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French Broad Barley Legal Barleywine

French Broad Barley Legal Barleywine
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sample @ French Broad during RBWG. Russet pour with a modest white head. Rich caramel nose. Toffee glazed donut. Pound cake. Some mashed dark forest fruits. Slightly acidic red apple flavor. Butter-slathered pumpernickel bread. Sweet nuts and dried cranberry. Full body, oily. Rich. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5234) - Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2014
Draft sample at French Broad during RBWG. Pours a dark golden amber color with a small creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel and toffee malts, boozy, brown sugar all malty English style barley wine. Even a touch sweet for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Taster at French Broad. Thanks! Pours a clear orange-gold with a medium off-white head. Aroma of leaves, sweet malts, caramel, apple, and booze. Flavor of sweet and caramel malts, brown sugar, sweet bread, leaves, honey, and syrup. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, boozy mouthfeel. A little too sweet and syrupy but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3872) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Draft on taster during RBWG bus tour, gratis, big thanks French Broad. Poured a deep orange/amber with an average sized foamy beige head. Aroma is sweet with some residual sugar, notes of caramel, brown sugar, molassess, toast and grains. Fuler thick syrupy body with aversge carbonation and a lingrring aftertaste. Flavor basically the same as the aroma. Additional notes of syrup and some dry citrus along with old bread. Good stuff and cool people at this place.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5121) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Draft to taster at French Broad during RBWG. It’s simply known as French Broad Barleywine now according to the folks at the brewery ("Barely Legal" has been removed from the name). Looks good for the style; a fairly transparent caramel with foamy very light beige head. Smells sweet and malty. Tastes like it smells, only more robust, with notes of caramel. Nice and smooth on the palate. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at the brewery during a rbwg 2014 stop
Clear light brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing. Aroma is malty, spices and woody. Flavors are malty, fruity, woody, piney and some alcohols
Ok

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clearish gold with a thick, off-white foam head. You can tell there’s a good bit of alcohol in here, I’ll say that. Beyond the moderate heat you get rich fruits and light pine. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with bread, alcohol, rich fruits. Decent though punchy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3108) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2014 RBWG Draft at the French Broad tasting room. 2012 Keg Mostly clear light brown body with an off-white head. Rich complex aroma, dried fruits and caramel. Sweet complex flavor follows up what was in the aroma. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7885) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Draft at RBWG brewpub visit. Pours amber brown with off white head. Nose and taste of toffee, dark fruit, alcohol and burnt caramel. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Taster at the brewery (RBWG). Solid representation of the style, although a bit heavy on the carbonation. Some light strawberry notes make it a bit different.


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