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Brewed by Brouwerij Kees
Style: Barley Wine
Middelburg, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barley wine spiced up with Gansu pepper.

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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (5043) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2017
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie. Pours deep amber, good off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, toffee, sweet malt. Taste is exceptionally balanced, thankfully lacking in standard marmalade Barley Wine notes in favour of a more toffee-esque sweetness. No detectable gansu pepper, but probably all the better for it. Decadently rich. Extremely enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (2504) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 19, 2017
opalescent Brown colour, medium sized beige head; aroma of linden honey, orange zest oils, herbal notes and spicy alcohol; taste of burnt honeycomb toffee, fruitcake, marmalade, soy sauce and some spicy-alcoholic notes; enjojable barley wine

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (1087) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2017 Drank 19-3-2017 while writing to my future self. Not really spicy, in my opinion. But maybe thats because I recently returned from Africa. Anyway, good beer. Malt + herbal taste. Nice body; good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (567) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2017
Pours ruby red with nice medium head disappearing fast. Aroma is pretty complex, with pepper, fruits, soy sauce, a pleasant touch of tea aroma. Taste: typical barley wine malty sweetness, fruits (peaches), pepper, some taste of tea. There is also a herbal note to it. Although it may sound as a mix of everything, this beer has a clear direction and the barley wine style characteristics are definitely present. Very interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1666) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 14, 2017
Bit unclear, reddish copper colored, small beige creamy head. Aroma is malty, dried fruit and spice, caramel and toffee, some pepper, and alcohol notes. Taste is very sweet, malt and caramel, fruity candy, some toffee, some peppers, light+ herbal bitterness, bit toasted, alcohol rather well hidden. Full- bodied, soft carbonation, sticky. (on tap, Vrteshka Belgrade 2016)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4490) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle from Hopology. Nottingham. Deep Amber colour with a thin tan head. Aroma big caramel and malt. Taste sweet with a touch of spice. Warming body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (2545) - FRANCE - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle bought during Boreft 2016, Bodegraven - NL. Color: clear dark amber brown beer with no carbonation and almost no foam, small ivory foam. Smell: caramel and candied notes with high spicy notes. Really floral and caramel. Taste: full body with caramel malt domination, sweet and candied fruits, spicy notes hard to determine, licorice and anise notes. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: really sweet, and caramel, spicy finish. Not boozy, quiet drinkable, maybe too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tjeerd (454) - GERMANY - JAN 27, 2017
Strange and different. Initial sweet, warm, odd taste followed by pepper kicking - but not really kicking - in. Fresh aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3412) - CROATIA - JAN 21, 2017
On tap at Vrteka 2016, Belgrade. Pours brown with medium tan head. Caramel, malty, spices, peppers, dried fruit. Quite sweet. Medium to full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
90 (308) - BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2017
Fijn aroma van druiven en noot, die ook doorwerken in de smaak met toevoeging van chilipeper.


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