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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made with only six ingredients. Malted 2-row barley, palisade hops, orange blossom honey, White Labs California Ale Yeast, apricots and San Diego carbon filtered tap water. Low bitterness is balanced by tart apricots with a sweet but not cloying finish. Barmy Ale can be aged up to eight years with a strong honey wine character emerging if cellared. Be careful not to be the barmiest of them all.

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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jlock777 (2) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
This beer is very rare and made in small batches. It is also very awsome from the first sip to the last! made with apricots and orange blossom honey its a 10.7% dream for strong ale and meade lovers. Strong fruit and honey through out and a nice full body. Nice mouth feel. Great carbonation.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (12613) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange with small white head that lasts. The aroma is bubblegum and honey. Medium body, strong honey, wheat, light finish, good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (3238) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2017
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 16250 on the bottom. The pour is a kind of orange-amber color with little to no head. Good clarity. The aroma does have a note of honey and low booze for 12%. Some bread and light apricot fruit. Not forward. The body is smooth and around medium. The booze is well buried in the flavor it I get some grainy booziness. A little honey sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1625) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle to shaker - pours a dark peach color, thin wispy ivory head. Aroma is spiced peach, pear, earthy malt. Medium bodied, qualities of a fall beer, gourd, earth, honey, late Summer harvest. Long lingering finish with fall spice, a bit syrupy at times and a quick burn going down. Well masked abv. decent but not good enough to get sloppy on so quickly with the abv.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4530) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2017
12 oz bottle poured into a lager glass. Appearance: Apricot (light copper) colored body with a short but creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Lightly hazed with a good amount of visible carbonation. Nose: Honey, apple, winter spices, pear and baked bread. Flavor: I hadnt read the label, so I was surprised by the obviously high ABV (9%?), then surprised again to find it listed at 12% ABV. This could put a damper on my work plans. Fruity with apricot, apple and pear. Apricot, honey and alcohol are more obvious here than in the nose. Hints of caramel, cinnamon, and winter spices. Hits the tongue sweet but mildly bitter finish. Mouthfeel: Full bodied and warming, with medium carbonation. Overall: A very strong and fruity but refined and pleasant ale.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
NordicV (2102) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2017
Fat @Syltan, Malm. Gyllengul l med ett gulvitt skum. Doft av karamell, aprikos, persika och kex. I smaken tar alkoholen ver mer och balansen frsvinner.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
That1Guy (2219) - Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2017
12 oz bottle. No packaging date. Clear amber pour with a white head. Initial hit on the aroma is DMS. Im having difficulty getting anything else from it. Its a DMS bomb. No apricot character whatsoever. And it advertises it can be aged up to 8 years? No. Bad. A very unpleasant experience. Glad I didnt get a 6 pack.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (2785) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2016
12 oz bottle. Hazy yellow. Aroma is honey, with some dried apricot. Taste is bitter honey sweetness, belgian triple yeast. Doesnt taste like 12% initially, but you feel the booze pretty quickly.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
poisoneddwarf (2391) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2016
12 oz bottle. Aroma is Smarties, honey. Pours slightly hazy orange with a quickly collapsing off-white head. Taste starts out sweet and boozy before a heavy bitterness sets in. Alcohol is astringent. Flavors of apricot, honey. Damn, what a hot mess. Was this beer created after they sold out? WTF, Ballast Point?

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerdrinker79 (2120) - Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Sample from Poisoneddwarf off his bottle, thanks- Pours hazy orange with minimal head and no lace. Aroma is fermented apricots, syrupy. The taste is apricots, syrup, boozy alcohol. This would have been boring but decent with half the alcohol, what was BP thinking with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7619) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Gainesville, Fl - Total wine & More - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling, dark golden pour, quickly diminishing bubbly off-white head. Aroma has some booziness to it, some apricot type liqueur accents, some honey sweetness. flavor is bold, sweet apricot preserves, a touch of brandy, some honey sweetness, a tad boozy. Mouthfeel is thick and nicely textured. Best in small doses.


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