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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
“The Wolfe” is an English style Barley Wine, the Simpson Golden Promise, Caralight, and Bairds Carastan malts give this beer a deep golden hue, with lots of complex malt flavors. The English WGV and Willamette hops balance it out giving it a classic English hop character. Hop Valley’s first Barley Wine, “The Wolfe” is prime for winter sippin’!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Keg at the taproom, 10/11/14. Lightly hazed golden amber with a decent beige covering. Nose is rich in dark fruitsm dates, toffee, light cocoa notes, nutty. Taste comprises caramel, sweet tempered with bitterness, light hop notes, dark fruit rinds, dates. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Easy drinking barley wine but doesn’t hold much depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1679) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Orange amber with a medium white head, good retention and lace. A big dark fruit aromas with brown sugar and citrus. Flavor is big dark fruit sweetness offset by big piney and citru hops. Full body, minimal carbonation, creamy - almost chewy - mouthfeel and a warmly boozy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness, sherry and light fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, sherry, earthiness and light fruitiness with a smooth lingering sherry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8447) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On tap at Belmont Station. Pours a cloudy copper color with a medium white head. A big fruity nose, some sweet candy and citrus hops. Pine, sweet toffee, some fruit cake, heat throughout. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Tap @ HAF 2013... Poured hazy amber-ish orange. Pretty bitter and super hoppy for an "English" style barley wine. Some malt sweetness with caramel tones too. Noticeable booziness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2013
On draught at 2013 Holiday Ale Festival 12/07/13. Dark golden amber color. Aroma is citrus and caramelized hops. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, citrusy hops, and a note of pine bitterness. A fairly malty barleywine, not as intense as others.

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