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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 Barrioís biggest beer, an ale with a push to itís limit.

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3.3
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2011
on tap-pours a white head and hazy copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-peat. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel/peat, earthy/spice hops.

3.2
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2011
on tap as part of the sampler pours deep amber with a thin white head. Aroma is all malts, caramel, toffee, doughy. Flavor is toffee and sticky caramel sweet through and through. The alcohol is masked well, but itís pretty one dimensional.

3.7
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2011
[Tap] Pours a dark amber color with a red hue. About an inch worth of thick white head and great looking lacing. Sweet malts, alcohol and persistant hop aroma. Lots of grapefruit, mild fruits, heavy sweet rolls and dough in the taste. Strong hop finish gives the initial impression of an IIPA. Lingering boozy finish was all right. They have some weird rule with this beer where you have to wait a specific amount of time before ordering a second beer. Still one of the better beers here.

3.2
Sledutah (7495) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2011
On tap at Barrio
Appearance: Hazy amber with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Floral and caramel malts
Taste: Caramel, malty, some fruity hops
OK.

3.1
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
Draft at Barrio. Pours clear reddish brown/amber; thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is mildly boozy, plenty of spice notes, with toffee/caramel, as well as fruit, herbal fading hops. Flavours of brandied caramel, tight fruit. Middling.

3.3
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Reddish pour. Lots of caramel malt, some good citrus hop aromas, and some light toothpick. Flavor is dry, malty, yeasty and a decent hit of hops. Not bad.

3.6
2004st4s (33) - Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2010
On tap at Barrio & Gentle Benís. High alcohol but very well balanced. Definetly enjoyable & will order again.

3.5
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Clear mahogany color with a tan head. Nice pit fruit, sweet ní spicy caramel aromas. medium body. Decent malty sweet pit fruit flavors with spicy caramel. Warming finish.

3.5
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Wow! If thatís all I could type thatís all I would say. A very hearty bold brew. A dark amber pour. Thick flavorful delicious palet. Go ahead drink 3 of these puppys. Bye bye.

3.7
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2009
old rating put into GBís data base on november 27,2008

on tap at barrio with the trains going by. i had to get something!!!

pours a very dark garnet brown with an off white head and lots of lacing trails. aroma of raisins, molasses, chocolate, lots of florals/esters, malt and coffee (when it warms). the flavor is awfully similar with a touch of earthy hoppy dryness and pleasant bitterness on the finish which keep in balanced quite well. it has a nutty coffee-like aftertaste... mmm. lots of alcohol vapors noticed as it warms ( i do have four beers in front of me. damn trains!). medium bodied but rather light mouth feel given the alcohol content of this thing...


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