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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (295) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Poured into paint glass from a bomber. Dark orange with a minimal head that quickly dissipates to a ring around the glass. The scent is big hops. Unexpected. None of the sweet malt aroma I normally get from a barley wine. The first taste is very hoppy. Almost an imperial IPA but there’s some malt in there. The finish is unusual. I attribute it to the Falconer’s Flight hops which were new to me. The real taste came through after it warmed a little. Then I got a much nicer hop/malt balance. Sweet, malty, citrus and a nice bitter finish. The palate was nice but a little light. This is a good and somewhat unique Barley Wine. A nice change from the normal malty sweetness most have.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1681) - Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Rich amber. Creamy lasting tan head. Not too boozy. Caramel. Toffee. Fairly standard per the zombat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. The pour from this baby is a golden amber-ish color with no real head to speak of, other than an off white film. The aroma is pretty big on hops and there is a resounding dark brown sugaryness behind it. The hops are surprisingly dominant, but being as the color presented a little gold, I suppose I shouldn’t be too shocked. The flavor is a little stronger in the dark fruits, but the hops are still very heavy. The mouth feel is really thin and light, with a surprising creaminess. The aftertaste is lingeringly bitter and hoppy. This is almost like an IPA more so than the barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle at James’ for the 9k and sour tasting. Pours a dusty amber with a thin white head. Malt and sweetness, some dank hops. Medium bodied, malt and spicy hops. Long slow hops on the finish, malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Really like Half Acre, but this beer was just ok. kind of boring actually. Very thin body for a barley wine. Also, very hoppy. Reminded me more of an IPA than a barely wine. Some minor touches of fruit. Most of the flavor though, came from the big floral notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2241) - Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses, rye, hops, and fruit; Warm finish; Quite hoppy - decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (4838) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Malty, dark, herbal, grassy fruit and strong aromas. Flavors are fruit, grassy and herbal, alcoholic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2015
On tap @ Emporium in Chicago. Pour is copper/red tinted with a very small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of pine resin, dark fruit, slight caramel, and honey. Finish is slightly more towards the hoppy side.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange to brown with a small white head. Toasted malty aroma. Flavour too. Toasted malty into the far finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (19376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter caramel aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1034) - Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2014
On tap at the brewery during Big Hugs day -- Honestly at this point in the day my senses were degraded. From what I recall and what I recorded, this was a very nice Barleywine.


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