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Mine Is Bigger Than Yours - To Øl

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Mine Is Bigger Than YoursMine Is Bigger Than Yours

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22 Reviews
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Reviews: 22
Hads: 71
Avg: 3.95
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EgadBananas on 09-20-2012

This beer is a big fat beast packed with every potent ingredient we had at the brewery. This tons of malts and hops combined in one big fat, yet balanced brew.It jumps higher than yours, it builds houses bigger than yours, It’s mama is fatter than yours, it chops wood faster than yours, it’s father is could beat yours…. No reason to say, but Mine is bigger than yours!

Ingredients: Water, barley malt, flaked oats, light candy sugar, hops (Columbus, Simcoe, Citra) and yeast.

Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium
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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 71
Reviews by bobhits:
Photo of bobhits
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I hope this is the right place for this review as at least on smell this isn't matching others even closely.

Pours a massive full sniffer of head with just a light pour. Dense opaque yet no floaters with a huge cap of cream head.

The nose is funky as hell. Horse blankets, hay, skunked hops....I'm thinking a crazy sasison farm house ale. A lot of alcohol here too.

Really sweet with some hints of medicinal alcohol notes that dry it out a bit. Hops are present with some rum dried hops perahaps?

Sharp and alcoholic without being good. This beer is dry when it should be creamy, sharp when it should be...it just isn't right here. More paint thinner than great barely win.

Mine is Bigger than yours is an interesting mix of elements. It smells really interesting, it has some hints of horse blanket and the flavor but mostly I get hops and over the top sugar with alcohol paint thinner effect. This isn't a bad beer but for us americans at 11 bucks for about a 12 oz pour...more is needed.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not about to call a beer of this magnitude easy drinking, but as monsterous English style barleywines go, this is about is drinkable as they come. it pours a rich burnt caramel color, with some yeast in suspension and a tall reddish tan head with good retention. I smell sweet toffee heavy English malts and a lot of alcohol. the flavor flashes sweet for awhile, like, white sugar sweet, but it dies back at the finish and lets some interesting bitterness come in. lots of dessert bread and cakey flavors, very holiday. this is an English style barleywine exactly, not one of those big hoppy heathens from the usa. I appreciate its use of restraint and subtlety, despite being so big. the alcohol sting is strong, and the buzz is intense. a good bottle to share no doubt. it has good carbonation for the style, and a predictably full body. finishes relatively clean for how sweet it starts. overall not my favorite offering from these guys, but their craftsmanship is confirmed. probably a must have for the barleywine fiend, a maybe for the rest of us.

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Photo of mverity
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a large snifter. Deep hazy amber brown with about an inch and a half of cream-tan head. Head held well and formed a nice thin layer on top and a hick collar. Phenomenal lacing. Aroma is really toasty/bready, some good sweet caramel, and earthy/woody hop. Taste is somehow inverted from the aroma, British hops, caramel and then the toast at the end; but the aftertaste turns back into the caramel sweetness. Good body: medium to almost full. Medium-low carbonation.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a teku)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy deep brown body with a thin bubblish light tan meniscus of foam. There is a gentle carbonation that pops to the surface.

S- The woody malt aroma has some white grape skin notes in the finish.

T- The spicy hops blend with a dry woody caramel flavor and a fruity grape note grows and takes on a slight gummi bear quality as it opens. The grape fruity flavor lingers on in the after taste.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle alcohol warmth when it opens and a soft fizz prick

O- This is an interesting blend of malt and grapes and it balances both nicely. There is not a rich luscious barleywine flavor but nice flavor.

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Photo of Iparedman
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mine is bigger than yours, name says it all. This is a big ass beer that demands your attention.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours with a small white head. Deep orange, slight haze. Some surface wisps.

Smell - Musty and a little bit of hops. A bucket of caramel. Slight fruitiness.

Taste - Lots of caramel. It has some hop presence and a little bit of must. A bit of apple-y flavor.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Kinda blah, but decent flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a snifter from a growler...and a rather pricey one at that!
This fine barley wine pours a thick hazy orange with a light dissipating head that leaves a light foam ring and decent lacing. Nose of rich caramel malts, brown sugar, light spicy hops, and some light fruit aromas of peaches. Flavors are buttery and rich. Deep caramel malts and brown sugars come to the front, spicy hops hit the sides and back. Rich and layered. Hops keep this one in check without being overly bitter and a fine cascade of flavors that hides the alcohol very well. Quaffable with caution. Awesome.


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Photo of Snellgg5
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours an orange/brown color with about an inch light tan head that sticks around a little while. There's also a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like caramel malt, brown sugar, candied/dried fruit, and some light citrusy and grassy hops. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like caramel malt, brown sugar, candied fruit, grapes, toffee, and a bit of grassy hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a little syrupy with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good brew, I liked it. It's pricey at $10.99 a bottle, but still worth a try at that price.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich mahogany, with atan 2 finger head. Laces well and overall is an attractive beer.

Aroma is rather sweet, with notes of caramel, toffee, nuts and even tinges of chocolate.

The taste echoes the sweetness, but with a bit of a burn from the alcohol. It's slight, and just enough to let you know it's a big beer. There's a nutty, toffee-like linger.

The body is fairly full bodied, with some creamy slickness too it.

It's a pretty nice barleywine. I'm presuming that this is an English as opposed to an American from the lack of hops.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Firestone Walker snifter. Pours a hazy medium orange amber with a one finger light khaki head with good retention and tons of lacing. Aroma is classic English barleywine; caramel malt, dark fresh and dried fruit, slightly oxidized and earthy. Flavor is caramel malt with a hint of tartness, plums and other dark dried fruit, mildly earthy and with a pleasantly surprisiing moderate hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with some good creaminess. Starts as a classic English style barleywine profile of dried fruit and caramel malt, but finishes with a refreshing light hoppiness (European flavor profile hops) and a mild, fitting light earthiness. Flavors are well integrated. Very tasty and with a good flavor progression. I'd add this to my barleywine rotation, except it seems to be very irregularly found on the market.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy caramel in color and has a light amount of carbonation visible from the bubbles rising near the edge of the glass. It poured with a finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts and toffee are preset in the nose—these strengthen to medium intensity as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has some additional hints of brown sugar, but only has slight bits of sweetness. No bitterness is perceptible, but there's just enough to mask out just about all of the malty sweetness. Any traces of alcohol are also very well hidden from the taste.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer is deceptively drinkable for 12.5% abv as you don't get any of the alcohol in the taste, but it has enough interesting flavors and warming to be a beer you could sip and savor next to a fire on a cold winter night.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of GratefulEdd
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Anatole
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RocketChimp
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Mine Is Bigger Than Yours from To Øl
87 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.