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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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 (10102) - 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 (6371) - 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 (6105) - Helsinki, 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 (4460) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3158) - 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 (2596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Tap. Red amber with small head. Fruity barleywine with light booze. A sipper at best. Odd.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2391) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
On tap at Eccentric. Pours a hazy orangish brown with little head. Aromas are muted with a little booze and maybe some orange blossom or something sweet and slightly hoppy. Flavor is crisp, especially for a barley wine. Sweet sugars (kind of a maple syrup almost) with a bitter hops presence that dominates the late palate. It’s a bit understated for a barley wine, but for a summer barley wine it’s about spot on.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1462) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2013
tap. Pours havy red with white head, fad instantly. Hoppy sweet aroma. Taste is bitter caramel and fresh floral hops

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1389) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
On tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe where ABV was listed as 8.2%. Orange-honey coloered, clear with a durable but small head. Very faint hint of vinegar mars the aroma which is otherwise appealing. Hints of honey and fresh fruits. Medium body and carbonation. Slight tongue burn. T: good sweet/bitter balance. O: Light barleywine; good but a bit disappointing.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
andyhwcinc (1353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Enjoyed on tap at Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, MI. This stuff is ok. Appearance is a cloudy amber with a thin white head. Aroma mostly syrupy. Taste also syrupy and malty. Wish this was better.


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