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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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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.


jlock777's rating

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jlock777 (2) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
This beer is very rare and made in small batches. It is also very awsome from the first sip to the last! made with apricots and orange blossom honey itís a 10.7% dream for strong ale and meade lovers. Strong fruit and honey through out and a nice full body. Nice mouth feel. Great carbonation.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ BP Little Italy ][ $2 ][ Stemmed Flute ][ 3.21.15 ]
>> Clear deep orange pour, weak foam. Nose is medicinal, cough syrup. Taste is big white grape, cough syrup, mild acid, somewhat fruity, fusel. Biting paper end. Was not a fan.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11074) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2015
On tap at Hops ands Pie poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of bread, apricot and light honey. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of apricot, bread and a hint of honey with a smooth dry lingering apricot finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove in San Diego. As Barmy Ale. Clear orange. Aroma of apricots, a bit of honey and alcohol. Sweet and slightly sourish flavor with honey, caramel, apricots and alcohol. Medium-bodied. Decent but too boozy.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2014
10/18/2014. On draft at Chuckís 85th as part of a 4-Ballast Point beer sampler. Clear golden-brown color, medium amoount of head, mottled in appearance. Some lace on the sides. Bready, apricot aroma, some grassy hops. Flavor is mostly sweet, and a bit sour, not very bitter. Heavy, thick body, some alcohol burn, full mouth feel and long finish. Not particularly carbonated. Interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - OCT 6, 2014
smells and tastes like fresh squeezed apricot juice. sweet honey is almost overpowering. bit of bitter orange rind and sweet pineapple in there. some grassy hops. beautiful orange-amber body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6890) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"This version coming in at a whopping 12.4% and done well! Is it beer? Is it mead? Not too sweet, but the fruit and honey are front and center for sure. Smooth, tasty, and unique."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2916) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A malty aroma dominates. The flavor is strange, sweet malt to start with a syrupy apricot sweetness to follow. The finish is sweet and sticky. Lots of alcohol on the throat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Inbreak (2757) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 19.06.2013, tap @ The Ginger Man NY:
Almost no head. Aroma is kind of neutral, fruity artificial strawberry like, grass, heather, alcohol. Taste is slightly harsh grassy and fruity, heather, grass, strawberries maybe, alcohol, hay. Medium bitterness and dry mouthfeel. Not a beer for me!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
junon (429) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Hoooly moly. This supposed to be 10.7? No way. This an odd mix of fruit forward to medicinal. Medium bodied. Crisp. This thing is dangerous.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1234) - Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Poured from the tap a clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma was low but mostly citrus and apricot. Flavor was much less fruity than I expected but still had notes of the apricot and sweet malt caramel. Finish was sweeter with plenty of fruit flavors. One of the best apricot beers Iíve had.


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