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RATINGS: 928   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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Our American-style Barleywine undergoes a three hour boil to intesify the caramel malts and the enormous Pacific Northwest hop charge. The result is a rich, estery brew with toffee notes and citrus hop flavors layered throughout. Enjoy this brew fresh today or lay it down for aging to see how the flavors of each vintage evolve.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2006
Bottle nr. 3530. Redish colour with a big beige head. Malty, fruity, pinetree hoppy aroma and taste. Medium to full body with a sweet hop finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a huge off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, dried fruits, hops and pine needles. Flavour of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29167) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
A hazy dark amber beer with a nice thick orange head, that leaves slight lazes on the glass. The flavor is sweet with lots of hops and lots of caramel. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of caramel and hops, the hops giving it a good bitter end. Nice, but closer to an Imperial IPA than a Barley Wine IMO.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
I enjoyed this. The 2nd time Iíve had a Green Flash product and this time it was actually pretty darn good. A nice hoppy, piney aroma, a sweet( albeit thin and watery in the mouth) taste with a nice hoppy citrus bite to it with a mark of alcohol to it. I definitely enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 Nice caramel brownish/reddish looking pour with small foamy head. Aroma a nice malty caramely sweet bitter, quite pleasent. And the flavor......Well still caramely and malty, slgiht hops just hanging out in the background. Overall a very chewy nice barleywine thanks to secret santa...or somebody else.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Tap in tasting ďcornerĒ at brewery in Vista, CA: Ruby color, dark, chewy sweet malts. The age is starting to show with some sherry notes and the hops are noticeably fading. Still a bit strong in alcohol too but I think itís peaking right now. I snagged a bottle of this that Iíll rerate at a later date.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2541) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2006
On tap at the liars club. Pours a crimson brown color w/ a small whtie head very well laced. Sweet malt aroma hints of alcohol and some light fresh hop. Full palate is well coated lightly creamy. Flavor is a big sweet carmel some very light bitter finish hints of toffee, seems english style. Dang good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Cheers to RateBeerian zathrus13 for sending a couple bombers of 2nd Anniversary my way earlier this week! - I had a little Barley Wine tasting with a couple buddies at the Dunedin Brewery Tuesday night. Consensus was that this was the favored of the 3 we sampled!

Poured with an abnormally dark crimson body. The head was resilient; a tall tan hue laced the inner glass. The aroma was bold with the typical Alpha West Coast hops, but there was something very unique to this beer! There was a herbal profile that really stood out. Mainly anise, hints of black liquorish from aroma to finish; Big grapefruit zests, hint of ginger root, a sweet roasted barley, hint of smoke, lots of toffee and clues of caramel. The palate was bliss. Chewy, oily yet sticky, long lingering lustrous dry finish! This was a marvelous B-Wine, and Iím now thankful I have another bottle in the cellar!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 Bottle at Enniskillenís tasting

Pours a nice medium brown/amber with an aroma of grapefruit and raisin, with hints of plumb and port wine.. Flavor is very mellow raisin, bread, and a slight cinammon preceeded by a strong rush of alcohol-soaked hops with a vodka finish.. Palate is flowing and coating. Enniskillen said he has aged this a bit, and it shows- it has definitely mellowed out the flavors but kept them well-defined.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Bottle. Dark ruby brown pour, Big caramel malty aroma and flavors. Some medium fruits in there - pear maybe. Alcohol is noticable. Biscuity too. Good.


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