ-ish, some woody dryness, some fruit. Alcohol feel is quite strong and warming. Medium bodied. Finish is moderate bitter, lightly dry. Maybe not a true barley wine and not entirely balanced, but I still enjoyed it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2134) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
Directly after the sip, the beer is flat, but then the flavor kicks in. Raisin, oak, vanilla and some candi. Yeasty as always.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (346) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
33cl bottle @ home from De Bierkoning. Deep amber color, big creamy beige moslty lasting excellent lacing head. Aroma caramel, light smoked malt, hint of rum (comes later), light chocolate and bonbon, light alcohol is present. Taste light to medium sweetness, lightly bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium lasting sweetish finish. Not so easy to drink, interesting, quite good one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (303) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 17, 2014
330 mml bottle tasted on 17/07/2014. Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of wood, alcohol and red fruits. Taste is very alcohol with wood notes and smoky. Carbonation is ok. Aftertaste is bitter and alcohol. Next one please!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juritsu (22) - - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a small off-white head, dark Amber color and has a subtle sour aroma with hints of wood. Full mouth feel, sweet and round with a sour aftertaste, lingers quite long with a wood taste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bryanvdv (516) - - JUN 21, 2014
Fles gedeeld met rikstar. Robijnrood met minimale kraag. Aroma is gist en alcohol. Smaak is wat zuur, romig. Wat zoete afdronk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (718) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
0,33l fles gedeeld met bryanvdv, bruinrood met een crme schuimkraag geur is hout en gist. Smaak is volzoet met in de nasmaak meer het hout. Iets alcoholisch. Aardig

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3484) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 15, 2014
Dark copper body and very stable head. Rich woody and dark bread aroma, very interesting yeast actually. Belgian Dark Ale, Id say, as it doesnt carry the sweetness not the alcohol warmth of a Barley Wine. Or rather, it misses those aspects for me to shine and justify the abv. Its tasty, but I expected more. Great brewery, buy I enjoy their sweeter, 7%ish beers better. (33cl bottle from SpeciaalBierPakket)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5586) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014
Bottled from De Bierkoning Murky brown with a tan head. Vinous aroma with sweet, dried fruits and some leather. Very sweet flavour with more sweet fruits and more leather and tar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2170) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle at home, 330 ml, poured into a snifter. ABV 10% Dark red to brown colour on the body, big off-white head on top, thick, with good retention, leaving minimal lacing around the glass. Aroma has a smoky character, light vanilla, red fruits, wood, lots of alcohol. Taste is sweet, a bit grainy, less smoky, hints of the wood, the alcohol here well hidden. Medium thick body, nicely carbonated. Overall a nice barley wine, maybe too much grain and not enough of the fruit flavours. But one to spend the whole night sipping it though.


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