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

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5476) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
Bottle (2005 vintage courtesy of Presario): Poured a deep amber color ale with a nice small dark foamy head with excellent retention. Aroma of caramel and figs is clearly evident and it seems this barley wine is more akin to the English style then the US hops heavy style. Taste is very enjoyable with some nice roasted caramel-like malt, sweetness reminiscent of figs and a nice bitter finish. Body is a bit thin for the style but alcohol is well hidden. Good stuff and glad I have some other bottle for aging.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2005
2003 Vintage bottle
Very dark caramel brown, with a diminutive lace. Vineous nose, madeirized, caramel and a solvent-like alcohol finish that blends with a little english-style hops to give it an almost minty aroma. Tastes silky smooth with just about no carbonation, toasted, caramel malts, the aftertaste is surprisingly hoppy. In fact, as you breathe out, the hops again blend in well with the booze and come through with an icy feeling in the nose and mouth. The bitterness stays put on the back of your tongue. Quite a treat.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1055) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
Pours mahogony/copper with a short slow moving tan soapy head. Ample hops and butterscotch. Butter fatty carrying light berry fruits, apple, peach. Neither over aggressive on hops or malts. Quite balanced. Medium sweet, iron, roasted barley shows nicely. Earth, caramel, cakey citrus finish. English Strong Ale with some American hop. Very tastey stuff. I would love to try other vintages.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2005
Bottle at Bar Volo -- thanks Ralph! Pours a cloudy amber with a small white head. Nice amount of carbonation. Aroma of fruity malts and hops with some citrus, plum and a whiff of alcohol. Flavour is quite bitter, a little strong on the alcohol but not too much. Nice balance of hops and sweet fruit and has a mild port or brandy taste. A little milder than some barley wines, itís quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Bottle. At Volo, shared with blankboy (thanks, Ralph!). Poured non-cloudy amber with an infusion of copper interlaced. A nicely laced, thin and delicate off-white head. My nose caught licorice, vanilla, quite a hit of deep hops, fairly malty. The taste had quite a strong hit of alcohol, but quite pleasant for that - sharp; again, quite a bit of rich hoppiness, with some malt and sharp spiciness coming through as well. A long, long finish, tart on the tongue, carried the alcohol flavour for quite a while after swallowing. Iím not huge on barley wines, but this oneís different - Iíd recommend giving it a whirl.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2005
341 ml bottle 2003 edition. Gorgeous dark garnet colour with thin white lace. Big chewy malts, biscuit, cookie dough, bright citrusy and spicy hop aromas as well. Some dark sweet fruits, plums, dates, and figs. Flavour is awesome. Sweet malts, brown sugar and caramel coated fruit, candied ginger, a bit of woodiness, some dark rum/light molasses flavours as well. Very slight peppery alcoholic taste, but it is well hidden. Nice warming sensation. Long sweet finish with a touch of cherry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
bottle. copper-brown coloured body with a small white head. subtle citrus hop aroma but predominately malt-accented. quite hoppy up front with a slight alcohol burn. rich malty body with plent of hops to even out the body. notes of plum and sugar. lots of alcohol shows up in the finish providing a nice warm fuzzy feeling in the old gulliver. I really enjoyed this...thanks goes out to Ralph for bringing it to Volo.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2005
Bottle. A long awaited beer for me, was kind of disappointing. Dark amber body, small white head. Slightly sweet aroma is very alcoholic. Similar flavour to the aroma slightly sweet malt, with overbearingly alcoholic finish. Average palate is not adequate for this beer. It really deserves a fuller body. Lots of booze without the big flavours to go with it. Like a Sammy Sosa bunt - itís enjoyable, but not what you came for. Would give it a second chance if available. Thanks R.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerguys (50) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2005
Poured amber in color with a hint of gold. Small head that lasted till beer was finished. Noticed a sweet smell and taste. Light bitter taste to the finish that warms the belly because of the high alcohol content. Very enjoyable

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fiend (104) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2005
Poured with a lasting head and dark coppery in color. The balance between the 10% ABV and abundant malt flavor were perfect. I didnít know what chewy maltiness was until I tried this beer. My sample was a 2005 so I can only imagine this beer would be even better if I had the willpower to wait a year or two!


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