General Lafayette 275th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
The Three Tuns Tavern opened for business in 1732. Since then it has grown and changed with the times. Over the years it has been called the Barren Hill Hotel and the Lafayette Hotel. At the General Lafayette Inn as it is known today, we strive to produce innovative, world class beers that reflect the American Colonial spirit with a bit of French flair.

To commemorate the 275th anniversary of our building we offer this hand-bottled, Barleywine-style ale brewed with imported English ingredients.

With time this beer should gain considerable depth and complexity. Savor it.

Brewed from malted barley, hops, water and three strains of yeast. Aged in Oak Barrels. Limited to 275 bottles.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle shared by toncatcher. Awesome sweet malty aromas and flavors. Caramel dark fruit and molasses. Love this beer

Dunt (321) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Received from Steve on BA. Thanks for the opportunity to try this Steve! Pours a pretty dark brown in color with very little head. Smells of sweet dark malt, caramel, and sex. Smooth malts in the flavor, light booze, raisin, and sex...again. It’s a party in my mouth and everyone’s invited. Fuck you.

bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, bourbon, raisins, and toffee. Flavor of caramel, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and oak.

corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Pours a dark mahogany/chestnut brown color with golden ruby edges and a very thin ring that immediately fades into nothing. No lacing. Sweet boozy aroma with leathery malt, zesty spice and sweet alcohol. Hints of bourbon, cinnamon, brown sugar and charred oak. Medium bodied with lots of sweet, leathery malt along with hints of toasted oak, caramel, biscuit and toffee. Lots of sweetness with a boozy burn toward the finish and some warmth in the chest. Tastes pretty good but very hot and a bit one dimensional.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2011
22oz bottle, RBSG grand tasting, thanks hopdog. Hazy copper body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, some alcohol, caramel, wood. Taste is sweet, raisin, oak/vanilla, some milk chocolate. Sticky full body.

MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Hazy, red brown, tepid. Sugary, heavy, light fruit, bit of heat in nose. Brown sugar flavor, bit of caramel and heavy tea root. Light medicinal heat through finish. Thick and syrupy.

yespr (48916) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and slight fruity. Sweet, dark and roasted malty flavoured. Sweet and dark malty into the finish.

jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2010
12oz bottle @Jimmack Invitational thanks joeec5–pours a light tan ring for a head and dark copper color. Aroma is dark fruit, sweet medium/dark malt. Taste is dark fruit-cherry, sweet medium/dark malt, some earthy hops, alcohol.

TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2010
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a trace of beige froth. Nose is caramel, hay and raisin. Medium body with soft carb. Taste is brown sugar, quite sweet. Citrus peel and vanilla add some complexity. A somewhat standard but tasty English style barleywine. Grassy finish.

dmac (6577) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bottle shared at the 2010 jimmack invitational. Man did I love this beer. Poured a clear bodied super deep red brown body with not head what-so-ever. Aroma of molasses, dark fruit, caramel, toffee, raisin, honey, and only a touch of alcohol. Man is this sucker smooth for a four year old, syrupy and thick but not cloying, a slight touch of heat on the back of my throat is the only indication of the 13.1% ABV on this monster. The flavor on this one is truly outstanding, honey, molasses, vanilla, toffee, caramel, wood. This beer turned out to be simply outstanding. To bad there were only 275 bottles made, anyone know where the other 274 bottles are??

jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle shared at Jimmack’s invitational. Pours brown. Nose and taste of figs, dates, raisins, brown sugars and molasses. Very sweet and delicious.

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