Brewed by Ørbæk Bryggeri
Style: Barley Wine
Ørbæk, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
To celebrate the brewery´s 100th birthday we have brewed a Barley Wine with specially selected malts and types of hops. This brew is the strongest (12%) ever made by Ørbæk Brewery.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 1, 2007
Bottle 2006. Pours a hazy dark orange colour with a big fizzy (noisy) light brown head that very fast becomes just bubbles. Aroma: woooooooooooo, that just bit me! Burned the few hairs I had in my nose. Alcohol big time, bit sour, sweet caramel, grass and raisins. The flavour: VERY sweet, too sweet....raisins, caramel, malt, more sweetness, alcohol, even more sweetness, fruity and malty and very siruppy sweet. The alcohol is noticeable but 12%...naaa get outta here..... well, this is a good nighty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (5420) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2007
Aroma is of grassy hops, some caramel malts, raisin and alcohol. Hazy, orange-brown coloured with a tin, off-white head. Taste is sweet, grassy hoppy with caramel malts and raisin. Quite alcoholic, winey. Full bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (2009) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2011 Bottle. Hazy amber colour with large creamy white mostly lasting head. Very alcoholic aroma and taste. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23899) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2007
Draught at Københavnske Øldage. Hazy amber, fair sized head. Caramelly malt aroma. Sweet with some grassy hops trying to cover a rounded voluptous body with caramel, fruit, toffee. Vinous and warming. Intense salty finish. A good winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2007
Bottled. Floral, herbal and raisin aroma as to be expected from a strong barley wine. Red/brown color, large off-white head, good lace. Very sweet, raisin, bitter, fruity, orange, light floral, light herbal. Quite complex actually. Full, syrupy and warming. Again a underrated Danish beer because it’s well brewed, according to the style, complex yet flavorful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (11497) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Fluffy light brown head. Aroma and flavour is all about alcohol. Aroma has some flowery notes and flavour some light caramel notes. Given the high alcohol the body is quite light. All thats left in the end is alcohol. Way to unbalanced and onedimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15685) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2007
draught at Chr. firtal, Odense: Dark brown amber with a fine , unfortunaly, fading white head. Heavy nose with malts, caramel, sugar (sweet) & dark fruits. Too little Hoppyness compared to the powerfull alcoholic aftertaste. Not very well balanced. 12% abv is clearly showing/appearing and felt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stefano (1980) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2009 Light brown with a off white head. Light aroma of sweetness, maltness, caramel and hints of hops. Malty and toffee sweet flavor with an alcohol sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NosirIwont (2392) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle. Pours a beautiful amber with a big off-white/beige/yellowish head. Sweetish aroma; seems a bit candy-like in the vicinity of the glass, but has lots of rye when you stick your nose in it. Notes of fruit and grainy alcohol as well. Flavour is sweetish. Grainy and fruity. Seems very heavy… actually a bit too much. Not that I don’t like ‘big beers’ but it doesn’t work very well in this one. It’s a bit like a cheap ‘European strong lager’. Notes of plums as it warms. Grainy and fruity finish with notes of apple. 13-12-06.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (17057) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown and a little hazy. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Taste is malt, alcohol and honeysweetness. Good job Ørbæk.

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