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Ruhstaller DiGregorio California Barleywine

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An approachable & restrained English Style Barley Wine, with brown sugar, spice and lingering warmth. This special beer should be enjoined as the finishing touching to a wonderful meal.

Label artwork created by Jose Di Gregorio.

Production limited to 230 cases.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8452) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Malt and light caramel aroma with light grapefruit. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light caramel and light alcohol. Medium-plus bodied. Pine and grapefruit linger with caramel and light alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7345) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2016
22oz bottle pours a hazy orange with some cloudy, white head. Nose has orange, booze, some pine, a little caramel. Flavor is orange, pine, mild soap, caramel, light candy. Full bodied, sticky finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5701) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle at the nuplastikk returns tasting in VA. Clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, malt. Tastes of caramel, toffee, toast, malt, light floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (1790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle shared at the January 9, 2016 Beer tasting. It is a Pours a clear amber color with an off white head. The aroma has a hint of citrus and the taste is a sweet hints in an orange finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7351) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Some nice citrus and some caramelized malt. Amber pour with good head and lacing. Some oxidation. Bittersweet

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6039) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle shared at the 2016 Nuplastik is back tasting. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Caramel nose. Flavors of toffee and citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber color, thin white head. Aroma of fruity and boozy caramel. Taste has spiced butterscotch. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (2209) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Murky hazy golden with a rich off white head and solid lacing. Nose is piney guava and a wink of the booziness. Initial taste is rich gummy toffee, grainy baked fruit. Carbonation is soft and mouthfeel is sleek enough. Finishes oddly quenching, barbs of citrus and lingers a brassy pull of bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle. Glowing amber with off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, resinous hops. Taste of chocolate, caramel, resinous piney hops. Very bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (9318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle at Craigs. Pours hazy golden amber with a thick white head. High carbonation. Aromas of apples, trainers. Taste is spice, more toffee apples. Sticky finish.


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