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Siren Maiden 2013

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

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bammers54 (95) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
from Keg, 2 days after the launch, loads of attack, the initial aroma, picking up the tequila and whiskey barrel aging, super smooth for such a high ABV, very drinkable and not cloying, this is a pretty near perfect example of barrel ageing and blending, excellent

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Coliniusmonk (1) - Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Lovely thick taste followed by an Check out Siren Maiden 2013 at @ratebeer http://ratebeer.com/b/254526/ hit of flavour that is almost sour followed by the warmth of alcohol from the 11% abv. The aftertaste is complex with the aging process clearly adding a whisky oak flavour. Less sweet than other barley wines which makes this behemoth of a drink much easier to quaff. Definitely something to look out for.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex_leit (2829) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 19, 2016
Bottle. Muddy brown, thin white foam. Aroma: barrels, vanilla, oak, old Crimean dessert wine, whisky, caramel, tequila, dried fruit, plum wine, a little bourbon. Taste: wine, vanilla, barrel, tequila and bourbon, plum wine, toffee, raisins, dried fruit, oak, bitter finish. Awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (9919) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
Keg at CBC clerko Siren Maiden do. Hazed rich red chestnut brown with a steadfast cream coloured creamy head. Beautiful. Aroma is whiskey sherry, some dried fruits. Some hot alcohol and nuts. Flavour is dried fruits, raisin rum, oak and touch of caramel. Body is full and smooth low carabomation. Lingering warming and wood. So much depth and complexity. Really tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
10th March 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Keg. Deep amber - red beer, small but persistent cream coloured head. Palate is comparatively light and dry and little crisp. Light malt base, touch of toffee. It seems like a fairly neutral base barleywine here, which I am guessing was the intention because it allows the excellent barrelling and blending to shine. Touch of Tequila limey tang, nice red wine fruits and a touch of bitter wood. This is followed by light fruity whisky and a vague mellow pink grapefruit. Finishes smooth and light with the red wine coming back almost Port like. Lovely. So pissed off that Ryan is pissing off.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (11278) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at Craigs. Pours brown, sweet toffee and caramel, fruity, boozy, vinous.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AshtonMcCobb (5622) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
375ml fancy looking bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - chestnut with a slight chink of red. Nose - apricots or canned mandarins in syrup. Maybe a spice note. Taste - orange tang and dried fruit and nuts. Palate - full bodied with a big tangy texture and a strong rich powerful finish which is there for at least a couple of minutes. Overall - outstanding, lovely beer!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (1000) - - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. murky Maroon with not much head. Aroma is complex, natural prune and plum you always get with barley wine, but with woody okey flavours and some zesty spicy notes too. Taste is sweet and sour, with spicy bitterness and alcohol warmth. Quite prickly and a medium body with oil. Really like this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (497) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle purchased at the Brew Dog Bottle Dog shop in London. A fine mixture of classic Euro Barley wine with some weightier and pretty unique elements. Lovely chestnut brown colour with a slash of orange, with a fluffy light tan head. The nose has a rich malt underlying dark berries, toffee and something a bit astringent and lightly medicinal. This is a full bodied BW. The nose elements carry through into the taste, supplemented by slightly sour cherries, touches of chocolate and coffee, banana, and a hint of both sourness and light bitterness. As you work your way through the bottle, the dark berries push their way forward more and more, and a slight alcohol warmth complete a very complex and enjoyable sipper.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (1773) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle @home (Euro-vision 2016 tasting.) Pours brown with a tan head. Nose is massive, prunes, raisins, fruit cake, Christmas cake, some sweet caramel coming through some spices, really good nose. The taste has all of the above but there is also some marzipan and oak on the finish.


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