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Ruhstaller DiGregorio California Barleywine

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4836) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Sampled at 4 Hands. Almost clear copper amber with a beige ring. Big fruit that is tropical and kind of juicy. Some harshness but mot a lot. This is fairly big and a sample is enough. Is a good beer to share. I keep waiting for dark fruit but none is found. Interesting stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whyteoutt (14) - Joliet, Alabama, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Apple esque aroma. Amber color, small cream colored head. Malty, caramel. Booze is covered decently. One of my first barley wines

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1012) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
~Strong malt aroma of bread, caramel, raisin, prune. Alcohol aroma present, but soft vinousy. ~Pours a beautiful clear amber color with small disappearing off white head. ~Sweet candy caramel like flavor with raisin and prune. Some woody earthiness. Bready and toasty.Subdued alcohol harshness. ~Medium full bodied with medium low CO2, sweet finish that quickly turns earthy and lingers for awhile. ~An enjoyable barleywine. Interesting, wish I had more to age.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1440) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear, mahogany color with a nice, creamy head. Sweet, malty aroma with a mix of different berries. Smooth taste with a cross of roasted malt and light tart. Not much hops. Alcohol is masked. Not an amazing barley wine, but I really did enjoy the bottle!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle from Corti Brothers, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a rich tan head and a dark fruit and molasses aroma. There is a sweet dark malt flavor with some brown sugar, spice and a warm alcohol trail.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
On tap @ Provisions Market. Copper pour with an off-white head. Aromas of sweet fruit, toffee, and brown sugar. Apple pie filling, cinnamon, and cola notes, too. Interesting. Flavor is very sweet. Lots of brown sugar, apple pie, and cola. Toffee, raisin, and some caramel and toffee. Just a hint of bitterness on the finish. Light alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bomber from nugget in west sac. Poured dark caramel with nice white head and great lacing. Aroma is very malty and yeasty. Some flavors of cinnamon and bread come through. Some camel notes. I still come back to yeasty. Overall is ok, sad I missed the opportunity to add this beer, Iím slacking.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10808) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bomber from the Nugget in Woodland, CA. Pours dark ruddy copper with a slight beige/tan head. Damníd if it doesnít seem to have an apple aroma. Might not have gone that way except for the prior rating, but thatís what it is now for me. Underlying brown sugar. Full bodied. Flavor is sort of apple with dark fruit like prune, and maybe a little date, seems to have some light chocolate, and thereís a lot of brown sugar character. Despite which it isnít very sweet. Warm it in your mouth and smack a bit. Very taste smacking. Not a trace of heat. Drinks exceptionally smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The3rdbeer (1) - - NOV 13, 2013 does not count
Had a very apple forward nose and on the forefront of the pallet. Had nice spice notes accompanied well by the Carmel malt flavor. Nice hop presence not being too overwhelming maintaining style appropriate bitterness. Imagine Lagunitas Brown shugga barleywine not as sweet and apple forward and thatís what this beer is for me.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Clear amber red color. Malty sweet smells. Big sweet flavor, that hop bitters and then fades with a mild sweet stick. Best balance barley wine i have ever had.


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