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RATINGS: 798   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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“first brew of the year” Long ago, British farmhouse brewers made special ales using the first runnings of the mash. These beers, now called barley wine, are brewed in the tradition of days past. At Southern Tier this long awaited brew is placed on the back burner until the start of the new year. Back Burner Barley Wine is a celebration of things to come and things remembered. It’s conceived in three small batches, using voluminous amounts of barley and hops. The process starts early in the morning and ends late into the night. We hope this rare brew reignites your spirit for another trip around the sun. 10% abv. • 15ºL


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Bottle. bronze with a small head. Malts dominate with a sweet aftertaste.Medium body and amazingly easy to drink considering its strength. A top class beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (997) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2013
Strong aroma and flavor. Strong cognac mixed with a molasses malt. Sweet and sippable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (838) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 25, 2013
Ubestrmmelig god lukt. Virkelig god smak. Lite carbonering. Et virkelig tungt men lettdrukket øl.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (971) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 25, 2013
Et ubestemmelig øl. Veldig mildt på smak. Nesten som det smaker mel. Likevell et godt øl som bør prøves.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
Draft at the Pig. Tulip. Sweet aroma of fruit and nectars. Taste of malts, alcohol and sweet fruit. I found the aftertaste rather tart and biting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1234) - Athens, GREECE - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Color unclear amber with medium head. Aroma malt, caramel, hop, ginger, alcohol. Taste sweet, caramel, spicy, fruits, alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2013
Poured on draft. Pours a darker brown with a beige ring of foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma is grainy, boozy, and malty. Taste is hefty malt and alcohol. Maybe with a year or two of age, this might get a little more pleasant, but as it stands, this beer really doesn’t do much for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Bourbon and brown sugar aroma with malt. Bourbon and caramel flavor with brown sugar. Medium-plus bodied. Bourbon and vanilla linger with caramel and brown sugar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AxelRipper (12) - Cowlesville, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
Sweet smell, oily mouth feel. Not a whole lot of carbonation, as to be expected. Somewhere between an IPA and a brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2013
22 oz bottle pours a clear reddish brown with medium off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is full of toffee, bread, butterscoth, and vanilla, with oak and some dark fruits also present. Taste is quite sweet, with a boozy but slightly drier finish. Body is medium to full with only slight carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky/oily. This is a very decent oak-aged barleywine, and very good for the price, but not one of the great ones


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