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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Tap sample at EC. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy herbal, citrus hop and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is was a solid beer but soft for style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7608) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Like this one alot, hazed amber pour, big hop notes to go with the maltiness, jsut huge flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7156) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Draught at the Bell’s Eccentric Café, Kalamazoo, MI. 8.2%.
Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. Dark fruits and mild maltiness in the aroma. Quite easy and mild for a Barley Wine. The flavour is fruits, dark fruits, strong hops. Like fruit punch and booze mixed together. Very strong flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5587) - Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Draft to taster at Eccentric Cafe. Looks decent; light for a barleywine though. A transparent orange with. Sticky off-white lacing. Smells of mild malt and hops. Tastes like it smells with a light barleywine sweetness. Average on the palate. An underwhelming example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4964) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Sample at Bell’s on 5/18/14. Clear copper in color with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel and red wine. Malty and vinous flavor with a minty cherry finish. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4781) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
4oz draft at Churchkey for meet the brewer event. Poured a hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma was light sweet malts, caramel notes, some light booze, but not overpowering. Plenty of sweet malts, caramel, pine, pretty enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4059) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Draught at Beer Trappe. Light caramel and toffee. Some light sweetness with sugar. A light barley wine but tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Glass at Time with Remy, pours reddish brown with small head. Reminds me more of a quad or Belgian strong, notes are grape, Belgian malt, wet wood, and other dark fruits. Medium body and carbonation. Just ok.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3176) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Draft at the Eccentric Café, Kalamazoo. Hazy medium orange-brown body, thin to medium light beige head. Very light nose, some sweet cereals and brown sugar, candy and nuts. Sweet body, lots of brown sugar and candy with a soapy bitter finish. Malt-forward but not syrupy. That said, there’s something ephemeral and a tad cloying about the malt profile.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (3101) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Tap. Red amber with small head. Fruity barleywine with light booze. A sipper at best. Odd.


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