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Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Barley Wine
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Three times the malt bill and five times the hops of a normal strength beer, this Barleywine tests the limits of our brewhouse and our backs! But the real struggle is in getting this massive brew to completely ferment, a true test of our skill and the vigor of our yeast. Consisting of 98% Pale Malt (with a bag CaraMunch thrown in for color) and just one hop variety, Columbus, this beer showcases these two basic ingredients in their most concentrated state. 32

Enjoy this very special beer young, but save a few bottles for future winters. Enjoy not too cold, say about 13C!

Vintage 2008 & 2009 - 12%
Vintage 2010 - 11.8%
Vintage 2011 - 14%
Vintage 2012 - 11.8%
Vintage 2013 - 11.6%
Vintage 2014 - 13.1%.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brettsky06 (393) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle 2016. Pours a golden yellow. Hoppy aroma with some light fruit. Taste is sweet malt followed by lots of booze. Hops come through nicely at the end.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ritzn (1263) - GERMANY - DEC 14, 2016
Hazy brown with little light brown head. Aroma is nuts, christmas spices, phenols, vanilla, chocolate or caramel, brown sugar, some raisins, dried figs. Taste is slight spicyness with lots of brown sugar sweetness and some spice bitterness, a little smoky. Heavy and oily. Very nice. Version from 2010: Aroma is the same but less. Taste is a little sweeter and less spicy. Apart from that, very similar.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (6184) - GERMANY - DEC 14, 2016
(bottle, vintage 2012) murky ruby-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of fudge, ethanol and roasted malts, with some light notes of brown sugar, yeast slurry and orange juice. flavour is mostly the same, lots of ethanol and caramel, with more orange juice, some prunes, treacle and a medium toasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation. quite boozy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (4564) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2016 2010 and 2012 bottle, many thanks jonas and Todd! Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, molasses, sugar. Taste is brown sugar, boozy, malty. Medium carbonation. Very good Barley Wine!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5463) - Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Poured a golden yellow cilor, 2015 vintage... aromas of malt, booze and feint hops, with some light grain. Flavors are a nice mix of malt, booze, grain, and some hops. This is fantastic, thanks Beau!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3985) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2016
Brown bottle, 650 ml, 2013 vintage, savoured on June 2 2016; eye: burnt orange, hazy, ring of tan head made up of rather large bubbles, slight lacing; nose: malt, caramel, alcohol; mouth: malt, caramel, bittering hops, alcohol, alcohol acridness, light fig, light pepper, finale in alcohol acridness with good presence of malt, full body, quite bitter, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: correct FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 650 ml, millsime 2013, savoure le 2 juin 2016; il : orange brl, trouble, anneau de mousse fauve forme de bulles plutt grosses, trs lgre dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, alcool; bouche : malt, caramel, houblon amrisant, alcool, cret dalcool, lger figue, lger poivre, finale en cret dalcool avec bonne prsence de malt, corse, pas mal amre, moyennement sucre, texture alcoolique; en rsum : correct

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1796) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2016
Thanks to Matt for this enjoyable brew! Titres 11,4%, je prsume quil sagit de ldition 2015 de cette bire. Un look de wheat wine des plus allchant: couleur dark golden, mousse jauntre casse, dense et dessinant de trs belles dentelles sur mon verre. Nez de sucre dorge, dun alcool chaud, dorange et danis. Une quantit importante de houblons bien rsineux lui va merveille! Cest dcadent et trs intense. Cette pause de rdaction dexamen me fait le plus grand bien! Trs ronde en bouche, le liquide est sirupeux, riche, trs alcoolis. Bien amre et pleine de fracheur malgr la rondeur, un grand merci aux houblons de crer ainsi un quilibre, trs prcaire, dans une bire aussi tumultueuse.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3374) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
Thanks to Sylvain for this. Pours dark brown with a small white ring. Aroma is boozy, raisin, resinous sweetness of the malt. Taste is a bit overshadowed by the alcohol but underneath there is great plum, raisin and sweetness from the malt. Definitely a sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rejtable (2563) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle share, merci Sylvain! Pours burnt orange with some head and lacing. Aromas are cedar, BOOZE, leather, tobacco. Taste is big sweet, big bitter. Full sticky body with lively carbonation and a massive alcohol burn throughout.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
Bomber shared by Sylvain. Clear deep amber with a thin tan head. Strong boozy character, very peppery, spicy, sweet toffee and caramel, woody, very boozy, a bit fruity, too boozy.


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