Brewed by Brouwerij t IJ
Style: Barley Wine
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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 (749) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kleurplaatje (23) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Pours dark brown with a off-white and brownish (sugary) head. Quite appealling looks. Bit coffee-like... Had to react quick, since the bottle gushed like a geiser after opening it... Guess its pretty carbonated. Aromas of hops, yeast, malts, some burnt wood as well. Heavy alcoholic smell though, which crushes the sweetness actually. Definitely a pity. Taste is a soft bitter, not too sweet and a bit alcoholic. Smokey, clear taste of the shreds of oak. Strong bitter, and quite alcoholic peppery aftertaste with a small sweetish kick. Yet, the alcohol is too omnipresent and literally takes the sweetness away too early... Medium bodied, creamy texture and heavy carbonated (a bit too carbonated). Had to get used to this brews taste in general. But after a while, it gets somewhat tasty in quite a rum-like way. However, it lacks balance since it is too alcoholic and tends to lose all the sweetness very quick. Furthermore the aroma is quite unpleasant and too alcoholic, which made each sip to go accompanied with a large dash of alcohol in the nose... Less alcohol in the aroma and the taste, and it would do a hell of a lot better. Now its just a bit of a miss. Pity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (1399) - Alabama, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby red with a large, beige head. Aroma is roasted, caramelly, dried fruit,chocolate. Taste is semi-sweet with caramel, dried fruit, t IJ yeast, earthiness, lightly boozy, but not in a disturbing way. Strong carbonation, quite full.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1300) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2014
Mooie roodpaarse kleur met een volle fijne lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt crme, vanille, iets hout en kers. Smaakt zoetig, vanille, crme. Iets houtig, caramel. Beetje alcohol nasmaak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (85) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2014
Troebel bruin bier met een creme-kleurige schuimkraag. Geuren van mout en gist, gedroogd fruit en rozijnen. Smaken van lichte rook, gedroogd fruit en rozijnen die het zn zoetigheid geven, mout en gist. Complexe smaak, een bier waar je voor gaat zitten om van te genieten. Afdronk is bitterzoet, licht rokerig. Vol van body, met genoeg frisheid door de koolzuur. Heerlijke Barley!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeroenhensen (213) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
Bijzonder complex biertje, komt vooral door dat hij op eikenhouten vaten heeft gelegen. Hij is zeker lekker, maar helaas net iets te sterke afdronk

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1729) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2268) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (441) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (346) - 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!

   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.

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