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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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Olde Bart was a free spirit who bent elbows with the best of ‘em. We’ve made this amber-hued, English style Barleywine ale for characters like him. Brewed with 100% Maris Otter malt (a traditional floor-malted English barley) and noble hops, Olde Bartholomew is an unfiltered winter warmer with a smooth malt background, soft fruit overtones and a slight hop spice in the finish. Just a few sips are sure to arouse the character in all of us. 22°
AVAILABILITY: November through January beginning in odd years

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerlover82 (218) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Deep reddish-orange with frothy white head, about a finger and half thick. Good retention. Light nose of fruits, light caramel, some nuts and toffee. Nothing too powerful, just pleasant. Medium body, with unimpressive taste. Some fruitiness and light nut flavors , but that’s about it. Not much going on here. Have definitely had better barleywines than this, and trust me, there is better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a dark copper color with a small foamy beige head that faded and left good lacing. The aroma was malty, caramel, pine, lemon and bread. The flavor was bitter, sour caramel, tangy malts, pine, grapefruit, a bit of lemon, mint, bread, bitey fruity hops, moderate booziness and black tea. Long tangy finish of caramel, bread, pine, grapefruit and ever increasing booziness. Moderately full bodied. Decent but somewhat disappointing for a Barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (2697) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On draft at the Mad Fox barley wine festival 2014. Pours a hazy copper with an off white head.sweet malty nose. Flavors of resin, caramel and some spice. Medium bodied. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blomster (230) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle, thanks to jtclockwork. Clear, light copper pour, big off-white head that quickly dissapears. Aroma is fruit candy, perfume, booze. Taste is boozy grain, bit of cardboard, again fruit candy. Not a favourite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (2273) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
22oz bottle pours a clear orange with some fluffy white head. Nose of orange, some cardboard, malt, toast, lightly herbal. Flavor has some dried fruit, malt, orange. Medium bodied, a bit boozy, a touch of sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1703) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 7, 2014
On tap 5 oz. sample at Judges' Bench in Ellicott City, MD. Clear, medium amber with an off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of intense plums, orange, cough syrup, caramel, toffee and light fruit. Taste of orange, light fruit, caramel, plums, citrus and honey. Full/medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4203) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2014
22oz bottle pours a clear orange with some fluffy white head. Nose of orange, some cardboard, malt, toast, lightly herbal. Flavor has some dried fruit, malt, orange. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, herbal hops. The taste is stone fruits, herbal hops and a toasty finish. Medium bodied, boozy, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odinstyr (542) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Pours a clear orange with a foamy thick white head. Smells of earth, leaves, pepper, rye bread. Taste is sweet and bitter - bready malt backed with slight spiciness and an earthy follow. Mellow for a stronger beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
indigentone (10) - Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2013
On tap at the brewery in Philly. Reminds me of an old English tavern. Slightly musty, earthy nose with very mild fruit, perhaps citrus overtones. Pours amber with slight lacing. Alcohol doesn?t overwhelm for a 10% beer. Flavor is rustic with slight bitterness upfront fading to sweetness at the end. Coats the tongue nicely. A very fine beer that takes me back in time.

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