Mine Is Bigger Than Yours
To Øl

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From:
To Øl
 
Denmark
Style:
Barleywine - English
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 8.08%
Ratings:
92
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 07, 2022
Added:
Sep 21, 2012
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  14
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: 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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3.22 by Mikexw from New York on Apr 07, 2022
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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Peach63 from New York

Copper with a 1/4" tan head, which slowly fades. Moderate lacing. Suspended yeast particles.

Aroma of dates, raisins, figs, molasses, caramel.

Taste follows nose: dates, raisins, figs, molasses, caramel.

Full body, light carbonation. Sweet, sticky finish.

Docked some points for excessive yeast particles. Overall, it smells great and is pretty tasty.

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4.36 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Jan 13, 2022
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4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Avitra from Switzerland

Tastes and like like apple juice. In a good way. Extremely unique

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3.9 by Houborg1 from Denmark on Dec 28, 2018
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3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Beersnake1 from California

Poured from fridge temp into a snifter. Pours a dark brown - almost reddish. Tan head slowly dissipates. Nose is toffee and resin. A bit of cotton candy. Taste is surprisingly sweet. A bit syrupy. I am not a huge fan. I think five years or so might do wonders for this beer. It doesn't come across as a barleywine to me at all. More of a sweet mess. Some toffee and tropical fruit - mango and papaya. Not much else comes through. Mouthfeel is syrupy and creamy. Overall, not at all close to the better barleywines out there, but not horrible.

Nov 18, 2018
 
4.18 by Specules from California on Feb 16, 2018
 
4.13 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on Oct 29, 2017
 
4.09 by gobuccos from Ohio on Sep 16, 2017
 
3.87 by kuishinbo_tantei from New York on Jun 19, 2017
 
4.16 by Muss42 from Michigan on Jun 16, 2017
 
4.02 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on Mar 29, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by crosenkrantz from Switzerland

Has a lot of punch on the nose, hops are on the front. Very thick, it fills the mouth and your nose too. Hops provide some illusion of refreshment. After this illusion, it is extremely sweet and creamy, I feel a lot of red fruits. The whole combination is like a forest.
Tasted in parallel to DeMolen's Bommen&Granaten, this is less malty but more interesting.

Mar 12, 2017
 
4 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Feb 26, 2017
 
4.06 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on Aug 06, 2016
 
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3.99 by jaydoc from Kansas on Feb 29, 2016
 
4.19 by dcotom from Iowa on Feb 07, 2016
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4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by drpimento from Wisconsin

An extremely tasty BW. Aroma is on the mild side, but do pick up caramel and orange Julius. Flavor is like nose & traditional BW, very heavy bittersweet, nice complementary dose of carbonic tang and hops. Big beer. Good for slow drinkin.

Dec 07, 2015
 
4.28 by Warren2621 from Indiana on Oct 03, 2015
 
3.81 by dcmchew from Romania on Jul 22, 2015
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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Brew_42 from Massachusetts

Dark reddish brown with a tan head

Smell-Caramel malts and dark fruits

Taste- Follows the nose with a ester-y punch at the end that I wasn't crazy about but a good tasting beer overall

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3.83 by leitmotif from Romania on Jul 17, 2015
 
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4.15 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on Apr 29, 2015
 
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3.5 by bark from Sweden on Mar 21, 2015
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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Jeffo from Netherlands

Got this one online a while back. Thanks again for the tip Pim!

From a 37,5cl bottle into a snifter
Best by 26 March 2024

APPEARANCE: Pours a larger, three finger, fluffy, off-white head with great retention. Creamy and frothy head slowly fades to a good wisp and leaves some foamy lacing down the glass. Clear rust orange in color with no carbonation evident. Slight wisp and ring remain leaving some decent lacing down the glass. Good looking brew.

SMELL: Fruity nose with green apples and pears, some funky barnyard aromas, hay, notes of lemon and a touch acidic.

TASTE: Fruit up front, with green apples, pears, some sweet grainy notes, toffee, notes of hay and some funky stuff, then a bold and lasting finish of more green fruit, dried apricot, some light barnyard flavors, lemon, citrus, some toffee sweetness and a touch of grassy hop bitterness as balance. Oats are there as well, as are red fruits as it lingers on the palate. No real alcohol presence. Certainly flavorful and interesting for sure.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Super silky smooth on the palate, really creamy, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. A touch of heat at the back. The oats make this really, really silky smooth. Really nice.

OVERALL: This was a beauty. The aroma and flavor profile had an unexpected funky characteristic, but it seemed to work out well here. The feel was excellent, with the oats making this a wonderfully silky and creamy experience. Only a little more weight would have made this perfect. All in all, an excellent beer that I very much enjoyed. Another impressive To Ol brew. Cheers!

Mar 18, 2015
 
3.84 by Phigg1102 from New York on Mar 09, 2015
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4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by LiquidAmber from Washington

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.

Jan 09, 2015
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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by cjgator3 from Florida

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

Dec 22, 2014
 
4.4 by RocketChimp from Delaware on Dec 04, 2014
 
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4.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 20, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

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.

Cheers!

Nov 16, 2014
 
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 92 ratings