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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A strong ale which has a deep amber color. The bouquet and aroma is full and fruity, with a smooth, round and vinous taste.

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3.9
Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
Deep red brown copper ale with an alchohol and fruity aroma, wth strong floral hops notes. Sweet malt and floral hops, with strong notes of plums or prunes. More hops in final. Rich bodied with alcohol warmth coming well.

4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2002
Nice aroma. Alcohol sweet blends nicely with the maltiness. Healthy mix of the two, with decent hops to complement. Goes down tremendously well.

3.7
Christian (13930) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2012
Hazy copper with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with toffee, along with some pine hops and dried fruit notes and quite a bit of alcohol. Sweet toffee and biscuit flavour with fruity hops and a firm bitterness

3.7
j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle at the “Drink for Charity” event at Rattle & Hum. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Plums and prunes mostly on the nose, with some sweet malt. Light to medium bodied. Finishes with a nice bitterness and a really nice caramel note. Pretty good.

3.8
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dak brown body with burgundy highlights and a small white head. Rich aroma of dark fruits, hops, and malts. Flavor of caramel and hops.

3.2
slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"i really like most Marin beers, and even a bad barleywine is a pretty good beer overall, but that’s just what this one is. thin and relatively flavorless in comparison to better Bw’s. There’s quite a few I can think of superior to this one."

3.5
thewolf (12946) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2011
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Bottle, bought @ Voldby Købmandsgård.
Clear red chestnut with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has caramel, light chocolate, some resiny hops, pine, vinious. Some raisins. Lowish carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is mild resiny hoppy, lots of caramel, toasted, light milky chocolate. VInious and warming. Light hoppy finish. Fine beer.

3.7
Pinball (12600) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2011
clear dark brown, smooth offwhite head. rathier mild old ale aroma, slight fruitiness, some malts. flavor is very dry dark caramelly, normal to sweet malty, faint dark chocolate, faint cristmas spicy note. Also a flavor like the dark fruits in a belgian quad. Raisins, plums. A barley wine with a flavor profile that resembles brown ale a bit, but also lends from other heavy brews (except the roasted ones), pretty complex and quite tasty. I’d put it down as an american strong ale instead of barley wine. The hop profile is very subdued, and doesn’t add much flowers and even not much bitterness for an american brew.

3.8
madsberg (11799) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2005
Bottled: Burgundy coloured. Clear. Light brown coloured. Sweet, hoppy, light herbal aroma with a sweet and malty base. Flavour is raisiny, sweet, caramelly. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Ends on a sweet fruity bitter note. Quite good.

3.7
Meilby (11791) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle 650ml @ yngwie
Pours cloudy deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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