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Drakes Pine Tar Barleywine

Drakes Pine Tar Barleywine
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Named after George Brett’s meltdown when the Yankee’s Manager Billy Martin, and the umpires accused him of using too much pine tar on his bat after hitting a home run. Two year old Barleywine aged in a Grenache barrel. Unspiked with any other yeasts. Very oakey from the barrel. 10% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Amber with an off white head. ARoma is pine, oak, caramel, residual sugar, alcohol. Taste is pine, earthy, alcohol, fruit, beet juice, a bit sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Wine and malt aroma. Red wine and malt flavor with light caramel and oak. Medium bodied. Oak and a light tartness lingers with malt and wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Draft at the Bistro BABF.Nose is hoppy, toffee, raisins, and a sour hint. Clear brown with a small beige head. Flavor is light funkiness, bitterness, and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Quite unique. It pours a hazy amber with no head. The taste is an interesting mix of sour fruit, Brettanomyces, and a little caramel malt from the base barleywine. Pine hop flavors are ever so slightly present. Overall, the barrel-aging and fruit is just too intense with this one. It’s adventurous and interesting, but even a 10% barleywine wasn’t a big enough beer to stand up to the barrel flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2009
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, grape, oak, vanilla and toffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of oak, grape, toffee and light vanilla with a crisp dry tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Draft @ Bistro Barrel Aged Festival. Pours a slightly hazy, reddish-amber color; fizzy, mixed-bubbled off-white head with minimal lacing. Nicely tart red and dark fruits in the aroma; fruit rollups, complex fruit leather and maltiness; quite solid; some caramel and cardboard. Relaxed carbonation; lots of peppery notes, red fruits, light alcohol, and a solidly toasty, peppery barrel character; solid beer, drinkable, minimal alcohol if any, but nothing exceptional. Medium finish of toasted malts, basic sugar, and touches of soft woodiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Pours ruddy brown with no head. Tart funky nose and flavor with a sour ale like influence. A decent amount of pine as well. Thinnish body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Tap at the Bistro BA Fest. Pours dark reddish amber. Aromas of sour, cherry and malt. Favor is sour, malt and dark fruit, like cherry. Finish is smooth, sweetish, but touch of bitter. And woody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9138) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
On tap at Bistro Barrell Aged Fest. Pours reddish amber with a modest beige head and a sour brett aroma. There is indeed some pine in the flavor, which also has a syrupy sweetness to it.

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