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New Glarus Tail Wagger

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
Barley Wines are big beers! In fact this is the strongest beer we have ever brewed for our friends here in Wisconsin. This beer is "malt accented" so we searched the world and found the richest, most expensive barley varieties we could find. We bought the best barley available not only here in the United States but in Belgium, Germany and Scotland. You can thank Scottish farmers for growing Golden Promise barley because we used bushels of it in this beer to yield a full and rich flavor. We sourced hops from the United States and Germany but again turned to the UK for our signature hop, "East Kent Golding". This ale is fermented in this bottle and is suitable for laying down. It is so strong that we guess it will continue to improve for years!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 5, 2008
12oz from motortoddhead. Thanks Todd! Amber color. Easy to drink. Lightly sweet. No oxidation despite being retired. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Cloudy amber with a lot of sediment, very small off-white head. Big malt nose, caramel, plum, and soft milk chocolate in the finish. Very enjoyable, a touch of alcohol shows, but very smooth all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Bottle shared by BrianK, thanks again brother. Pours adark brown amber body. Sweet chewy but not viscous sugarplum, orange, and a bit of saline. Scotch and raisin with a moderate warming of ethanol sugar. Solid beer that has aged well. Very smooth and warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2008
12oz via trade a ways back and I put this in the fridge probably a month ago and felt like the right time to open it. Pours orange with a tan ring. Nose is sweet and restrained, but nice. Taste is sweet and hoppy and overall tasty. This is a damn nice BW, with some complexity and no ill aftertaste. They need to bring this back and make it more regularly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Courtesy of Gillard. Pours hazy copper with thin white head. The aroma is yummy dark fruity esters along with sticky sludgy malty sweetness and a sense of alcohol. The taste is sweet and chewy maltiness to start followed by some prunes and stewed raisins. In the background I get a modest level of muted pine hop bitterness trying to be noticed over the din of malts. This has a nice mix of notes creating a pleasing barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2008
12 oz. into Duvel tulip. Pours with a quickly dissipating head; nice amber brown with ruby highlights in the glass. Smells like brown sugar, sugar cane, and maybe some cracker (saltine) with the slightest hint of alcohol. Not as full bodied as I like my barley wines, but full flavored: some overripe prunes, syrupy golden raisin, very sweet (but not syrupy because the texture is too light). Good and enjoyable, but like many New Glarus beers, a little held-back. They are very good at lighter styles, but never go all-out enough on the bigger ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2008
From the bottle, with many thanks to Winter Secret Santa "07, pours an opaque reddish brown with some visible sediment. Smells of deliciously sweet malts and alcohol. My rating got interrupted by too many phone calls, and this beer could not taste any sweeter. Malts abound, with a perfect balance of alcohol to even out the taste. Notes of candy sugar and brown sugar, really just about perfect for a barley wine. Thick but not too heavy, this is what a barley wine should taste like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 28, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured an orangish/brown color, very litte head. Typical malty barlywine scent, very nice. Malty sweet flavor, smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2008
2 year old bottle thanks to 1faststi. Clear amber with a slight beige head. Aroma is malty oxidation, a little dough, slightly alc. Doughy flavor with a little alc, maple syrup and boozy. Medium body and syrupy. A pretty nice Barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Bottle courtesy tpd975. Pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, and alcohol. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, and light fruit. Medium full mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Good.

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