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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Thanks for purchasing another offering in our Big Mo Series. Widdershins, our counterclockwise biennial barleywine aged in oak casks reveals fruity notes of orange and apricot upon a foundation of oak, garlanded with earthy hoppiness. Our answer to waning daylight and frigid temperatures can be enjoyed immediately or saved in your cellar for a snowy day. Cheers!
Bottle Conditioned
25% Aged in Oak Cask
2013 vintage - 10.7% abv

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (45193) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2011

Bottle 750ml.

[ Vintage 2007 ]. [ Trade by fiulijn ]. Clear medium to dark amber colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, caramel, ripped fruit, wood, ripped dried fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, ripped fruit, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110930]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (41423) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a dense off-white head. Grapefruit hops aroma. Flavour is light liqourice, hops and caramel malt in a nice blend. Light hoppy and bitter flavour. Ends with a nicely balanced sweet caramel note to compliment the hops with a nice balance into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (35103) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with lots of hops, medium notes of peaches, and light notes of over ripe fruits, and wood. The flavor is sweet and very fruity - just leaning towards being over ripe, combined with notes of wood, and a light alcohol note. It finishes with a slight alcohol burn in the throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26475) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Bottle. Hazy amber coloured with a creamy off white with a creamy off white ehad. Vinous aroma of fruits and dried fruits with notes of wood. Fruity flavour of dried fruits, caramel and hops with notes of wood. Hoppy and woody finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25564) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2008
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is wood, caramel malts, some mild yeastyness as well as dark dry fruits with mild alcohol. Flavour is quite much the same in a nice balance, but also has some very grassy and earthy notes. Mild notes of dark chocolate and grass in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of joergen. Hazy, amber golden with tiny impurities and an off-white head. Aroma of overripe fruit and alcohol. Good, solid body with plenty of caramel, overripe fruit and a distinct smoky note. Rather bitter and alcoholic finish. 190408

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23916) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2008
Bottled (9.1%), thanks ante! Cloudy dark amber, enormous head. Vaguely woody nose. Sweet and fairly soft, vastly malty with full body. Lots of caramel, with oak and vanilla chiming in. Warming and quite balanced with an emphasis on malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23793) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Malty hoppy aroma with some smoky oaky hints. Sweet malty fruity oak flavor with some smoky hints. Has a malty hoppy bitter finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22713) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
20th April 2015
Hazy deep amber beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is slightly viscous and semi dry with good fine minerally carbonation. Slightly bitter toffee in the smooth malts. Mild marmalade and then more bitterness. A bare whisper of vanilla oak. Mild caramel before a semi dry finish. Strangely un-engaging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19647) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2016
2015-06-09, corked bottle, vintage 2007, 9.1% ABV, 8 years old, 7-3-7-4-14=35
Cloudy amber color, with small head. The aroma has a lot of caramel and fudge; the flavor has a lot of fudge, there are hop resins, it seems to get thinner, and the balance is no longer maintained; still an enjoyable Barley Wine, but declining.

2011-06-19, corked bottle, vintage 2007, 9.1% ABV, 4 years old, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Hazy amber color, with a medium sized creamy layer. Aroma of generic wood and oak, vanilla, fudge, some caramel. Good body strength; strong flavor of toffee and fudge, very sweet, with evident vanilla/oak presence; the alcohol is also quite present, while the hop gives enough bitterness, but obviously less quality than it used to. It may be cloying in large quantities. Still good, but getting tired.

2008-02-16, corked bottle, vintage 2007, 9.1% ABV, 8-5-9-5-17=44
Hazy dark amber to chestnut color; creamy head, a thin layer is persistent, and nice, chaotic lace. Nice aroma of malt, caramel, soil, earthy hops, yeast, very light manure. Full bodied, it has a very good caramel flavor (like rhubarb candies), with a strong hopping of a very good quality, resiny; with the sweetness that I look for in a beer. It has of course a long and powerful final, bitter and sweet, like some less herbal Italian digestive liquors (Cynar), where just the alcohol is warming the mouth. I dont notice the oak. Could as well be an American Strong Ale, since the hop almost prevail on the malt. The aroma is more complex, but the flavor and palate are more fulfilling. Straightforward, but extremely hedonistic, excellent.

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