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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Limited Release #4. Spring 2011. Ale brew with huskless malt and Belgian candy sugar. Galaxy Hopped Barleywine is a new take on an old favorite. This beer pours a dark crimson, almost mahogany color. The yeast & galaxy hops deliver a big bang of red and yellow fruit aromatics like banana, pineapple, cherry, and strawberry. The experience begins with a taste of toffee and darkened sweet caramel overlaid on subtle tones of vanilla. All to be punctuated by the floral and citrus dry hop character.

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3.5
Braudog (6900) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Deep, dark brown. Thin but sticky head. The aroma is rife with cooked brown sugar. Drinks with a fairly light body and even keeled character. The rich, alcohol burn only rears its head at the very finish of the drink. Interesting and not at all what I expected. (#5345, 11/26/2013)

3.6
rxeight (3319) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
English style barleywine. Lots of hard ribbon cand.y. Carmel. Didnt get any strong hops as the name implies. Decent stuff

3.8
jbruner (5462) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Pours a hazy copper from the bottle with thin bubbly off-white head that dissipates to leave light lace. Aroma is big malty sweetness with a hint of some sweet citrus and banana. Taste follows with no real bitterness I was expecting from the hops. Pretty darn good, even though it’s a barley wine though, I would have liked to try it fresh.

3.7
bth122 (1702) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Torpedo bottle in a cardboard box. Pours a muddy mahogany color. With smaller head. Nice aroma of caramel, toffee, biscuit malt, some citrus and light fruit notes, hops, Belgium candy sugar. Light sweet, light bitter. Bold and heavy bodied. Some alcohol notes. Good malt/hop balance. A big bodied barley wine.

3.3
radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Draft at Mad Fox Brewing’s 3rd Annual Barleywine Festival. Poured a ruby-light brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some caramel malts, roasted notes, some fruity character- not sure about this one. Some yeast notes, sweet slightly-boozy alcohol notes, some dried fruits.

3.6
Iphonephan (7474) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
On draft at the Mad Fox Barley Wine Festival, Falls Church VA. Pours a cloudy amber with an off white head. Muted hop aroma. Resiny flavor with with some sweet raisin and caramel notes. Bitter finish.

3.5
alobar (3966) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours a cloudy caramel color with a soapy cream-colored head. Aroma of cherry,pineapple, and toffee. Flavor is mostly sweet with toffee, caramel, cherry, and pineapple notes. Very nice beer.

3.1
DialSquare (5186) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2012
From an old note on my phone (no idea where I had it): big butterscotch aroma - straightforward sweetish barley - kinda flat - dark fruit - boozy - oxidized - wet paper - sugary, 6.2

3.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2012
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop lightly hazed red-dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, toffee, cherry, light vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/toffee, grapefruit, some cherry/strawberry, alcohol, orange. Smooth medium-full body, some stickiness.

3.5
bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2012
22 ounce bottle, bottled on March 14, 2011 (printed on label). Served in a snifter, the beer pours a dark chestnut brown color with about an inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is sweet and malty, the brew smells like candy sugar, dark fruit (raisins, figs, cherries), bready malt, caramel, and some citrusy hops and booze. It tastes like bready malt, candy sugar, dark fruit (figs, raisins), caramel, toffee and a little bit of candied oranges. However, I think it smells better than it tastes. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick but it’s also thin for a barleywine. Moderate carbonation. It’s a solid enough brew, but there are a lot of other barleywines I like better. With that being said, it’s worth trying.


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