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

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 "World’s Best Beers" by Ben McFarland.

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4.2
77ships (10771) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2017
Thank you for sharing tderoeck! 650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG17. 2014 Vintage. Dark amber, little head. Nose is thick herbal sludge, bitter malt syrup, caramel. Surprisingly bitter herbal, thick bitter herbs, malt syrup, caramel, sludge. Nice lingering thick bitterness. Crude & far more bitter than expected especially with age but a very neat USA style bitter Barleywine.

4.2
Benzai (16500) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2017
Sampled @ RBBSG 2017. Beautiful dark reddish color, small to average sized beige head. Aroma is malts, caramel, sweetness, dark fruits. Taste malts, dark malts, caramel, wood. Sticky texture, medium body, suitable carbonation. Nice, I like this!

3.6
Patrickctenchi (6689) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Bottle: (2014) Almost clear copper-amber with a dusting of an off-white head. Raisin, oak, caramel scent. Flavour is sweet...raisin, caramel malt. Brown sugar. Leafy/woody bittering.....mild, but warming alcohol presence. Very good.

3.3
Palme (4816) - 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 I’ve 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. There’s 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

4.3
shrubber85 (11570) - 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.

3.8
dresden (1581) - 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.

4
dchmela (3078) - 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.

4
vadie (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
Rouge foncer avec une petite robe tan. L’arôme à plein de fruits séchées, du malt, caramel et l’alcool. En bouche il y a les mêmes saveurs et plein du corps. L’alcool est présent, mais il ne masque pas le goût.

3.8
portableparty (2378) - 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.

3.9
BVery (11208) - 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.


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