Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Barley Wine
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (973) - IJburg, - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Opaque red brown, one finger beige frothy head, good retention and lacing; caramel, coffee, roasted, spruce, smoked, woody; quite sweet, slightly bitter taste, smoky; heavy body, creamy texture; lingering bitter and smoky finish, peppery tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MMR (425) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2015
Pours a thick brown (almost black) glass of beer. A very nice Barley Wine with a nice aroma of malt and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (2058) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle, Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Dark amber pour with a small off white head. Spice, caramel malts and fruits present in the beak. The flavour was pretty booze heavy with malts, yeast, wood and leather in attendance alongside some bitterness. Fair enough but not smashing it out the park.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vili (98) - FINLAND - JAN 16, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown with light brown medium head. Aroma is full of bread, caramel, coffee and malts. Taste is medium sweet, hints of caramel and medium bitterness. Maybe a bit too much alcohol on the malty aftertaste, even for a barley wine. Ending is nice, however. Decent companion for dark winter months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2993) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber brown beer with a medium sized off white head on top. Aroma of loads of sugar, malts, slight chocolate, caramel. Flavor is medium sweet, slight vineous characters, caramel again. Not very complex, but the flavors are still very nice. Nice balance, nothing extraordinary or strange, just a well crafted Barley Wine. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiosna (341) - - NOV 28, 2014
0,33 pullo@ OPP. Samea kauniin paahteisen karamellin väristä. Tuoksussa paahteista mallasta, palvikinkkua, alkoholia, tummaa hedelmää ja humalaa. Maussa makeaa tuhtia mallasta, lähes palanutta sokeria, luumua. Täyteläinen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (2613) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours murky amber with a low off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts and alcohol. Flavor is strong, slightly sweet and bitter malts with alcohol, some yeast and plenty of hops. Not the easiest beer, but very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obe83 (75) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 26, 2014
premettendo che nn comprendo i barley wine (le sento poco birre) sicuramente da elogiare l aspetto visivo con il sui bel colore bruno con una bella schiuma color crema compatta e persistente. al naso odori grassi (burro?) si fondono con sentori di nocciola e di legno bruciato. Si scorge gia il senso etilico dei suoi 10% vol. In bocca tante sfaccettature che partono con il caramello dei malti e uva passa, si ritrovono in seguito le solite note olfattive e si chiude con un gusto affumicato persistente. Il corpo strutturato e il grado alcolico nn la rendono una bevuta facile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (2049) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
Bottled from Biernavigatie.nl. Copper colored, initially very big head, good lacing. Malty nose, wood, raisins, hint of apple, yeast, bit like La Trappe’s Quadrupel. Bittersweet flavor, some wood, malts, alcohol. It feels like all the ingredients are present, but are somehow not in full harmony. Perhaps the wood needs to be toned down, or the beer itself requires some more aging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
25th September 2014
Hotel tasting with Colin Theydon Bois. Lightly hazy deep amber beer,good fluffy pale cream colour head. Palate is airy with fine carbonation. Semi dry. Smooth dry malts, touch of caramel. Floralness. Spicy dried fruits. Little toffee and brandy on the semi dry finish. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (11111) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle split with Kenny in the special surprise room tasting, Amsterdam Inntel pre Borefts livener, 25/09/14. Hazed chestnut brown with a good sized beige covering that retains well. Nose is dark fruits, toffee, light medicianls, spice, malty notes. Taste comprises light smoke, spice, more medicinal tunes, dark fruit rinds, dates. Medium bodied, spritzy and overcarbed, light booze in the close. Very average for style, doesn’t drink to 10% but also doesn’t deliver for that ABV!

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