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Barley Wine Ale | Lervig Aktiebryggeri

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Brewed by:
Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Norway | website

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jlink52 on 10-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
7
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
5.01%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by endovelico:
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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My first from this virtually unknown brewery, this little gem sends tingles up through the nose on a first whiff, flaunting aromatics of caramel, wood and ethanol on a backdrop of pastry and spices.

At the mouth this beer is very heavy, almost viscous, but with a short after taste, very soft carbonation and of medium high bitterness. It feels - at the mouth - like I would imagine a Heather pyment to taste: Full; With strong notes of wood, smoke, spice, dark fruit and molasses and even the most pleasant touch of mint like notes in the backend.

Glad I found this one since I had almost given up on Barley wines, a style that I feel is very often dishonored by underwhelming glorified malt liquors that proliferate on the craft scene.

Not the case at all with this beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of crosenkrantz
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Alakazam65
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chico1985
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark brownish-red pour into a snifter, a small beige head immediately becomes a ring and pretty much stays that way. Bits of lace here and there, legs on the glass, some sediment at the bottom.

S - The nose is pretty great with a good mix of bourbon and barleywine flavors. Butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, dark cherry, dusty oak spice, alcohol, maybe some earthy hoppage there as well.

T - A bit more of a bourbon takeover here but still quite good. Lots of oak wood, straight-up bourbon and spice, along with caramel, brown sugar, some chocolate tobacco, some dark fruit, slight hops. It somehow falls apart a little randomly during the finish.

M - Very oily smooth and sticky sweet with low-end carbonation. Actually quite drinkable for 13%, lots of bourbon but not very boozy.

O - Pretty nice, I do wish the taste was a bit more balanced/put together, but the bourbon barrel is really nice, and combined with a barleywine definitely brings on lots of good flavors. Definitely has the 'English' barleywine feel rather than American too which is nice.

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Photo of rden4654
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Barley Wine Ale from Lervig Aktiebryggeri
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.
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