Naked City Cluster Cuss
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
3.5 lbs of hops per barrel and 12% alcohol by volume. This is one massive barleywine. And if that isn’t enough, we push this beer on nitro, making it extremely easy to drink! Be careful: this beer could get the best of you and that my friends would be...a complete Cluster Cuss! If you like hop-forward barley wines, this one is for you!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1631) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2011
On tap at Brouwer’s Hard Liver 2011. *Crazy* light pour for a barley wine - orange, cloudy, like a DIPA. Smells like a freshly peeled orange in a hallway that just received a fresh coat of paint. Boooozy. Flavor has citrus rind, some caramel, and plenty of booze... this is just too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
My Bottom Line:
This very bitter Barley Wine develops citrus fruit and pine within muddled honeyed malts.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy light amber.
-Aroma was rather simple, especially in the malt department.
-Alcohol offers warmth and not too much disagreement.
-The prevalent sweetness was sadly not accompanied by diverse malt flavors.

On tap at Naked City.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2011
Tap at Naked City. Hazy dark amber. Light head. Sexy malt flavour with alcohol kick. Clean for a Barley Wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Big sweet and hoppy nose. Lots of residual sugars, doughy sweetness, english hops. Pours hazy golden, thin bubbly head. The flavor is super hoppy and rather sweet - pale sweetness, fruity notes, big english hop bitterness and earthy peppery flavors round out the finish. Lingering sweet/hoppy. Definitely american take on barley wine not unlike old crusty. Good stuff. Drinks well/hides alcohol well.

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