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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made with only six ingredients. Malted 2-row barley, palisade hops, orange blossom honey, White Labs California Ale Yeast, apricots and San Diego carbon filtered tap water. Low bitterness is balanced by tart apricots with a sweet but not cloying finish. Barmy Ale can be aged up to eight years with a strong honey wine character emerging if cellared. Be careful not to be the barmiest of them all.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (7804) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Dark golden with a small white head. Sweet with apricot, caramel and malt. The body was full and the finish with warming alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2933) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Aroma: Light Fruit, Mild Honey, Mild Cereal Grains, Mildly Boozy... Appearance: Golden Straw, Mild Amber Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head, Some Lacing... Taste: Light Fruit Esters, Mild Apricot, Boozy Burn... Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Very Harsh Alcohol Burn

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3002) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2016
Pours almost clear golden with a low white head. Aromas of apricot jam, ripe apples, honey, hay. Taste is quite sweet with marinated fruit notes and a very moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is oily and sticky with low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6723) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2016
How: Draught.
Where: Tritonia, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, apricot, caramel.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation. Thick, creamy mouthfeel.
Flavour: Apricot, fruit, caramel, citrus.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jiwookdo (33) - changwon, SOUTH KOREA - SEP 22, 2016
Clear golden with a white head Sweet. flavor of apricot, peach & honey full body & medium carbonation

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (949) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Pours a nice copper/gold from a bottle, thick white head with a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of honey, a light apricot. Flavor is much heavier on both fronts with a hint of melon. Big mouthfeel matched by a bit of alcohol burn. Very good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pyrmir (5528) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
On tap at Rex. Hazy golden with thin white head. Aroma is big, boozy, fruit, apricot and sugar. Taste is similar, big sweet boozy malt notes and some apricots.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (6015) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle. Orange-amber with a tall, dense, frothy gold head. Aroma is boozy and sweet with big fruit and honey notes and a candyish note. Taste is big fruit up front, dark honey notes, candied fruit, booze and sticky sugars. Body is medium with a slight syrupyness. Dense carbonation with a mild stickiness and warmth. Ends with more big fruit notes, candied fruit, honey, light caramel, booze and sugary notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3748) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 12, 2016
This is a fruit beer? Well, I thought it was an American strong ale, hence I put it in a snifter. The appearance was a soft hazy semi-burnt bronze golden transaparency. Carbonation is barely seem. But a thin rimmed white little head that dissipated nice with a delicate spider web lacing. The aroma blends sweet apricot along with the honey. Sticky malty notes underneath. The flavor is the sticky apricot and honey along with the malts, somewhat Belgian sweetness. But no spice. Smooth sticky notes hit in the aftertaste and then hitting lightly in the finish, fairly quick. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a delicate smooth stickiness rolling over my tongue. Overall, fruit beer or American Strong ale, hmmmm....well, it’s quite good, whatever it’s supposed to be. I’d have this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (3018) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Bottle from Bottle Bin. Very potent brew with a really sugary taste up front. The sweetness almost becomes cloying, but stops just shy. Alcohol is underlying, but hidden just beneath the surface. Pretty good for its potency. The flavors are well balanced to keep this beer from going to far in any direction, but just barely.


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