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RATINGS: 1342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Aroma is quite fruity. Not what you would expect from a barley wine. Pour is a semi translucent amber with a fair amount of suspended particulate. Taste has some iron in it. It is almost as if they either used dirty water or Fermented/Stored the beer in metal. A decent brew but not the most enjoyable.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3740) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
bottle. Amber with small head. Sweet caramel malt base. Medium body. Moderate hops, but low bitterness. Very slight booze. It’s amazing how smooth and easy this drinks for an 11% barleywine. Really well done.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1011) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Brown/reddish in color ;head is very thin , almost absent. Caramel , honey and alcohol in the aroma. Great taste of fruits , honey , caramel malt , candy sugar. Good balanced , reasonably sweet.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
huineman (252) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
Pours hazy reddish amber with little head. Intense aromas of honey, caramel, citrus drop, orange candy, ripe plantain, dandelion... Taste begins sweet and powerful. Full body. Good sourness that matches the sheer bitter flavour. Medium finish. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (498) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Fruit cake, fig, marzipan, spice, baked pear, mild bitterness, warming alcohol heat. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (792) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 Caramelized malt, candied sugar and hop aroma. Low carbonation. Taste is full flavored and finishes sweet. Hops balance the sweetness nicely. Alcohol is fairly hidden. Could be a dangerous one at 11% ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SteveOrz85 (66) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
12 oz bottle into tulip. Light chill beyond cellar temp. Aroma is fruity and maybe some light caramel malts. Very dark amber or almost ruby in color half inch light tan head disappears very quickly. No lacing at all. Beer is almost flat looking. Taste is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Malty notes of dried fruit such as raisins. Medium bodied with a thin texture. Soft to flat carbonation. Long warm and fruity finish. Not surprisingly, considering it is 11.1%, the taste of alcohol is clearly present. Over all good beer. Good sipper for a cold night or raw day. Im still getting to know more about the style personally. I will probably leave the other three of the four pack cellar for a while.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2015
Pours a murky ruby with small head and moderate lacing. Aroma of stone fruit, hint of booze, hint of citrus. Moderately sweet taste with some alcohol burn. Candy sugar. Full bodied with soft but abundant carbonation. Long finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shanoknowsfood (63) - Hawaii, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods. Sweet & boozy. Some hints of fruitiness. Not what i expected, though this was my very first Barley Wine. Am sure there are better ones than this...at least i hope so. Would also prefer trying a darker one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (404) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
Careful with the abv! It is a barley wine. Updating from long ago. Enjoyed both on tap and in bottle. Thick and heavy, don’t have a full bottle alone as you won’t be able to finish it.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cool_Bond (1923) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
The aroma of dark fruit and alcohol. The taste is of alcohol, bitter and slightly fruity. Heavy bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long while. No beer that I like, unfortunately. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.


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