Brewed by Brasserie de Bastogne
Style: Barley Wine
Sibret, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Barley wine aged in MacVin de Jura barrels.

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Alengrin (6202) - BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2017
Another Ardenne Wood variation, this time aged on Macvin du Jura casks - a first for me, but from what I know, should be comparable to Pineau des Charentes. Medium thick, egg-white, lightly lacing, quickly opening but otherwise fairly stable head, amberish-tinged peach blonde, warm colour. Interesting and different aroma of fermenting plums, warming and melting cheese, vanilla, Grand Marnier or indeed Pineau des Charentes, sweet dessert wine, white port, orange juice, honey, sweetbread, ripe melon, moist wood, hint of sweat, vanilla beans. Sweet onset, overripe pear and candied apricot, lots of ripe Cantaloupe melon, orange, sourish note (gooseberry-ish) providing balance, softish carbo, thick and bit vinous, bit oily mouthfeel. Thick caramelly and even a bit resiny malt sweet 'soil', slick, filling, with a big load of honeyish sweetness on top; still this sweet grape-like, subtle sourness peeps through, bringing balance. Ends warming, sweet and indeed very barleywine-esque, some tannic woodiness, bitterish but late and subtle hop accent, vanilla-like cognac aspects - eventually turning a bit orange liqueur-like which must represent the Macvin du Jura. Warming, boozy but not too unpleasantly wry finish. Thick, rich, complex and perfumey, this is another high profile Bastogne beer, but I can imagine something with a profile this outspoken may divide opinions. Still, in general, this must classify as a top notch 'Belgian' barleywine - a class of its own, really. Like this or hate it, but you can't ignore it.

sebletitje (10723) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2017
Bouteille 75cl, BB 01/2019, anno 2016. Orange, col blanc-cassé, jaunâtre crémeux. Arôme offre des effluves plaisantes - vin jaune en rappel, pomme caraméliséen feuille vertes avec une petite pointe en rétro de langue et de léger tropical. Palais est malté, caramel, pâle, barrique avec un léger apport boisé, petite pointe rappelant le brett. Citronné sur fine note Citra, agrumes, fruité vert. Retrouve une finale liquoreuse, vin blanc - jaune avec un petit ajout sucré résiduel du vin qui confère une certaine douceur en bouche qui tranche bien avec l'amertume et les saveurs fruitées des houblons.

ardeo (683) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle 75 cl titre 9,5 %. Couleur cuivre et mousse retombant rapidement. Nez : aigre/vineux, caramel, raisin, vin, bois, cerise, porto ... Bouche : go�ts (square) de caramel, orange, vin rouge, cerise, raisin bien s�r (square). On sent fort l’alcool et une petite amertume. 9,5 % or 11 % ?

Jerre (3917) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2017
Gekregen via William 75 cl fles, geproefd met W.Vl. Genootschap op 28 maart 2017. Naast ’my foxy lady versie’ Lichtwazig amber / oranjekleurig met gebroken witte romige schuimkraag. Aroma: zoet, moutig, notig, houterig, karamel, alcohol. Volle body. Smaak: eerst zoet, karamel, moutig, fruit, zuurtje, rijp fruit, alcohol. Droog. Doet aan cherry denken.

Bierridder_S (1258) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2017
25/06/2017 - tasting glass @Swafff 2017. Hazy copper, medium head. Nose is sweet malts, caramel, alcohol, vinous. Taste is first sweet malts, boozy, some caramel, overripe fruits, some wood, sour touch.

kraddel (9679) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2017
Bottle at the jacksonchandleradamdoesntwearhispantswhenheshould tasting. Pours rather clear, light brown to amber. Small white head. Smell is strong, wine, oak. Taste is very ’unfitting’ to the aroma. Loads of tannines, bit sweet, oak, wine character. Mild, almost sour touch. Not my thing as it was, but when it warmed up, it showed disturbingly high amounts of dyacethyl as well. Pretty bad and the previously ok to good ratings really confuse me.

AdamChandler (5276) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Very yeasty pour. cloudy brown, no head. Smells great. Tart, cherry, fig. The flavor is not so good. woody, oak, maple, raisin,

Aminatchime (287) - BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2017
Heldere goud-oranje kleur met kleine witte schuimkraag. Geur is doordrongen van azijn en rode wijn. Doet tevens denken aan de herfst. Smaak is scherp, wijnazijn maar eindigt in de smaak van koekjesdeeg.

77ships (11908) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2017
Thank you tderoeck! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ "Adam Chandler Visiting (for real this time)" Tasting. Aged sample. Orange amber. Nose is big sweet orange peel, almost a dash of Cointreau, oak, very heavy on sugar, oxidized malt & some wine funk. Heavy oxidation, wine oxidation, vaguely sour, weird wine funk that doesn’t fully appeal to me but might fit wine lovers more, orange peel & sugar mixed in with the funk. Too flat, wine funk, slab of sugar for me. Expected a bit too much as well.

tderoeck (11163) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2017
6/V/17 - 75cl bottle at €15 from Geers (Oostakker) @ Abeels visiting (home) - BB: I/2019 (2017-584) Thanks to all for sharing the beers!

Clear amber beer, creamy irregular off-white head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, fruity, bit funky, wild yeast, brett, sourish, caramel. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of alcohol, sourish, funky, fruity,s oem tannins, bitter, caramel, bit sweet. Aftertaste: alcohol, some caramel malts, sourish, wood tannins, brett touch, pretty bitter, bit fruity, somewhat vinous, alcohol.

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