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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 301   ABV: 10.03%
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2011 Barley Ryne 2/3 Ale, 1/3 Ale MATURED in BOURBON BARRELS.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (4893) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle at Erzbierschof, Wintherthur. Pours reddish brown with no head. Delicious sour fruit aroma with hints of marcipane. Some yoghurt. Really great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9382) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Draft... Clear ruby ale. The bouquet offers orange zest, candy sugar, dried dark fruits and fruitcake. I’m also picking up some rye spiciness. Full-bodied and oily with busy carbonation. The flavor is very sweet and borders on cloying - cotton candy and Karo brown syrup stand out. Finishes sticky and sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle share by Brian, ruby/golden color with sparse white head. Aroma is a lot of pine, bit of malt as well. Taste is pine and a bit of caramel sweetness, bit of off flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6838) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bomber. Rust brown pour with minimal head. Nice nose of wood and sweet. Smooth full palate. Sweet caramel, low bitter, very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (1559) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle from JCB. Thanks! A murky red brown pour with little head. Aroma is quite sweet with cherry, thick caramel, mild dark fruits, booze, and faint degraded hops. Flavor continues with the sweet theme of cherry, syrupy malt, caramel, brown sugar, and faint dark fruit. Lingering sweet, syrupy malt. Some alcohol. Relatively thin, but slightly slick palate. A real lack of bourbon barrel character. Too much syrupy sweetness for my liking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Not a giant barley wine fan. But this will do bourbon is strong and alcohol knocks you down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours lightly hazy amber with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is dates, cookie and caramel malt with vanilla and oak notes, bourbon and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium bourbon and oak, vanilla and dates with light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6131) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle awhile back... not sure why I never rated. Rich brown pour with a decent khaki head. Slight BA aroma with earthiness and mustiness. Laid back malty flavor with a touch of BA and earthiness. Underwhelmed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1081) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Draft in snifter. Pours a hazy reddish-brown. Modest head and nice lace. Aroma of malt and bourbon. Taste is thick and alcohol overtones. Certainly has the almost bourbon flavor with maybe some charcoal. Also has spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. Very good barley wine. Very rich.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Medium-orange/brown in color with a light brown head, this seemingly barleywine-style ale has a dull, soft malt aroma, soapy sweet, with a touch of (perhaps) rye and earthy hops in the nose. It’s a lot like a very bright old ale in the mouth, a little fruity, and syrupy sweet on the palate. It finishes a little thick, but well balanced. Very much like an English barleywine, full and meaty but not cloying.


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