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White Pony Microbirrificio
Brewed at Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest

Style: Barley Wine
Piove di Sacco (PD), Italy
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian barleywine style ale. Our The Oracle was thought as point of meeting between english barleywines and belgian quadrupel, it’s fermented with Trappist yeast.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (457) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
I’ve started to discover a lot of great craftbeer from Italian microbreweries lately. I had the opportunity to try a few at my visit to Rome last november. A great city by the way!

This time I’ve got my hands on a beer from a microbrewery located in northeast Italy. Haven’t tried anything from them yet.

The beer is brewed at ’t Gaverhopke in Belgium.

The beer pours hazy, mahogny colored with a two finger beige head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Nose: Sweet caramel malt, dried fruit, hjoney, plum, chocolate and alcohol.
Taste: Orange, sweet plums, fudge, milk chocolate, vanilla, molasses, dark fruit, chestnut, sugar and almond paste.
Body: Medium to full body with soft carbonation. A light bitterness. Sweet, oily, creamy texture.

I’m a succer for sweet beers with high ABV and this is no exception.
Really good sipper!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4008) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
(White Pony The Oracle) Stubby bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10.7% Dark mahogany brown colour on the body, one finger of beige thick head on top. Good retention. Arom aof prunes, dates, more dark fruits, alcohol, light caramel, sugar, some chocolate notes too. The taste is sweet, again lots of prunes and dark fruits, chestnuts, alcohol is making its presence barely notable, caramel and toffee, less chocolate but traces still there. Medium body with good carbonation. Very good, nice sipper.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
[Ölprovning hos Fredrik i Ängelholm 7 Maj 2015] Hel del sötma i smaken.......

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (1576) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
Flaska @ Bishops Arms GA, Malmö. Klar bärnstensfärgad öl med ett litet smutsvitt skum. Dofter av malt, torkad frukt, läder och alkohol. Detsamma återkommer i smaken. Känns ganska tunn för att vara ett Barley Wine av denna styrka.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3186) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Pours cloudy mahogany with a finger of yellowish white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, light butterscotch and eucalyptus. Taste is buttery and creamy sweet with light bitterness in the finish. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamTheBarrel (703) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2015
330ml brown bottle poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is cloudy dark copper colored with a medium sized khaki colored head. Aroma of apricots, pears and orange peels. Flavours of apricot and orange marmalade, caramel, raisins and a hint of chocolate. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. The Oracle is tasty, pleasant flavour that is quite malty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cool_Bond (2122) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Scent of lighter dark fruits. The flavor is caramel and candy. Sweet and fruity beer. OK bitterness which fills the upper part of the mouth a weak moment. Bitterness coming towards the end. Nothing I like. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1447) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Grassy earthy, malty, slightly yeasty, warming. Deep copper colour, small beige head. Cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, warming, bit one-dimensional. Medium body, average carbonation, sweet finish. Ok.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (301) - Padova, ITALY - MAY 24, 2015
ASPETTO: marrone brandy scuro, limpido. Schiuma con sfumature marroncino dorate, non molto abbondante, fine e non particolarmente resistente. AROMA: liquoroso, caramello, maltato, fruttato e frutta sotto spirito. Aroma avvolgente e che invita alla bevuta. GUSTO: si ripropongono tutti i sentori percepiti al naso, e anche di più. Corpo strutturato, carbonizzazione giusta. CONCLUSIONE: una birra praticamente vicinissima alla perfezione, ha tutto quello che desidero quando mi accosto ad un bicchiere. Assolutamente consigliata!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 23, 2015
330ml bottle (Tolly, Tartu)
Nice sweet malty aroma, touch of nuts. Deep red, fizzy head. Nice malty taste too, gently sweet, again a bit of woody nuttiness. Palate is worryingly carbonated, remarkably light to be honest. Very pleasant, but odd in its fizziness. Good malts. Did get a bit alcoholic towards the end.Decent.


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