RateBeer
Barley Johns Anniversary Ale
     click to upload
overall
79
37
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Anniversary Ale: In honor of our 5th Anniversary we are releasing this special ale around St. Patricks Day. It is a Strong Irish Red Ale with low hop aroma and a great malt finish. It is currently maturing in our cellar in anticipation for the big day so check back for a release date (March 15-18th, somewhere in there


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1350) - Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Tap - small foamy head, very dark amber color, malty/nutty aroma and flavor, smooth drinking - good overall

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Nice head and lacing as I drink this dark amber pour. The aroma is pleasantly sweet and malty with a very fresh character. The body is vaguely chocolatey.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Pint at Barley Johnís. Unclear brown copper pour with a thick frothy kahki head and leaves a nice sticky lacing. Aroma is faint nuts and roasted burnt malt. Taste is very malty with some sweet caramel, nuts and dark fruit and finihes nice and bitter hop note (nice). Palate is medium creamy feel with solid carbonation and finishes chaulky. Very nice brew!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemooner (604) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2010
Pours a dark amber with a small, off-white head. Weak aroma of caramel malt and some breadiness. Flavor is malty with more of a bready taste and hints of sugar, caramel, syrup, and fruits with a lightly bitter finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Pour was dark amber. Had a medium dark fruity taste and a medium or so malt bill. Had the average hops for an ale and a nice floral finish. Good brew. Would drink again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2008
scent of fruit and barley. taste of hops and fruit. nothing too special about this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Draft at the brewpub on Barley Johnís 8th Anniversary (3/16/08). 6.6%. Poured a cloudy brown-orange color. The head was off white. Earthy aromas of moss and dried leaves greeted the nose. Smelled a bit like Autumn. This earthiness carried over into the flavor. I tasted wet stone, fall leaves, and green leafy hops. Dry on the tongue with moderate hop bitterness that peaked at about 6 out of 10. Not flashy, but a nice beer nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2008 edition, listed as 6.6% ABV. 16 oz. pour, on tap at the brewpub. Tasted during Barley Johnís 8th Anniversary celebration on 3-16-08. Bready aroma of toasted malt and citrus. The smell is weak and hard to pin down. Pours a hazy, dark, reddish brown with a cool, bright, orangish gold hue. Small amount of near-white head. Malty, pleasant taste that reminds me more of an English old ale or strong ale rather than any sort of Irish brew. The taste is less toasty than the aroma and alleged Irish heritage suggest, and the beer is sweeter than I expected. Medium body. Smooth and creamy in the palate. Moderate carbonation. Refreshing. Barley Johnís Anniversary Ale is a solid though unspectacular beer. A stronger and more interesting aroma would greatly help this product.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2007
Hand bottle received in Mystery swap 2.0. Alot of malt to this one, pours with a slight head, and dark color. Some dark fruit to this one, but malt dominates, an enjoyable brew! Almost tastes like a port wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2007
From Growler drunk 4/21. Very dark brown nearly black with lacing type head. Roasted malt and fruity banana aroma. Alittle thin and watery. The flavor was of strong roasted malt. Some creamy notes also detected. Bitter finish. Got better as it warmed.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50