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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Celebrating the Grand Illumination of Williamsburg each year, our Barleywine style ale is a massive 11% offering that takes us over 5 hours to boil. The long boil time creates a bold caramel tone and is balanced with our signature Amarillo/Cascade hops blend. Limited edition of 2007 bottles.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7101) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Courtesy of ksurkin Pours amber with off white head. The aroma is big with pine hops, tree sap, sweet musty crusty malts, prunes, raisins and plums. The taste is similar with big brash pummeling hops that pack punches from pine, resiny goodness and some grassiness. Behind the assertive load of hops are sweet malts that have fused with the resiny pine bitterness to create a pleasing flavor. I get loads and loads of hops balanced by slick yet deep sludgy sweet malts. It ends with lingering pine hop flavor and robust hop bitterness. Love this!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2302) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2014
very nice brew. beery and festive. boozy and bright. flavors morph well with a hint of caramel nut. it’s got everything going for it. finish is nice as it does not linger badly. bit of fruity syrup.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4263) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2008
22oz bottle, #0181 of 2007. American Barley-Wine Style. Pours a deep Reddish-brown color, with an off-white head. Aromas of tobacco, and big sweetness. The label states American Barley-Wine Style.? No way, this one seems more English Style to me. Dark fruit, and rich caramel malt flavors. Rich and heavy bodied. Shouldn’t it finish with a big bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2009
Bottle 26 of 2007 pours deep brown with some garnet high lights. Raisin, toffee and molasses aromas. Slightly sweet aroma. Deep caramel body with slight alcohol burn and flavors. Bit of bitterness at the end. Dark fruits left on the tongue. Fruit sweetness at the end. Bit sticky but not overly. Good mouthfeel. Not bad. grows on me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgburdman9 (858) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Another old rating. Another old rating. Aroma of aged hops and caramel malts. Well rounded overall. Flavor was smooth. A great lingeing flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (4083) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Draft: Orange and lemon zest bouquet, with an abundance of pine needle. Hazy copper, thick yellow head, nice lacing. Full body. Complex flavor of cherries, oak, strawberries, fig, and raisins. Pine sap finish. A bit resinous mouthfeel. Fair balance. It was particularly enjoyable with oysters rockafeller. Very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Vanilla, toffee, and subtle blackberry on the nose. Ruby with eggnog-colored, sticky head, moderate retention. Sweet, strong, and bitter, with flavors of berries, purple grapes, and chickory. Full bodied, low-moderate carbonation, and a long lightly sweet, strong finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FernandoC (1) - - APR 17, 2014 does not count
Aroma cítrico e deliciosamente lupulado, com notas herbáceas presentes. Corpo médio e com alta carbonatacao. No sabor delicioso, além do lúpulo predominante, também sao perceptíveis ameixas e damascos. A acidez fica muito bem integrada. Final médio e boa drinkability. Achei uma Pale ale fantástica e vou virar freguês.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2008
This one poured a copper color with a small tan head. The aroma is caramel, cherries, alcohol, and a hint of citrus. The flavor is somewhat sweet with some dark fruits like raisins present. There is also a citrus presence with this one. The alcohol is noticeable but not overwhelming. Overall a very nice barleywine.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Coastie (14) - Carrollton, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2008
This one poured a deep copper color with a small, beige head. Great aroma. Slight alcohol taste but not overwhelming at all. Great barleywine.


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