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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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. amber with a cream head. nose is fruity hops, passion fruit?, hops, hops, and more hops. excellent on the palate, heavy fruit, hops, and a smooth finish.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2011
22oz bottle pours a hazy, burnt orange with some fizzy white head. Nose is overly boozy, whiskey, saltines. Flavor is like the liquid that surrounds an oyster, salty and a little savory, caramel. Full bodied doesn’t really describe the heavy mouthfeel. Hard to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a pinkish-amber color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of pine and resin notes from the hops, as well as some nice toffee and caramel malt. There is also a touch of alcohol in the aroma. The flavor is similar. The toffee forms the backbone of the beer, but the pine and resinous hops stand out. Even with quite a bit of hop flavor, the bitterness is pretty low. The alcohol is noticeable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10208) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle from Jrallen34, thanks! Dark amber color. Wood, tobacco and dried red fruit and citrusfruit in the aroma. Cedarwood, tobacco and dried red fruit in the massively hopped flavor. Massive hops and alcohol in the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1937) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Tasted on 10/16/11 from a 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Lush West Town. Pours hazy blood orange with a thick, beige head that slowly recedes to thick, rocky lace. The nose is caramel and toffee, with intense resin and citrus hop bitterness. The flavor is more of the same, very dry, with caramel, toffee, and burnt brown sugar malts, and finishing very bitter and hoppy with tons of resin and grapefruit peel, and just a hint of earthy yeast. The body is full, with average carbonation, and a long, earthy yeast, caramel malt, and bitter resin hops finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
(22oz bomber) clear orange with creamy tan head. Nose is exceptionally hoppy, true to an American barley wine, citrus, pine, wood, and pineapple. Taste of cream, grapefruit, caramel, very hoppy with an oily slick body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2011
22 oz bottle. Murky brown with lacy froth. Nose is caramel, grass, cat and melon. Sticky, syrupy and resiny but overall feeling light and airy especially for a barleywine. Taste is lime honey and pink grapefruit finishing slightly bitter and green.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle shared by Phaleslu. Thanks Peter! Pours cloudy amber with a off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, toffee, caramel and a bit of hops. Flavor is caramel malts, toffee and cereal. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty good barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2011
22 oz. bottle from TheAlum- thanks, Adam! Pours a cloudy copper with a small off-white head. Surprisingly hoppy aroma, with grass, grapefruit, sweet malts, toffee, and wheat. Flavor of grassy hops, caramel malts, orange and grapefruit peel, and cereal. Medium-bodied, with a citrusy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The hops were the surprise here; otherwise, this is not as malty or sweet as other barleywines. Has Marty Stouffer actually had this yet? I bet he’d like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
A: The beer pours a hazy dark amber color with a rather tall off-white head. S: Decently hoppy on the aroma with some grass, citrus peel, and a somewhat mild pine. There is a nice bit of caramel, toffee, and toasted bread maltiness as well. The aroma also has a very perfumey quality to it. T: The hop profile on the palate is quite floral and perfumey, but also has some solid pine flavor to it. As expected, plenty of malt character in the form of toffee, caramel, and toasted bread. A somewhat mild hop bitterness. M: The body and carbonation are both medium. O: Sort of in between the malty and hoppy side of barleywines. Good, but would prefer it to be more of one or the other.


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