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RATINGS: 1322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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At Weyerbacher, we prefer to brew things true to European style guidelines, so our barley wine is definitely on the malty side, without being overly sweet. Notes of date or perhaps fig on the palate follow a pleasurably malty aroma to your taste buds. The finish is warm and fruity, and begs for the next sip.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2003
Bright dark red color. Alcohol, light fruit and heavy malt in the nose. Body is thick with malt. A little roastiness and hops in the finish. There are better barleywines out there.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Aroma is full of fruits and candy, as is the flavor, but the finish is bitter and very unpleasantly full of alcohol and sourness. It is a very woody barleywine and except for this finish, I’d quite like it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5070) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
Who wouldn’t want to try a beer named Blithering Idiot? Hazy, brownish-red appearance with a rapidly dissipating head. Malty, spicy aroma. This is a little lacking in body, but it is really tasty. Malt characteristics dominate - fruits I can’t quite identify. There is something about the flavor and mildy alcoholic finish that reminds me of a belgian quadrupel. This is a very easy to drink barley wine - smooth, with well-masked alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Pours like syrup. No head to speak of. Definitely very malty. Enjoyable but as the beer warms the maltiness turns to a somewhat cloyingly sweet flavor that can make finishing it a chore.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Deep orange in color. Very malty. Very sweet. Prob needs a little aging to fully apreciate. Alcohol presence strong. Very good barley wine

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2603) - GERMANY - DEC 6, 2002
I liked this beer a lot. Fruity tastes and aroma (raisins, berries). A full body and syrupy texture. A noticeable amount of alcohol kicks up the flavors a notch.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Hazy brown, malty nose, minimal head. Not much in the hop department, and pretty sweet with a vinous note.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2510) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Cocolate malt nose. Cloudy brown body. Acidic, chocolate, banana taste. Very yummie! Thank you Richard, great!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 dark & evil browness with halo'd head and lacey middles...
Aroma stung with cherry twizlers and alcohol..
they just couldn't hide that 11.1%..Not saying its easy, but they could have tried harder..its way too overpowering..there's some cherry notes, maybe some licorice and a tad of sweet orange..but its driven by pure unadulterated alcohol! I can't handle it..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 8, 2002
Murky brown pour with no light showing through the middle. Quickly diminishing head.Now this is a nice malty b wine that isnt overly sweet.ABV is hidden expertly! 11.1% wasnt even in mind. WOW this could be a dangerous beer.A bit thin for the style but regardless of that its a good beer.


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