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Brewed by Alley Kat Brewing Company
Style: Barley Wine
Edmonton, Canada
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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Olde Deuteronomy is a beer that is high in alcohol, full-bodied, and has a "chewy" maltiness. Because it improves with age, it is called a barley wine. Olde Deuteronomy is truly a beer to be shared with friends and should be sipped out of a brandy snifter. Each vintage will age and improve for several more years.
ABV varies from 10.2% to 11.5%


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillPierce (22) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2004
Dark amber color with only a bit of head when poured. Aroma is malty with some fruity esters. The flavor is of caramel malt and the bitterness is certainly present but not pronounced. Noticeable alcoholic warmth but with a bit of roughness that suggests it might benefit from further aging (the vintage was 2003). Carbonation is on the low side. A good but not yet outstanding barley wine that may improve with time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
Deep amber in colour. Aroma of toffee, hops, alcohol and fruit. Flavour was quite hoppy, lots of alcohol, smooth, and slightly sweet. Finishes with lots of alcohol, medium bitterness. Another year in the cellar would have done this beer good. It has lots of potential to be a great beer. Thanks for the bottle mr_kimchee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
Beautiful rich ruby colour that sadly disappoints a little in the tasting. But then I foolishly drank this one before aging it for a few years like I feel it needs. Sweet with too much alcohol present throughout and a slightly thin/harsh finish. Definitely seems like a re-rate of an aged bottle will be in order though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1128) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2003
(2003) Edition. Aroma has vinous qualities, candy, molasses and some piney hops. Pour a copper brown, nice tan head and lacing. Flavour is sweet. Alcohol is present. Slight harshness in the finish due to young vintage. Finish is quite smooth. Definitely will improve with age, but satisfying nonetheless.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2007 2007 best batch since 2003. Does not have the sourness of the last two batches. A fuller maltier body. Worth stocking up. I hear the 2008 will be coming soon. 2006 Sampled off the tank at the brewery and I am excited! Bottles have a sour edge. Still not the 2003. 2005 Started off kind of thin and tea-like. Developed into a nicer beer you could have every night. Not what 2003 was. 2003 10%. Yes I know I should cellar it, that’s why I bought 24. Clearer than typical. Nice dark amber with very thin head. Warm spice-light Christmas smell with muted Alley Kat yeast. If this does improve with age I look forward to annual tastings. Rich thick caramel and alcohol flavour. Some spice in the aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2003
Bright copper. Fruity and heavy on the malt in the nose, alcohol causing a ruckuss as well. The body is quite sweet and smooth with a light hop bitterness towards the end. I've never been a huge fan of the barley wine, nothing impressive to me here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11779) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 Golden amber. Slightly bizarre aroma of grapes, cucumber, caramel & toffee, flowers, and some tropical fruit hoppiness. Sweet, smooth creaminess with coconut sweetness; fruit esters like apricot, pear and crabapple. Long malts omnipresent (bread crust, molasses). Fairly light for its size.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
2000 bottling, 10.2%abv. brownish red colour, off white head. mellow malt, caramel and alcoholic hops on the nose. very smoot, yet filling mouthfeel. starts smooth, leading to sweet toffee and big round maltiness. some tart suggestions of orange hard candy before hoppy finish. very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 8, 2003
Black tea, amber, smallish rings. Alcoholic aroma, decent smoothness. Malty front, liquor middle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2003
2000 Vintage! Sweet enticing butterscotch aroma. Ruby/amber, a small cream head. High octane, great warming sensation, Rich texture, which becomes mellow and sweet. Lovely. Thanks mr._kimchee!


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