Baronen | Hantverksbryggeriet AB

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hantverksbryggeriet AB
Sweden
hantverksbryggeriet.se

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The name means "the Baron". All the brews from this micro brewery got names from medieval titles.

2005 edition: 9% ABV.

Added by bark on 10-08-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
38
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
For Trade:
1
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Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heeenrik
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Waggman
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Domvan
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
2.71/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

2009 edition. Pours a hazy light brown with off-white head. Sweet malts and dark fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some funky malt. Just ok.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of UlfAndreas
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of Scsinger85
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of WynnO
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of illidurit
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Imaster
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Hultkrantz
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle poured into a Kate the Great snifter. 2009 bottle.

Appearance - Pours a clear amber with a strong reddish hue. Nice off white head for a beer of this gravity. Doesn't retain so well, but still an impressive showing.

Smell - Definitely has an alcohol aroma, but it isn't overpowering at all. Light malts in abundance, giving it a grainy aroma. Maybe some sherry and apple notes.

Taste - Much more of a light caramel flavor here. Just a hint of the darker sugars and a strong bready malt character. The apple aspect is less intense. Finishes with a hint of dryness and a strong bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Dry and very bitter. Not as boozy as I would have expected. It's a sipper, but I find myself finish it faster than I would have thought.

Overall - Tasty with an interesting take on the malt character. Shies away from being a standard caramel bomb of an English barleywine and instead goes for the slightly oxidized pale malt notes. Interesting and kinda nice.

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Photo of rarbring
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear deep chestnut amber brew, an off-white head, good lacing and some curtains.

Smelling of toffee, muffin batter, butter scotch, nuts and almonds. Some vanilla.

Starting with brown bread, brown sugar, syrup, dates, raisins, some bitter orange peel. Eggnog.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, smooth, oily, sticky. A warm feeling (of alcohol), a big body.

A very sweet and warm barley wine. A real candy shot. Wonder how it will mature. This was the 2010 vintage, 10% ABV.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

English style barleywine for sure, as tastes maple and caramel. Good mouthfeel, but a complexity of malt rather than adding in some bitterness for good measure. Some colour and head. A sipper, yet good drinkability over a meal at that.A little boozy. Trade with continent.

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of Immortale25
4.64/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter. Label says 2009.

A- Pours a murky dark copper color with a 1/4 inch head that fades at once to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and spotty surface foam. Resilient clots of lacing.

S- Blast of oak, malt sweetness and alcohol. Some astringency. Hops have a big hand in the aroma too, bringing a slight citrus smell along with it. This is one that seems to be firing on all cylinders. Minty?

T- Intense flavor upfront with all of the elements in the aforementioned aroma section, but then it levels off into a smooth, pleasant finish. Extremely well-balanced with no ingredient overriding the other. Bitter aftertaste and notes of oak plus toffee. Astringency and booze are toned down in the flavor compared to the aroma.

M- Surprisingly easygoing for the intensity of flavor and alcohol it carries. Not overly dry but certainly has a bit of sting in the front. Medium-low carbonation has held up for the 2+ years it's been sitting.

O- What a gem! Would have never known about it if it weren't for Total Wine & More's vast selection of imports. One of the best barleywines I've laid lip to.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy medium orange-brown amber, almost toffee colored. Nice one finger fine white head with good retention and lacing. A light caramel malt and faint light fruit aroma. Constant, attractive carbonation. Looks nice. Delicious caramel malt, toffee, raisins, complex fruit flavor. A bit of a hop bite at the finish. Nicely balanced and integrated. Medium to heavy bodied and creamy. I really liked this barleywine. I wish it wasn't so pricey.

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Baronen from Hantverksbryggeriet AB
3.91 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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