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RATINGS: 1314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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At Weyerbacher, we prefer to brew things true to European style guidelines, so our barley wine is definitely on the malty side, without being overly sweet. Notes of date or perhaps fig on the palate follow a pleasurably malty aroma to your taste buds. The finish is warm and fruity, and begs for the next sip.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3223) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
@zebf 2014 - Amber brown colour. Aroma and flavour are very malty and quite sweet too. Some dryness in the finish. It’s thick and viscous.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers. APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: liquorice, sweet. TASTE: sweet, liquorice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1515) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. A malty sweet strong beer with medium palate soft carbonation. All around pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (793) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 1, 2014
0,33L bottle. Pours murky hazy copper with off white head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is very sweet, caramel, fruits, and herbal. Taste is fruity, caramel, malt, watery, noticeable alcohol, and spicy. Finish is mild hoppy bitter. Overall: very nice brew; feels a little bit like Belgian.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3767) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
Poured a deep caramel color with aromas of dark fruit, caramel, some light wood, and some bread. Flavors were the same, decent malt backbone and a decent amount of sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonclick (10) - Green Cove Springs, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2014
Pours with no real head. Dark copper color. Smell and taste like dark fruit and grapes. Big on the grapes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (566) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with an almost non-existent off-white head. The nose is caramel, sultanas, dates, dried apricot, hard water notes, and light cherry. The taste leads off with dried fruit, alcohol, caramel, and almond that heads into marzipan, light dried cherry, woody notes, dark bread, and light bitterness. Surprisingly thin on taste for a barley wine. Not bad, but it just seems to be missing the usual "oomph" you find in barley wines.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1495) - - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby with a quickly dissipating 1 finger off white head. Aroma is cherry and almond with a hint of grape. Taste is grape, date, fig and a touch of toffee. Slight roast note on the finish. Medium sticky mouthfeel with light carbonation. Needs something more to balance the sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimsal27 (252) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
Sweet aromas of caramel, malt and toffee. Taste follows nose. Malt forward englishbarley wine. Very nice. Similar to old foghorn but not as sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (274) - - APR 4, 2014
Sample at the brewery. Pours caramel colored brown with thick head and nice lacing. Malty, brown sugar on the nose. Full bodied. Heavy alcohol flavors alongside some surprising sweet notes--malts, caramel, earthy oak. Pretty cool.


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