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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
Dedicated to Crustaceans
The name sort of says it all. John Maier, our Brewmaster, wanted to create a beer that defied traditional style definitions. The result was a remarkably hoppy yet balanced and malty ale that quickly became a cult favorite in our Newport brewpub. But what was it? It was not quite a barley wine and not quite a double or imperial IPA. Who really cares about putting beers into narrow categories? Great beer is great beer - just drink it and enjoy!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (3225) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2016
On tap at P&P Charleston. Hazy golden with small white head. Malt aroma, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is malt and alcohol. Too much alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4273) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2016
0,75l bottle brought by a friend from Susans Fine Wine and Spirits, shared in a tasting. Pours thick hazy golden with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts, fruits, pine and hops. Flavor is creamy sweet malts, tropical fruits, pine, alcohol and hops. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a hazy medium reddish brown. Aromas of light fruit, hops, caramel malts, kind of medicinal. Flavor is to strong for me, big alcohol taste, malty with a spicy taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2016
Thin quick dissipating white frothy head atop a clear light orange body. Now of nail polish. Flavour is sweet and alcoholic. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2265) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 6, 2016
Bottle from Caps & Taps, London - UK. Color: hazy orange amber beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: caramel and caramel malt domination. Really sweet malt domination and alcohol. Toffee notes. Well balanced with grassy and hoppy nose. Very intensive. Taste: full body with sweet oily malt sensation. Caramel and toffee domination. Really sweet beer. Good attenuation with a high resin and hoppy blast. Very intensive. This beer is a cross over between Barley Wine and then an Imperial IPA. Very impressive and high pine and resin finish. Aftertaste: sweet toffee caramel with alcohol finish. Resin and pine finish. Dry bitterness and astringent alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
Bottle, SX Bottle Share, 5/3/2016, Chelmsford Ale House I really dont know how to describe this but I do get a lot of bready and nutty elemtns. A little oxidised. What style is this? Im super confused. Nice bitterness. Well hopped. Im confused. Nice art though! I did enjoy it but was perplexed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
graham_murphy (631) - - MAR 28, 2016
Quite sweet and malty but then piney, grapefruity in a lingering bitterness. More barley wine to me but thats besides the point anyway. Pretty strong and sweet. Tough to get down if Im honest

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3095) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2016 Bottle from Wholefoods, Kensington, London. A hazy orange/amber coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Sweet, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes incredibly sweet, almost syrup like, malty, caramel, honey, orange, slight bitterness. This could only be an American beer, really complex, I rather like it. Dial down the sweetness and it would be even better. An interesting barley wine nevertheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2567) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Pours a one finger cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Hazy orange/amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit nose and flavor is grapefruit, sour finish more like an IPA than a barleywine. Expensive at $13.99 for a 750ml blue bottle at Berts Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (892) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Aroma: caramel, floral, citrus Appearance: hazy golden, white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate; medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Weird but good

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