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RATINGS: 1352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2008
Bottle [Vintage 2005]. @<a href=http://ratebeer.com/forums/thisted-kalder target=_new> Thisted Tasting by Maria.. Clear medium to dark amber color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dark raisin, wood - oak, light alcoholic. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long to average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. (120408)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (36043) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2010
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours hazy orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is cheesy, slight oxidised and overripe fruity. Sharp alcohol, smooth sweet and malty flavoured. Lingering dark malty and overripe fruity. Warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (30737) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2004
The aroma is sweet spicy with notes of cloves, prunes, and raisins. The color is dark amber and it has a small orange head. The flavor is very sweet and very warm with notes of malt, caramel, raisins, and plums. A wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Dark, clear, amber colour with a small, beige head. Spicy, caramelish, alcoholic nose. Very delicately malty with loads of caramel and pronounced notes of dried fruit. Sweetish and soft, and not excessively bitter. Nice Barley Wine. 240705

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23811) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
Bottled. Orange red coloured with a beige head. Sweet aroma of malts, fruits and alcohol. Sweet flavour of malts, fruits and alcohol and notes of liquorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
Bottled (thanks Kimi!). Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, fruity, wooden and mild herbal notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, mild alcohol and some grassy notes. Quite pleasant with some spicy notes in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (21412) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
Dark amber. Very fruity, soft and malty with balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
24th September 2008. Clear brown beer. A nose of bubblegum. A sweet start with a clear bubblegum tone. Then turns spirity and hot. Licorice undertone and ends with a bitter dry finish. Tasty but it’s a bit off the leash!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2013
.bottle at colins ... copper ... thinest lacing ... sofr sweet toffee light honey aniiseed ... light fizz ... sweeet toffee ... light honey ... soft toffee malts ... juicy malts ... nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 2009-09-02, bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm, vintage 2004, 5 years old, 7-5-7-4-14=37
Hazy red-amber color, hazy; creamy head. Caramel aroma, with a plum side, and some alcohol. Reasonable body stength, mature caramel flavor, medium sweetness, plum touch and raisins; correct bitterness, but the final is not sweet as it should be. So aged, it reminds me more an American version of Belgian Strong Ale than a Barley Wine.

2007-04-25, bottle, 8-4-8-4-17=41
Beautiful amber color; thin persistent head. Malty aroma, spicy, perfumy; interesting. Malty flavor, not too sticky, spicy, peppery; sweetness and balanced bitterness; the alcohol burns a bit. A very good strong ale, powerful; too much yeast in the bottle. More Belgian style (the yeast?) than English.

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