overall
48
15
style
Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, Special;

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, - JUL 22, 2014
Mediocre English barley wine but still hit the spot on a cold night. Thin corona, golden body. Strong aroma of bitter oranges, plus butter and bread. Flavour dominated by Cointreau and alcohol. Minimal hop presence - almost verging on malt liquor territory here. Sweet and boozy. Guilty pleasure for mine - I like it more than the overall package probably warrants. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars.)


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7555) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Bottle (2015 vintage). Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), trace hops (stale apricot), with light notes of alcohol, sherry, candy sugar. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent. Pretty disappointing...not much aroma, and what is there is pretty simplistic. Watery and thin (for the style), boozy, and rather astringent in the mouth. Its quite hard to find good barleywines, and this is sadly no exception to that rule.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LazyPyro (842) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2017
330ml bottle, vintage 2015, bottle #31828. Pours crystal clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma is boozy, sweet malt, dried fruit, vinous. Taste of sweet malt, dried fruits, alcohol, spices. Mouthfeel is smooth, very boozy though and theres some alcohol burn, feels stronger than 10%, not an easy drinking beer. First barley wine Ive tried so cant say if this is a good or a bad one but I dont think its a style Id drink often.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (3065) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2017
Flaska frn SB, 2015 vintage, flaska nr 14114. Smak och doft av torkad frukt som russin, aprikos, fikon med toner av honung, marsipan, pple, lder och brunt socker. Fruktig, bra balans, fin stma, sherry knsla, bra beska. Mycket gott redan nu och hade troligtvis blivit nnu bttre om jag haft tlamod att vnta. Mycket gott.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3597) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2017
Flaska frn SB, 2012 vintage, flaska nr 461. Klassisk engelsk barley wine som vcker minnen av Thomas Hardy eller J.W. Lees klassiker utan att kanske n riktigt dit. Vlmogen med vl integrerad alkohol och stma. Mycket honung, fat, dessertvin, sherry, torkad frukt, lder. Riktigt gott.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mzaar (3205) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2016
Flaska. Vintage 2012. Flaska nummer 9295. Klar orange med ett medelstort aningen smutsat skum. Den hr len har mognat vl. Den tidigare stickiga alkoholen har helt frsvunnit, allt har blivit s mycket rundare och lenare. Det har blivit ett riktigt bra l av detta helt enkelt. Toffee, lder, frukt, ntter och tr finns i bde doft och smak. Jag nskar att jag hade sparat ett par flaskor till.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6194) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Aroma is English yeast, malts and dark fruit/tobacco. The flavor is dark fruit, mild tobacco, malts and a medium sweet/slightly tart/warming alcohol finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1866) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2016
Crystal clear, pale amber body with a small, short-lived, off-white head that doesnt leave much lacing. Malty and strong aroma of caramel, overripe generic fruits, dark dried fruits and alcohol, with citrus, anise seeds and other spices in the back. Strong flavour of boozy alcohol, caramel, overripe generic fruits, dark dried fruits, anise seeds and pale malts. Moderate sweet taste followed by an aggressive, grassy and quite heavy bitterness. This is definitely not a US barley wine.
[33 cl bottle, 2015 edition bottle 23698, from Systembolaget Grda, Gteborg]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (3097) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers. Boozy nose with orange marmalade showing bold. Balanced and smooth on the palate with the alcohol better hidden. Dry on the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (13458) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2016
Sample from a bottle at DE 2016. Clear amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, dried fruit, sweetness, spice, sweetness and bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CloakedDagger (2281) - - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt, British yeast and alcohol. Rich, sweet body, fruity alright with quite some late bitterness. But very boozy and hard to drink as its not overly complex. More like a Malt Liquor in a cute bottle. 150816


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