Amager Galanthus Nivalis

 
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Formerly brewed at Amager Bryghus
Style: Barley Wine
Kastrup, Denmark
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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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1600 bottles of 37,5 cl produced.

Danish: Amager Galanthus Nivalis – en portvinslagret engelsk Barley Wine.
Midt i den koldeste tid er vintergækken (Galanthus Nivalis) en budbringer om varmere og bedre tider. Hvor vinteren måske mest kræver sort og fyldigt øl, så vil vi med denne Barley Wine af engelsk stil gerne signalere, at foråret er på vej. Dog indeholder Galanthus Nivalis tilstrækkelig med råstyrke at varme sig på også i de fortsat kolde forårsnætter – ellers havde det jo ikke været en ægte Amager Bryghus øl.
I glasset fremstår Amager Galanthus Nivalis varmt ravfarvet med et cremet off-white skum. Duften er fuld af rig karamel med et umiskendeligt fadpræg. Smagen er rigt maltet med toner af karamelliserede æbler og igen et tydeligt præg af de 13 måneder på portvinsfade, der giver en blød og oxideret kant. Og alkoholen kan du nærmest ikke mærke, den varmer blot blidt og behageligt.
Brygget af: Amarkansk kommunevand, Maris Otter malt, engelsk krystal hvedemalt, kandis, Chinook humle og engelsk overgær.

English: As winter comes to an end Galanthus Nivalis is a messenger for warmer and better times, winter requires a robust beer so we created this Barley Wine in typical English style like a signal that spring is coming. Galanthus Nivalis also has enough substance for you to warm yourselves on even the cold spring nights - otherwise it would not have been a genuine Amager Brewery beer.
In the glass Galanthus Nivalis is a warm amber colour with a creamy off-white head the aroma is full of rich caramel whilst the taste is rich and malty with notes of caramelised apples. There is a clear imprint of the 13 months in port casks, giving a soft and slightly oxidized edge, the alcohol you can hardly feel the heat is just gentle and pleasant.
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, wheat malt, candy sugar, hops and yeast.

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3.7
mikeyo1 (877) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle @ home, Cellared seven years. Cloudy brown with almost no head. Aroma is very vinous with dried fruits, vanilla, fudge, raisins, plums, milk chocolate. Medium body, flat yet smooth texture. Flavors of vanilla, dried fruits, yeast, vinous raisins and plums,, caramel, fudge red fruits. Finish is stale with lingering leather and some paper.

3.8
Speko (484) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle 0,375 2010 edt. @ Kristian. Pours clear amber, no head. Sweet, dried berries, vanilla, caramel, malts, chocolate. Flat carbonation and oily texture.

3.7
jookos (7098) - FINLAND - JUL 20, 2016
[email protected] brown. Smooth ripe fruityness, malty, almondy semisweet nose. Med bodied, smoothsubtle flavoured. Not too sweet icky anything, just nice. This has a lot to offer. Lots of flavours, not that intense, explosive or overrunning, just sorta there. Spices, complex.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.6
SaintMatty (7559) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
375ml Bottle - Copper brown in colour. Toffee, dates, plums, syrup and some earthy notes in the aroma. The taste is moderately sweet with notes of toffee, daim, dates, prunes and apples. Not really tart to my tastes which was partly what I was expecting after it had aged a while.

3.7
Karstenborg (1153) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2016
Hazy dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, wood and malt. Taste is Apple, caramel and malt.

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NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2015
Looks..murky, slick brow syrup, no head.
Smells..big caramel, boozy christmas cake, dark honey & some choc.
Tastes..sweet caramel, honey, a little liqueur/fortified wine like, boozy dried fruits and a little alcohol heat.

3.8
rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
375ml bottle, batch 159, hazy brown-ruby hue, with no head. Sweet mild port wine liquor, corky red wine, subtle whisky, faint prune juice nose, with some faint port wine tannin, woody, candied black cherry, fruitcake, dark dried fruit, raisin pie, mild brandyish oak barrel, faint prune sauce accents, and a subtle brown chocolate, toasted, caramel, bread, roasted malt, light toffee note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth syrupy liquorish port wine, prune juice, brandyish, dark dried fruit, raisiny, woody, sweet corky port wine tannin, raisin pie, faint oak barrel, phenolic boozy character, with some fruitcake, subtle chocolate, candied orange blood peel, faint toffee, caramel, toasted, bread, roasted malty flavours, leading towards a warming prune juice, port wine tannin, raisiny, brandy liquorish finish.

3.5
Kavu (5165) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2014
0,375l bottle @ Pikkulintu. Pours clear dark brown with a nonexistent head. Aroma is malts, caramel and hops. Flavor is sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, alcohol and some hops. Pretty nice.

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ktingleff (169) - - OCT 24, 2014
Beautiful port-oak-aged barley wine. Chocolate notes. Vanilla. Ripe fruits. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
StoutHead (993) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle, batch #159. Opened today. Pours a murky red color with absolutely NO head. No carbonation. Sweet aroma of fruits, malt and raisins. Taste is very fruity - raisins, banana, grapes, caramel, sugar and of course malt. Very vinous and sweet with a slight alcohol burn in the finish. The port barrelling comes through very clearly. Aftertaste is sweet and bitter. Body is less than full but above medium.


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