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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.71%
Barley Wine Ale is a legendary top-fermented brew with a deep amber/orange color, and intense fruit and malt nose that is laced with alcohol accented by the sweet aromas of Port. This "wine" made with barley is brewed with a French yeast culture, and possesses a complex flavor of rich malt, fruit esters, and sherry-like qualities that is delicately balanced with hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (44222) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2007
From 16 oz bottle. Pours amber clear with a lacing white head. Aroma of alcohol malty and dried fruit (not raisin). Flavour is sweet malty with amlty edge. Sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36934) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2007
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of apples, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with a thick note of caramel, as well as a light note of wood, leading to a finish that leaves a slight alcohol burn in the throat. A boring Barley Wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2007
(Bottle 47,3 cl) Courtesy of sk8viking. Vintage 2006. Clear, amber golden with a dense, yellowish head. Lightly caramellish nose. Full-bodied and full of sweet caramel with a slightly burned edge. The finish has a vague bitterness. Not really convincing for a Barley Wine. 290607

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (16238) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle I received in a trade awhile back. Pours orange brown with off white head. Nose and taste of sweet malt, sherry, old fruit, yeast and caramel. medium body. Finishes with old citrus and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (14832) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. - Vintage 2007 - Boozy sweet plum, raisin and soured malts. Cloudy brown gold with a decent beige head. Caramel, butterscotch ans some raisin sweetness. Although some nice flavors, very thin and past its prime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14288) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, toffee and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex fruity sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and alcohol burn finish that was moderate to long lasting. This is a complex beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lubiere (13693) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
Gold wax. A hazed amber barley wine with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a strange sweet sour cherry with bizarre medicinal notes. In mouth, a spoiled lactic malt with sour cherries, Halls drops, infected barley wine. Blahhh! Shared with GRM.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
(500ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of cherries, caramel, raisins, light chocolate, and light oxidation. Flavor of caramel, herbs, raisins, toffee, and cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (12486) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Tbh I cant identify the vintage of this one, it looks like the one pictured but without the tag. I bought it recently from Discount Liquor, they also had the silver one. Im guessing it is 06 but i could be wrong. Pours a deep reddish amber with a 1 finger off-white head that quickly dissipates. It appears to be decently carbonated with bubbles racing ot the surface. The smell has a ton of butterscotch, caramel, and alcohol notes. The taste is a bit thin for the style but the nice mouthfeel helps it out. The taste has a lot of toffee and maltiness. There is some fruitiness as well. It is sweet but not overly cloying, but not overly interesting. The alcohol never gets in the way. Overall it is a decent attempt at the style but there are other better ones out there. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-23-2010 05:40:53

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2007
16oz, gold waxed, bottle. 2005 vintage. Poured a deeper amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits (black cherries, raisins, and plums), caramel, toffee, trace of chocolate, and a little vinous. Tastes of raisins, plums, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Definitely malty sweet. Light alcohol in the finish, but overall well hidden.

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