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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The traditional English Double Strong Ale is brewed annually for our WildCat Basketball team, thus the name NCAAle (National Champions Double Ale) This ale boasts a larger variety of specialty malt balanced by high addition of kettie hops NCAAle has a high alcohol content and is only served in 10oz glasses. flavor notes: sweet, malty, tobacco, roast, chocolate, booze/alcohol shines though. This ale mellows with age and on occasion is moved into whiskey barrels for an extended time to impart wood/whiskey flavor notes. This is Barrio’s biggest beer, an ale with a push to it’s limit.

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2.5
mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
On tap at O.H.S.O., pours a clear dark chestnut brown / amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lots of caramel malt and subdued resinous hops. Flavour brings out cloyingly sweet cough syrup, caramel and some buried resinous hops underneath. Too syrupy and medicinal. Needs refinement.

3.8
dnstone (3485) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Deep amber-brown with white head. Roasty aroma. Roasted chewy some chocolate and moderate sweet and bitter notes. Like an old ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Marheb (5991) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2016
(En fût à la brasserie): Caramel brûlé, hyper amertume, corps liquoreux collant et menthe terreuse. Assez difficile d’approche.

3.5
Arthree (50) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Slightly cloudy brown pour with minimal white head. Cola, caramel, a bit of malty savoriness and a hint of boozy kick. Leaves the mouth tingling. A really good strong ale.

3.7
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Dark clear copper pour with no head. Malty faintly boozy nose. Smooth body. Fruity malts and hint of booze. Slightly sticky. Nice strong ale.

3.6
Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Barrio’s NCAAL growler fill from Total Wine in Tempe. It pours with an amber to mahogany looking body that supports a nice full tan head of foam. The aroma offers up coffee beans and nuttiness as well as some roasted and earthy malts. The taste begins sugary sweet with malts and a bit of sweet fruity esters and then it quickly moves into roasted malts, roasted coffee, nuttiness and some pine like hops. Into the finish it seems to pick up a cinnamon not too. Decent enough American Strong Ale but it seems it lacks some flavor harmony.

3.9
Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
10oz on tap. I confused this beer for a belgian strong ale - it has a lot in common. Strong brown color, light lacing, clear. Medium-full body, good alcoholic taste...unforgiving for the uninitiated. Pity this is only a seasonal - I might get a growler or two for March Madness!

4
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Sampled at Arizona Strong Beer Fest, 2013. Pours dark amber in color. Unfortunately, does not hide its ABV of 10% very well. But, good malt flavor.

3.9
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Nose mostly scotch, maybe a hint of caramel. Nice mild blend of wood, toffee, and booze. A strangely creamy, smooth brew for something this strong and complex. Tasty.

3.4
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Deep amber pour with creamy tan head and lace. Not much nose but nothing bad there either. Sweet caramel malt, a nice abv warmth, light earthy bitter. Medium;/full bodied with smooth carbonation.


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