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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Giljagaur er af ćtt sterkustu bjóra heims, sem kallast Barleywine; ţurrhumlađur, rauđleitur og spennandi. Hann er jólagjöf sem heldur áfram ađ gefa ár eftir ár, ţví hann verđur betri međ hverjum jólum. Giljagaur hefur margt skemmtilegt í pokahorninu, t.d. ţrenns konar ger og blöndu af breskum og bandarískum humlum. Ríkulegt bragđiđ felur m.a. í sér kóngabrjóstsykur og marmelađi - sannkallađ jólahlađborđ í flösku!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12237) - Tromsř, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2017
330ml bottle at Seb’s Hotel, Hamar. Clear amber gold in body colour. Low beige head, lacing rings down the glass. Rather sweet aroma of dried fruits and caramel. Marmalade flavours of brown malts, almond and dried berry fruits. Drying mid-sweet fruity ending, noticeable alcohol. Well bodied. Quite nice, just a bit too heavy to drink (04.03.2017).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (20794) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle shared at Hop Swap - Cock Tavern. Pours clear orange-gold with a creamy head. Toasted crackery malts in the nose, some aged citrus peel, faded pine. Medium to heavy sweet flavour with some leathery berries, oily pine. Medium to full bodied, with average carbonation. Lightly warming in the finish, fairly resinous and oily, with more berries, crackers, light toasted malts, grains, caramel. Enjoyable though simplistic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (1214) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle at home. Deep amber with a frothy head. A full-bodied beer with notes of rich dark-fruit, vanilla and caramel. Flavourful. Really lovely stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (6539) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Draught on 11/28/16.
Amber, clear, with a beige head atop showing moderate retention.
Very malty and estery, though not messily so. No more alcohol than one would expect for its size. Clean. Little/no hop character, perhaps some grass and herbs, light marmalade.
Malty but well-attenuated with moderate carbonation, plentiful fruitiness from the yeast and a good amount of breadiness adding malt depth without any hardness. A good barleywine, even if that’s a bit of an oxymoron.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (861) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle from a beer shop in Tallinn. Pours brown with a big frothy head. The aroma features varied ripe fruitiness, toffee, caramel and berries. Taste is medium sweet at first, later acquiring fairly much bitterness and hoppiness; similar to American style barley wines. The initial sweet maltiness contains caramel and fudge; later flavours include ripe fruitiness, berries and piney hoppiness. Sherry-like warming impression. Rich, fairly intense taste but also quite well in balance. The palate is medium to full bodied, low in carbonation and smooth in texture. My kind of barley wine: varied set of flavours and sweetness is countered - and contained - by strong hoppiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarmok (1398) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 30, 2016
Clear dark amber liquid with small head. Aroma of hay liqeur. Goat weed, caramel. Full body, long fin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (1172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2016
Deep amber colour. Medium white head. Toffee, caramel, hints od berries, some sourness in the aroma. Grassy, bitter, caramelly beginning. Quite alcoholy in the middle. Hints of whiskey in the end. Burnt caramel in aftertaste. Also some alcohol. Makes the throat warm. Rather heavy bodied, medium carbonated, still young barley wine. Not balanced yet. Quite drinkable. Interesting to to try the 2015 edition after a year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (1057) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Deep amber colour with beige nice fluffy head on top which leaves beautiful lacing to the sides of the glass. Beautiful beer! Aroma has caramel malts, pines and grapefruit hops, cookie, syrup. Taste has lots of sweet caramel malts, pine hops, some dried fruits and syrup. Nice bitter ending. Warming alcohol is there but it isn’t overwhelming. Full texture and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (2026) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 17, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Couleur ambrée rouge, trouble. Fine mousse blanche. Nez prune, tonneau. Palais fin, pointe sucrée au début avec fruits noirs puis grosse amertume épaisse. Pointe fumée. Finale longue, amere, acide boisée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (645) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2016
330ml bottle from Uba ja Humal, Tallinn

Dark amber colour with a white head. Malty, berries, alcohol, caramel, some fruits. OK.

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