White Pony Microbirrificio
Brewed at ’t Gaverhopke

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


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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belgian barleywine style ale

john_henry's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john_henry (77) - - OCT 26, 2013
Not sure I would personally class this as a Barley wine, but any way, still tastes pretty good. Very sweet, and very effervescent. Have some ageing in the cellar, and imagine this beer will be a lot better with some years on it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (1253) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
#bfgm14, caramelbruin met zwakke witte kraag goed kleverig. Aroma van gist, zoet en moutig tevens iets weeïg. Zeer zachte en gladde Barley wine, goed zoet en stevig alcoholisch Afdronk zoetig, redelijke body, toch wat dun in de ondertonen

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
33cl Bottle picked up at De Bierboom (Brugge) about a year ago: opened at home on 3rd March 2014. Poured into a Westmalle challice. The bottle had been in my fridge for over a month but it still gushed out when opened, with some hitting the table cloth before I got it over the glass. Once settled I had a good looking chalice of deep ruby red/brown with a tanned foaming head on top. The nose a lovely brown sugared infused maltiness with a dark hedgerow fruit hint, sweet, yet earthy. Rich, heavy and alcoholic: this is one great beer. Certainly malty and dark fruit sweet in nature, it has a smooth and almost creamy body feel, velvet is a good word to use: this is a velvet brew. The earthiness mentioned in the smell also appears in the taste and this helps to balance the malty molasses that try to take over the taste completely. I love these sort of brews: too sweet for their own good at times, but whether it’s a Barley Wine or a Quad, or whatever, it’s a damn good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
corkyrory66 (437) - BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2014
Un barley wine avec une superbe étiquette monastique, quasi mystique, bien que le genre n’ait rien à voir avec les monastères … ni la brasserie non plus d’ailleurs … Nous devrions dire plutôt « les » brasseries, parce que ’t Gaverhopke exécute ici pour le White Pony italien, un concurrent sans doute de Teo Musso .. (Le Baladin). Niveau abv de 10,7 % , bien dans le genre de la bière. Couleur noir anthracite (personnellement je ne connais pas de « gris » anthracite.... puisque le mot vient du grec qui signifie charbon … fin de la parenthèse...). Apparence opaque. Bulles difficiles à déceler, mais la vivacité à l’ouverture est très grande. Mousse café expresso bein crémeuse. 1ère bouche sur du malt torréfié avec une pointe de guignolet. Arrière-bouche sur le malt avec des épices en grain. 2ème bouche plus pinçante, surtout café mais aussi du candi brun. En fait, assez indéfinie. 3ème où on n’est pas à l’équilibre. Les épices sont un peu dominantes. La longueur est un peu plus vineuse, jolie, forte. La levure est belle, sérieuse, mais trop imprécise pour un barley. Alcool à la belle progression, avec une force certaine, mais pas du niveau indiqué !!! La finale aurait pu valoriser cette bière, mais elle reste trop dans la même ligne. Conclusion : un bel essai de barley wine, dont les caractéristiques visuelles sont probantes, mais au gustatif on est à la fois un peu en-dessous mais surtout un peu hors normes... Malgré tout un beau travail, mais où il faut retravailler l’équilibre et la finale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black with a frothy, big-bubbled, dark latte-colored head. Aroma is earthy with dark fruits, yeast and maltiness. Some syrup and a bit stuffy. Taste is earthy with a lot of maltiness, dark bread, dark fruits, prune. Malty bread, dates, light spiciness. Full with not much carbonation. Alright, not very much like a barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours brown with a small beige head. Aroma of rich dark malt, leather, overripe fruit and caramel. Flavor is heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (3491) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle 33cl, a dark brown beer with huge off white head, ok lacing and retention. Nose is on red and over ripped fruits, sweet caramel and light spices. Aroma is on a sweet malty basis, creamy caramel with red fruit touch, cherry, banana, typical quadruple yeast notes, bubble gum and cinnamon notes, good complexity, candy sugar, light bitterness. Light banana at the finish with vinous touch, light prune too. Excellent interpretation of the barley wine style on a belgian way, excellent brew work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (11888) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottled 330ml PBFVIII
Hazy deep nut brown color, tiny brownish head. Sweat hoppy aroma with hints of caramel and chocolate. Medium-bodied. Sweetish chocolat flavor with some vegetables.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (932) - BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2013
Dark brown, soft carbonation. Foam disappears quickly. Sweet aroma (dark fruit, spices, bread). Medium body. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium to dark amber - brown red colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dusty malt, light roasted, moderate hoppy, dry grass - dusty grass, moderate to light heavy alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dusty, fruity, caramel, sweet fruity malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20131012]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
23rd June 2013
Almost opaque dark brown beer, small cream - tan coloured head. Palate is smooth with fine carbonation. Sweetish malt and yeast. Belgian tang. Trace of coca cola and generic sweet fruits. Finishes smooth.

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