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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
X was brewed to commemorate ten years of great beers brewed at Fox River Brewing Co. This barley wine style ale is amber in color and best consumed leisurely. Slightly sweet and full bodied, the raisin and pear flavor is created through a blending of biscuit malts and just enough hops to balance a lingering warm finish. Enjoy on any occasion, but perfect after dinner, with desserts or strong cheese. Drink today or cellar bottle in a cool, dark place. Cheers!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Orange copper in color. Was sour. Fuity nose and wonderful overall aroma. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TheBeerGod (6168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle courtesy of IronOrr. Copper pour with a short white head. Aroma is light caramel, berry, hints of toffee and sweet malt. Taste is a disaster. Sour berry, fruit jam, rotten fruit, and cardboard. Very sour and infected. Drain pour. Body is light and very bubbly. Ends with more sour fruit, berry and rotten fruit notes. Total waste. Big disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
750ml bottle. Murky brown pour. Sweet alcohol aroma, malty, really nice. A little tart, and dry and some rich tasty malts. Good stuff. (1080)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (6046) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Some acid in the aroma. Very dark red color. Malt. Low carbonation, and a little sour. Infected, maybe? Its not bad as it is, but something might be off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (6094) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Umber to copper in color with just a little swirl of tine bubbles on top. Caramel, toffee, stewed dark fruits, and just hints of wood and herbal hops. Light with just a little prickle on the tongue. Light sweet caramel start. Bit of acetic-ness in this one, which reminds me of my grandmothers strawberry wine. LIghtly fruity and only hints of alcohol. Interesting stuff, not great, but interesting. Would make an interesting marinade, or reduction with pork.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (5044) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Courtesy of Skyview. Dark copper color with no head. Very sweet malt aroma. A light bitterness up front on the taste. Turns to a sweet caramel and malt, finishing a little like butterscotch, but not in the infected/poorly-brewed way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skyview (5866) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Rating number 1000 for state of Wisconsin. Picked up a single 750 ml bottle at the Fratellos Fox River Appleton location. Pours a clear light copper amber brew with a fast dissolvin off-white head that dissipates clean with no bubbles or ring. Aroma of a distant farm field, some caramel malt, a touch of tropical fruit and some orange zest. Taste is light to medium bodied, very little carbonation, if any, with flavors of lighgt caramel malt, orange zest, some light tropical fruit and apple. Finish is light, mildly crisp with a semi-tart apple aftertaste. Alcohol presence is hidden if there is any alcohol in this barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2007
The Dan Journal #14. Tasted May 2006. 750ml Bottle. Clear and ruby brown. Bone white head. Smokey cherry nose. Slight whiskey burn. Smokey with a touch af anise and oak. Noticeable burn in the finish. Full and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Bottle sampled on 8/26/06: Pours a transparent dark copper with a thin ring of off-white head. Aroma of sweet sticky caramel and some light strawberry fruitiness. Body has good viscosity with a sweet caramel maltiness turning more sour, tart and warming toward a sticky, drier, tart finish. Infected, but might be good otherwise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Hazy Autumn Fire Orange with White Skin. Aroma Similiar to What you Would Smell Off of the Belgian Red or Sour...Alcohol Quite Noticeable...Nice Warming...Thin Mouthfeel... Light But Syrapy...Quite Tart Throughout...Far More Similiar to A Light Flemish Sour Than What is Accustomed in a Barleywine...However, Still a Nice Beer In Of Itself, Regardless of What Style You Want to Put it Under.

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