Cerveja Letra / Mean Sardine / Lervig Barley Wine Port Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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A Portuguese (Letra and Mean Sardine) and Norwegian (Lervig) collaboration. This Barley Wine was aged in Port Barrels for 10 Months.

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4.3
77ships (11354) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2017
330 ml. bottle @ Cerveteca Lisboa. BBF 01-2037 (seriously? This stuff is definitely going to be oxidized rubbish long before that). Very dark brown,… Nose is thick dark liquorice, low umami, dark fruits, massive Porto, vinous, soy say syrup, intense. Challenging oxidized massive figs, massive Porto, vineous, dark fruit, caramelized, barrel, pure syrup, liquorice,… thick dark fruit Porto syrup. Massive, challenging intense, Porto, liquorice, figs, some umami,… Massive, finest Portuguese beer so far for me. Massive.

4
cervmagpt (913) - PORTUGAL - DEC 13, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 33B/17D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L33-2016 (BBF 01-2037). AROMA: medium-high Port barrel notes, medium-low Maillard presence with a low background note of wood. sweet impression. APPEARANCE: dark ambar color with ruby highlights and hazy. low beige head with low retention. leg formation. TASTE: medium Port notes, followed by medium-low bread crust and a low wood and slight vanilla presence. medium-low bitterness with a semi-dry to dry finish. PALATE: medium-high body with low carbonation. alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a very good and balanced barleywine with the Port barrel, altough a bit on the boozy side.

4
ruigo (3080) - PORTUGAL - SEP 11, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2017 33cl bottle. Dark reddish dark brown with a nice tan head. Raisins, caramel, alcohol and Port. A bit boozy that maybe will balance with age.

3.7
andrepintado (3704) - Porto, PORTUGAL - AUG 29, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2017 33cl bottle. Dark red brown. Thin white beige. Medium bitterness. Light sweetness. Aroma and flavour is cherries, vanilla, caramel, toffee, coffee.

4.1
HerrBierkoenig (1647) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2017
From tap at Duque brewpub, Lisbon, Pours dark reddish brown liquid, small creamy tan head, Aroma: lots of candied fruits, raisins, griotte cherries, alcohol, Taste: heavy sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, fruity- candied, griotte cherries, alcohol, bit taninous, herbal/earthy botter, very sweet, very alcoholic, Palate: full body, soft carbonation, thick oily sticky mouthfeel, long sweet taninous alcoholic aftertaste, Ovetall: excelent one, almost matvelpuse, thick, rich, alcoholic. If would be more complexe, than it wod be a top barleywine. Enjoyed extremely welll.

3.9
Beernard (12) - FRANCE - AUG 3, 2017
@ cerveteca lisboa. Brown beer, nice white head. Chocolate, dried fruits, nuts, barrel aroma. Tates similar. Great mouthfeel, smooth, full bodied. Amazing.

3.8
Desverger (13185) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2017
[email protected] May 2017, Copenhagen - dark brown coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruity and nutty, some spices on the palate, resonating port soaked wooden accents into the close.

3.7
Camons (13398) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2017
Draught @ MBCC. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, dark bread, dried fruit, little port. Flavor is sweet, rich malty, caramel, bread, dried fruit, sweet dark grapes, wood, port, alcohol. Medium to full body, average carbonation, sweet finish with warming alcohol. 130517

3.9
chrisv10 (18588) - DENMARK - JUN 20, 2017
MBCC. Clear dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, oak, wood and barrel. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, barrel, warming, port with notes of alcohol.

3.5
Borup (15556) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2017
From tap at MBCC 2017. A brown coloured beer with annoff-white head. Aroma and flavour of dried fruit, malt, hops, spice, oak, alcohol and vanilla.


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