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RATINGS: 932   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Pours a nice dark gold with thick off-white head. Aroma strong of caramel malt, citrus hops, and a bit of spices. Flavor is dominated by the alcohol and sweetness. Not my cup of tea.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lisowczyk (43) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Butelka Barwa mocnej herbaty. Piana solidna i trwała. Cudowny aromat: cytrusy, iglaki, kwiaty, maliny, owoce, kremowe nadzienie waniliowe z wafelków, kiwi. W smaku silne nuty ziołowe, lekkie igły sosnowe i cytrusy, przypalony karmel, owocowy miks. Silna goryczka, dobrze równoważy się z likierową słodyczą. Piwo bardzo gęste, likierowe, mocno rozgrzewające.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (853) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Californian barley wine with a big hop dosis, making it related to the famed East Coast IPAs. Yellowish white, regular, stable head, colour an orangey bronze, hazy. Complexely and attractively perfumed aroma of honey, madera, chocolate, sweet tobacco, tonic water, grapefruit peel, pineapple, white pepper, papaja... One of those delightful aromas I could sniff for hours. Exotic fruits in the mouth, citrus peel, soft and very agreeable nutty malts, spicy, peppery and resinous hoppiness in the finish, drying, cloying in a pleasant way, with a warming, brandy-like alcohol effect as any good barley wine should have. Very American in style and very enjoyable; I have no doubts that this has a great ageing potential too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1282) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 12, 2014
Hot, malty aroma with caramels dominating everything. Hot finish, some hops but a malt bomb. Nice take on the style though

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3846) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Location: Bomber brought back from TapNY and shared by my buddy Dan, 6/27/14

Aroma: The nose is full of caramel, heavy malty, with some hoppy and boozy notes as well
Appearance: It pours a darker amber color with a creamy beige colored head
Flavor: It tastes much the same, heavy malty, strong caramel, boozy, and a little hop bitterness
Palate: The body is fairly full, with a good bit of heat, and a long and strong finish
Overall Impression: I was actually shocked I hadn’t rated this one before, so I wrote down a review. I have a comfortable respect for this beer, as I think it is well-made, but it doesn’t quite work for me. Still, solid stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
klippx (46) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2014
Great beer with a burger. A little cloudy and persistent foam. Solid barley flavor and dark bread after taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1143) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home (2012 vintage). Pours dark amber with a little sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are hops, caramel, sugar, and dried fruit - with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (638) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
Dimmig, röd-orange med ett tätt, orange skum. Doft: Humle, fikon, malt, övermogen citrus, lite läder och vanilj. Smak: Humle, kola, kanderat socker, citrus, malt, vanilj, trä.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHult (214) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Flaska delad med @msbrindbergs, tack! mörkröd vätska med stort smutsvitt skum. Doftar dovt men sött av nypon. Stor fyllig smak, Välbalanserad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MSBrindbergs (279) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Flaska från SB. Delad med broder MrHult. Fantastisk fin dimmig rödbrun vätska med ett bra beige skum. Vet inte hur den skulle kunna se bättre ut. Mycket bra doft av bränd kola. Kraftig smak, en skön bränd sötma som översköljs av en grym beska. Långt bak i munnen ligger den sen kvar och skvalpar en bra stund. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
lucertola (10) - - JUL 10, 2014
Aroma is tense. Has a lot of burned sugar palette but also fruity. Color is caramel.


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