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Barley’s Mother Earth Fifteenth Anniversary Ale

Barley’s Mother Earth Fifteenth Anniversary Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
An organic strong ale to celebrate our fifteenth anniversary. Strong and malty with enough hops to let you evaluate the ability of hop farmers to do put their best foot forward without pesticides or herbicides. We use malt and hops from around our globe. New Zealand Hallertau hops give this beer a floral, citrusy character similar to American Cascade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2007
On draught at Barley’s during the 15th Anniversary party, served in a snifter. Pours a murky reddish-amber color with a medium thin and foamy off-white head that burns off slowly. Stringy lacing. Pungeant aroma of earthy malt, spices and fruit. Full-bodied with an array of flavors from juicy hops and tart fruit to sweet malt and spices. The finish is resiny hops with a lingering bitterness. Overall this is a worthy effort for an Organic Strong Ale from Barley’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Hazy brown color(almost the color of appe cider) with a small beige head. Aroma of citrus hops and fruit. Flavor of hops, fruit and malts. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2007
On tap at the Alehouse: Pours a hazy copper color with an off white head. Aroma, sweet up front with some toffee and caramel, theres a nice grassy/spicy hop profile behind it. Flavor, a sticky sweetness greets you with notes of caramel, brown sugar and toffee. It yeilds to a nice hoppy bite, with notes of spicy and floral hop flavors. The body is medium to full with a sticky sweetness to it that is cut by a surprising amount of bitterness. Really quite enjoyable, I’m looking forward to more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Had on draft at the Alehouse. Smelled sweet and malty. Pured very coudy amber. Taste was sweet apples, citrus, malts and a nice hop kicker on the finish. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Draft. Murky orange-brown pour with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, bready malt, earthy citus hops and some light spice. Flavors of grapefruit, earthy citrus/citrus zest, a bit of booze as well. Medium/thick body, sturdy carbonation, bittersweet with a bittersweet/sticky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2007
On draft and Cask at #1. Hazy amber in the glass with a frothy head.Seems like a bright citrus (orange) aroma with plenty of sweetness. Caramel and hard candy. The fruit, caramel, malt, and hops are extremely well integrated as this warms. It’s very impressive that nothing takes the forefront the warmer it gets. Malty and citrus like orange, notes of grain, caramel, and a touch of pine in the finish. Just flavorful and well integrated. Super drinkable. Body is full, smooth and a bit sticky with a semi-dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Draft at BMRAF 08. Poured hazy dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus & malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations were met with a standout brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Draft at the alehouse. Pours muddy, hazy orange with a foamy white head. Aroma is citrusy hops with a strong accent of vanilla. Taste is slightly bitter, citrusy, with a strong vanilla component. Alcohol hidden well. Nice creamy mouthfeel. I liked this one quite a bit and found it unique and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Growler: Pours a hazy deep copper amber with a well-lacing wispy white head. Aroma of sweet, lightly toasty caramel and pale malts and a good, fresh piny hop character and a touch of light fruits. Body starts slightly doughy and earthy caramely sweet with some big, fresh piny hop balance toward a fairly full, bittersweet finish. Very nicely balanced and quite drinkable. A good, hoppy strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Date: 12/22/2007
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

opaque burnt orange, fine beige head, lots of patterned lace, sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a candy sweetness and a spicyness, big sweet malt flavor, nice spicy character adds some balance, sticky tangerine sweetness, citrus comes out to adds extra complexity and balance, hint of chocolate and dark caramel, well balanced and lasting earthy bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

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