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 Siren’s 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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matbli (390) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 14, 2017
Bottle, pours cloudy and muddy brown with fast falling white head. It starts with a big wow in the aroma which is very complex with notes of black berries, caramel, red wine, raisins, rum, vanilla and bourbon. You sniff on it and you have the feeling it took the best from all barrels it was aged in. But than you take a sip...and the magic is gone. It’s still has some complexity with its fruitiness and caramel sweetness, but the light body makes it more decent. The positive thing is that the alcohol is almost not noticable.

The_Osprey (7984) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
February 2017 - 375ml bottle at home watching England v France as ’Siren Maiden 2013’, 11.1%, flaky light brown wax, opens with a pop. Dark brown with a red hue, foamy light brown head. Aroma is brandy, spicy, boozy, spearmint and tequila, aniseed. Body is smooth with soft to low carbonation. Taste is smooth malts, lots of vanilla and spice, buttery vanilla, building soapy vibes and a woody boozy finish. Quite harsh. Maybe too much barrel and booze for me. Drinks like it’s stronger than it is. Not that impressed, especially having paid £13 or something for it a couple of years ago. Verrry slow drinking. Tried my best but couldn’t finish it. Big opportunity cost really - buy a bottle of port or 3 good beers instead of this! (2.8)

alex_leit (4035) - 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.

Lonick (1872) - 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.

TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2016
Draft @ Mikkeller CBC 2014. Deep amber, beige head. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2. Dried fruit, caramel, cheese, apricot, candied sugar, quite phenolic. (2014-05 backlog)

danlo (3065) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2016
375ml bottle. Pours a reddish amber brown colour, beige foam head leaving lacing and woody, oaky aroma with malt, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, fruit cake. Taste is sweet, malty, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, dried fruity, warming boozy and grassy bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, earthy grassy bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - FEB 29, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2016 Bottle 375ml (2013) - cellared for 3 years. Pours a deep amber. Head is small, lightly tanned and mostly lasting. Aroma is malty with notes of sappy hops, resin, sticky toffee, caramel, preserved oranges, dried pineapple, dried currants, hints of bourbon and vanilla/oak. Flavour is a medium hop bitterness with toffee, brown sugar, oak, glazed orange slices, dried apricots soaked in cognac, pepper and a sappy/resin finish. Full bodied with light carbonation and a long warming finish.

fkoolen (1212) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle at home, bottled 15/02/14. Light chestnut brown colour, beige foamy head. Nose is a bit off. Roasted malty milky coffee, resinous/orange zesty hoppy, vanilla, boozy, bitter finish; from the 4 barrels used, I get the tequila most. Medium body, low carbonation. Not too balanced, maybe aging the bottle a bit more didn?t do it well.

gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2015
KRS 080815. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, alcohol, hop, toffee, pine, dried fruit. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, hop, pine, malt, toffee, pine, dried fruit, oak, bread, wood, lemon. Full body. Nice beer.

Koelschtrinker (20396) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 6, 2015
Trockener, alkoholisch holziger Antrunk. Etwas bitter, leicht herb, erstaunlich wenig malzig. Auch die vorhandene Getreidigkeit ist geringer als gedacht, mittelstarke Würzigkeit. Okay. 9/9/9/9/13/9

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