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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
From tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours clear golden amber with an almost fully gone head. Solid hoppy aroma,towards overripe fruity. Distinct fruity hops flavoured with a light wooden pine hops note. Bitter, dry and malty flavoured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010
Draft. A pale amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, grass, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops lending it notes of spices and grass as well as lighter notes of lemon peal, combined with medium notes of malt, leading to a dry and very bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
On tap. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma of overripe fruit, aroma hops and alcohol. Quite full-bodied, burned caramel, wood and some oxidization. Some bitterness in the finish with plenty of warming alcohol. 060709

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
Tap at Beer Revolution. Deep amber-red pour with a thin white lace. The nose is really lovely. Sweet slightly fruity malt base - not cloying, but definitely on the rich side. Nice bright fruity hoppiness that cuts the malt without being too aggressive. A little bit chewy and malty, but again, it’s well-balanced. Some chewiness. It’s a damn solid barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8001) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2011
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours foggy amber with a fruity aroma. There is a typical bareywine flavor - very fruity with a bitter finish. However, this one is quite tasty without being cloyingly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Draft. ’07 vintage. Rich amber with a dark cream colored head. Light malt aroma. Malt and light wheat flavor with sherry notes. Medium bodied. Sherry and malt lingers with wheat and light spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
On tap at PP Carlsbad (6/12/09): Pours a transparent bright copper orange with a well-lacing off-white head. Aroma of light caramel maltiness and some light fruity esters. Starts semi-sweet and toasty malty with a touch of caramel toffee before a drier bittersweet finish. A decent hoppy barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Hazy brownish red with a nice beige head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, dark fruit, butterscotch, dark sweet bread, and floral/piney hops. Toffee, caramel, toast, buttered sweet bread, and a floral hoppy bitterness in the finish. Nice drinking at 10%, great balance of malt and hops in a big beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 30, 2009
On tap at pizza port. Brown with a creamy off white head. Sweet aroma and a molasses toffee and spice taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - APR 30, 2008
Tasted at the 5th Annual (2008) Triple Rock Firkin Fest. This barley wine pours a dark gold color from the firkin. Small sized head. The aroma is fruity, caramel and sweet. A medium to full bodied Barleywine. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are citrusy and floral. Nice balance. Nice soft carbonation. There is a touch of alcohol bite at the finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with a touch of alcohol oiliness.

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