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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A barley wine brewed from sunrise till sunset on 21 december 2016.

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3.3
TrefwoordPunk (1172) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a red to opaque brown withh a small white head and an aroma of figs, dried plums, sweet malts, caramel and cocoa. The taste is medium to heavy sweet with some slight sourness in the finish.

3.7
Gerbeer (3698) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany/brown with light persistent head. Aromas of sweet caramel, sticky dark fruit, and doughy malts. Flavors are dark fruit with definite figs, dry toasted malts, bread crusts and rye. Dry, sharp and somewhat hot, contradicting the nose.

4
Fin (10476) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2017
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Cotteridge, Birmingham, consumed at Scott and Mandy’s, Dumbleton, Glos and Worcs border, Saturday 13th May 2017 Pours dark brown with a little beige head. Fruity but more of the sticky dried variety so think figs, dates (especially dates) that sort of thing but backed up with a big caramel laden body, there is a little sweet orange also. Lovely barley wine. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0

3.7
Christos (5694) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2017
(Kees Sunturn) Bottle 330ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 12% Dark brown colour on the body, a bit murky, with a small thin dark beige head on top. Aroma has caramel, hints of chocolate, dark fruits, figs. Taste begins sweet with caramel, toffee, dark fruits, raisins, figs, a bit of alcohol, then mildly bitter finish with some roasted malts. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice.

3.6
melush (3964) - SPAIN - MAY 2, 2017
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Hazy reddish brown colour with white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee, prunes, figs. Taste is malt, caramel, raisins, licorice, slightly boozy. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.

3.4
jjsint (3002) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2017
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Cola brown, translucent with a quickly dissipating head. Salted caramel and toffee with a light vegetal note on the aroma. Some chestnuts and some naked booze... yes, this is a big beer all righty. Taste is sweet and there’s a slight hint of cooked vegetables, chilli, hazelnut spread. Nice full body with a long sweet alcoholic finish. I like it but I’m not 100% on board. It’s got some flavours that jar. All in all however there’s no denying it’s a good beer.

4.1
Bosbouw (2899) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2017
Troeble cola kleur met een mooie fijne kraag. Ruikt vol,vanille, créme, alcohol. Zachte volle geur. Smaakt vol vanille, chocolade, zacht, alcohol. Tikkeltje bitter in deafdronk.

3.7
90 (419) - BELGIUM - APR 17, 2017
Moutig en koppig. Iets te veel hop voor een barleywine naar mijn smaak. Net iets te robuust in zijn genre. Té ’ale’.

3.7
Maarten1993 (1230) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2017
Drank with Patrick @Piet Huisman 15-4-2017. Soft beer, some vanilla seems to be there. A bit neutral start but continues with sweetness. Nice body.

3.4
jamestulloch (4063) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2017
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Hazy ruby body with a medium beige head. Faint lacing. Aroma of cinnamon, strawberry syrup, glue, fig and honey. Flavour of tangy orange peel with a warming boozy finish. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Bold and boozy. A true sipper.


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