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Ranger Creek Small Batch Series No. 3
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This vintage ale undergoes a 3 hour boil to create a complex layer of malt character including caramel, toffee, ripe fruit, and leather. The floral and earth-toned Kent Goldings hops add a soft background of spice giving depth to the malt flavors and providing an overall balance. It has been aged for 6 months in oak barrels to allow time for this big beer to mature and mellow. At 10% ABV, it’s made to be laid down like a fine wine. If stored properly this barleywine should keep well for upwards of 10 years. Drink one now, save more for later!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge off white head. Aroma is bretty, grapefruity and yeasty. Wineous. Smooth fruity, bretty and wineous. Smooth wooden and lingering bretty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10352) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Waxed bottle from Bu11zeye. Pours hazy orange with a 3 finger creamy off-white or beige head. Aroma is amazing fruit and oak. Full bodied - possibly due to the strong carbonation. Not sparkling - just a lot. Flavor is toffee, light stone fruit, lots of oak/wood, and something like barnyard/leather. Like a light touch of brett. This was bottled 10-8-12. One can only imagine what it will be like in the future. Good stuff indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (1865) - Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Hazy orange-amber with a small off-whitish head. Sweet and a little tart fruity aroma with some wood. Tastes of sweet fruit and malts. Solid brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Looks like murky water. Small white ring head. Carmel toffee aroma. Tons of toffee flavor and oaky malt. Smooth body. Rich flavor. Mild presentation. No sign of the 10%. Damn fi.e.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (948) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Cloudy brown/orange color with an off head of fine bubbles. Aroma is sweet toffee, herbal, dates, and wood. Taste is sweet sticky dates, some spicy hops, a bit of tart fruit, and a little bready. A little more carbonation than most barley wines, but really good. Really enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1312) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottled on 10/8/12..Pour is a hazy brown with A off white head..Nose is spice,nutmeg,caramel,fresh oak,fig,leather..Taste is oak, spicy hops,cinmamon, vanilla,caramel,peanut brittle..Palate is vanilla,caramel and dry oak. I couldnt pick up any of the soured notes some raters got

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2013 375mL capped and waxed bottle. Bottled 10/09/12, Shared by beerbeggar. Pours a much lighter shade than expected. Thick golden color and a thick long lasting head with a lasting lacing. Aroma is my favorite aspect. Smells of fresh fruit - mix of yeast and hops. Sweet and citric mix. Strong but not over the top. Could smell it forever. Flavor is more akin to our average good barley wine. Hops present with a nice yeastiness adding depth. Bitter aftertaste lasts a while. Cool stuff

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours murky brown with beige head. Aroma is interesting? white grape, some farmhouse, pepper. Favor is much the same with a nice spicines, earthy, herbal, malty and some sweetness. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overal, seems like a farmhouse barleywine, I enjoyed.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Ranger Creek Small Batch #3 A- Pour a hazy reddish brown with a huge 3-4 finger off white chunky head. Looks great. S- interestingly enough, this smells like a sour beer. Getting a lot of sour funk, barnyard, and fruit. T- so, not sour at all. No funk. A slight touch of red fruit up front followed by good amounts of toffee and caramel. The finish is very biscuity and has a big buttered popcorn flavor. It's not off putting, but still not expected. M- this is a full, creamy, buttery beer with a good amount of carbonation. Sticky and coats the tongue well. O- not a bad beer. This is my least favorite of the three Small Batches. The buttery flavor is slightly out of place. The smell doesn't match the flavor in the least. I did notice that the warmer the beer gets, the more fruit flavors come out and the buttered popcorn fades away a bit. It's a very malty Barleywine. Good for cold weather. -

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1558) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Brownish amber pour, very little head. Nose of oak, vanilla, dark fruit, and tartness. Flavor is slightly soured with spices, toffee, caramel, fruits, and wood.


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