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Ladyface Blue Belly Barleywine

Ladyface Blue Belly Barleywine
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
A cutting edge ale and a Griff original! Fermented with Belgian yeast and then wine barrel-aged give it intense earthy and floral qualities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Enjoyed at gabf 2014. It pours with a nice looking copper body that supports a tall dark tan head. The aroma offers up lots of floral hop notes followed by a modest level of malt sweetness. The taste delivers a pretty tasty mix of sweet malts and hoppiness that seem sort of resiny and bitter floral hops as well as a bit of pine hops going on too. I can’t help but think it comes across a tad soapy here and there or maybe that’s just my imagination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (2871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Amber pour at the brewpub. Lots and lots of hops in the nose. Starts with a sweet taste then a big hop and bitterness bomb. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Tap at Lucky Baldwins. Clear deep tea red pour. Excellent webby tan lacing. Nose is dark fruits, sweet cherry and cherry cordial. Taste is spicy, quite hoppy with decent sap, resin, and verging astringent tea tannic bitterness. Maple and fermenting dark cherry give this a dessert feel though with aggressive bitterness for style. A tad to papery for me. Barrel tannins over the top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. 2011 vintage. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy piney aroma with hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty weak woody spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit finish with weak hoppy hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1547) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 28, 2013
December ’12 notes: Draft. Color is dark red brown, nice thicklacing. Heavy dark fruit, plum raisiny vanilla and sweet fruit leather notes. Soft, plush body. Quadrupel elements cocoa powder. Warming finish, full. 3.9.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Hazed dark amber/copper pour with a khaki head. Nose is sweet dark fruits, caramel, sugar, and a hint of alcohol. Minimal hop character to be expected for this aged keg, but still a hint of herbs and citrus peel. Some oak, a hint of vanilla, and a bit of wine. The flavor is quite sweet and fruit forward. Lots of raisin, cherry, and grape. Some light citrus and herbs, plenty of oak, a bit of vanilla, and some brown sugar. Just a hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 13, 2012
This was the Makers Mark barrel aged version. Quite the cola nose and initial flavor here. Doesn’t taste of 10% abv. Smooth with a little sparkle to this brown/orange hued beer. Quite unexpected tastes here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkOfTheOld (3) - - MAY 20, 2012 does not count
Variety I had was aged in Maker’s Mark cask. Strong grape flavor came through, and had constitution much like wine, thin compared to other beers but medium to thick compared to wines. A successful barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
(Draught at GABF) clearish amber with no head. Nose of chlorine, pine, honey and brett. Taste of florals, maple, caramel, toasty cherry and sweet. Smooth finish with a thin to medium thick body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of cherry, florals, raisins, and caramel. Flavor of cherry, herbs, florals, brown sugar, caramel, light pine, and raisins.

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