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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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, Itĺs mama is fatter than yours, it chops wood faster than yours, itĺs 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


Tonkun's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (609) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with a thick off white head. Candy, caramel, spice, pine, grapefruit, citrus, orange peel, nori. Candied ginger, spice, brown sugar. Sweet but not too sweet.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4323) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
375 ml bottle @ Cardinal. Unclear orange body with a small and fast disappearing off-white head. Relatively mild in aroma, malt and berries. When the glass is warming up a bit I get some orange marmalade as well. Flavor is very sweet malt, caramel, orange marmalade, zest, some berries, alcohol and moderate bitterness. Full body and average in aftertaste. Too sweet for me, will probably age well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3422) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 16, 2014
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and light nuttiness from the malts, a little bit of floral hoppiness, some fruits, and some sweetness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the malts. Average to smooth texture. A decent barley wine, but could be more complex.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (525) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2014
Botella de 37.5 cl en el l˙pulo. 24-01-2014. En el momento. Color cerezo no muy turbio con numerosos posos y espuma marfil persistente. Cuerpo fuerte con predominio de sensaciˇn alcohˇlica. Aromas a caramelo tostado ligeramente especiado. Sabores algo dulces de caramelo y maltas, con gran sensaciˇn de licor que aumenta seg˙n va calentando. Regusto final bastante amargo para una barley wine. Bastante buena ya va la segunda botella y cada vez es mas impresionante. Muy buena.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mverity (250) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle poured into a large snifter. Deep hazy amber brown with about an inch and a half of cream-tan head. Head held well and formed a nice thin layer on top and a hick collar. Phenomenal lacing. Aroma is really toasty/bready, some good sweet caramel, and earthy/woody hop. Taste is somehow inverted from the aroma, British hops, caramel and then the toast at the end; but the aftertaste turns back into the caramel sweetness. Good body: medium to almost full. Medium-low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Draft. Poured a dark orange brown color with a moderate frothy tan head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex roasted malt, complex dark fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol burn finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2013
375 ml bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours an orange/brown color with about an inch light tan head that sticks around a little while. Thereĺs also a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like caramel malt, brown sugar, candied/dried fruit, and some light citrusy and grassy hops. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like caramel malt, brown sugar, candied fruit, grapes, toffee, and a bit of grassy hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itĺs a little syrupy with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good brew, I liked it. Itĺs pricey at $10.99 a bottle, but still worth a try at that price.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Draft in a sampler at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a cloudy, dull orange color with a small off-white head that laces the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, honey, tea leaves, bubblegum, brown sugar, and dates. Flavor is the same, with more hop and booze presence. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, boozy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Not my kind of barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frovigalning (2694) - Írebro, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
Sample at Írebro Íl & Whisky 2013. Fruity and sweet smell and taste. Some brandy and dried fruits. This is nice as it is but will probably age well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3065) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2013
Medium off white head deep misty red ruby pour soft carbonation Aromas sweet muscatel sugar caramel toffee earthiness grapes fruits the flavours strong toffee rich caramel brown sugar the muscatel one of my favourite wines gives a lovely touch to the ale the sweetness is smooth strong grape taste and bitter note the finish wonderful tasting Barley wine all round tastes are solid would enjoy anytime

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3484) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
Draft @ Borefts as "Ours is bigger then ..." Aroma is wine, port, red fruit, malt, sweet and sourish notes. Flavour is sweet at first, then tart red fruits takes over with caramel, fruts and more. Nice.


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