Brewed by Banks's (Marston's)
Style: BarleyWine / WheatWine / RyeWine
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Can: Filtered.
Strong Ale
At some point between 2010 and 2013 the abv dropped from 9.1 to 7.4%
Brewed to a recipe over 100 years old using top quality English malted barley and the finest hops from Worcestshire, Herefordshire & Kent.
Award-winning Barley Gold is a hearty, potent and warming strong ale. The colour of deep burnished gold, it’s produced from copious quantities of the finest natural brewing ingredients. Brimful with fruity, malty, bitter-sweet flavours, that are underpinned by the strength derived from a prolonged conditioning period.
This rich complex beer is particularly suitable as a partner to red meat, game and strong cheeses such as Roquefort.

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Ibrew2or3 (9708) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2019 12-ish oz can, courtesy of SarkyNorthener, pours with a clear gold body that supports a white head of foam. The aroma offers up a potpourri of notes switching back and forth between anise, toffee and sweet booze. The taste delivers malt liquor like sweet boozy sugary maltiness with some sweet pear like fruity esters flowing into some anise and thin toffee. Interesting beer.

RichTheVillan (10200) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2019 Can from Sarkynorthener cheers Martin shared with Arizona crew in Bingo Hame; clear dark amber pour with a big bubbly off white head, aroma has toffee, taste has sweet toffee, slight harsh alcohol, some fruits.

deanso (12031) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2018
33cl can. Thin creamy white head. Hazy light amber pour. Average brew. Not much to it.

dimeon (1190) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 1, 2017
A: Clear gold with a small white head. N: A bit of grain sweetness. T: Crisp, with just the faintest hint of sweetness and decent bitterness. P: Medium P: Taste-wise, it plays in the lager/blonde field, so the alcohol could really creep up on you if you had a couple.

Patrickctenchi (7175) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Can: Clear, copper-amber with a small, off-white head. Orange, light toffee, grain scent. Taste is grain malt, bitter alcohol and weak caramel malt. Light body....thin, overall.

shrubber85 (12671) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Can. Lemon/orange, biscuit malt, and fresh hay aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Moderately sweet citrus, biscuit malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Okay body. Pleasant.

minutemat (8512) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
330ml bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, May 16. 2010 ’vintage’. Brought by Mike. Many thanks. Pours deep orangey brown. Thin off-white head. Aroma is muggy caramel. Taste brings aged honey, musty caramel, a familiar barley wine sweetness and some cobwebs. Perhaps doesn’t age well, or wasn’t that great to start with.

RobertDale (8364) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2016
Can. Thanks Asbjorn. Pours a pale gold with an average white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is malt, grain, and metal. Somewhat below average.

DSG (18571) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/29/16] Can sample at a hotel room bottle share during RBWG 2016 in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Clear deep gold. Boozy aroma, grainy. Sweetish flavor, grainy, boozy, caramel.

djd07 (19737) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Can. Pours a hazy orange with small white head. The aroma is corn malt and metal. Medium mouth with corn malt, sweet, metallic finish, nah.

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