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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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

BenDoshin's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenDoshin (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Had this at Mad Mex. Aroma is a good deal of malt, some sweetness, but not cloying. There is definitely a BIG belt of alcohol, but there is no burn. I think this would benefit from a year in the basement and a friend of two.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3156) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dirty brown with a foamy beige head. Aroma of caramel and light fruit. Flavor was slightly sweet with caramel, bread, raisins, light toffee and had some fruitiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
cheap (5073) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Tap, bocktown. Clear pale with hints of vinegar on the nose. Big strong volatile impressions on the uptake. Rude, nasty and uncivilized. Ubiquitous uncivilized and just like so many other big domestic beers. Don’t know if aging would round out this BW er not. Warming upper digestive track finish. Yes, terribly on style for a domestic BW.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (1290) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2016
on tap at the brewery - nice golden color. Not much aroma. Decent flavor - better than I thought it would be.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SteveOrz85 (196) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2016
750 ml bottle served in snifter, One finger white head which takes a few minutes ti dissipate. Beer is a clear golden color. Aroma at first resembles honey, later aroma becomes more typical of a barlywine and retains a slightly sweet character. Taste is faintly sweet and lightly bitter. Some hops.A slight bite and a little alcohol warming is present. Strong yet fairly lightly bodied beer. Light carbonation. Over all not a bad barleywine but far from the best. I wonder what a oak aged version of this would taste like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1544) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Pours bright copper color with off white head. Aroma is some fruitiness with caramel. Flavor is caramel malt, butterscotch, and golden raisins. Bit of a piney finish and booziness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3533) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2016
On tap at Yards brewery. Decent, fulfilling barleywine. Normal pour, malts dominate, as expected, not exceptional, but adequate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jnkor (352) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Aroma is caramel but seems off somehow. Orangish brown and slightly translucent. Taste has some of the banana hefe quality, with some hop and sweet malt. Finish is a bit metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (527) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head.....aroma of earthy malt.....taste is thick mouthfeel, earthiness, lays on the tongue with spicy notes in the middle, then bittering as is passes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (1458) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Amber with little bubbly white head ; aroma is malty slight hint of vanilla; flava is sweet with nice hop balance; feels medium nice zing ; finishes malty dry very dry mildly bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1054) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Lower rating only cuz it isn’t as much of the barley wine as expected. More hoppy and thick, but not exactly a barely wine. Great taste and smooth. Shocking percent. Nice alcohol sugar aroma of plums and crystallized cranberry plus starfruit but boozy. Taste is heavy and some hops. High orange color. Tap

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