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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
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Blonde barley wine hopped with Eldorado hops.


LtDan's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
On tap at XVI Celebration, multiple samples.

Appearance: Pours a bright amber gold. White film and edges.

Aroma: Citrusy hop, honey, fruit punch.

Taste: Toasty malt, euro hops, banana esters, vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Astringent, medium bodied, low carb.

Oveerall: A really odd barley wine. Didnít get much barrel either. Doesnít make it south often, so glad I could try it.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiong (5068) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Draught @ Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

Pours orange with a small head. Aroma of hops, sweet toffee, caramel, syrup, malts, wood, oak, bourbon, vanilla, honey and hints of spices. Taste is smooth, sweetish and complex with loads of flavors. Hops, honey, caramel, toffee, syrup, wood, oak, vanilla, bourbon, grass and earthiness. Finish is sweetish and complex. Loads of flavor here. Alcohol is well hidden. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bkcaldwell (24) - - AUG 29, 2015
I have been waiting to try this beer for some time. Unfortunately, it is next to impossible to find in this part of the country. Love FW and I was not disappointed in this creation. The aroma when the bottle was opened set the table. The pour was smooth and left a golden brew to ponder. The taste knocked your socks off. Good kick with absolutely no bite. Very smooth beer with an excellent aftertaste. This has jumped into the top two with this brewer for me. Highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7447) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Draught @ Pizza Port, Carlsbad, CA. Pours a deep amber orange colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of apricot jam, vanilla, oak and white bread. Flavour of heavy sweet toffee, oak, heavy bourbon, plums, grassy bitterness, white bread and coconut milk. Full bodied. Very complex. I could sit an hour with a glass of this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7907) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Tap @ Pizza Port, Carlsbad.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Vanilla on the nose, hops, caramel, pale malts, ripe fruits and toffee. Toffee flavor, alcohol comes through, ripe fruity notes, caramel sweetness. Heavy, gpu body, alcohol comes a bit too much. Nice still.
5425

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Draught @ Pizza Port, Carlsbad. Aroma has strong barrell tones, bourbon and mild white wine. Flavour has bourbon, some ripe fruits and vanilla. Also alcohol. Too sweet and too bourbon - drinkability is not that great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (398) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle (22oz $17): Cloud golden with thin white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Medium body and carbonation. Somewhat sticky. Some burn. Very little bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (3020) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2015
The aroma is boozy, fruity, bread. The appearance is clear amber, thin white head. The flavor is booze, bread, fruit. The finish is booze burn. Medium thick in body. Nice overall. Nicely done.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padron4KM (690) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2015
2015 vintage 750 ml bottle.
Hazy golden, with a thin, rapidly fading head, no lace.
Aroma is fruity, vanilla, honey, very little hop aroma detected.
Flavor is sweet, honey, vanilla, tropical fruit, prickly alcohol.
Body is very light for a barley-wine, and very low IBUs . Glad I didnít try to cellar it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemike (2574) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Dark yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is barley wine but itís light. Weird! Med/full body and mildly fizzy. White grapes and fruitcake. Crazy that this is a light barley wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Hazy honey pour with a bright white ivory cap that left a spot or two of lacing inside of the glass. Loads of cotton candy, vanilla, caramel, candied citrus, oak, and barrel. The alcohol is noticeable but not terribly distracting. A good brew but not earth shattering...and I somewhat expect that from the brewery. A great beer to blend into their anniversary but not distinguishable on itsí own!


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