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Mine Is Bigger Than Yours | To Øl

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3.97/5
Very Good
83 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by EgadBananas on 09-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,530
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
83
pDev:
7.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of jaydoc
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with brown sugar and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev +1%
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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Photo of olradetbalder
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of dcmchew
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
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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Photo of TMoney2591
3.39/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a snifter at Beer Market - Vernon Hills.

What better way to follow a beef barleywine than an even beefier barleywine? This stuff pours a hazy amber topped by a half-finger of glowing wan khaki foam. The nose comprises Italian bread, candied orange peel, light mandarin orange, and honey. The taste brings in more of the same, with a light twinge of booze, thick caramel, and a more rye-leaning bread component. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid barleywine, but one that's more cudgel than rapier, unfortunately.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.21/5  rDev +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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of avalon07
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange-brown color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy, off white, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A surprisingly muted aroma of hops, malt, and caramel.

T: Like the smell, the taste was very underplayed. The hops were very much present, along with some caramel and malt in the finish. Not quite as hoppy as most barleywines, but it's a sufficient amount. A decent flavor.

M: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: A bit uneven in spots, but this is still a drinkable beer.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
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 bluejacket74
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
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 rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +0.8%
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 bark
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drpimento
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of atone315
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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