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Woodfordes Headcracker

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Brewed by Woodfordes
Style: Barley Wine
Norwich, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Maris Otter; Caramalt; Goldings hops.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1613) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Appearance: Fizzy, golden amber, slightly hazy it seems. Short-lived off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, light malts.
Taste: Malt, fruit, slight sweetness. Warming, then slight alcohol. Simple.
Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £3.69
Info: 13/6-2015, 81/300M, BB: 31/8-2015

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3204) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Grumbo. Hazy amber, white ring. Sweet malty aroma with some burnt fruit, sweet and malty taste, then soft bitterness. Soft carbonation, medium body, some honey finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomer (2131) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 3, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, no head, lightish hazy orange color, aroma of lemon popsicle, banana and paper, fruity flavor with hint of bread, and maybe tobbaco, strong bitterness, a bit of alcohol, just a touch too sweet but still easy to drink though not too interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5090) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
50cl bottle from Wroxham Barns. A golden amber call with some light carbonation and a fast fading white head; sweet grainy aroma; grainy body with some tropical fruit and warming alcohol. Definitely something to sip slowly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6033) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
500ml bottle shared with jeevan & ashton mccobb. Pours golden, light haze. Aromas of higher fusel alcohols, almonds, malt. This whole thing is pointless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3759) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - bright amber with a decent head. Nose - orange and lightly floral. Taste - burnt orange, tangy orange finish. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - these days it’s an English Strong Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CharlieTwoPies (31) - United Kingdom, - JAN 13, 2015
Dark gold / very light copper colour with a thin white head that doesn’t persist long. A spicy and piney herbal hop aroma with soft honey and apricot sweetness and malt. Taste is sweet. Fruity sweet. Apricot and honey again. Soft smooth taste of plums and biscuit too. Pulls of its strength very well. Finishes without the medicine and pear touch that is very typical of many examples of the style which is massively to its credit. All in all pretty damn good. Would not say it reinvented the wheel but I’d definitely recommend it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (1125) - SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe:
The beer was an easy on to drink and the 7% abv. provided a nice warming, slightly boozy feel to proceedings but this was balanced out well by the citrus flavours and sweetness, not to mention the caramel malts. A very nice beer and one well worth picking up if you’re lucky enough to stumble across it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilverfoX (678) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
fruity aroma from a amber body thin white head, taste of sweet prunes then some bitter aftertaste. really good one of early beer drinking favourites

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours amber with a thin cream head. Notes of banana, caramel, sherry and booze. Starts sweet and finishes bitter with a bit of a metallic after taste. Has quite a home brew feel to it. Not bad, but not great.


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