Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 068: Burleywine Ale

Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Beer Camp 68. 1/26/2012

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (14124) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Draft. Hazy light-amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (13546) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2012
Served on draft at Capital Ale House Downtown. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee with a hoppy finish and a slight buttery note. The taste is toffee, butter, toasted malts with a citrus and resin hop finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (10051) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
On tap at Dads Kitchen, Sacramento. Pours cloudy golden with a nice off-white head and a sweet floral aroma. There is a sweet caramel malt flavor with a honey feel that leaves a tingling sensation on the palate. Pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Tap at CK thanks to argo0. Low haze nectarine pour (??). Light SRM for style. Nose is dank hops, tropical, grilled papaya and pineapple. Taste is rich, peppery, spicy cedar. Thicker sugary palate with bright stone fruits. Really like this one. One of the first barleywines that is quite drinkable. But comes across more of a DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (9140) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Draft. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and herbal aroma. Caramel and honey flavor with herbal and floral notes. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and honey lingers with light toffee, herbal and floral notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 28, 2012
On draft at the Livermore Saloon. It pours a blonde color with a big white head. The aroma is very fragrant with herbal and floral hops backed up by some honey and bread. The flavor is sweet with honey, peach, pineapple and a strong bitter finish. Thick, bordering on syrupy body with noticeable alcohol warmth. Kind of a strange blonde barley wine, but tasty. I would have guessed it to be a messy, under attenuated IIPA. I enjoyed it when I started thinking barley wine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3687) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
10 ounce snifter at DeVeres in Sacramento. The initial aroma is quite faint, but I think this is because it is too cold. After it warms a bit, there are some citrus orange hints, and some fruity yeast ester character. A strange aroma, which doesnt make much sense. Transparent copper-colored/orange body with a small, off-yellowish head present. Light for a barleywine...reminds me of HOTD Fred. Hopefully, it tastes similar. Starts with citrus, floral, and orangey hop character. Becomes a bit sweet, chewy and borderline cloying with some fruity esters in the middle. Finishes with a strong, bitter, hopped floral and grapefruity hop flavors. This beer is just all over the place...between the sweet cloying character, and super bitter hops and the goofy esters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (3138) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Clear orange caramel in color... Aroma of sweet malts... Flavor is caramel malts, brown sugar, minimal hops on finish... Fairly light and easy to drink after an allagash Curieux ... Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2512) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Tap. Slight white head on a hazy bright rusty light orange. Dusty citrus hops and alcohol and alight sweetness. Very malty, but not overly sweet..citrus hops and tangerines. Thicker syrupy body ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4 oz. poured into a snifter at Churchkey. From notes. A: Pours a dark copper color with great clarity. The head is a one finger slightly off white color with a thin, creamy-textured collar retaining to the side of the glass. Acceptable lacing given the serving circumstances. S: Similar to a lot of barleywines Ive smelled - but somehow its not. Caramel and darker fruits abound, with an augmenting aroma of peppercorn, mint, smoke, pineapple, and slight oak. Me likey. T: Quite mellow, but in a good way. The initial caramel sweetness gives way to a smoky, faintly leathery midtaste and a finishing mild pineapple character from the hops, along with some alcohol. Not the most complex barleywine, but solid. M: Slightly thin for a barleywine, but it doesnt quite help bringing its drinkability level above slow sipper. As in the flavor, alcohol is present, but well integrated in conjunction with its lower carbonation. O: An interesting beer to try, without a doubt. Id say its about on par with SNs Bigfoot, meaning its very good, but not great. Well worth a try, at least.

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