Siren Maiden 2013

Formerly brewed at Siren
Style: Barley Wine
Finchampstead, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
Brewed to celebrate Sirens first anniversary. The 2013 vintage is the first in a series that will feature a different blended barrel-aged barley wine each year.

Available in keg and bottle.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niall73 (2430) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Aroma is lovely - sweet dark fruit - dates, figs boozy raisins and rum, touch of grass too. Medium to full body, mild carbonation. The sweet rummy fruitiness switches gear towards boozy woody dryness in a flash. It might leave a touch dry, but its a treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12482) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle, bought @ lbutikken, Cph. Pours light hazy dark chestnut with a medium, staying, super-creamy yellowish head. Aroma has fat caramel, red wine, oak, raisins, apple, Calvados. Low carbonation, fine oily and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has fine malts, good caramel and raisins, light chocolate, red wine, a bit of port, softly vinious and warming. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (645) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2014
375ml bottle from Saveur Biere

Aroma promises good with its intensity. Deep brown look with a smooth beige foam. Good versatile mouth-filling taste. Small sourness, dryness and alcohol at mouth-feel. I like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber/brown with off white head. Some fusels in the aroma although not hot, petrol, rubber, plastic, some chocolate and biscuit, also floral and citrusy. Taste of resin, plastic, raisins, prunes flowers, biscuit, toffee, chemicals like rubber, caramel after taste. Slightly sweet/sticky, thin and bitter almost tangy. Has some wine like qualities and I liked it at first but ultimately it seems like a bit of a mess. Theres far too much going on and its a little all over the place. Too many aspects clash for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a murky amber with minimal head. Nose is heavy oak, vanilla, and light fruit smell. Taste is very easy drinking considering its 11%. Dark fruits, oak, vanilla and sweet mango. Definitely got better as it warmed up. Could do with some ageing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (12724) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2017 Bottle at Craig?s. Pours brown, sweet toffee and caramel, fruity, boozy, vinous. Bottle at appellation. Pours deep orange amber, nose is citrus, caramel, oak, taste is sweet, fruity, wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dirty amber with a small khaki head. Nose is stupidly oaky with plenty of juicy tropical fruits and sweet vanilla. Mild sugar and apples. So well rounded. As it warms dark fruits come out to play. You would never guess this is 11%. Taste is very dark fruit and tropical - date, raisin, mango, peach, nectarine. Loads of stone fruits with plenty of vanilla. Superb depth and roundness in this. Lacks that killer punch but its made astoundingly well. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (19690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
CBC. Hazy reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. 020514

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4333) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
Pours deep amber with a creamy beige lacing head. Fruity chemical rubbery malty aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (6022) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 21, 2014
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 1st Session. Pours brown to red with a medium head, aroma is acidic with fruits, green tea, flavor is alcoholic with fruits and malt, medium bodied

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