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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep, mahogany color, rich malt candied, rock sugar flavors with sweet burnt currant and fig aromas. It’s strong alcohol content is tempered by a clean bitterness and complex flavors. This Barley Wine is named for Cornelius de Boom, the San Francisco Belgian Consulate General (1850 to 1851) and surprisingly the name of the alley along-side the 21st Amendment on 2nd Street.–

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3.5
Strykzone (7848) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2018
11.5 oz can that looks smaller. Amber in color and it is just a bit cloudy. A beige head is uneven and so is the lacing. A malty and complex fruit aroma. The fruit is over ripe. Some spice and yeast, too. This is big and hot to taste. Raisins, cinnamon, earth, and harshness that makes this a sipper. Some sourness. Finish is sweet and maltier.

4.1
oobawa (1925) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2017
A rather formidable barleywine, boasting both the expected deep caramel-toffee-nut malt profile and a surprisingly fruity, balanced citrus hop backbone. The sweetness never grows overbearing, while the orange and lemon notes couple with berry undertones to provide a punch-like complexity before settling into a prolonged but manageable bitterness. A year has taken away almost all the boozy warmth, leaving a chewy, hefty texture that makes it way too easy to kill a can. Damn fine beer.

3.7
Sammy (13136) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2017
Very good barley wine. Good malting, smooth drinker though not thickest mouthfeel. Still carbonation, hops in aroma and in finish. Tasty stuff.

4.3
Alengrin (6013) - BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2017
American-style barleywine apparently named after Cornelius De Boom, a Belgian entrepreneur drawn to San Francisco during the Gold Rush, making it to Honorary Belgian Consul with a street named after him - just round the corner from 21st Amendment. From a smallish and narrow, 250 ml can at BeerTemple in Amsterdam; apparently the first craft beer filled in this volume, intended to translate the old small English barleywine bottle concept to the 21st-century ’craft beer can’ idea. Lightly lacing, egg-white, moussy, stable head over a hazy deep orangey amber coloured beer. Intense, very seductive aroma of biscuit, orange zest, dried mango, brown rum, honey liqueur, marmelade, parsley, pink grapefruit, bourbon, lychee, pine resin, mandarin. Intense, yet ’clean’ fruitiness in the onset, a basket filled to the brim with ripe mango, lychee, granadilla and tangerine, sweet and ’candied’ with a balancing sourishness around it, soft carbo, very vinous, very oily, thick mouthfeel. Very biscuity, bit caramelly and very lightly nutty malt body, thick, syrupy and rich with honeyish sugary sweetness on top but near the end dried by a very potent hop dosage, very resiny, piney, grapefruity and ’tropical fruity’, orange peel and exotic pepper bitterness, paired with a glow of bourbon-like, very warming yet non-astringent alcohol. Very intense beer even for this style, but utterly delicious and rich, potentially the best American-style barleywine I ever had, with strong IIPA-like tendencies like many other Californian interpretations of this style.

3.7
closey22 (2132) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Deep hazy Amber rimming beige head Aroma is hoppy with floral and sweet malt notes Flava is moderately sweet Apple notes blended with woody and spice(cinnamon) notes Feels medium with lively foamy fizz Finishes tangy dry hop woody notes

3.7
PotjeBier (3914) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2017
Can from New Beer Distributors @ home. Clear deep amber colour. Off white head with short retention. Aroma’s: big caramel malts, sweetish, a bit sweaty cheese. Retronasal it’s sweet, caramel malts, light resin. Flavour is moderate to full sweet with light to moderate bitterness. Alcohol feel is quite sharp, hot. Medium bodied. Long finish, slightly dry and above moderate bitter. Pretty nice.

4
demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Sweet aroma with a variety of fruits with some caramel. Pours a deep red/brown color with a foamy tan head. Taste is malty and sweet up front with a earthy bitter clean finish. Not ur typical barley wine but i enjoyed very much.

4.1
tderoeck (10983) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2017
16/I/17 - 8.4Fl. Oz. can @ Taco Monday (home) - BB: n/a, canned: XII/17/15 (2017-51) Thanks to Anthony for sharing the can!

Clear amber beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: quite some strawberry jam, fruity, peach, sweet, orange peel, zesty, some citrus. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel malts, bitter hops, sugary touch, alcohol, some dried fruits. Aftertaste: alcohol, dry bitterness, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, strawberry jam, vanilla, sweet, very nice beer! Also great story! :-D

3
ffaoe (1051) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2017
malty aroma with faint hints of raison and plum. amber and clear in color with nice head. taste is mostly malty but has some hops notes to it. dark caramel malt and raison notes present. taste end clean but rather quickly for a barleywine.

3.2
SteveOrz85 (258) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2016
8 oz can from 4 pack. Served in a snifter. Very very thin head. Very little lacing. Beer is a dark honey color. Arom is some floral hops and honey. Taste os medium bitter lightly sweet. Lots of hops, more than expected in a barley wine. High alcohol is obvious bit not over abundant. Not as smooth as I had hoped for and not as sweet. Average to lighter carbonation and full bodied beer. Overall it is ok but not the best barleywine I have tried.


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