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


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Snegurochka (395) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
750ml bottle shared at Rating Session 18.06.14. Thanks Rune! Dark reddish hazy body. Sweet scent of prune, plums, figs, dates, some barley and alcohol. The barley, the dark fruits and alcohol is mirrored in taste as well, some caramel and lingering taste of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (12211) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
500ml bottle, vintage 2008, # 6361,from Systembolaget, e-beställning. Shared at a rating session. A bubbly ring to the rim of the glass. Unclear amber coloured body. Bread, almond and dried fruits on the nose, vapour of alcohol. Taste of figs, dried fruits and semi-sweet malts. Dry bittersweet ending. Warming alcohol. Full to medium bodied. Perfect for sharing (Tromsø 18.06.2014).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (7038) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2014
Flaske 0,5l - #6361 -fra Systembolaget, e-beställning. Kjøpt inn sammen med Rune og delt i godt selskap på Nerstranda 18 Jun 14. Mørk amber. 0 skum. Aroma av mandler. Smaken har et svakt krydderpreg. Letter syrlig alkoholisk ettersmak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (5665) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
Fra flaske på Tap1 mai-14: en forsåvidt rund, ganske kompleks og velsmakende barleywine, men med en surhet som jeg finner litt ubehagelig og upassende til stilen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (4631) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
0.5l bottle #006210 shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a blurry deep amber red one, only a small islandy and sidesticking off-white top. A tad milder on the nose than I had hoped for, but it still smells quite nice. It has tones of both raisins and sweet caramel-butter. Clearly slightly oxidized. Some red berries with wet reeds, nuts and alcohol. Not bad at all. It’s just below average and small prickling on the carbonation while it has a oily light sticky feeling in the mouth. Lots of raisins and dried berries the taste. Yeasty nuts and sticky sweet caramel. It also contains a strong and powerful bitterness almost like it’s burning a bit on the tongue and it ends in a warming alco finish. Much tastier than I expected, and not bad at all. 19.02.2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (5617) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 19.02.2014, 0,5l bottle (as Vintage 2008) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Small slightly bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, caramel malts, dried fruits, toffee, almond cake, butterscotch, licorice. Taste is slightly harsh, caramel malts, almond essence, grass, dried fruits, butterscotch, hay, oak, soil. Medium bitterness, slightly dry harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (7712) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2013
Appearance: Clear nutty brown color with a frothy tan head that stays in the glass a long time. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, vinous and malty.
Palate: Full body. Sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Malty, vinous and fruity. Very well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: A bit to sweet for me. Anyway a solid ale.
Personal stats: Bottle (as Vintage Beer 2008 – no 006694) from Systembolaget in Uddevalla, Sweden.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
circinus (299) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle 50 cl from Systembolaget. Hazy ruby with brown elements, beige head. Old gone-bad fruit, dark fruit, sweet licorice, sourness. Full body, medium carbonation, dry mouthfeel. Really strange, infected? Quite bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Franzen (569) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from systembolaget. The aroma is pretty unpleasant with an aroma of rotten fruit. Nice enough appearance with a clear deep ruby color, Sweet dark fruit flavour with a sour bit rotten finish. A pretty foul beer. Maybe mine is infected I don’t know, but my recomendation is to avoid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (19627) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2013
DØE as Ørbæk Vintage Beer 2008. Hazy dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and oxidized. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 250513

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