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Brewed by Alley Kat Brewing Company
Style: Barley Wine
Edmonton, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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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%. 26.4į


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3562) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2004
2003 bottle. This beer poured with no head and was an ugly, muddy, flat color. Not an auspicious start. Good nose of dark caramel sweetness. Flavors of dried fruit, raisens, prunes, buttery caramel, some wood, and hops in the long finish. Decent sipping barley wine on a cold winter night. Thanks to presario for the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
pours a carmal gold with a small tightly packed tan head,strong sweet nose noted on the pour. on taste:strongest notes are malt, carmal, plum ,prune and coffee(chocolate malt?)...this beer really improves as it warms(went from a 3.5 to a 4.5 in taste.)It has a thick creamy texture and light alcohol burn finish that would be perfect in front of the fire! Great job on this beer and great bottle art too.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Amber red colour with a off white head. The aroma is very vinuous (surp rising for an Edmonton brew) with some burnt sugar and alcohol on the nose. Tastes are spicy, sweet, and fruity. Iíll be darned that this is a beer! Itís freakin Great!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2957) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2004
2003 bottle. Very sweet malty smell. Murky dark brown colour. Intense grape like sweetness on first sip - slight hop bitterness after. Flavour really intensifies as it gets warmer, almost overpowers by the end. A good barley wine and quite drinkable. Thanks Presario.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2004
Reddish brown ale with little moka head. Fairly fruity aroma with lots of grape qualities and nice floral hops. Very sweet, with lots of malts, and a nice hoppy finish, with lots of alcohol warmth, but a bit overpowering in the end. Very good body though, complex. Thanks to the Prez!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
Moderately fruity rich grape yeast aroma and taste. Cream and spice. A fine example of barleywine and like a fine wine, intense and thoughtful. Aftertaste bit astringent and alcohol burn.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Clear, dark auburn/ violet hue, with a small but sure head. Forceful aroma, bright and fruity, cherries, grapes, apricot, and more flavors, a rich cornucopia unfolding in the senses. Taste: dark fruits dominate, deep, rich , delicious, rich amd malty, thick and strong, with a solid fruity flavor that holds out over all else. Hops remain big, malt feels bigger, but put together, itís an excellent barleywine, one of the best that Iíve ingested!

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 (2391) - 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.


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