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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Small Batch Series: From the aroma and notes of sweet honeysuckle, pineapple, and grapefruit, to richer hints of burnt sugar, and toffee, this intriguing brew is full of complex flavors. The distinct character of toasted oak adds depth and contrasts the light fruit sweetness. This unique take on a barleywine ale surprises with its smoothness and balance of fruit, hop citrus, and warming strength.

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4.9
PoppaK (6) - - MAR 6, 2012 does not count
This is a very good tasting Barleywine Ale. I have to admit I have enjoyed more than a few since they’ve hit the stores.

4.8
SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2012
Translucent amber with a thin lasting white head. Slightly clingy medium-full body with medium carbonation.

Aroma: bright fruity hops (dried pinapple), oak, caramel, and lots of pale malt.

Taste: jack fruit, other tropical fruits, caramel malt, heavy pale malt, and warm alcohol.

4.6
SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours clear light burnt orange, almost blonde, with a tight white foamy head. Smells sweet, like hints of honey and tropical fruits, and caramelized sugars. Tastes fruity, sweet, a little bitter, with a faint hint of vanilla from the oak. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Griffin’s Bow Oaked Blonde Barleywine Ale finishes with a subtle dryness from the oak.

4.6
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2012
The smell is hoppy and oaky, but the taste is fruity, vanilla sweet, malty, spicy, touch of oak, spiciness with a hint of pepper with a clean finish.

4.6
hopma (7) - Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2012 does not count
Amazing beer...perfect for a cool summer night. I love the flavor the complexity overall amazing beer loved it thanks Sam Adams.


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