RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Small sample, aroma very medicinal alcoholic... Grape notes, cough medicine... Clear golden...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3560) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16051) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (5309) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle. Tastes like apricot, honey, cereal malt, toast, and grassy hops. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like pale malts, apricot, citrus hops, and honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (5651) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2017 Bottle. Pours clear orange. Aroma and flavor are apricot, pale malt, faint honey, and soft floral and citrus hops. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5988) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Perfectly clear apricot and orange coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of honey, yeast, alcohol, oranges, citrus, metal and a bit of medicinal scents. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich honey flavours show through first with a lot of malt, some apricots, pears, citrus and finishing with a ton of alcohol warmth. Aftertaste shows a nice apricot and fruity flavour with a lot of residual fruit sweetness, a bit of toffee and pitted fruits, raisins and some smoother hop and malt elements near the end. Overall, a nice and robust offering with a lot of malt, honey, yeast and some floral flavours as well, but the apricot and alcohol are by far the strongest here. Nice to sample, and even though I believe this one either belongs in the American Strong or Tripel category, this still is a decent enough beer to look for, and have around if you can get it on the cheap, given its high potency. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 26-November-2016 for US$2,79 sampled at home in Washington on 07-February-2017.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (3048) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2017 A little heavy on the honey but the apricot is quite nice. Really hides its alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5971) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Gold color. Aroma has some apricot and malt. Lots of sweet malt in the flavor, there is a lot of sugsr here. Minimal apricot flavor along with alcohol. Carbonation is low.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (13187) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (3269) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1673) - 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.

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