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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Pours a clear dark orange golden color with a small off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet malts, nuts. Average body. Medium sweet flavor and a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2016
750 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and a small group at Dutch’s. Pours a clear dark orange golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, slightly nutty, caramel, Maris Otter, I tend to like sweet more than most with barley wines, but this may have been a bit much, some sweet candied fruit, honey, all malts, ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (2084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Red berry aromas, red apple, biscuit, earthy hops. Clear orange with a mostly lasting off-white head. A little sweet, bready, somewhat fruity. Full bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3228) - 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.

1.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
cheap (5309) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (1408) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SteveOrz85 (215) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1771) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3933) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2016
On tap at Yards brewery. Decent, fulfilling barleywine. Normal pour, malts dominate, as expected, not exceptional, but adequate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jnkor (363) - 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.


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