GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
Thanks to the same stranger that gave me some Founders Cobain at DLD. Copper pour with an offf-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, hops, light fruit. Taste had a nice balance of all the flavors and hops. Some bitterness at the end. Tasty all the same. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2009
pours amber, off-white head
aroma is malty, caramel sweetness, hops is present mixed with some spices.
flavor, caramel malts, light fruit bitterness, good malt balance but keeps a tad of the hops spices quickly followed by light fruit tartness of the pomegranate.
Finish had the same mouthfeel of pomegranate as the other He’Brew beer, just a little more of everything but not my fruit of choice. Ever after 3 years, the tartness was detectable, did not mellow out and the malt finish lingers a little behind. MeadMe (1661) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2009
A: Poures a nice amber hue with a tall white head. Okay retention with some spotty lace.
S: Aromas of sweet malt, toffee, and caramel. Nice summer fruit stands out as well with apples leading the way.
T: Sweet malty goodness. Fresh red apples and toffee really stand out. Sweet caramel. A hint of tartness from the pomegranate.
M: Medium in body, smooth.
D: Not too bad. sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - DEC 11, 2009
aroma is heavy booze and sweet soy and malt. drinks really sweet and malty upfront with tart pommegranet cutting through. pretty boozy but i can work through it. a little past its prime now i think, but still pretty decent. Drake (13728) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2009
22 ounce bottle from Kybecca in Fredericksburg, VA. Pours a hazy orange-bronze color with a few spots of head that linger on top of the beer. Aroma is faint with notes of toffee, buts and a tannic fruitiness from the pomegranate. Taste is caramel, toffee, coconut, nuts, pomegranate, berries, leafy notes. A very slight hint of oxidation, but not bad. Medium bodied.
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2009
22oz bottle. Poured a medium to deeper and clear orangish color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, some citrus, a little toastiness, and some fruitiness. Tastes of pomegranate juice, caramel, berries,some chocolate, and fruity. Alcohol content well hidden. On the sweet side. Some lacing left on the glass. VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUN 14, 2009
***review from May 17, 2007***
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
Right off the bat this seems to be a milder, more drinkable American Barleywine mainly since the aroma was not harsh. The brew is a reddish dark amber (not totally clear) with a small tan crown that levels off as a skim and leave some small spotty lacing that slowly pops away. The aroma is way more mellow than the other ABW’s I’ve had and this appeals to me. A really good subdued mix of caramelly malts, raisins, citrus (seems to be more orangy, but is probally grapefruit - does that make any sence?), pomegranate is there too (had more strength as it warms), maybe prunes and probally chocolate...yea, the sweetness - I can notice it more every time I breathe in. Man, I’m loving this...great blend and not overpowering! Very fresh and appealing. Just because a beer has insane aroma and flavour does not always make it a great beer just due to the fact that there is LOTS of everything. Very well done. I’m drinking this quicker and quicker...probally not a beer to start reviewing at a quarter to midnight. I’m not sure what I expected from the addition of the pomegranate juice so I’m undecieded if it is the right ammount for me. Lots of flavour here, but nothing agressive - not to say that the flavour is lacking - Malts. Then the cirtusy hops....and then I get a quick dose of bitterness that disipates, definite fruitiness that is really, really tasty - probally the reason I’ve pretty much drank the entire bottle in during the review. Some caramel to the malts and the bitterness is more prominent then I originally thought but still managable. Plums and some pepper (or something close to it, but not alcohol) and some tartness at the end. Overall a great mix of flavours..odd - this bitterness comes and goes and appears almost at random places in the taste. Just had a stiff shot of spice that almost resembled alcohol but never made it there. He’brew does an amazing job at hiding the 10% in the taste and aroma but not in my now wobbly mind. Mouthfeel is excellent - active carbonation in the mouth, a smooth, soft feel, medium bodied +, and a great aftertaste that is malts and/or bitterness and/or fruit depending on which swig you pay attention to. I like this stuff. I think it’s waaaaaay to easy to drink and I’ll be buying more - not as much as the Lenny’s Bittersweet which is truly awsome. Another good brew from He’brew. Ahhhhhhh. There’s the 10%. So easy to drink. Big marks.
Brown, milky brown well I guess it’s more of cloudy brown then a milky one, the beer only produced a quarter inch cap but this lasted for pretty much the entire life of the brew and it was noisier then hell it was like a giant mug of rice crispies, lacing was excellent as well. Slightly bitter aroma with tons of dark malt, some vanilla, pepper, and just the slightest hint of alcohol, aroma is good maybe a touch mild and for a barley wine its not mind blowingly good. Beer is built on a massive malt backbone what is very refreshing coming from the states to drink a heavier brew that doesn’t taste like hop juice. I’m hitting lots of peppery notes and some other spices and can’t seem to find any trace of the pomegranate juice they have added. I keep getting this flavor every once and a while that I can only describe as minty tobacco but in a good way (how’s that possible). The 10% alcohol is noticeable but barely however my stomach and throat are getting a nice warm sensation with every sip. The taste has a mild bitterness but also comes across sweet, mouth fell seemed pretty standerd. Good brew, high quality and tasty but for a English barley wine its not rocking my world." sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2009
drank this last night. my idiot friend though it was "flemish." he always pretends like he knows things he doesn’t know anything about. it smelled like roses and was pretty sweet smelling. it was also super syrupy in texture and flavor. weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Thanks to eg@/?5!s for opening this aged bottle...
Appears an orange toned amber with a tiny, off white head that quickly fades into a mild collar. Splattered spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of malted grains, citrus, and juicy pomegranate juice.
Taste is of citrus, malt, and cocoa infused pomegranate with berries.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with alcohol in the background, leading to a thin finish.