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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Aroma of perfect smoked grains and wood, a little toffee, lemon, bread, and wet hay. Flavor has medium apparent sweetness, low bitterness, and a touch of sourness--that almost funky wet hay note. Finishes dry. Absolutely perfect body, not at all watery like so many American efforts, but still sluggable with that dry character. The smoke continues to be readily apparent retronasaly throughout the taste and swallow, another significant difference from many American counterparts. A beautiful showcase of smoke with other complexities, perfectly balanced. I’ve come to expect greatness from Barrier, yet somehow this one has still managed to blow me away.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2042) - USA - AUG 15, 2014
On draft at the Jeffrey. A very nice rauch from Barrier! There is a little sour sweetness that nicely compliments the peat smoke flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnomungus (55) - - JUL 1, 2014
Crisp, clear smoke is delicious, but moves into a rather plain, whitebread kind of beer. Good but plain.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2205) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Tap at Top Hops beer shop. Pours orange gold with nice head. Nose is meaty and pine. Tastes of only light bacon, with pine, toast, and malty, hint of copper pennies on finish. decent beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4027) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2014
Location: Sampled at TapNY, 4/26/14

Aroma: The nose is smoke wood and meat mostly, with toasted malts
Appearance: It pours a clear gold-orange color with a white head
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, pretty nice and smokey, with meat and grainy flavors
Palate: This one has a medium body, and a pretty nice mouthfeel
Overall Impression: I thought this was one of the better smoked beers at the festival. Some really nice stuff. I almost skipped Barrier due to their availability in the city, but I’m glad I did not. This was well worth the stop.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3449) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is smoke, light meat, with a little sweet malts. Taste is smoky up at the front, but then goes into a somewhat sweet lager. The smoke really isn’t powerful enough or distinctive enough for me and sort of takes second whistle to the malts as you continue sipping.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ajcanon711 (35) - - FEB 28, 2014
Mmmmmmmm....mmmmm Tastes smokey. Smells smokey. Love it. Wish I could buy it in lower WC county ---AJ's Approval

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
Smoky beer, big in aroma and taste. Lacy. Overall an average beer. On tap at Barcade Brooklyn.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clean gold with light white head and mild soapy lace. Nose of smoked meat and hay. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body. Smoke flavor is more subdued than the nose. Slight band aid but not bad for a smoked beer which I typically don’t like

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at pony bar UES. This is one of my favorite barrier beers. Smoky but not too smoky, totally drinkable lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
In short: A blond smoked blending meaty smoke and wheaty refreshing qualities. Good beer
How: Tap at Tap-NY 2012
The look: Almost clear blond body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is slightly smoked with also light color fruits and hay. Taste is more smoked than the aroma hinted on. I got lot of meaty smoke (smoked pork), something I usually get from darker smoked beers. Add to that refreshing wheaty citric notes and you have a fun refreshing smoked. Another good beer I enjoyed at TAP-NY, and if you wanted to attend this festival but were unable to, don’t worry, I drank enough for the both of us.


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