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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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on tap
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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite"

This beer jumps higher than yours, it builds houses bigger than yours, It’s mama is fatter than yours, it chops wood faster than yours, it’s father is could beat yours.... No reason to say, but Mine is bigger than yours!

Ingredients: Water, barley malt, flaked oats, light candy sugar, hops (Columbus, Simcoe, Citra) and yeast.

Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
silentnoiz (24) - Alabama, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a one-finger head. Aroma of strong vanilla, root beer hard candy, banana, and caramel and toffee. Tastes strong vanilla on the front, strong yet muted malt backbone, burnt caramel, strong alcohol and and bitter notes on the back end. Mouthfeel is much more carbonated than expected which makes it seem a bit thinner than it is. Overall, a very good barleywine.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patxa (180) - MEXICO - OCT 29, 2013
A great complex taste, lots of character there. Hops, sweetness and the remarkable taste of barley that leaves that spicy finish that we look for in barleywine. The thing with this beer is that it doesnt seem to deal well with the oxygenation. Aroma goes fast, even if initially interesting (flowers, hay, vanilla). The same for appearence. Hazy and brown, but with virtually no head and inexisten lace. Still, this makes a good good brew, but there is best barleywines out there.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (1793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
375 ml. bottle poured in to a snifter. Dark, hazy amber colour with a dense, lightly tan head. Extra credits for the label/name and the Winston Churchill quote on the back label. Sweet aroma with rich caramel malts, dark, dried fruits, blue cheese, spicy and citrus hops. Taste is medium to heavy sweet. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes bitter with hops, rich caramel malts and a discrete burn from alcohol. Fine Barley Wine the American way.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5522) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
Draught at Bishop Arms, Copenhagen. Hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, alcohol, dried fruit, caramel and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
12.7oz bottle, shared with caterwaul. Purchased from Party Source around 6 months ago. Cap reads "9851206". Mostly hazy amber, red color. Thin khaki head. Decent spread of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of creamy lighter carbonation. Sort of slick, little drying in the finish. Smooth and easy drinking, especially for 12.5%. Alcohol is well-hidden, just a slight warmth in the finish. Moderate sweet, light bitter. Dark fruit, vinous notes. Good earthy hop. Extra points for being so smooth, for the high ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours cloudy brown with not much of a head. Aroma is rhubarb, marmelade, yeasty, fruity, orange and leather. Some alcohol in the nose aswell. Taste is quite sweet, some candy and light bitter. Mildly sour aswell. Pretty tasty! Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Staffan47 (856) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Dämpad doftbild. Maltiga toner och alkoholstinn. Spretig och spritig och inte så bra. SBWF 2013

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3530) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2013. I think that I had “Our is bigger than all of your” which I am assuming is the same beer as this one, if I am wrong let me know. Dark fox rhubarb brown, white bubbles. Nose is sweet malts, sticky raspberry, bit jam, toffee, thick marmalade, sweet spices, candy sugar,… Taste is thick raspberry, syrupy, alcoholic raspberry sticky, touch booze, candy sugar, thick caramel, very sticky malts, dark fruits, touch molasses,… Thick, sticky malt body. Great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1089) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2013
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours reddish amber with quite a bit of sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, caramel, candy sugar, and dried fruit. Flavour is much like the aroma – with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1662) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
On tap. Pours a hazy brown with light head. Aromas of marmalade and brown sugar. Flavors of nectarines, toffee, toasted malts, and light pine. Fruity. Excellent.


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