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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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This year's unique brew is a rye barleywine. It's brewed with 50% rye malt, 50% pale malt, and hopped with Magnum hops. This BEER will gain even more character if aged properly.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle @ "Det er meget mÝrkt i Ulfborg", November 2012. Pours muddy orange with a thin white layer on top. Oxidation, caramel and plum. Flavor is cellar, dust, caramel, alcohol and fruit. Vinous.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Poured into a snifter. 2007 vintage. 3.5 A: Opaque musky swamp water brown. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is mediocre, even for a beer this big though a short ring of lacing is left. 4.0 S: Quite interesting developments here. The rye has taken on the scent of jasmine and lavender as opposed to its normal earthy spiciness. Iím reminded of pork sausage. Any usual barleywine aromas are not present in this one. Pleasant and certainly unique. 4.0 T: What the fuck? This smells like pork sausage, but tastes like....a braggot? Yes, this tastes like a dark braggot chock full of honey. I donít know how or why, but it does. Iím also picking up the lavender notes again. The rye barely tastes like rye anymore. Plum fruitiness. Alcohol is very well hidden. 3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Could use a bit more carbonation, but its fine for how old it is. Silky, but lacking creaminess. 4.0 D: Very intersting beer that probably tastes much different than it did fresh. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-08-2012 02:43:21

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2012
Boozy barleywine. Rye is still there, mellow because aged. Malt is there. Altogether drinkable with a big supper, however unexceptional. A big head that dissipates as it warms. Above average mouthfeel. Neutral coloured body. The edges of the barleywine were brought in, only a little bitterness. Some sweetness

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle refrigerated since purchase in í07. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Oily and viscous. Light, sweet, fruity aroma. Thick bodied. Very little flavor. Some sweetness, no hops anywhere. "This BEER will gain even more character if aged properly." Weyerbacher. Nonsense!

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2011
22oz bottle tasted last year at 3 years old. This might hold.. Pours out a nice darker amber/golden hue, decent carbonation. Aromas are a bit thin, light fruit, basement, not really complex to start, kinda malty. First sip is very plain across the palate, not bad, but not really any discernible taste. I do kinda get that this had alot more hop and caramel. Vanilla lingers slightly, but its not oxidized, just smooth and plain. As you continue to drink, the booziness hits mid to finish. Pretty much on its way out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15554) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty spicy dark fruit flavor with hints of caramel.Has a sweetish fruity malty spicy dark fruit finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4025) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... I think this was the perfect time to open this 2007 vintage. Poured pale, amber/orange with a thin head. The harshness that may have been spicy and bitter from the rye seemed to had mellow out. Not a whole lot of oxidization which was nice too. Dense like a syrup, very sweet, caramel and toasted grains. Low bitterness, and slight earthiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2012 Finally got around to drinking this on Friday, probably around 4 1/2 years after this was brewed!!! Pours deep amber/brown. At first we thought it was flat, but the very fine carbonation just took awhile to come out of solution. Fine tan head. The aroma featured an almost tart and refreshing Belgian yeast smell, in addition to rummy malt sweetness. The flavor though was exceptional, a brilliant combination of rye, raisins/prune (which I love in a bw), moderate hop bitterness, little hop flavor, if at all, nice big caramel. Rather wine-like. Syrupy. The booze wasnít apparent until the end of the glass when it was getting warmer. Iím guessing this is peaking right around now, I canít imaging it getting much better with time.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle from New Beer Distributors, NYC, 3 years old
Clean light amber, copper color; it pours viscously, with no sound, but there is some carbonation, and the head is small and creamy. Aroma of caramel, sweet, a bit phenolic, or maybe band Aid, and alcohol; not exciting. The body is quite strong, the mouthfeel is extremely oily, almost muddy, also because of the low carbonation, but unfortunately it feels like gulping eggwhite, never happened before; very sweet flavor, light malt; ordinary bitterness; this bottle can easily be compared to a boozy extra Strong Lager, the only variant being the sweetness, and a bit more of balance, but joined by the sad lack of features. I donít think this has ever been much better, even when it was fresher.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5029) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 19, 2011
Draft at rnh with streets for weyerbacher night. Pours a hazy brown body. Aroma is sweet malty notes. .Mouthfeel is thin with notes of sweet rye, malts, and something else....


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