by Brouwerij Kees

A Barley Wine is a treat for the malt lovers, offering a big, thick, sticky malt body.  A traditional English style would have low hop bitterness.  Often a beer for the sweet-tooth, they are a prefect dessert beer to sit on and sip at the end of the night.

As seems to happen, the US takes a traditional style and adds a US touch.  That is, US hops.  So the American style Barley Wine is a big malty body with a fruitier and punchier edge to the hop character.

Kees! American style Barley Wine uses Cascade and Citra hop.

The result is a dark reddish-brown beer with a dense body.  The aroma is full of bready malts and over-ripe fruits.  The taste is full of caramel malts, dark dried fruits, a touch of citrus and earthy bitterness.

The finish is long and semi-sweet.  It is a beer that will evolve as it warms up, so one to sip and savour.

 

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Country
The Netherlands
Alcohol
11.5%
Style
Barley Wine
Size
330ml

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