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RATINGS: 834   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
first brew of the year Long ago, British farmhouse brewers made special ales using the first runnings of the mash. These beers, now called barley wine, are brewed in the tradition of days past. At Southern Tier this long awaited brew is placed on the back burner until the start of the new year. Back Burner Barley Wine is a celebration of things to come and things remembered. Its conceived in three small batches, using voluminous amounts of barley and hops. The process starts early in the morning and ends late into the night. We hope this rare brew reignites your spirit for another trip around the sun. 10% abv. 15L

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (47079) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle 65cl. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #28. ]
Light unclear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange, moderate alcoholic. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, and a alcoholic finsh but good balanced. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20090501]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (42610) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
From bottle, Papsoes blindtasting #28. Pours hazy deep amber with a small and off-white head. Dry wooden and hoppy aroma, smooth caramelish too. Sweet caramelish, light breadish and roasted malt flavoured. Mild hoppy bitterness and wooden too. Sweet and caramelish finish. Bitter and slowly growing dryness into the far finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36154) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2008
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet matly with strong notes of berries, medium notes of alcohol, and light notes of cinnamon and ginger. The falvor is sweet malty with notes of ginger and caramel as well as light notes of other spices, leading to a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (27011) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 11, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2009 Bottle at home. Clear orange red coloured with a medium sized off white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of peavhes and apricots, hops, dried fruits and alcohol. Sweet flavour of fruits, dried fruits, hops and liquorice with notes of caramel, alcoholc and grape fruits. Dry hoppy and warming alcoholic finish. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2009
[email protected], Helsinki. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is fruity, wooden and mildly of alcohol. A quite mild flavour for being a barley wine though. Flavour is quite much sweet fruity and nectary notes along with alcoohol and some bittering hops. Also quite big on the malty side. Very wellbalanced and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25101) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Sweet malty hoppy caramel flavor. Sweet malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Slightly hazy amber golden with a small, rough, off-white head. Sweetish oxidized aroma of caramel and overripe fruit. Full-bodied, sweetish caramel and overrripe fruit. Subdued bitterness. Your typical all American Barley Wine - yum. 010509

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2007 Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Nut brown, almost no head. Aroma of black currant and bubblegum. Sweet and thick with hard mouthfeel. Some syrup and salt mixes with black currant juice. Long piney bitterness. An unusual barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (23944) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2011
3rd April 2009
Hazy dark brown beer with a thin biscuit coloured head. Smooth barleywine - a little briney but packed full of smooth malt. Some aniseedy alcohol and some vaguely fruity hop. Nicely joined up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (22932) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 Bottle at DLD 09 ... deep copper ... little tofee malt nose ... sweet toffee ... rich malts ...too much vanilla

Bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... sweet toffee mellow roast nose ... toffee front ... juicy malts ... sweet toffee ... lightest vanilla ... 3.2

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