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Thirsty Dog Bernese Barley Wine Ale

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Like Mr. Buck, the Bernese Mountain Dog on the label, this is a BIG beer. A complex, dry-hopped, and unfiltered barley wine ale that will only get better with age. The malt aroma, possible only in a barley wine ale, together with deep malty flavors melds perfectly with the hops for a truly unforgettable experience.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4687) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Boiled down male with some sugar and light berry tastes. a lot of oak in finish. Pretty bitter finish. Pours amber with OK head and lacing. Tap at proletariat.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (910) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Clear brown pour with a small quickly fading white head. Nice rich caramel aroma with notes of sweet fruit. Super well rounded and tight. Flavors were in line with loads of caramel, candied figs and a touch of bread. Plus mouthfeel with light carbonation. Really enjoyed this one, a true stand up BW.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Daytonbeer (677) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours reddish brown with same light tan head the dissipates quickly to nothing. Aroma of caramel, citrus, and is astringent. Taste is toffee, burnt sugar, bitter, and has an alcohol bite followed by numbing!? Reminds me of Novocain at the dentist.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kayres (558) - , Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Dark copper with a thin tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Full bodied with a crisp full citric hop flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3936) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2014
12 oz. Hazy dark copper with a lasting film of cream. Aroma of toffee, raisin and plum. Tastes of dark toffee, wooden hop, citrus, and Tootsie Roll. Medium-heavy body is smooth with medium carbonation and has a nice balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2014
A murky brown color with a white head. The aroma contains some alcohol, caramel, toffee, a bit of orange peel. The flavor is well balanced with a bit of dryness. I’m getting some caramel, citrus, and brown sugar. A bit of alcohol shows up in the finish. Overall this is aight

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle from phaleslu. Thanks pete-o. Pours a hazy, light brown. Aroma is caramel and dark fruit. Actually pretty nice. Taste is similar, somewhat boozy. Overall quite nice. Appearance is a 5 due to label.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (905) - - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a hazy brown. Aroma and taste are caramel and dark fruits. Average barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2956) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
The aroma is caramel, fruit, bread. The appearance is deep amber, white head. The flavor is fruit, bread. The finish is sweet, pine needles, light booze. Booze well hidden considering. Medium in body. Standard, but fairly well constructed barley wine. And I love my barley wines.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5168) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark red-caramel color with a medium sized fluffy orange-tan head that left food lacing. The aroma was very strong caramel, molasses and honey - very sweet and with a touch of tobacco. The flavor was tart and very sweet with notes of tobacco, toasted caramel, grapefruit, wood, bandaid and moderate booziness. Long finish and full body. Interesting.


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