Brouwerij Kees American Barley Wine (11.5%)

American Barley WineThis is a bit special.
Thick and creamy and slinking out of its bottle a deep copper, the smell is toffee and strawberries, round and rich and sweet.
As you take a swig you find you’re eating treacle tart, it’s all soft satisfying pastry, gloopy treacle, almonds and burned brown sugar.
There are hops here too.
They’re not massive, but they are definitely there, giving you a snap of hazel, nettle tea, a twist of lemon and some pithy bracken.
All of this loveliness is warmed through with a deep brandy heat that makes for a luxuriously boozy and sticky finish.

Source: The Beer Hawk

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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