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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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FiftyFifty’s Blonde Barleywine hopped with Calypso and El Dorado hops and aged in Rittenhouse Rye Barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1977) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Golden brown in color with fair amount of sediment... Aroma of honey, caramel, light spices... Flavor is sweet caramel, honey with rye spices and light hop notes on the palate... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11391) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours really hazy, murky, dark copper with a transient beige head. Aroma is woody, rye spice and marvelous stone fruits. Like pickled peach minus the pickeling? An aroma that is marvelously new to me. Flavor? There’s tropical and citrus/apple. Amazing. Especially the rye. With wood on tongue edges. Simply amazing flavors. Finishing wood and fruit and rye spice. Not quite dry, but going that way. Frickin delicious!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6705) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours orange/brown with a modest beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a vanilla/bourbon fruit flavor with lots of alcohol and a warm finish. A very nice barley wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9423) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Last pour that was at GABF on Saturday afternoon session. A remarkably smooth and delicious blend of a sweet barleywine, bourbon, hops, dark honey. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Enjoyed at gabf 2014. It pours with a clear copper body that supports a tiny white head. The mild aroma is kind of a mix of resiny pine hops and spicy oak with a flash or two of malts off in the background. The taste delivers thick malts and molasses and some burnt sugars, some aged pine hops, spicy oak as well as a nectar sweet goodness here and there that shines some light on the smooth soft bourbon like notes that lurk in the background. This creates a pleasing sipping experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5564) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a hazy golden body with white lacing. Aroma is vanilla, sweet maple, fruit and oak. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of sweet vanilla, apples, light earthy grains, spice and oak. Ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6035) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Had at the 5th AV party and brought a little home. Light in color, but not in body or flavor. Sweet-leaning, thanks to ample barreling, but the hops (citrusy), wood, and caramel are all obvious. Nice sipping brew. I had it among others, so i may even be low-balling the score. I’ll gladly revisit by itself in the bottle at a future date :) 6/12 - called that one. AWESOME in the bottle. Gotta up it a tenth. Really nice oak-aged blonde BW!! "

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
A - Hazy red-orange with a thin finger of slightly off-white head. Fades fairly quickly. S - Sweet caramel malts, caramelized sugars, citrus, pine, and grapefruit hops, Bourbon, oak, vanilla, rye, brown sugar, some booze. T - Sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, caramelized malts, citrus, grapefruit, and pine hops, some nice lightly resiny bitterness, Bourbon, oak, vanilla, spicy rye, some booze. M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming, sweet, and bitter finish. D - Fantastic barrel aged barleywine. Great malt and hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2168) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle shared at the December tasting in Santa Cruz. Pours hazy dark gold with a tan head. Peachy fruity aroma and taste, burnt caramel malt structure, evident alcohol, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Sampled at GonzoIllini’s Birthday Party (Western Springs, IL). Happy Birthday, Tony! Pours a rich hazy golden dulled hue, a bit darker, some more fiery glow on the edges and bottom. A loose whitish head mellow hazes over. Some good aromas offer vanilla, oak, touches of apple, gentle bread, toffee, ansd a kiss of toast. Mellow spice, some dryness. Initial is apple and barrel, oak, gentle toffee, toast, and vanilla. Some apple, brandy, and some bread. Gentle vanilla and spice. Middle shows gentle apple, bread, dough, gentle hops are earthy and florals. Touches of spice, vanilla, oak. Backend shows touches of fruit, gentle sweetness, oak, heat. Fruit, some spice. Doesn’t get dry, but It’s lighter in body. Nice, but a bit odd into the middle.

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