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AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Wolfes Trap Ale

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A great malt body with 30 pounds of Amarillo and Cascade hops added over a 5 hour period results in an assertive but balanced reminiscent of an American Barleywine Ale. Designed to be cellared. Limited to 2007 bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7489) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Bottle #1806. Poured a nealy opaque copper red with a frothy slightly tan head. Aroma smells a bit like candy, sugary with hints of dark fruit like plums. Flavor is strongly malty, very similar to the malt of a barley wine with touches of caramel and citrus like lemons and grapefuit. Not overly citrus or bitter from the hops though. Finish is all barley wine though, heat and alcohol that coats and warms the throat. This beer was sweet and drinkable despite what I can only assume is a high ABV. Glad I snagged 2 of these, wonder how it will age over a year or two.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours brown with a red hue and a small dense lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, hops, and citrus. The flavor is caramel, fruit, citrus, chocolate, and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle… RBSG 07… Mostly clear, dark crimson ale with a mid-sized, frothy, tan head. Vinous aroma with waves of caramel, dark chocolate and dark cherries. Malty, tangy, lightly bitter flavor leans a good bit on the sweet side of balance. Medium-bodied and very astringent with soft carbonation. Earthy, lightly bitter finish. Kudos to Immy for supplying the bottle!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4771) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Sample from 22 ounce bottle, RBSG Minneapolis Grand Tasting, June 23 2007. Dark, mostly clear brown/burnt-blood-red, bit of head lasting....grapy, burnt, strong resinous hops are pungent but not really pleasant, sort of "unclean" to my nose though I doubt it really was infected....harsh, overly burnt/roasty on the tongue, a bit of dark chocolate, hops wreak havoc here rather than give pleasure....very dry and somewhat mineralic finish....didn’t work for me. Regardless, thanks Immy for bringing it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Sampled at RBSG ’07 Grand Tasting room. Thanks to Immy and maniac for sharing. From 22-oz bottle pours a clear dark reddish brown brew with a thick tan head that dissolves quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, fruity cherries, and some hint of chocolate. Taste is lightly carbonated, medium bodied with flavors of citrus zest, chocolate and some brown sugar. Finish is slightly sweet with a cherry-like aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5741) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Abundant hops in the aroma. A red beer. Flavor lacks the hops of the flavor, and is based on malt. Very drinkable, and almost a session beer, but I suspect it is too strong for that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2007
(RBSG07, 22oz bottle) Creamy beige head atop lightly hazed brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy/grapefruit, some caramel, alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, earthy/lemon, some grapefruit, alcohol. Medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
RBSG 2007: Bottle: Poured a murky brown in color with a light tan head. Aroma, caramel, malty with some earthy hops to it. Flavor, fruits, brown sugar, caramel, some heat to it, with an earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Bottle 1608/2007. Amber color with faint head. Sweet caramel nose. Similar body with some hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Bottle from Williamsburg, VA, #19xx/2007. Deep ruby/copper pour with 2-finger tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, brown sugar, hops. Tastes caramel malty, with some rich brown sugary flavor, plus some late tart cherry notes.

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