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AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Wolfes Trap Ale

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle 0479 of 2007. Pours a dark amber, opaque ale with a very thin, almost non-existent head. Very rich, robust aroma of malt, caramel, coffee; hints of citrus fruit but little hop aroma. Strong malt flavor, hops (bitterness) more pronounced in flavor than aroma. Strong ale? Moreso than a "unique barleywine" as described on label. Full bodied. Decent alcohol strength and very satisfying. Overall pretty damn good.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14486) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2012
31st May 2010
Muddy brown beer. Short lived creamy tan head. Softish palate. Rich malt, tastes a little aged with a little chocolate. Seamless light tangy orange hops. Smooth and very drinkable malty beer and another winner from Alewerks!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle shared by Dak. Amber pour with a foamy head. Aroma is caramel, honey, raisins, citrus hops, brown sugar and wood.Sweet fruity flavor with a nice bitter hoppy finish. Good stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Courtesy of ksurkin. Pours dark ruby red with tan head. The aroma is smooth sweet inviting goodness with a mix of pine, sweet ripe cherry yumminess, chewy malts and concentrated plum juice. The taste is rich and yummy with pine hops, ripe cherries, sweet malts, more pine hip resiny-ness, plums and sugar stewed raisins. Wow! Love it!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2010
bottle 1452/2007 by way of dakine on 3/21/10. cloudy brick reddish tinted brown with a thin tan head. the nose is quite vinous.... seems a bit barrel aged since it is very spicy and peppery... also, notes of brown sugar, vanilla and malt. the palate is fairly dry especially given the abv%... it tastes mostly how it smells and contains even more of the peppery spice that the aroma. medium bodied with a touch of bitterness. 7/3/7/3/15/3.5

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4427) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours dark amber with creamy tan head. Nose is malt, cherry, caramel, some pine, brown sugar/ molasses, and bitterness. Flavor is lots of cherry and fruit with caramel, malt, and pine. Medium body with lingering caramel and bitter. Medium bodied with lingering caramel and bitterness. I can understand the ASA distinction, but it does have many qualities of a barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Bomber # 1452/2007 shared by Daknole at Hellbilly’s Shootout in Sosco Tasting. Pours cloudy amber with a thin tan head. The nose is sweet fruits, molasses and brown sugar. The taste is pretty much the same with some vanilla extract added. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Decent stuff – thanks Dakine!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle shared by Daknole @ Hellbilly’s. Thanks DAK!!! Not a huge fan of this one...chestnut brew with a light tan head. Dark fruit, brown sugar, and tons of pepper...a bit much, really. Kind of boring.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Amber pour. Light head. Aroma is honey, raisins, citrus hops, brown sugar, oak and caramel. Citrus hops, brown sugar, honey, light oak and some fruity esthers. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
bottle shared by the illustrious daknole keeper of the beerhood in the year of 2010 before our lord hallowed be thy name.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bomber-pours a clear deep amber with a modest lasting head. Aroma is sweet, ok grassy and good citrus hops,caramel earthy and spiced, quite a bit of phenolics and some nutty toffee malts. Flavor is a big sharp dark crystal malt backbone, gets a bit harsh and earthy, burnt toffee, caramel, nuts slight chocolate and burnt paper- overall a bit messy and the malts are a bit too overdone and harsh. Eh.


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