Brewed by Butcher’s Tears
Style: Barley Wine
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grovlam (4257) - Copenhagen, - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle. Small fizzy white head. Cloudy amber color. Malt, fruit but also some light sour notes. Strange metallic door and bitter alcoholic notes over the palate. Medium body. Moderated bitter and sweet. Lingering alcoholic bitter finish.

PeatyPete (1111) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2017 Amber coulered beer with beige head. Aroma of cough bonbon. Taste alcohol, candy sugar, hint of mint and pine.

Sigmund (7961) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2017
330 ml bottle, from a trade with Holmen1. ABV is 10.5%. Cloudy brown colour, thin off-white head, moderate carbonation. Aroma of malts, syrup, dust, caramel, brown bread, alcohol. Sweet and malty flavour, brown kandij sugar syrup, molasses, dark dried fruits, oak, mild spices, some bittering hops in the finish. Warming mouthfeel.

Borresteijn (7517) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2017
33cl Bottle from Sterk. Slightly hazy ruby amber-brown colour, beige head. Aroma i slight sour, berries, hibiscus indeed, caramel, marmalade, stone fruits. Flavour is medium sweet to sweet, malty, fruity, tiny hint of sourness, fairly bitter, lots of sludge/dirt that detracts from the otherwise nice flavours. Bitter finish, a bit boozy. Too bad of the yeasty sludge flavour. Medium to full bodied.

tricksta_p (5223) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, dried fruits, apricot, rich grains, some sugary notes, mild touch of alcohol. Flavour is sweet and light bitter with some booze. Body is medium. Both malty and fruity, good Barley Wine.

Christos (5897) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2017
(Butcher’s Tears Old Geezer) Stubby bottle 330ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 10.5%
Light brown colour on the body, mostly clear, with almost a finger of thick, beige head on top, average retention.
Aroma of caramel, apricot, stewed peaches, light hop presence, sugars.
Taste begins sweet, with light grains, hops, dust, leaves, intense bitter finish, apricot and peach, sugars, light yeast. Well hidden alcohol for the most part.
Medium body, good carbonation.
Pretty good.

dambor (839) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark orange with medium head. Aroma: some weird herb, vegetable and metallic aroma coupled with malt. Taste: malty, but also with again some vegetables and metallic taste. At the same time sweet. Pretty difficult to drink.

PotjeBier (3768) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2016
33 cl bottle @ home. Deep ruby red color. Light beige head with little retention. Aroma’s: weird, herbs, moss? Retronasal also herbal, moss, sweet, some sourness, weird. Flavor is moderate sweet with light bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Finishes moderate bitter, herbal. Strange, not too likeable.

MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle @ de Paas. Pours a clear dark amber beer with a very thin white head on top. Aroma of light vegetal notes, hints of caramel, cinnamon and some red fruits. Flavour is very sweet and boozy, loads of caramel again with a firm base of red fruits. Softly carbonated. Long sweet aftertaste. Proper barley wine, but misses some complexity.

adamnowek (3389) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2016
Cola brown. No head. Aroma is musk, hibiscus, and whiskey. Taste is malt, brown sugar, and chocolate.

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