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Barley Creek Iron Arm Belgian Style Ale

Barley Creek Iron Arm Belgian Style Ale
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Our brewers have been busy creating something special in conjunction with the Lion Brewery in Wilkes-Barre. Belgian beer lovers behold...Barley Creek has a Witbier on tap! It’s a classic “white beer” with a cloudy appearance and brewed with orange peel and coriander to give it that light, refreshing finish. Witbiers were born in medieval times so we’re naming this one; “Iron Arm Belgian Style Ale”. Old Iron Arm was a Belgian king in medieval times who “Explored” Europe the only way a king knew how to explore…with and Iron Arm!


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kramer (4941) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Tap. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body with a minimal fizzy white head. The nose is fairly spicy with coriander mostly but a little irange peel. Minimal yeast influence, a light wheat malt base. The flavor is a bit thin and weak with the only identifiable flavor being coriander. Not much in the way of wheat or yeastiness, rather bland really. Light bodied and very thin with fizzy carbonation. Pretty bland and uninspiring.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dacrza (516) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Date tasted: June 16, 2013... Glassware: willibecker... Occasion: Father’s Day #6--spending it at the brew pub at the suggestion of my wife--what could be better?... Appearance: sunshine orange juice hue with a cloudy, opaque body--appropriately garniushed with an orange slice... Aroma: rather stoic for a wheat/wit; not much beyond some banana and orange... Palate: smooth, drinkable and not too complex--not a bad attribute on such a pleasantly warm day... Taste: tart, malty base with a moderate citric introduction; like a harder hefeweizen, but the malt is surprisingly displacing the wheat... Overall: had to wolf it down to prepare for the meal’s beer accompaniment, but the fact is the beer was made for that purpose--little aftertaste or protestation from the Iron Arm...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2010
On draught at the brewery. Poured a clear yellow with small off white head. They served with a lemon wedge, which was a good thing because it didn’t have much flavor or body. It had a lot of citrus and a light wheat taste. I got no coriander or strong Belgian wheat body like it should have. Not a bad beer, just nothing to seek out.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
roder60 (1284) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Had on draft at the brewery, served with an orange slice (boo!). Poured a pale orange yellow color. Fruit on rim masks true aroma of the beer, but did seem to have some orange aromas of its own and a bit of doughy spiciness. Flavor was very mild dry bitter with a bit of orange and some yeastiness to it. Overall, not really a fan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
On draught at the brewery: Poured a clear copper colour with not a whole lot of fizz. thin off white head. aroma is somewhere between maple syrup and butterscotch. Sweet smell, but taste comes across a little dull. Nice taste, but a little boring."

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Aroma of clove, sugary bubblegum, perfume, graham cracker, gumdrops. Flavor somewhat herbal with some lemon and taffy, pretty hollow overall. Rather seltzery palate. Pretty weak.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2009
on tap-pours a white ring for a head and hazy gold color. Aroma is banana/some clove, light malt/wheat. Taste is banana/lemon/orange, coriander, clove/pepper, light malt/wheat, some spice hops. Light/medium body. Plenty of carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light orange with a white head. Aroma of melon rind and malt. Not very aromatic actually. Flavor of odd malt--very cereal like (rice Chex is my closest guess). Sweet and odd, but still somewhat drinkable. Definitely nothing like a classic witbier though... 6/4/6/3/13 (3.2/5)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigrond (1475) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2008
A pretty good beer. It was better than I expected. Citrus taste and a resfrehing palate but not a good witbier. Very drinkable though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Draft at BCBP. Deep copper pour with off-white head. Aroma of cherry and berry fruits, fuky yeasty esters, hopcitrus. Tastes earthy malty, with some tart cherry notes, mild florals, and hopcitrus. Almost gets gueuezy as it warms, with the fruit staying firm and tart. Unique and prettyy good.


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