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Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Barley Wine
Västerås, Sweden
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2012 vintage 10% abv
2014 vintage 10.4%

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2009 edition. Pours a hazy light brown with off-white head. Sweet malts and dark fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some funky malt. Just ok.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Sampled from draught at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2005.
Hazy amberorange with a foamy tan head. Sweet aroma, mostly of chocolate and caramel with a candied edge and some note of toffee and cake in there as well. Nice, full and complex. Flavor has malt and chocolate along with caramel and a nice and warming alcohol tone. The mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a dry finish. Good one!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (2614) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 1, 2017
brown colour, minimal sized beige-ish head; aroma and taste of dried plum, dates maybe apricot and raisins soaked in cognac, walnut, some chocolate and herbal liqueur notes; great barley wine!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cool_Bond (2597) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Malty and caramel aroma. Caramel is best in taste. It has a really "Barley Wine" of saithe in both taste and aroma. The upper part of the mouth gets its bitterness for a long while. But feels most mediocre anyway. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2596) - FRANCE - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark brown beer with no carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: caramel and sweet malt domination. Brown sugar and sugar cane notes with rum and raisin notes. Impressive nose. Taste: full body with caramel malt and brown sugar with toffee domination and rum barrel notes. Fruity with raisin and plums. Good attenuation. Alcohol finish. Aftertaste: caramel, rum, astringent alcohol and sugar.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Turtles (2508) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2016
330ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2014, abv 10.4%. Murky brown with a fizzy tan head that disappears quickly, leaving no lacing. A lot of raisins in the aroma, Sangria and dried fruit, malt and dough. Smooth, sweet and rounded mouthfeel, mildly carbonated. Very sweet taste, raisins dominate, toffee, honey and dates. Too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2445) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2014
330 ml bottle courtesy of Alex. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head that recedes to a fine film. The aroma is raisins, carrots and slightly sour toffee. The taste had ample raisins, brown sugar and some nuts, but not very much bitterness. The palate was full and a bit oily with soft carbonation. Finishes short and sweet. Overall: Interesting brew, a nice change of pace from the barley wines that I typically get.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2012
330ml bottle, 2010 vintage. Pours a deep amber, beige head. Mature, malty aroma, caramel, walnuts, marzipan, toffee, fudge, dried fruits, sherry, madeira, earth, hops. Semi-sweet, full bodied, medium bitterness, creamy CO2. Malty, caramelly taste, the alcohol is quite evident but balanced, dried fruits, apricot, prunes, nuts, marzipan, madeira, earth. Long, sweetish aftertaste, dries out nicely. (2012-06-04)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2327) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle shared at RBSG 2012 Grand Tasting. Light amber with little head. Sticky sweet malty, vanilla and toffee notes, strong alcohol aftertaste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2288) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2012 A clear deep chestnut amber brew, an off-white head, good lacing and some curtains.

Smelling of toffee, muffin batter, butter scotch, nuts and almonds. Some vanilla.

Starting with brown bread, brown sugar, syrup, dates, raisins, sherry, some bitter orange peel. Eggnog.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, smooth, oily, sticky. A warm feeling (of alcohol), a big body.

A very sweet and warm barley wine. A real candy shot. Wonder how it will mature?

Bottle 330 ml. This was the 2010 vintage, 10% ABV.


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