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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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As the mercury falls we inevitably see the heft in our beers climb. As the bulky beers begin to brew we all size up our holiday season. Family members begin to make their pilgrimage to the patch of land they call home, excessive meals are planned, gluttony ensues. We welcome the cold and greet these holiday-rich days with Quakerbridge Barley Wine. An incarnation of a Half Acre favorite, Marty Stouffer’s Wild America Barley Wine, this weighty beer is a choose-your-own-adventure experience. Freshly plugged, this beer is a gooney 10% hop guster to bring your holiday retreat to its knees, but time allows this brew to round and settle into an ever maltier bomb of balance. Whether your mug is beside a Thanksgiving gobbler or a holiday ham, let our bottled elixir join you and your family on its collision course of celebration. So, pull a cork and belly up to home – this hulk of a holiday hazer will settle any family retreat into a warming submission hold of mirth.

Editor’s Note: All ratings before November 2012 are for Marty Stouffer’s. Quakerbridge represents a rebadge and identical recipe per the brewer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (944) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2013
Draft at brewery. The pour is a hazy red. The aroma is mostly hops. The taste has a decent amount of hops and tastes more like a iipa than a barelywine if you ask me. Not much sweetness. Note that they told me it was even more hoppier when it first came out. Good, but different than what I expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1666) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle with Vin and Bill. Pours a murky brown with some beige head. Notes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, piney hops. Pretty boozy with some decent hop bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3316) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle shared with some brahs, pours murky red brown, notes of barley, booze, toffee, wood, plums, sugar, and other dark fruits. Very sticky palate. Warming in the body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Awktoberfest (308) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2013
So as a fresh bwine I liked it alot cause it had the nice half acre hop forward punch! It was like a nice not overly sweet double ipa...so actually drinkable and enjoyable...good hop aroma off the bat followed up with nice hop taste thru out.. That would mellow out with age but ad is ( a 3-6 month old b wine) it was really enjoyable! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8239) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Sample at the Blarney Wine tasting on 03/16/2013 (as "Wild America"): The beer is a hazy copper color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee, citrus and hops. Full-bodied with flavors of bready malt, grapefruit and hops. The finish is hoppy up front with a pine and citrus aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5004) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Sampled at an esbls tasting. A sweet fruity aroma suggests nice hops to follow. The feel is just a little thin. This is nice and fruity. Malts are nice and rich but take a back seat to those hops. This could be a IIPA. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbickus (16) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Had this as Marty Stouffers. Again very hoppy when i first tried it, but as it mellows the flavors blend excellently. Great balance after a month or two, very sweet, fruity, and a little breadiness. Would love to see what it tatses like side by side with Marty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fratto (2626) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle shared at Chad’s birthday. Brown pour with a white head. Aroma is biscuits, citrus, and brown sugar. Taste is biscuits, caramel, booze, sweet, and almost fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4690-20120817] 1pt6floz bottle. Honey roasted malt aroma. Hazy, brown amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet caramelized grainy malt flavour. Medium body. Interesting, quite strong. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5562) - Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Sample from 22 oz. bottle (as Marty Stouffers Wild America). Pours a deep caramel color with a small beige head. The aroma is very hoppy for a barley wine; citrus, leafy hops, caramel and toasted bread. The flavor has a malt base of caramel and toasted bread. Again, very hoppy, favoring citrus and green leafy hops with some nice fruity notes. I’m not usually a big fan of the hoppy American barley wines, but this one worked pretty well.

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