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RATINGS: 1949   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
A beautiful bold barley wine. Massive malt and hop notes. Silver Medal winner at the 2000 Great American Beer Festival in the Barley Wine category. Gold Medal winner at the 2002 World Beer Championships in the Barley Wine Category. Look for it in the first quarter of each new year. Can be cellared or enjoyed upon its release.

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elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2007
bottle. (yeah, but i brought the love). amber copper color. small head. nice hoppy aroma. lots of barly in taste. hops too. nice and good.

bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2007
Bottled (and no Theis - I brought it). Amber coloured with a rather small head. Malty with notes of fruits, caramel, spices and bread. Somewhat soapy and floweral. Nice hoppy finish.

pinkzambia (2111) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2007
2006 Bottle: Clear copper color with a small but study off white head. The aroma is a strong and sweet hop aroma along with alcohol soaked apricots. The beer is well structured with a great balance of alcohol sweetness and a massive hop bitterness. The feel is smooth and hangs around for a while in your mouth and the aroma seems to waft around in your mouth and nasal cavities for a good minute or so! Impressive.

Optigon (561) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Pours dark amber with a fluffy, medium-sized head. No lacing. Smells pretty heavily of hops and citrus. Thickish mouth feel with caramel, citrus, and hop qualities. Warm alcohol qualities follow it up.

hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2007
07 release. light amber/orange in color with a small to medium off white head. Aroma is resiny citrus and caramel, hops very prevalent and almost in the front. Taste is heavy citrus and pine, pretty bitter up front and throughout the taste, with plenty of pale malt/caramel to back the hops. Alcohol is a bit biting in the finish, but the amount of hop bitterness and taste covers it a bit. Good for a really fresh barleywine.

MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Brand new bomber. Clear orange color with a medium head. Fair lacing. Aroma of earth and butterscotch. Tasted a little raisin, also. Bitter and sweet flavor. Alcoholic texture. A bit too much alcohol warmth for my tastes.

Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 Bottle (2006) - First newbie tasting club - Lars brought it. Dark red/brown - offwhite head. Bread, berries, high/high hoppy, raisins plums, malty, fantastic - shut up - I Love It !! - Now you must shut up guys - I make no mistakes !!!

swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2007
2006 version @ Coles Barleywine. my least favorite of the day. Highly carbonated with light body. Was excited to try & left dissapointed. Will rerate after I let it age for a while

asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Bottle - Vintage 2007. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel mixed in with citrus and floral hops. Flavor is a mixture of the fruity and citrusy notes of the hops and the sweetness of the caramel malt. Ends with a nice bitter hoppiness. Quite a smooth beer for being so young. I am glad to try a fresh bottle before I try one that I have aged a year. Although this is a young beer it is quite enjoyable.

kkearn (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Fresh 2007 bottle. Amber with a moderate tan head. Floral hop aroma. Storong malty backbone supports the palate-coating hops. Some alcohol in the flavor, but not overwhelming. hops linger on the palate. finish is a bit metallic. I sampled this apres-ski and it warmed me up nicely.

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