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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.25%
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This Barley Wine tops the charts! Big, complex and thick, this beer is a meal in a glass. It warms on the way down and for quite a while afterwards. This beer undergoes three yeast fermentations and spending over 120 days in the fermenter. When you are in an adventurous mood, try this international classic. O.G. 1.105, ABV 11.25%

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Pours a nice amber gold with WAY too thick white head, bartender said that this batch was way overcarbonated and has been a problem. Aroma strong of mostly malt, caramel, and sweetness. Flavor is really no surprise compared to the aroma with the addition of some light spices. Pretty good, but I am just not a barley wine fan I guess.


2.8
koleminer20 (3840) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2016
From notes. Had this on tap at the 2016 MGB Summer Beer Fest. The pour is a dirty amber gold color with a decently thick white head that falls to a dense cap, leaving a pretty good lace. The aroma is interesting. It’s got a Belgian yeasty thing happening, and I’m not okay with this. There is a lot of booze and a huge hop presence. There is a light fruitiness to it, but it’s almost got a tart bite to it. I’m not really sure what to make of it. The flavor is a little more bracing. There is almost a traditional wine thing happening that needs to be addressed. I’m not okay with it. The mouth feel is thin and light with a bright carbonation and a really bitter, bordering sour, fruitiness that just doesn’t belong. This one needs help.

3.3
Keir (183) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Draft at brewery. 04.22.2010. Pours amber, clear, light head. Nose of slight fruitiness, a bit of sourness. Tastes sweet, fruity, slight spice. Oily mouthfeel.

3.6
Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy amber-gold color with a thick and frothy white head that evaporates slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of malt and ripe fruits. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, citrus, and a touch of grassy hops in the background. The finish is fruity and slightly boozy. Decent Barley Wine overall.

3.6
mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2012
On draft at at pub . Pours clear amber not much head rather boozy and sweet

3.6
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2010
this fruity thing tasted like watermelon........................................

3.6
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2009
On tap at Dragonmead 3-13-09. Poured cloudy amber some lacing. Smelled of thick malt, some alcohol, and fruity. Tasted very sweet, some light fruit, like apple and grape, some dark fruit, like prune, cherry, fermented berry, and raisin. Decent alcohol presence. Very sticky body.

3.9
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
On tap at the Dragonmead Brew Pub. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a very larged sized, frothy white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, floral, and herbal. Tastes of caramel, citrus, the same herbalness, and fruity. Light alcohol in the finish but overall very well hidden.

2.9
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2007
Clear amber pour with a ring of white lace. Aroma of caramel and hops. Flavor of hops and burnt caramel with a bitter finish. The palate is light an oily with soft carbonation. Average.

3.8
hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Draft... Clear, deep amber ale with a huge, off-white head. Terrific retention. Nose of toffee, fuzzy fruit and pine. Earthy, sweet flavor. Nicely bittered, but the hops don’t cut too deeply into the malt. Full-bodied and syrupy with subtle carbonation. Sweet, boozy finish. Dries out at the wee end.


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