Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoying this on tap at Bittercreek. The Edge beers I’ve tried so far have shown promise but have been a little hit and miss. This is my favorite so far. A pretty straightforward but solid American barleywine. Fairly hoppy for the style, but within the bounds of what I think works in a barleywine. Really smooth and and well-balanced, especially considering the abv. Well done, Edge.
stevoj (4303) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice smooth barleywine, just enough of a bite to let you know to watch out. Clear light amber, aroma of malt first, hint of hops. Taste brings hops up front, some wood, earth. Enjoyable!
JohnGalt1 (1708) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was enjoyed from a mini-growler. Pours a clear amber with a short-lived white head ... very little lacing.
Nose shows a pretty straight up no nonsense American Barleywine... Plenty of hoppiness that makes me think of lemon and maybe a little tropical fruitiness that blooms with residual maltiness.
Pretty big bitterness... and I like it that way. Pithy citrus hop flavor, pale maltiness carries the bitterness and hop flavors nicely... no caramel, just nice pale malts... with warmth a bit of EtOH creeps up too much for my liking, but it is certainly acceptable.
Body is medium, but still seems a little thin/slippery IMO.
I have had quite a few of Edge’s brews so far and this has been my favorite hands down.
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour at the brewery. Tan head with decent lacing. Sweet profile with a nice malt background. Slight bitter tinge toward the end. Great barlewine.
IndianaRed (4024) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Boise BP clear light amber. Lasting sandy dense head. A woody bitterness mt profile. Plenty bitter but not overly so. Not super high hop flavor. Balanced out well and seems dry like it finished out well.