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RATINGS: 235   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 (5817) - 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.


3.1
Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Clear, blonde, not much head. Tangy aroma, a little floral. Just strong, sweet and boozy. Reminds me of a Soviet Bloc strong lager. Thick body. On tap, Momos.

3.2
tightslice (1313) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is apricots, honey, lozenges, vegetal hops. Taste is apricot juice with some mild honey and hay. Slightly more off-putting than expected.

3.6
allmyvinyl (10618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle from the dregs run. Cheers Stuu! Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of apricot and almond. Taste has honey, dried apricot and more almond, almond essence in fact. Faint spice linger.

3.6
nihtila (3640) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle at Garvie’s. Clear pale golden. Nose is syrupy sweet, fruity, barley, apricot. Tastes honey, bitter, cereal, apricot.

3.8
cgarvieuk (24515) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2017
bottle at home .. golden amber .. thin white lacing .. soft dry floral fruit nose .. sharp zezty passion .. dry peach fruit ... light bitter

3.5
matty (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy dark gold color with a two-finger cap of off-white foam that settles to a film leaving some lacing. Aroma is sweet: honey seems to be the strongest but there is some fruit in the background, reminds me of mead. Medium-full body. Flavor is sweet with the honey and fruit added, almost too sweet, but drinkable. Finish is sweet and a little tart. Can’t have more than one at a time, but interesting nonetheless.

3.2
Leini (2056) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2017
Served @ The flying dog, Stockholm. A bit too peachy, apricot sweet for my liking.

3.5
crazy_cat_lady (600) - - MAY 25, 2017
Bottle from a store in San Carlos. Lovely light fruity beer, smelling of honey, apricots, peaches. Dark golden yellow with thin white head. Boozy, with flavours of apricots, peaches, dark honey. Lingering floral flavours, and a slight metallic note.

3.6
MavDunk (104) - - MAY 14, 2017
Pours orange amber yellow-tinged white head. Scent is full of tart fruit with only minor honey. Taste has a little honey up front finished by with the tart apricot. The tart flavor covers the booziness. You would never guess the alcohol content was 12%. Body is medium. Good fruit beer if you wanna get tipsy.

3.9
drjoeng (1291) - SINGAPORE - MAY 1, 2017
12%ABV. Barleywine. Poured out gold. 8SRM. Nose is corn syrup and creamed corn sweetness. Mouthfeel is syrupy with pronounced carbonation. Alcoholic palate. Carbonation is pronounced. Over-ripe citrus with sweet, estery, over a broad sour fruity palate, then a woody, citrus seed bitter. Finish is bitter, light resin and prolonged. Overall, a very enjoyable barleywine that’s been disguised with carbonation and color to look like a golden. Enjoyable and a very pleasant tasting ride.


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