overall
90
63
style
Brewed by Birrificio Indipendente Elav
Style: Barley Wine
Comun Nuovo (BG), Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Birra in stile Barley Wine adatta all’invecchiamento.
Per questa ricetta viene utilizzato un luppolo giapponese (Sorachi Ace) e un solo malto (Pale). La bollitura prolungata conferisce aromi caramellati e permette di ottenere un mosto molto concentrato.

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3.6
Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2013
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - cloudy dark amber-brown beer with no foam left; aroma of prunes and caramel; apples; sweet and full-bodied, moderate carbonation; umami; aftertaste of vanilla and prunes; lot of residual sweetness and some warming alcohol notes

3
lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper colour with a small, almost non-existent head. Aroma is very sweet with English toffee, pineapple, bubblegum and some perfume. Flavour of sweet caramel malts, very strong coconut notes, sweet juicy pineapple, some herbal notes and honey. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Finishes very sweet, warming and malty. Too sweet and I don’t like the coconut notes here. No coconut in my beer, please.

4
sir__v (2629) - FRANCE - SEP 7, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 Color: amber beer with small carbonation and good medium white foam. Smell: malt, bread, nuts and small hoppy presence. Taste: good equilibrium, really drinkable with malt and bread. Aftertaste: malt.
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Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear copper amber beer with no carbonation and really small white foam. Smell: malt,sugar cane and caramel domination. Floral and woody notes. Very sweet. Taste: high sugar sensation, caramel and malt domination. Woody taste. Very expressive. Aftertaste: woody, floral and caramel finish. Small bitterness.

3.5
Benzai (15624) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Hazy amber color, small off - white head. Smell and taste malts, some hops and sweetness. Some alcohol amd sweetness in the finish with a touch of hoppyness. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
DutchDrebus (6002) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells sourish, bourbon, wine, alcohol. Tastes heavy nutty, sweet, bourbon, very weird sweetness.. Really weird taste. Full body, soft carbo.

3.2
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2013
330ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki) - shared by mjs - thanks!
Big coconut aroma, but with some intangible pineapple or other sharp fruitiness. I normally don’t like sorachi ace, but this is remarkably pleasant. Some rye bread and butter too. Hazy orange, but you really have to fight to put a head on it. Smooth palate, sweetish and a bit slick, but the OK carbonation stop oit from becoming cloying. Sweet full malts, a touch chewy, but it keeps the alcohol at bay. The Sorachi ace coconut keeps cropping up but it’s still on the tasty side rather than annoying. I hate to say this for a sorachi ace beer, but I enjoyed this. I just now hope I get off the tram at the right stop!

3.7
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Hazy amber color. Small off white head. Not much lacing. Huge fruity malty aroma. Malty flavor with some spicy notes. Vanilla and cream. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
mjs (7413) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2013
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BBE 08/2013, at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, 20130523) The beer poured reddish brown and hazy. Its head was very small and white. Aroma had coconut, malts and perfumes. Palate was medium bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were coconut, malts, sweetness, some dried plum and medium bitterness. Afteraste was malty and bitter. The beer may have been without the horrid Sorachi Ace.

3.5
VastActiv (7134) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, raisins, sweetness, toffee and malts.

3.4
tiong (7306) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
330ml bottle @ Viisi Penniä, Helsinki

Pours dark orange with a tiny white head. Aroma of sweet fruity bubblegum, malts, sweet caramel and syrup. Taste is sweet and malty with notes of fruity bubblegum, hops, caramel and lots of toffee. Finish is sweet, syrupy, bubblegummy and caramely with some toffee and fruity notes. Still not a big fan of Sorachi Ace, which is quite dominant here.


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