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RATINGS: 1299   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1627) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle pours murky tan, small head that fades quick. Nose of malt and fruit. Taste has a nice caramel base. Fruit and flower on the edges. This has a nice balance to it. Full body, a bit chewy on the edges.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2097) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle 330ml from bierkompass, poured into a taster at home, ABV 11% Bright deep orange to red colour, good clarity, a thin line of off-white head on top disappearing quickly, leaving almost no lacing on the glass. Nice aroma, very fruity, red and (less) dark fruits, notable alcohol, caramel. Very stong boozy taste, after the initial burn flavours of caramel, light nuts, red fruits, toffee, quite sweet but still very drinkable despite the high alcohol. Medium body with good carbonation, sticky palate. Very good, maybe not the best choice for this warm day but still, very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (572) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours a dense hazy brown with fine-grained ring of head leaving OK lacing. Aroma is straight up candy; this is super sweet. Sugar, raisins, etc. Taste follows suit with plenty of sweetness. There is some drying and bitterness in the end, thankfully, but this is primarily a malt-forward sweet barleywine. Not complaining - it’s super drinkable for the ABV. Would buy again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcgavin12 (482) - Madison, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Clear medium to dark amber color with one finger of lacing head. Aroma is spicy with notes of cloves, light fruit, and notes of alcohol. Taste is very sweet and boozy notes at the finish. A warming and delicious barleywine

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1124) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $9.99/4-pack. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (81) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle (12oz): pours a cloudy copper color. Very malty. Slight alcohol in the end. Pretty good beer but not on top.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (237) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 8/7-14. Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends Bottle shop. Aroma: Overripe fruity, caramel, sweet. Taste: Dito. Body is medium to light full, sweetness, overripe fruits and warming alcohol in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2325) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a hazed, copper hue, with a bubbly layer of off white head foam, and minimal spots of lacing. The nose was sweet grain, light dried fruit, and some lurking alcohol presence. The taste was similar notes, decent malt, and alcohol warmth. All the right components were present, but didn’t impress as anymore than an average Barleywine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2024) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from Beer heaven. Malt dominates, semi-sweet aroma, some wood, and peat. Taste is more malt, burnt toast, oak barrel. Very abrupt finish and just a hint of alcohol warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (841) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours a darker amber with a minimal ring of off white head. Aroma of dark fruit and malts. A bit sweeter aroma than most, but not overly sweet. Taste is raisins, caramel, and booze with nice carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 7, 2014
Totally good this. Very strong and malty. The shape is notorious and it is also very cloudy there.


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