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Three Floyds Owd Engwish Barleywine
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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Barleywine style made with only English malt and hops.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3248) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2010
On tap at the FFF Brewpub. Pours a reddish orange with an off white head. Aroma of cherry, light citrus hops, some fruit cocktail. Light powdered sugar. Flavor of fruity sweet malts balanced with grassy and piney hops. Hints of cherry, pineapple, a bit of sherry. Dry and nice. Full mouthfeel, finishes with a hop kick. Pretty easy beer to like.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
tap at brewpub. pours a clear copper with barely any head. aroma of brown sugar, brandy and booze fill the nostrils. taste of grain alcohol, doughy medicinal caramel, and cane sugar. a big, warming flavorful barley wine. good in small doses, but too hot to pound.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3128) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a diminishing head. Sweet with aromas of caramel and hops. Also fruity aromas – vingummi. Hints of alcohol and tea. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2010
On tap at GTMW 2010
On such a hot day I was hoping to get a sample of the mild ale. In a pinch this was a solid backup. Possessing the typical overhopped traits of a Three Floyds beer it comes out on the offensive and never lets up. Reaffirming that they are still on top of their game this is the sort of beer that more brewers should be working to release rather than yet another safe boring pale or amber.

Aroma / Appearance - Carbonated foamy chunks of white head look like melting vanilla ice cream atop the sherry brown base. Semi-transparent and murky it is hard to see through even in direct sunlight. Resin, caramel, cedar, and malts offset the hop intensity nicely. Overall it has a bite which does not overwhelm the rest of the experience.

Flavor / Palate - Caramel, molasses, a wave of hoppiness, and then grapefruit parade across the tongue in succession. The resulting mouthfeel is creamy and a bit heavy for a warm day. However the texture is chewy enough that I was able to take some time to savor it rather than feeling rushed to make it to the next tent. An all around excellent barleywine I suspect that if this is bottled I may have to pick up some if I see it on the shelves.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Phone rate, $9 snifter @ the brewpub. Cloudy brown with a small beige, fading to a ring before long. Big bourbon barrel nose. Flavor is loaded with bourbon and old wood, lots of spicy boozy heat, some of caramel and toasty malt. Caramel and toffee also present, but that booze dominates all. Dry, burning all the way down the throat, warming the belly. Bitterness at a 2-3. Big full body with low prickly carbonation. So overbourbonated I have trouble finding the base beer beneath. Bourbon’s good, though. . . I did like this better than the rating, due to the bourbon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2463) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
Fad: Orange øl med et fint lille skumhoved. Duft af humle og malt, en god del humle. Næsten IIPA, typisk amerikansk style og ikke english style. Men fin fin øl og meget drikbar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Draft at brewpub. Pours amber with off whitehead. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, ale ester. Medium bodied with semi soft carbonation. Flavor or toffee and caramel malts, with that English hard water and orange tang. Bitterness is there, but not over the top. Excellent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2010
On tap at 3F. Pours hazy dark amber with small off-white head. Aromas of sweet malts, dark fruits, caramel, and booze. Flavor of candied sugar, sweet malts, caramel, some booze, and strong licorice flavor. Mouthfeel is a little syrupy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Amber pour with an off whitehead. Nose of citrus caramel malt dough and pine. Sweet caramel and toffee malts with a citrus bitterness. Lightly sweet finish. Not a bad interpretation of an English barleywine, but of course more hopped than a true English barleywine - but hey i’m not complaining. Solid 7/4/7/4/15

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (1870) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar. Clear redish body with a small white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, fruit, hops and notes of alcohol. Flavor is sweet caramel, fruit, hops and alcohol notes. Nice.


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