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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer began as a celebration of our January anniversary, but it is now being incorporated into a year round offering. We use an assortment of crystal malts and throw a little Belgian Candi into the Brew Kettle to give a hearty maltiness. Dry hopping with American Hops gives this English style a refreshing American twist. Be cautious with this beer as overindulgence can result in the shit hitting the fan.

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3.4
coachd (800) - Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2017
Malty and slightly sour aroma with slight hops. Light crimson color with a huge white head. Tastes mostly sweet with a minor hop bite at the end. Slick palate. This was good, but a little too sweet for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
JTParis (23) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2017
@Lexington, Kentucky. The brew was sold as Off-Color, but this source sounds about right. Didnít tick all the boxes.

3.9
DrnkMcDermott (3096) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Single can from mix-a-six rack at Jewel, Downers Grove. Finally reviewing a cellarable beer in the right way: buy more than one, drink this one now, and then the other a few years later to compare. The pour itself looks yellow, but it sets to cloudy reddish-gold in the glass. A sudsy head thatís more persistent than in older beers. The smell has some sharp Northwestern hops, and a tiny background of fruit. The taste is very hoppy up front, but not overdone. It is enough to mask any burn from the alcohol. Thereís some noticeable malt there; itís mostly felt as stickiness on the lips. Some alcohol warming does come toward the end of the glass.

3.3
dalekliz (922) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours a murky brownish-orange with a bubbly white head that fades to a ring. Sweet aroma, sugar, citrus, malt, hint of pine hops. Taste is bright, starts with a hoppy bite and citrus sugar, but then fades to a mild malty sweetness with a hint of booze. Hides the alcohol rather well. Lingering sweet booze that ends watery. Not bad but not anywhere near as big as it could be.

3.3
Ronritter (652) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2017
on tap copper beige head. Smell of citrus, mint, pine,and caramel. A bit sweet with dry finish.

3.9
Itzjerm (2794) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2017
A bit harsh. Aroma perfect. Taste has strong bitter ending. Aroma is citrus aroma. Nice mouthfeel. Thickness for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
odinstyr (794) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Pours copper with moderate white head. Smells of toffee, pit fruit, spruce. Taste is balanced - sweet and bitter, deep maltiness combined with a not-overwhelming hoppiness.

3.6
tommann (3706) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2016
355ml can. Pours hazy orange with a medium head. Aroma is sweet burnt toffee and a little apple. Taste has lots of toffee and caramel with a burnt malt finish.

3.5
Arayaga2 (2188) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Dirty blonde with a white head. Very malty, light butterscotch aroma, with tangerine peel. Taste is strangely minerally and watery. 17 overall for a great beer name. $3/12oz can

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ganache (5848) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle. Nose heavy caramel, dark tofee, bark, lightly green hops, light rind; pour is a beautiful gradient amber from reddish-orange up top down to clear golden at the bottom, with a slightly oil and soapy beige head. Taste strongly bitter with a great hop bite, but not extreme; a little paper and mild astringency, but not bad; strong alcohol but only a wisp of fume, no burn but a hint of warmth in the chest -- overall very good incorporation. Classic woodsy, slightly nutty hops, light but pleasant roastiness, touch oily, touch soapy and definitely palate-cleansing, good classic American C-hops with a bit of a Nuggetty, Northern Brewery ballast. Medium sweet but thatís more from the heavy floral perfuming of the hops and oiliness than sugar, and is soon gone. Bright, fresh, with a swishable fullish body and lightness despite the chewy caramel, and the crystal malts arenít overdone for once! A great take on the type of Barleywine I was drinking ten years ago, with subtle but important improvements to balance and drinkability. [2016.12.04: 3.8]


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