Sottobisio Barley

Brewed by Birrificio Sottobisio
Balerna, Switzerland
10% Barley Wine | 10 Ratings |
This is the extreme personality Beer that we decided to produce to demonstrate the potentiality of our techniques. It is a creation that requires a little of preparation before you approach it. First of all a minimum of history. The Barley Wine is a style that originated in England during the Napoleonic wars because France had placed an embargo on the sale of their wines to the mortal enemy. The English nobility elaborated a workaround in the production of beer with a high alcohol content (just like a typical wine) obtained from the mashing of malt worth to get a high concentration must. Our Barley reaches an alcohol level of 10 volumes. It will amaze you for the set of flavors that can develop that make it similar to a Passito or a Port. Extraordinary and extreme original when accompanied by a cheese plate or a creamy dessert. Like some wines Barley also can (must) be aged and in fact we have also already begun the aging process in oak barrels used to age the most one of the most famous wines from Ticino’s friend Enrico Trapletti. Think that you can easily find at auctions Barley bottles priced several hundred dollars! Do not expect to find foam in this Beer as in the bottle it is not produced any carbonation just to enhance the overall boccato as important wines. By drinking this creation you will feel ideally in the company of nobles and kings of old England maybe after a fox hunt.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
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Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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