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Americas Rex Grossmans Big Play Barleywine

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Formerly brewed at Americas Brewpub
Style: Barley Wine
Aurora, Illinois USA
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RATINGS: 1   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2008
I have no notes concerning the appearance, but, as with many beers at the festival, I recall the head was of the minimalistís ilk. The nose was quite fruity with cherries and apples, sweet with a pale maltiness, warm with alcohol, and lightly bittered to balance it out. Both the hoppy bitterness and the alcohol peppery spiciness grow in the flavor and leave you with a warm, somewhat bitter finish. This is a pretty hot barleywine, but Iím fairly certain that Mr. Rybinski will have already barrelled some by now. Canít wait.

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