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Magnolia Old Thunderpussy Barleywine
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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Our tribute to the most famous tenant of our historic building is brewed in September for a February 1st release (kicking off our annual Strong Beer Month). A little hoppy to truly be an English-style barleywine, Old Thunderpussy nevertheless uses all English ingredients and is built around a big, bold Maris Otter taste accented by East Kent Goldings hops. A slightly warmer fementation coaxes out an additional dimension of fruitiness.

Malts: Maris Otter; crystal, Munich, brown
Hops: Challenger; East Kent Goldings
Food Pairings: strong cheeses including Stilton and other blues, intense cheddars, aged goat cheeses


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 6, 2003
beautiful reddish color with a thin tan head. malty up front flavor, but unfortunately had a salty finish, which really disappointed me. had this on tap at pizza port's 2003 strong ale fest

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
What a nice name this brew brings with it. Actually pretty damn good for a barleywine. Wasn't over jagered in the flavor, kinda smooth and hid the alcohol well. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2551) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Tap @ Toronado Barley Wine Festival. Woody, vinous, and bitter with a weird aftertaste. Brewed with all English malt and aged for 5 months.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 6, 2003
Dark brown. Cloudy. No head whatsoever. Huge malt aroma that I could smell from three feet away. Some hops in the nose. Flavor of dark crystal malts. Some hop flavor and a fair amount of bitterness. Somewhat sweet. Alcohol flavor. Creamy. Tastes a little young. Needs time to age and round out a little. Probably would be better with a few points knocked off the ABV. Fairly good though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Best thing about this beer is the name, but the flavor isn’t half bad either. Typical barleywine, but exceptionally smooth and drinkable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
djnicotine99 (17) - Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA - OCT 26, 2001
These leeps are sarseelon. You guys. Thunderpussyleeps are the greatest!!!!!!!


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