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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Intriguing notes of apple, cherry, and apricot abound from the long boil time, cool fermentation, and extended aging of this dark, malty ale. Celebrate this year’s release & save some for next, as this beer matures wonderfully when cellared.

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3.2
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2009
On tap at Hard Liver Barleywine Festival 09, Brouwer’s Cafe. Crystal clear, brightly rubied medium amber. Dense, creamy ring of tan foam. Mild sour cherry nose. Creamy medium body. Doughy malts, caramel, butterscotch, a little bit of fruity tang on the mid-palate. Mild doughy finish.

3.4
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Brouwers Hard Liver fest 2009. Amber body, red hue at the edges, with a thin off-white head. Nose has some banana esters to it, a bit strange, but not offensive in any way. Sweet throughout with more banana that mixes with the caramel and vanilla notes. Hops were still fairly strong, but seeing as it is an 08 vintage will probably settle a bit with time. Decent, but not one of the standouts of the fest.

3.5
OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Tap at Browers Hard Liver ’09.



I like the brewery a lot, but I have to confess to being a bit disappointed with this one. Dark pour, nice full head. Musty aroma, not entirely in a good way, almost flat on the tongue. Dark coffee and cherry, again musty, just a hint sour. I was unable to get excited about it.

4
carruthm (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2009
on tap at hardliver 2009. clear dark copper color with a medium head. aroma of vanilla, caramel, brown sugar. taste is sweet and almost salty a bit.

4
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Can’t believe I’m the first to rate this one. On tap at Brouwer’s Hard Liver 09. Pours a ruby copper with a dense head. Great-looking. Ripe fruits, even a slightly tart aroma. Great hop / malt balance - this is really, really smooth. Not too potent - extremely drinkable - but at the same time, not outstanding in any way.


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