Mór. And Mór and Mór. This is a giant of a beer. With more caramel malt, more hops and more alcohol. Barleywine may be an old English style but this is a very EDB take on the classic, using copious amounts of American hops.
Golden brown in the glass, with a thick white head, the gloriously big, bold flavours of Mór are based on a huge malt body. With masses of dried fruit flavours – particularly apricot – to the fore, there’s a spicy flourish of warming alcohol to finish.
It’s a glass of Mór.
Short description: barleywine – sweet, boozy, fruity – drink with care!
Hops: Centennial, Cascade.
Malt: Two-Row Malted Barley, Caramel and Crystal Malt
IBUs: 91 IBUs
Colour/appearance: golden brown with a nice white head.
Aroma: sweet boozy fruit and caramel on the nose.
Flavour: aged in our conditioning tanks since the end of the summer, this is a well-balanced, big, bold beer. Lively and fruity, with sweet caramel notes, there are masses of dried fruits here, with a particular concentration of intensely flavoured dried apricot.
Aftertaste: this will give you a seriously warm glow, with a lingering spicy alcohol finish.
Food pairings: It’s worth pouring this into a snifter glass and savouring slowly by itself but, if you insist on matching it with food, grab a box of those soft Medjool dates and complement the caramel flavours. Traditionally, blue cheese makes a great contrast, but you need something particularly strong and pungent, like the raw milk Bellingham Blue. If you can get your hands on some goats’ cheese chocolate truffles – check out Dovina Chocolates in Dingle and Kilkenny’s The Truffle Fairy for these – you have an incredible pairing. Staying with the sweet side, try this with the darkest, stickiest Christmas cake you can get your hands on. You won’t be disappointed.
Launch Date: December 2015
Serving temperature: 8 degrees Celsius
Availability: Bottles only