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Brewed by Alus Darbnīca Labietis
Style: Barley Wine
Riga, Latvia
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Herbal Barleywine BA.

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3.7
martjoobolut (5468) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2018
Bottle (from Koht). Pours hazy amber with beigeish head. Aroma is sweet, herbs, caramel, citrus. Flavor is sour, sweet, and bitter, medicinal, herbs, malt, citrus, caramel. Finish is fruioty with some burning booze and dry bitterness. Overall: good,

4.3
Vells (2006) - Rīga, LATVIA - SEP 6, 2017
Was late evening, but this one shooked me up. Awesome balance, superb dried fruit chewiness combined with floral aspect, some mellow subtle BA impact blends well. Moderate to intense sweetness with moderate bitterness. Bold and complex beer, same time dangerously easy drinkable.

4
Marduk (8832) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2017
330ml bottle (Labietis, Riga). Clear dark chestnut color. Tiny size, yellow head, stays. Sweet, raisins, plums, caramel and hops in aroma. Plums, caramel, raisins, herbal in taste. Plums and raisins in aftertaste. Nice bitterness. Hopping is done very well. Covers the alcohol superbly. Pleasant in mouth. Nice balance. Excellent brew. More!

4.1
VamboladeTolly (2187) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 1, 2017
Bottle @ LABIETIS, Riga. Pours dark amber small head. Aroma: lot of berries, põldmari, sweetish. Taste : medium plus sweet, ripe berries, smooth cognac. Why I have to share it. Sweet finish. Full body.

3.9
AndySnow (8364) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: Alus Darbnica Labietis, Riga.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Herbs, spices, sour, cherries, fruit, raisin, alcohol.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Herbs, spices, cherries, raisin, alcohol, fruit.

3.9
gnoff (11234) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2017
RBESG 2017, sampled on July 20, 2017.
Alus Darbnica Labietis, Riga.
From bottle 33 cl.
Slight hazy dark brown color, small tan head. Sweet, spruce tips, raisin taste. Sweet, toffee, slight burnt aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Raisin, spruce, alcohol scent, also a tad minty.
7/4/8/4/16=3.9

3.8
Borresteijn (7656) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle at the brewery. Light hazy amber colour, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, candy, resin, some alcohol, raisin. Flavour is sweet, fruity, candy, hoppy, resin, alcohol, light earthy, bittersweet finish. Medium to full bodied. Good.

4.1
jinroh (2579) - ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2017
Pours clear amber. Not too much carbo there. Nose is lush sweet caramel, sugarcandy. Sweet dried fruits. Taste has some sweetness and liquid sugar that gives way to dry and herbal flavors. Finish has apples and green papaya. Dry and sweetness does not bother me at all. Long-long tannin finish.

4.1
Juks (1295) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 20, 2017
Bottle at Labietis. Pours clear reddish caramelly colour, really small beoge head stays as ring. Aroma of portwine, smooth cognac, cloudberry, prunes, toffee. Taste is mildly smoky, bit salty, cognacy, woody. Lots of barley in taste. Warming alcohol in aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, average carbo. Really nice one, so smooth, tasty and enjoyable. More!

3.6
Cokemonkey11 (1148) - - MAY 28, 2017
Bottle, labietis. Pours dark ruby amber with no head. Scent is light notes of barleywine yeast. Taste is complex smorgasbord of sour ale, red wine, indeed cognac, mega dense syrup cherries. Finish is consistent syrup. A bit too sticky. Great.


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