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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 111   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Up the Creek is mashed at a low temperature to increase the amount of fermentable sugars while reducing residual sweetness. This creates a hoppy behemoth of a beer with its alcohol well hidden. UTC is designed to be dangerously drinkable, so use caution or you’ll find yourself Up the Creek!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark red amber color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, malty, burnt caramel, dried berry, raisin, light to moderate hoppy, pine, wood. Flavor is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, caramel, burnt caramel, hops, raisin. A bit like a mix of IPA and BW. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101101]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Aroma is dry wooden hops. Sweet and dense caramelish flavoured. Smooth malt mix with the hops fruity flavours. Mellow finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29281) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2010
Bottled. This is extreme as the name states. A deep red beer with a dark tan head. The aroma has notes of hops, spices, and malt as well as a light note of caramel. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops lending it notes of spices, leading to a dry bitter finish. The mouthfeel is chewy.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Clear, warm nutty brown with a small, off-white head. Excellent aroma of burned caramel and nuts. Very full-bodied, sweet nutty accents, a little wood and vanilla and again burned caramel. Has a warming alcohol finish. No matter what they call it this is a straight and very good Barley Wine. 050211

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle at Bishops Arms Marina, Helsingborg. Clear orange red coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, hops and pine needles. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, liquorice, hops, alcohol and grape fruits. Dry hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2011
Bottled@Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Very deep ruby colour, small beige head. Bigtime hops and some alcoholic sweetness in the aroma. Flavour is fruity and floral sweet hops which balance very well with a quite malty body. Alcohol mixes in rather well with the big hoppyness. As it warms up it gets some slight honeyish notes as well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19365) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2010
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Clear mahogany colour, rich head. Arousing peach brandy and buttery malt fight for attention in the nose. The grapefruity hops remain a distant third. Sweet and full bodied with fairly soft, chewy mouthfeel. Plenty of butterscotch and caramel. Growing late bitterness. Peppery alcohol has a slight tendency to skew the balance in an otherwise harmonious huge beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby/amber color with a small off-white head. Sweetish thick malty hoppy piny aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with piny hoppy hints. Has a sweetish thick malty hoppy piny finish sorg a bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
24th May 2010
Clear dark red - brown beer. Short lived tan head. Rich toffee nose. Semi dry palate. Dark toffee malt, subtle licorice, some minerals. The hops, when they finally emerge, are bitter grapefruit with a little tea. Finishes semi soft and dry, bitter aftertaste. A decent barleywine, not really an IPA eh? Less bitter as it warms up.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14513) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, Gustav Adolf Torg
Mahogany color, bright, with red refles; small sized head. Strong aroma of caramel and malt, some phenol, then resiny hops. Strong body; very strong malt and caramel flavor, sweet, lasting till the end; powerful hopping too, very resiny; the malt-caramel character is dominant, but the hop and alcohol create a vague burning feeling in the end. Classic American-style Barley Wine, excellent.


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