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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Summer Barleywine
Named for the 15th Century firearm which was successor to the Blunderbuss, this barrel-aged barleywine aspires to change the way you think of strong beer. Intended for sipping on these sultry summer evenings on our patio (or inside, with the AC), it is at once light and drinkable yet boasts significant body, and is almost syrupy smooth in texture without being cloying. Arquebus presents beautiful, complex notes of concentrated peach and apricot fruit, wildflower honey, toast and coconut oakiness, and a soft, tannin-hinted, white wine-like finish. Aged in French oak chardonnay barrels acquired from the Silverado winery in Napa, the residual flavors contributed by the wood offer a mellowness of character not provided by stainless steel fermentation.This honey-hued, ambrosial beer, beheld in a simple stemmed glass, pours with just a mild effervescence which accentuates its myriad nuances of flavors and aromas. Several more barrels of this elixir await release in the coming years. So for now, enjoy!
OG: 1.099 FG: 1.018 ABV:10.75%

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3.1
tapefuzz (714) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2017
On tap at brewery. Pours gold with a moderate white head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, sweet malt, and lightly floral/herbal. Taste is sweet, spicy, vanilla, honey, peach, oak, and wine. Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Creamy-ish.

4
kraddel (8614) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2017
Thnx to Ben. Pours clear blonde, small white head. Smell is bit complex, honey, powder sugar ( is that even known in english ) Taste is full, sweet, again I get this powder sugar , which I never had before in a beer , but is truly there for me. I like it though. Bit complex maltyness (biscuits, caramel, but mostly honey ) . Very unusual barleywine. Yet I do like it !

4.1
wlajwl (6946) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Aroma is white wine/grapes and creeping malts/alcohol. The flavor is white wine/grapes, fruit/berries, malts, slight funk and a sweetish/warming alcohol finish.

2.7
malrubius (2960) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle from Brewtopia. Golden orange with slight haze and ring and a little lace. Honey white wine champagne boozy aroma. Very sweet honey peaches in syrup sweetness with some herbal bitterness and lingering honey and booze. Full body with fine internal carbo. I just can’t get into it. Too sweet too much honey too sticky.

3.5
haukur (1970) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - SEP 13, 2016
on tap. Bright golden with almost no head. Aroma has huge honey and vineous notes. Sticky sweet on the tongue. Slow sipper.

3.8
Jow (3995) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle at home, when watching darker films I prefer higher abv brew. Lighter orange pour. Nose is fruity, wine, and honey. Tastes of honey, peach, tangerine, melon, banana, white wine, and hint of booze. Sweet and almost cocktail like on palate. A fine elixer.

3.8
j12601 (12977) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized white head. Sweet and full of honey. Medium bodied, warm and boozy, honey and a hint of fuzzy yeast. Picks up some banana as it moves to a warm finish, full of honey and alcohol.

3.7
kevinsenn (2245) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
On tap at CBC. Rich grapey aroma. Grapey taste with surprisingly little booze. Brandy and other fortified notes. Pleasant.

3.4
dogfish120love (1337) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pouted a murky burnt orange with a khaki colored lacing l. The aroma is weird tea, Clove and oak

3.5
thornecb (5993) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. White head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Mild booze and summer fruit aromas. Hot caramel, yeast, and fresh summer pit fruit front to back.


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