Cascade Yarley Whine
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
Brewed in 2005, this oak barrel barley wine spent eight months on oak and then was aged until its Feb 2009 release.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2010
In short: An excellent boozy and refreshing fruity Triple IPA calling itself a Barley Wine. Excellent.
How: Bottle 22oz (hand-bottled). Consumed when over 6 months of age. Sent to me by after4ever, thanks a lot Tom for this rare gem
The look: Cloudy orange-blonde body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose of big hoppy barley wine, slightly reminiscent of a fresh SN Bigfoot. Taste is something else! A lot of extra refreshing sweetened tropical fruits. Not really any caramel, honey or other sweetness flavour, just very sweet refreshing fruits, like fruits concentrate. A truckload of hops, a bit citrusy, a bit piney, and very grapefruity. Strong dry bitterness dominated by a grapefruits. This 11%+ barley wine is surprisingly low on malts and unfortunately the alcohol is apparent. But even with the alcohol apparent it fruity character and assertive bitterness make it very drinkable. At the end the beer ends-up feeling more like an excellent boozy but refreshing triple IPA than a true barley wine. Wow! What a kick-ass beer this was. I really didnít know what to expect from this one and this was quite a treat. If that was sold locally Iíd be as wasted as the three years I spent learning Klingon to impress the girls.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2009
draft @ Raccoon Lodge - hazy light brown with thick off-white head; killer nose of sweet bready malts, lemons, sugar, wood, hint of booze; medium body is quite thick and refreshing going down; alcohol is well hidden in the flavors; yeasty, sugars and malty rich; not you average BW thatís for sure; maybe some belgian influence in the recipe somewhere? thanks Ron!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3377) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2009
Hell yeah, rating 3, Iím so pretty much hell yeah because of ben suzygreenburg, I am in debt as he would say, Ben is my buddy plain and simple, Iíll do what I can for him heíll do what he can for me. Screw top 750ml growler, yeah ben, yeah. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet with caramel. Great to have this, because I say Ron is a genious as such this doesnít dissapoint. Taste is sweet light and rich yumm with some lemon candy at the end if that sounds bad screw it, you have no palate because this barleywine has some citrus at the end, so there, good work, Ron.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8040) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Tasted at the big ďSeaBass has got to goĒ tasting. Big big thanks to bvc for sending me this brew. It pours copper with gold hues and white head. The aroma is full with mango, citrus, grapefruit, a little pineapple and then mild molasses covered spicy oak. The taste is pretty bright and mildly sour to tart citrus hops going from grapefruit hop flavor, mango and tangelo to tarter citrus hop bitter notes to midway. Toward the finish it becomes tart and a bit yeasty and then dries out some with lingering citrus tartness and citrus sour notes hanging on for a good long while. Yummy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
T3. Liked this one! Hazy orange color, with a strong, sticky head and lace. Nose is caramel, yeast, and sugar. Taste is citrus, yeast, and a full bodied tartness. Sharp and fruity, with grapes hidden in the back. Yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6659) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Unlabelled bomber shared by the great Mr G. Clear amber with a fleeting head. Boozy bourbon barrel aroma with some tart citrus. Medium body with light carbonation. Caramel, pitfruit, and bourbon vanilla flavors with lightly sour lemon. Sweet tart Barleywine. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5145) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Thanks to the kind soul who opened this at the So Long Sea Bass Tasting. Pours a hazy orange with an off-white head. Nose is a beautiful balance of bourbon, citrus, malt, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor is lots of malt with caramel, vanilla, bourbon, and citrus. Great medium-bodied barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2009
first rating of this beer! malty goodness with a bit of oak tannins to balance it on cask at the horse brass

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
Served from a bottle at toncatchers T3 tasting! Thanks to stefanje, lagunitasfan, weeheavysd, fordest, wetherel, alohac and of course toncatcher for suppling the house and grub. Rating # 5 cool! Thanks for the bring WeeheavySD. Malty yeast and a little sweetness. Very nice barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7490) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2009
22, unlabelled. Thanks, SuzyGreenberg! And thanks Ron, as well, of course. Suzy just happens to be the one hooking us up this particular afternoon. Crystal clear medium amber. Headless. Laceless. Big white-wine-y nose. Some caramel and biscuit there. Creamy medium body. Sticky. Bright chardonnay lemonyness. Mild, lightly tart finish. Fascinating, offbeat, great stuff.

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