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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear red/amber pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, toffee, caramel and some earthy hops. Grassy hop flavor complemented by malt and toffee before an earthy hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gription79 (2838) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 13, 2012
22 ounce bottle. If it was not winter I would swear that I just cut the lawn. The is a tall glass of grass clippings. The malts are there they just take a back set to the grass. This beer needs more age, it has the flavors to make a nice malt bomb with years of age on it. I would not be apposed to trying it again with the age it needs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2012
22 oz bottle, as pictured. Love the label. Definitely tasting the sweetness, as the description indicates, not much in the way of hops left in this. I’ve had it since like May 2011, not sure when it was bottled. Pours a hazy red-brown, nice little head and islands on it. Smells of caramel, toffee, some hazelnut. Taste is more sugary sweet than nutty. Some black licorice in the smell as well. Very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ DOT-E Christmas Party.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, riped fruit, wood, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111118]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (2168) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Bomber pours a murky amber/orange with a small khaki head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, toffee, resinous hops. Taste has a solid resinous pint flavor, with citrus and caramel malts, finishing bitter. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle shared by atom. Murky, amber/caramel color, with some ruby like highlights. A small white head is present. Really not the greatest looking beer. Rich toffee and caramel aroma, light pear, and some citrus. Basic, standard, nothing that really interesting about the aroma. Lots of citrus upon first sip, some caramel comes after that, some doughy grains, and finishes with more grapefruit and bitterness in the finish. Pretty nice, citrusy, and grainy barleywine. I’m still just not that big on this as a style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5256) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (7560) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6155) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12570) - 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.

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