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White Pony Microbirrificio
Brewed at Brouwerij Het Nest

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

bottled
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unknown

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bičregourmet (47) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 from 33cl stocky bottle. Appearance; Beautiful label, fluid is dark with red shadows, big white foam. Aroma: black pepper, candy sugar, toffee, liquor, red and dark fruits. Taste: like the aroma, but more complex and with a long aftertaste Palate: full

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (368) - 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 piů. Corpo strutturato, carbonizzazione giusta. CONCLUSIONE: una birra praticamente vicinissima alla perfezione, ha tutto quello che desidero quando mi accosto ad un bicchiere. Assolutamente consigliata!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
stoutproever (15) - - APR 3, 2013
I’m the first taster for this beer of this unknown brewery. Strange to see that this italian brewery brews in the Flemish region. Label says :barleywine:, not sure about, this is a belgian strong dark ale with soft white foamy hat and round body. I like as they have played with malts and yeast. Wishful to discover oher beer from this new brewery.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fra (1) - ITALY - JUN 10, 2013 does not count
a very well balanced beer with some hints of smoked. very appetizing aroma. when you finish to drink one of those, you’ll want to have another one

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Celest (137) - - JUN 1, 2014
Dark brown, big foam. Caramel, plums, chocolate, dried fruits, licorice, candy sugar, sweet but balanced well with dark malts. Strong complex taste, body full and soft. Probably old bottle. not a true barleywine, but label says ’’belgian’’, it’s a big quadrupel!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcogrind (107) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 5, 2014
Draft. Pours a dark brown beer, beige foam. Nose is nuts, chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is strong and complex but very balanced, reminds to Pannepeut. Foamy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 9, 2015
Вы пробова& сладков& барлик, который радовал бы вас как карлик? Нет, до этого момента.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (5503) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget (aged for a year or so). Fruity smell with dried fruit, dark fruit and caramel. Sweet taste, very ruity with dried fruits, raisins and prunes. Well hidden ABV. Smooth and creamy despite the high ABV. Very nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (324) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2016
Fles 33 cl. gekocht bij Vinotake in Waalwijk, uitgeschonken in een De Molen bierglas. Warme koperachtige kleur, troebel en met een medium hoge beige, gelige schuimkraag. Aroma’s van karamel, verschillende soorten gedroogd fruit en aardachtige tonen. Het smaakpallet is heel zoet, maar kundig gebalanceerd door zachte hopbitter notities. Bruine suiker en karamelmout, aangevuld met veel donker gedroogd fruit als vijgen, rozijnen, pruimen en dadels. De complexiteit gaat verder met tonen van vanille, kaneel, melkchocolade en aardachtige tonen. Een zijdezacht bier, met een zoet en romig mondgevoel, en een zachte carbonatie. The Oracle zit inderdaad tussen een Quadrupel, en een English Barley Wine in, complex, heel zoet, veel gedroogd fruit maar mooi gebalanceerd door de Europese hopsoorten. Dit was mijn eerste bier van White Pony, ik ben zeer benieuwd naar de andere bieren die ik heb staan vooral de BA versies. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (5843) - 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.


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