Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
At Half Pints, we live by our motto: small brewery, BIG FLAVOR. Nothing proves this more than when we brew this extra strong ale. It is packed with five different malts for a strong dried fruit character and is hopped with UK Fuggles and Goldings for a woody, herbal aroma. This Barleywine is meant to be shared fireside with friends. Try it with a cheese plate of sharp Cheddar, Stilton, and Gorgonzola or a slice of rum soaked fruit cake. It will continue to improve with careful aging in a cool dark place, so try to save a bottle to compare with the new vintage. Serve at 12 degrees celcius in a brandy snifter. Unfiltered and unpasteurized. 75 IBUs Decoding Vintages:(2006 - Tan Beeswax) (2007 - Burgundy) (2008 - Green) (2009 - Blue) (2010 - Tan Wax, New Label) (2014 - No Wax, New Label) As seen in "Worlds Best Beers" by Ben McFarland.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (4398) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2017
0.341l waxed twist-off cap from 2008 shared with The Tasting Crew and our Kristiansandsfriends. The first twist-off cap Ive ever seen waxed ... Looks nice also. Deep blurry ruby almost with a small kinda islands and sidesticking off-white head. Sweetish caramel and malty nose. Theres raisins tones, burned raisins with oxidized traces in the back. Old bottle, but it works. Slightly burned in a way. Burned red fruits. Some alco warmth tailing this. Pleasant. 16.06.2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (11011) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle (2014). Woody raisin, cherry, toffee malt, and hay aroma. Copper with small head. Moderately sweet raisin, cherry, orange, toffee malt, and moderately bitter alcohol and herbal hay flavor. Nice body and balance. Great fruity flavor - delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1541) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
Clearish ruby red, big malty aroma. I havent had this since the 12oz waxed bottles in about 2009? Very fruity, slightly boozy with a little citrus. Overall very good, i hope they continue making it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dchmela (3041) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle from Steve, 2014. Deep reddish pour. Huge malt sweetness, slightly wine notes. Taste is smooth malt, big body and hoppy bite. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (1253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
Rouge foncer avec une petite robe tan. Larme plein de fruits sches, du malt, caramel et lalcool. En bouche il y a les mmes saveurs et plein du corps. Lalcool est prsent, mais il ne masque pas le got.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2320) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2015
2014 vintage 22 oz. bottle thanks bvery! Pours a nice murky mahogany with settlement. Aroma is unripend fruit caramel fruit and paper pulp. Taste is sweet hot caramel sugary malts burnt warming alcohol. Palate is full sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9985) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2015
2014 bottle. Murky orange pour with a minor white head. Very sweet caramel note. Rich on the tongue. Sweet, boozy, some hop late. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1748) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Murky brown with a thin head. Deep caramel and alcohol with a mild fruit finish. Good balance and enjoyable. Thanks cards04.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Pours a hazy copper/light brown with a thin dull white head that turns to a thin ring around the glass and a bunch of suspended solids. Aroma is citrus, caramel, mild dark fruits, and oak(bordering on light funk). Flavour is warming alcohol, oak, mildly tart, caramel, dark dry fruits, mild bitterness and a moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Not sure what vintage. Pours a lightly hazy deep amber with a small white ring and long sticky legs up the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel, alcohol, dark dried fruits, citrus hops are present in the background with some oaky/wet wood aromas. Taste is sweet pale malts, caramel, dark dried fruits, tart cherries, light woody flavor with a complex alcohol warming on the finish. Never harsh and a nice tartness on the finish that gives a medium dry finish. Great barleywine!

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