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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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

BeerSquare's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSquare (117) - - DEC 20, 2012
Really good barleywine that I agree with some others seems more like a strong ale. Great balance though. . . a bit of barky sourness, but also a ton of rich malty goodness. Perfect balance of substantial mouth feel and adequate carbonation and levity. Strong, but worth savoring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7350) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kkleu357 (427) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2137) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (4214) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1676) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33547) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (18351) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (673) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2258) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
Sample from 65 cl. bottle. Hazy, amber colour with a golden tint. Lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, fruits, overripe fruits. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry with fruits and rich caramel malts. Nice BW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10594) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma. Ripe fruits, sweetness, herbs, spice, light alcohol. Flavour. Ripe fruits, sweetness, caramel, herbs, spice, alcoyol medium to ful lbodied. ends herbal bitter and sweet.

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