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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fresh blend of Willi Wonder Funk barrel with Willi Whammer 2008 and 2006 Dickel barrel-aged Barleywines.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2012
Clear dark red brown colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, tart, alcohol, light roasted, moderate to heavy yeasty, cheese, baking yeast, light vinegar. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, vinegar, dark berry - fruit, vinegar, sweet dark berry, wood, toabacco, sour. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20121128]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6249) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Pours dark amber, no head. Aroma of yeast, cheese, oak, dark berries. Flavor of yeast, oak, cheese, sour cherry, dark berries, wood. Medium body, soft carbonation. 281112

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11337) - DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
Very dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is malt, sour, little vinegar, cheese and wood. Flavour malt, wood, sour, dark fruits, plume, vinegar and oak.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11687) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
Clear dark brown almost without head. Aroma is sweet, malty, cheese, wood and sour fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Sweet finish with notes of alcohol. 281112

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14152) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
Small head with short duration. Color is dark ruby. Aroma and taste are malt, brett, sour fruits, caramel and vinegar.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2009
EBF NOTB. Aroma of molasses, bretty and wild, bourbon, oak, and some citrus hops. Taste is all over the place. Molasses, funk, some sour cherry, some light citrus hops. Overall, this was quite a crazy beer- eccentric- didn’t seem to have much direction but the sum seemed more enjoyable than it’s individual parts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Pours brown with a thin off white head. Smells like an oud bruin with some nice residual sugar, oak, tarte. Tastes sour and eartthy with some nice funkiness on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Tap at EBF. Pours a murky dull brown with a fizzy head. Aroma is slight funk with oak, wood, earth, very dry and leathery almost- hints of linseed- on leather, with some pedio sour cherry thing going on and a light heat from bourbon. Flavor is more oak- a bit jumbled with bourbon, vanilla, dark cherry pit- and cherry pie pedio thing going on, funky with light bretty horse character- light acetaldehyde as it warms with a mix of tons of different malts as well. A bit complex overall but also seems a bit messy and jumbled together.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
In short: An intense, tart, sweet, sour, bitter, oaky, boozy, wild, refreshing beer. Did I miss anything?
How: Tap at EBF 2009
The look: Cloudy orange-copper body topped by a small beige head
In long: I’m at total loss trying to describe this beer. Hoppy barleywine backbone, very wild/funky/bretty, american hops bitterness fighting with a funky acidity, wood, a flemish sour character with oaky sourness and all, some cedar, caramel sweetness nose-to-nose with funky tartness, whatever… I stopped taking notes, crazy stuff. It is tasty and it is completely out-there. Trying to categorize this beer is like trying to pigeonhole a feminist anarchist banker who propagates an pro-life message through death metal music.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Draft at EBF. Pours an amber body with a thin white head. Soapy, apples, lightly wood with brett, finish is dry with a fruity etoh warming. Mac apples. Good brew.


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