RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4156) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bomber from Ledgers. Nose is citrus hops, toffee, with hints of raspberries and cranberries. Lightly hazy rusty red with a small beige head. Flavor is lightly bitter, hints of pine, toffee and dark caramelized sugar. Finishes moderately bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (23681) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
22nd December 2011
Christmas tasting at the Kernel. Cant remember who brought this because I was a bit trollied - but Cheers. Took awhile to catch up with this one. Hazy amber beer, little off white head. Light dry palate. Creamy caramel malt , sweetish. Lovely Galaxy hops. Sweet piney tropical fruits with pineapple and mango. Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Galaxy Hopped Barleywine Ale
Date: April 20, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: hazy dark ruby red, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, caramel sweetness, light hops with a nice citrus touch
Flavor: sweet malty flavor, caramel sweetness, nice fruityness, balancing citrus, just a touch of bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Aroma of pine hops, caramel, and dark fruits. Pour bright brown with a small sheet of head. Tastes of sweet sugar, dusty cellar, and a dry bitter pine. Tasty and light Mouthfeel with a decent alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a good amount of head. Light malty hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (2103) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Mild malt and hop aroma. Hazy light brown color with a medium off white head. Sweet beginning that quickly develops a sharp hop bite and moderate alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3118) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2011
On tap at Intl Great Beer Festival. Aroma of bread, fruit, standard for a BW. The appearance is deep amber, white head. The flavor is like the aroma, very sweet, The finish is sweet, with resiny hops. Medium/thick in body, oily mouthfeel. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2011
12/2/11. 22oz bottle courtesy stevencon! Perfumey aroma of flowers, hops, brown sugar, a slight touch of dark fruits. Sweet entry of brown sugar, dark fruits, and flowers at first, but it transitions to bitterness and a bit of papery cardboard. Not bad, actually, but I dont love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1138) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2011 Big fruits and malty caramel on the nose followed by toffee and piney hops. Appearance is a massive dark shade of brown with a small foam head. Taste is a thick malty caramel with a pleasant leafy hop bitterness on the finish. Its a nice sweet, crisp full-flavored beer. There is a subtle hint of fruitiness in the background. Overall, this beer is full of well balanced flavors. With a pleasantly thick taste on the palate followed by a refreshing hop bitterness. Id give this an A+ rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Let it warm up a bit and youll have a thick, sweet, fruity, and hoppy nectar. Very complex and nicely boozy. Finally impressed with Widmer.

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