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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Brewers in the midlands of England would boil their barley wines ales for longer times to intensify their flavors. In making Massive! we used only British Halcyon pale malt and boiled for eight hours, giving the beer a deep ruby color and rich malt flavor. Heavily hopped, Massive! is a beer that can be enjoyed now for its intensity, or after years and years and years of aging.

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3.4
fonefan (50004) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015

Draught @ CBC 2015 [ Blue Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Gigantic Massive! ].
Clear medium brown amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted - toasted, caramel, peppery, sweet malt, dates, dark fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, sweet malt, dried fruit, dates. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150501]

3.5
yespr (46790) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
From tap. Pours clear and golden amber with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty, caramelish and mild toffee. Sweet, toasted malty and caramelish. Lingering malty and sweet finish.

3.4
Ungstrup (38152) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2017
Draft. A golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, caramel, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

3.3
joergen (28772) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015. Hazy orange-red coloured with s dmsll off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel,, grass and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet finish.

3.5
anders37 (26845) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2015
Draft @ CBC 2015. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy dark fruit and caramel finish.

3.9
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2015
[email protected] (blue session). Reddish amber colour with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, some ripe sweet dried fruits, mild sugary notes as well as some wood and alcohol. Flavour is quite similar, but the sweetness is balanced up by a rather bigtime hopping to it. Wellbalanced, and very drinkable BW.

3.2
cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Tap at CBC15.. Copper.. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose.. Sweet toffee fruit

3.7
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
1st May 2015
CBC Blue Session. Keg. Almost clear amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Smooth malts, creamy sweetness. Well integrated fruits. Mild spice and a trace of vanilla. Sweet and smooth finish. Pretty drinkable.

3.7
Rasmus40 (21474) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2015
CBC. Hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 010515

4.3
fiulijn (20992) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver; 12 oz
Dark mahogany color with barely any head. This is not your typical American Barely wine: aroma and flavor are very "fruity", it’s sweet but not cloying, it’s malty but without heavy toffee presence, fruity caramel, no fresh oak/bourbon/vanilla, not nutty, moderately bitter, with gentle alcohol warmth in the final.
More similar to strong Belgians, such as Stille Nacht pre-2003, than to Barley Wines.
Excellent sipper.


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