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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
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Blonde barley wine hopped with Eldorado hops.


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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 So, I have not rated a beer in a long time,but I have found my new favorite beer. Clear golden, dark fruits, vanilla, citrus hops, little toffee, little white grape.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (456) - Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
On draft at World of Beer - Tempe. Pours hazy mandarin orange. Super boozy aroma of hot bourbon, orange peel, coriander, decadent vanilla, major oak, and a slight hoppiness at the end. Smooth hot bourbon and toffee are the dominant flavors, along with clover honey, sweet lemongrass, and lightly bitter citrusy hops. Lighter body than expected. A nice sweet, blonde barleywine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Had on draft at Barrelworks. Very malty, blond Barleywine, fruity, alcohol sweetness, very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (3674) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Hazy gold with a classic barleywine aroma; deep brown sugar and cherries with a little boozy honey and raisin. The taste is a little boozy but it quickly blends into a smooth but large earthy offer malt tone, a bit of sugary almost-honey sweetness, dates and plantains, brown sugar, and floral hop resin. Very nice and a great sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4205) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2013
On tap at Freshcraft. Pours a honey gold with some white head. Nose is honey comb, booze, agave, malt, mead. Flavor is very sweet but gobs of honey, booze, earthy, agave. Boozy finish. Almost a braggot there’s so much honey to it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
On tap at Hops and Pie, lighter golden pour with a darker center and small trace of head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, some wood and hop character. Taste is super rich creamy caramel up front with some vanilla notes and light fig, great body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (2934) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
On draft at the Livermore Saloon for their second anniversary party. It pours a nice golden color with an off white head. The aroma is super sweet with honey, vanilla, bourbon and wood. The flavor is the same. Super rich on the palate and a bit of a chore to drink, honestly. Huge alcohol presence. Really well done and a great beer for sipping by the fire on a cold night, but I wasn’t in the right frame of mind for this one at the time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2419) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
26 July 2013, tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks in Buelton, CA. Dark yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is barley wine but it's light. Weird! Med/full body and mildly fizzy. White grapes and fruitcake. Crazy that this is a light barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8559) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bright yellowish/orange tinged pour, white head. Loads of vanilla, freshly emptied oak barrels, some bitterness on the finish. Quite tasty, the hops add lots of flavor with the caramel notes. WINNER.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2297) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Pours a light orange color. Really slick on the tongue. I don’t know if I like this particular hop as of yet but the mix of blonde characters amped up to barleywine strength really works.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7789) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
On tap. Pours with a massive white head over a hazy blonde-yellow hued body. Aromas are spicy, toasted oak, vanilla, marshmallow, light hops, grainy, bready, biscuity and malty. Flavors are fruity, calvados like, sulfur, bitter, grainy, fruit, barrel and some crazy oak tannins and vanilla. Fuller carbonation, low body for the ABV.


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