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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Here’s a little something to stoke your boiler. This barley wine is full of rich malt flavours and deep caramel aromas. Mildly carbonated, Trainwreck should be served at cellar temperature (8C). Be careful not to derail your caboose.

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3.2
dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 6, 2016
Clear brown, maybe a little ruby. Fruity, overly bitter, toffee, slightly vinous. Its not too bad.

2.9
Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
Hazy amber-brown. No head worth worrying about. Aroma is an assortment of stewed fruits. Some light malty-fruity stuff, but faint and without any distinctive character. Overall bland.

3.3
sulawang (1161) - - DEC 14, 2015
Visual: Pours beer bottle brown with barely any head, a very thin layer of micro retention, lots of large CO2 fast streams. Nose: brown sugar, caramel malts. (lvl-5)-pungency Attack: thick viscosity, micro fizzy, boozy-tangy Mid-palate: (lvl-8)-sweetness mixed with alcohol detection, sustained creamy, (MAIN) brown sugar, toasty-roasty barley malts Finish: dark fruit, alcohol bitterness, alcohol throat warmth, dry hoppy bitterness, malty sweet finish. Summary: Plenty of very sweet and alcoholic malts in this one. Some complexity in texture and alcoholic jolt, decently rounded. I probably won’t specifically remember this one but it was solid.

3.6
Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle into snifter. Pours a clearish reddish amber colour with no head. Aroma is a little fruity. Taste is jammy with a little alcohol.

3.2
northropfrye (3593) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
Cooper body. Not much head or lacing. A slight sweet malt dried fruit aroma but subtle. Taste is slight sweet malt, some bitterness, cola, and a boozy finish. Okay but not entirety successful.

2.9
cards04 (2793) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
Pours a copper colour. Aromas are dried fruit...that’s about it. Flavours are dried fruit..maybe some vanilla. But mostly it’s just boozy. Not that successful.

3.7
dfearnley (2140) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle to chalice Caramel, pepper, spruce Dark red with a thin creamy head.

3.4
simonblaine (576) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 Pours Amber, very littke head. Aroma of sweet cinnamon bun. Taste is sweet, slightly hoppy, wine. Good

3.4
ChewyBeer (387) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours deep amber with good head. Medium mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Sweetish malty flavour and not too much bitterness. A bit boozy on the pallet.

3.2
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours a clear ruby red color with a thick foamy white head and tons of lace. Aroma is faint, but there’s caramel, vanilla, bourbon, bread and dried fruits. Taste is caramel, bread, dates and plums with a nice malt backbone. Carbonation gives the impression of burnt malt but it’s still smooth with the alcohol warming. Overall it’s a nice barleywine but a bit thin but smooth.


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