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92
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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by a tale of a cask doctor who brought sluggish ales back to life by suspending a fig in them. Brewed from 100% Maris Otter pale ale malt, a blend of fine hops and conditioned on dates and figs. User Instructions: open bottle, pour contents into two snifters. Enjoy. ALTERNATIVELY: Walk hand-in-neck with bottle into the middle of the woods. Use shovel to dig 2x2 hole three feet deep. Seal bottle in plastic bag. Place in hole and pack with dirt. Memorize location and leave. Return exactly one year later. Dig up bottle, open and enjoy.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2005
Drove to Tennessee to get a bottle of this brandywine. Tis very exciting stuff. My first brandywine. My first cask-conditioned beer of ANY sort. Perhaps the 5/5 I gave it for palate is over-the-top, but I love the combination of high alcohol and carbonation. Its like champagne but not dry. Very fruity, with some definite hop character peeking through at the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Poured a redish amber color with a medium size head.. Aroma wias very sweet malt with some floral and citrus hops. Flavor was very sweet.. Almost too sweet.. It also had some citrus hop flavor with a alcohol bite in the finish. Thick mouthfeel with good carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Copper. Big, bubbly white head, as far as barley wines go. Been a while since I had this one, Im a little excited. Heavy malt nose with fig and alcohol notes. Thats good stuff. Malt, wood, and dried fruit up front with a dry hop and alcohol finish. Full body. Sweet. Perfect carbonation level. Would pair well with a light, mild cigar. Gets dangerously easy to drink as it warms, skillfully hidden 15%.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2005
Aroma:herbs,fruity "aprico,spicy..... Appearance:redish,good head.... Flavor:very malty,full of alcohol,grass.....

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6961) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2005
Bottled. Golden, bubbly head. Apricot aroma and wet hair(?). Fullbodied, vinous, very malty. Flavour from dried citrus. Hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Orange with a white head. Aroma is sour, white grape, yeast, and some other light fruits. Taste is malty, some fig and plum. Quite sweet but has a good hop balance. Leans towards the sweeter side of barley wines. A blend of light fruits with orange sticking out most. Dry with some grapefruit taste too. Hops are more noticable towards the end. Oily and citric.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3870) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2005
Bottled. Amber colour. Apricot nose, some almond behind and a slight alcohol presence. Big mouthfeel, dried fruits(fresh), liqueur-like in flavour, very smooth and balanced, hop prsence and slightly bitter in finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2005
Amber colour, white head with some lacing. Apricot nose with small hints of almond. Slight citric, sweet, vinous. Smooth, dry fruis taste. Quite good bitterness. Well balanced. Thick mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Pour is clear deep amber with dense tan head...smell is raisins, alcohol, and pine-sol...taste is not over the top but frighteningly drinkable...nice smooth alcohol in the finish...15.5%??

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
Ambre tirant vers lorange, recouverte dune fine couche de mousse. Armes de raisins verts palpables, dabricots, de citron confits et de figues rayonnant dun imaginaire bonheur alcoolique. Lalcool est tellement bien masqu que ce liquide renfermant 15% dalcool semble presque dsaltrant. Typique signature de levure de cette brasserie produisant beaucoup dalcool tout en donnant un rsultat trs parfum et floral. Incroyable mais vrai. Bouteille, Moan And Dove, 21 Mai 2005.


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