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Brewed by Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Style: Barley Wine
Stavanger, Norway
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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed once a year, this massive barley wine is made with munich, chocolate and caramel malts, and hopped delicately with Goldings. Its aged in bourbon barrels for a full year to allow the beer to mellow out and mature. The oak provides a dimension of coconut, vanilla and a touch of bourbon. Dark red, low carbonation and great depth, this is one of our most special beers. Enjoy

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3.5
kraddel (9220) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2017
Sampled at Billies Craftbeerfest 2017. Thnx for sharing, everyone ! Don't mind the visual info to much, as lighting was really bad. Pours dark amberbrown, small white head. Smell is creamy, intense caramelly malts. Taste is sharp, tad bitter, boozy, caramelly. Too boozy to me.

4.6
77ships (11413) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2017
(Thank you!) Sampled draft @ Billie's Craft Beer Fest 2017. Very dark brown. Nose is lovely boozy vanilla bourbon oak, bit hot varnish. Taste is lovely chocolate sweet bourbon vanilla, low dark fruit, low hot alcohol varnish, slightly lesser but really great tastes like a great Bourbon BA RIS and not a Barley Wine but who cares when it tastes this good?

4.1
rami_pl (4595) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 28, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Brewers Reserve Barley Wine (2016) by Lervig at Powiśle

Strasznie fajnie poukladane waniliowo-szuszono-kandyzowano-toffi klimaty. Mocno grzejace. Slodkie. Migdalowe. Lepkawe. Bardzo BA


Rami Rami: Choc chyba jeszcze moze sie ulozyc, bo jednak to alko ciut irytujace po ogrzaniu sie

4.3
_angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2017
Bottle @ Ölrepubliken. Very dark brown pour with a small frothy tan head. Prunes, raisins, dates, caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak & bourbon in the nose. Sweet, malty & fruity taste. Oily viscous round mouthfeel. Delicious!

4.3
EHSRanders (2088) - Tjele, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Bottle. Dark brown color With large creamy White mostly lastning head. Aroma is roasted malt With strong notes of licorice. Sweet spicy flavor. Creamy palate

4.6
BeerwithBemmel (2) - Oost-Souburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2017 does not count
Definately the best beer in his price range i’ve ever tasted. Bottle from Slijter Paauwenburg. Color is dark black with a tan head which disappears pretty quicly. Taste is sweet and thick like velvet. A bit malty because of the barley but then the bourbon kicks in and leaves you flabbergasted.

4.4
Gangstergafje (1311) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2017
Had the beer during the 2016 Kompaan Bloedbroeder festival. The beer looks very good. The color of the brew is dark brown, with a nice ruby red glow in the light. The beer hardly forms any foam. But, for this beer type that is not uncommon.
The smell is lovely. It is really the smell a barley time should have. The smell is quite warm. I smell some aromas of coffee, some chocolate, roasted barley, sweet malts and some oak wood. It is all in good balance.
The taste is rich and warming. I taste alcohol, chocolate, coffee, some sweeter malts and oak wood. The taste is pretty much the same as the smell. There are nice sweets, bitters and delicate sours from the oakwood. They are in perfect balance. It is a lovely combination with a dark chocolate desert.
The palate is nice. The beer has a nice tingly touch, perfect for the taste and smell. On of the better beers around and a beautiful barley wine. Good job.

4.2
Vells (1969) - Rīga, LATVIA - APR 14, 2017
Awesome BW. Smooth and mild, but same time bold and impressive. Nice maltiness boosted by boourbon BA impact delivers complex and highly enjoyable sipper with nice dried fruits,
roast, caramel, dark cchocolate, vanilla. Intense sweetness with moderate bitterness. Loved

4.4
alteregoo (1792) - Kalisz, POLAND - APR 1, 2017
Piana sycząca, szybko opada do chmurki, barwa mahoniowa, mętna. W aromacie sporo nut bourbonowych, waniliowych, karmelowych, w tle suszona gruszka, rodzynki, orzechy. Smak słodki, dominuje toffi, melasa i karmel, są też włoskie orzechy, wanilina, nieco tanin, krówki. Goryczka średnia, tytoniowa, nisko wysycone, oleiste, miękkie, aksamitne w odbiorze. Alkohol obecny, nieprzeszkadzający.


Zaskakująco dobre Barley Wine, bardzo klasyczne, angielskie, wzbogacone aromatami i smakami z beczki oraz naleciałościami z whiskey. Amerykańskość tego piwa objawia się chyba tylko całkiem fajnie zaznaczoną goryczką i bourbonem, idealnie kontrującymi słodkie toffi. #teamslodyczka "pod moje upodobania". Klasa!

2.9
imdownthepub (15426) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Keg at The Pint Shop, Oxford along with Fin, Loz, harrisoni & jjsint. Black with very thin head. Alcohol is the dominating flavour here along with a mixture of cough drops and veno’s. Heavy on the palate and unrelenting. A real struggle for me.


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