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

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RATINGS: 95   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopverdju (1117) - BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2017
Helder donkerrood bier met weinig wit schuim. Geur: rood schoenveter snoep, licht vanille, hout, wat aards en een klein zuurtje. Smaak: zoet, wat rood fruit en op het einde wat pikant. Zachte koolzuurprikkel. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (2260) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2017
Bottled, bought online either at BierNavigatie or HetBierMoment. Dark amber colored, small beige head. Beautiful malty British Barley Wine nose, warming alcohol, marmelade, spices, hint of Christmas pudding. Sweet malty flavor, spices, warming alcohol, with pepper suddenly kicking in in the end. Imho the Barley Wine itself is absolutely fantastic, but the peppers spoil the fun a bit in finish. Still, scoring high on both quality and originality.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9912) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2017
Small cream-coloured head, fast gone over garnet-shot amber to brown beer. Peppery notes, wood, bit of solvent. Some meaty notes, maltsyrup and melanoidins. Caramel to toffee, dried fruit as dates or figs. Syrup, rosewater, almonds; hopbitter backthroat. Quite sweet indeed. Hint at orange- or other marmalade, again dates, candied peach or melon. Less peppery than the first sniff suggested. Very syrupy-sticky feel, well bodied, medium carbonation, some alcoholheat. Rather sweet Barley Wine.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
age_jellema (80) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2017
Erg lekker barley wine biertje. Flink zoet met heel klein beetje bitter. rode vruchten, het pepertje maakt het inderdaad iets pittiger maar niet overdreven, heerlijk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6868) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2017
33cl Bottle from Sterk. Hazy amber-brown colour, creamy off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet, sticky sweet candy, juniper, mint, smells familiar but different. Flavour is sweet, candy, mint, juniper, quite some herbal bitterness underneath, toffee, marmalade, bittersweet finish. Full bodied, slick. Good stuff, but not a lot of depth of flavour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (2075) - FINLAND - APR 1, 2017
Pours hazy dep amber with tan head. Aroma is like my imaginative asian grandmothers fresh from the oven buns. Its like a fruitcake with a smoky, spicy twist. Flavour is more spices, heavy sweet and medium to heavy bitter. All the time there is a smoky tea presence.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rayaron (1736) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2017
Bottle shared at a tasting at zvsns place. Thanks Chen for the bottle. Brownish-red with beige head. Sweetish aroma with notes of chilli, juniper, olives and spices. Very sweet flavor with notes of chilli, a bit hot, syrupy. Medium-bodied. Too sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvsn (2008) - ISRAEL - APR 1, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks rayaron! Hazy amber color. Aroma of caramel, candy, honey and herbs. Very sweet, cloying, medicinal flavors of caramel and candy, herbal, spicy, touch of pepper, boozy and alcoholic without any complexity. Medium-bodied, syrupy and sticky. Quite disappointing.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (5255) - 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 (2614) - 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


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