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RATINGS: 894   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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The Annual Release of our BarleyWine Style Ale is Dated and Built to Last. Flavors Evolve as Hop Bitterness Yields to Crazy Caramel and Rich Toffee Flavors.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BazookaJoe (257) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours light brown with a sweet aroma. Strong booze taste with a sweet caramel finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 7, 2013
A - Nice amber mahogany body with a light khaki head. Small strings of lace. S - Toasted crackery toffee malt, apples, nuts, beef jerky cure, sugary cherries, grapes, hints of chocolate, bits of smokiness T - Candied orange peel, enveloped in thick slab of sugary cherry malt. Very toasted and nutty flavors going on. Caramel covered fruit comes out - cherries, grapes, apricots, cider apples. Hops bleed in to battle the dense vehement malts.... but there is only one victor. The impenetrable malt holds strong and the vaillant hops break the barrier just enough to bring a sense of balance to the iron fisted malts. M - Viscous, thick, full, syrupy at times, low carbonation. This is a big power slap in your fresh-shaven face! (In a good way) Fits perfectly in it’s style and it’s not afraid of...anything. It’s bold and strong and just enough hops to keep this in the American category. This is no surprise to an awesome brewery who is capable of breaking dimensions and curing diseases with there beers. Serving type: bottle 04-15-2011

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 2008 on tap. Sweet Brown Shugga n? caramel a bit hot, this beer smells like a bakery. Super sweet, lots of pleasant hops, I love this beer!!!!!!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2013 A great beer for the price. From memory. Pours a mellow amber. Smells of citrus, pine, wood and malty. Taste is roasty, sweet and hoppy. Nice balance. Very smooth and mellow. Easy drinker for the style. A personal favorite of mine. Come on Lagunitas make some more!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6010) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de caramel légèrement fruitée avec une pointe d’houblons résineux. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel et de pin avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #4680)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
A copper color with a caramel head. Smells of malt, caramel, and a little toffee. A real sweet aroma overall with an alcohol presences. Really sweet flavor with caramel, malt, and fruity notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2992) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Good but super strong and instense...a blend between and ipa and strong ale at least in taste...high gravity to the max

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3429) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Red somewhat clear pour with not much head to note. Lacing is not much either. Aromas and taste of dark fruits, sweet malts, tangy hops, pine, and toffee. A little bit boozey but not over the top. This is one of the rare cases where a Lagunitas beer needs more hops. The malt wins out slightly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
On tap at Crunchy’s in East Lansing. Nice color with carmel, sticky, and syrupy flavor. Similar to the Brown Sugga but a bit more complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syzzer (596) - Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2013
On tap at Venti’s. 2007 Vintage- drank on 1-27-13. 69 IBU. 10.6% ABV. The color is a clear brown. Nice flavor- not the typical syrupyness that one gets from barleywines. 8.9BD 5Rod
Earlier Rating: 1/27/2013 Total Score: 3.8
On tap at Venti’s. 2007 Vintage- drank on 1-27-13. 69 IBU. 10.6% ABV. The color is a clear brown. Nice flavor- not the typical syrupyness that one gets from barleywines. 8.9BD 5Rod


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