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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Our newest seasonal, an American barleywine, is a first at the Upstream brewing Company. Not your typical summertime beer, our barleywine is a hearty and rich ale. It has distinctive notes of plums, dates, and malted barley in its aroma. This wonderful bouquet is complemented by its full-bodied taste containing hints of roasted grain and molasses. But beware, this tasty and pleasant beverage packs a punch. having an alcohol content of nearly 12%, the barleywine will be served in a 10 oz. glass.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Courtesy Phillybeer2112. Pours a lighter brown color, with a small of white head. Smells of deep dark malts, mild hop bitterness, and bready yeast. typical BW aroma. The flavor is also very typical but solid overall. the hop bitterness comes out in the finish, with the big malts and some dark fruits makingup its flavor profile up front. Mild alcohol burn in the finish, but masked pretty well overall. not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Draught at GABF 2008. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized off white ehad. Sweeet aroma of dried fruits, cookies and caramel. Sweet flavour of fruits, dried fruits, caramel and cookies with notes of alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2008
From a bottle at the 2008 Parkville Microbrewers Festival. Pour hazy copper with a dark tan head. Oak vanilla and cherry nose. Lots of wood and caramel flavors and very bitter. Medium body. High carbonation. Long dry bitter finish. This is a big sippin’ beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/15/2006
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting, RBSG, 2006

clear dark amber, whispy white head, huge sweet malt aroma, lots of sweet malt flavor, an earthy woody essence, a touch of hot alcohol,
-------- /> Date: 08/03/2006
Source: aa

lots of sweet bourbon and vanilla in the aroma and flavor,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
RBSG07. From 75 cL bottle. Pours orange hazy. Aroma of malt and corn. Slight sweet and malty flavoured. Finish is malty bitterhops

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Sampled on 7/15/06 at the RBSG ’06 Grand Tasting out of a growler courtesy of Sledge Jr: Pours a transparent copper orange with a thin, wispy ring of off-white head. Aroma of huge viscous sweet sticky honey and caramel malt with a healthy dose of alcohol. Body starts with a big sticky sweet fruity caramel toffee flavor along with some complex dark fruits, vanilla, butterscotch and a smooth, thick malty palate. Has a sticky warming finish but hides the alcohol relatively well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
750ml bottle. Pours a bright copper color, with a tight one finger head that settles slowly to a thin cap and ring. The resulting lace is thick, and sticks nicely to the sides of my glass. Smell; hints of oak-barrel, with a significant presence of whiskey. There’s some hints of fruits and grains, but everything seems to be a bit overrun by the oak barrel and whiskey aromas. Taste; lots of fruit flavors with apples, raisins and plums, and maybe a little bit of figs as well. The middle has a nice sweet maltiness that fades into the oak-barrel and whiskey notes. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, with a very smooth carbonation that leads to a very nice drinkability. So far this is the best beer that I’ve had from Upstream. I think I may have to go back for a couple more bottles.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
A hazy dark amber beer with a fast dying beige head. The aroma has strong notes of wood, alcohol, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of fruit, and lesser notes of wood, and with the alcohol burning towards the end. The mouthfeel is very thick - like syrup.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
RBSG 2006 - DC Grand Tasting Lineup Barrel Aged: Ruby color, light head and lacing. Nose of alcohol, huge sweetness, I think I’m getting the calories just smelling it. The flavor is sweet, "mellony", every kind of sugar and sweet thing ever is in here. Some floral hops. Creamy sweet finish. Low alcohol in the tail. Somewhat balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Growler: Poured a clear dark amber color with a thin tan head. Huge fruitiness in the aroma. Sweet with grapes and prunes. Fruity flavor with some vanilla on the finish. Very sweet. Well hidden alcohol.


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