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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, - SEP 17, 2012
med amber color. Massively sweet, malty, honey and Apricot mouth, but Waaaaaayyy too cloying an too sweet but not poorly made, but not for me at all.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (12504) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is floral, honey, sugary, taste is sweet honey, toffee, floral, light fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rask0lnikov (1079) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours golden yellow colour. Moderate white head. Seeetness, honey, caramel, slight hints of candy sugar in the aroma. Sweetness, candy sugar, flowery notes, caramel and honey in the taste. Very slight notes of apricots. Candy sugar in the aftertaste. Rather medium bodied, medium carbonated interesting brew. Alcochol well covered. Not a fan of sweet belgium style strong ales, but tastes good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (8475) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2017
11/20/16. Bottle. I dont think I realized this was 12% at the time. This could get a gurl krunk, yikes. Golden orange pour with a small khaki head. Light apricot aroma, honey, light pit fruits. Lightly sweet flavor, apricot, light pit fruits, pale malts. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopmaestro (1568) - rebro, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2017
Aroma is malty and honey sweet. Fruity peach/apricot notes lingering in a heavy, somewhat boozy environment. Taste is big and sweet as well, thick and almost syrupy texture with the sticky sweetness hitting you hard, before the alchol kicks in. It is rather boozy actually, made me think a little about apricot brandy. The alcohol wears off a little bit after some time in the glass, but its there all the time, hanging over you like some bad conscience. Very special brew, more like a too sweet barley wine than a golden ale. Probably works best as a sipper in winter time?

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PugUglyBrewer (515) - - MAR 29, 2017
I am thoroughly impressed with this one for being how high octane it is as a golden ale. 12%! This would taste great barrel aged. The only thing that throws me off a bit is there is a slight medicinal character to it as you have high alcohol mixed with apricot. Another unique and solid effort from BP.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1775) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Draft. Intense apricot aromas. Oranges, fresh hay. Strong alcohol on the palate, then strangely sweet-but-dry. Honey. As promised, not cloying. Reminds me of a dessert wine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (911) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2017
Bottle pour. Appearance is hazy light brown/dark yellow with nice sparkle, ephemeral less-than-finger-width white head with trace lacing. Aroma is champagne-like yeast, tart, apricot, honey/candied sugar over malts. Taste is candied sugar/honey, apricots over malt base; hints of barley wine in here; alcohol hidden well. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture, lively carbonation and sweet honey finish. Overall, a little on the sweet side--which is hard to do with me--but some complexity here.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6978) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
On a flight at the Ballast Point place in Temecula, California on 9th Feb 2017. Golden orange pour, white head. As the name suggests, this tastes and smells of apricots, so fairly tart and musty, yet with a pleasant sweetness: is that from the added honey or the apricots? I dont know. Anyway, I enjoyed this, thought the alcohol was well hidden too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3622) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2017
On tap at grind house. Sweet honey flavor. Big body. A little apricot flavor. Honey apricot aroma. A little goes a long way here but its good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2017
On tap at Ballast Point - Scripps Ranch, pours a hazy orange amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of Belgian yeast, candied sugar and phenols. Flavour is boozy, with lots of candied sugar, Belgian yeast and alcohol. Inauthentic, but it works well for what it is. A boozy, sugary mess that works decently.


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