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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
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.

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
alobar (3946) - 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.

3.5
Braudog (6854) - 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)

3.4
Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
good flavor, the beer has a strong flavor, palate is medium thin but has a good consistency. the malts and hops are almost equal. tasty all the way

3.4
marcus (10760) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pors cloudy copper with a modest off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a dry bitter toffee flavor with a burnt candi sugar finish.This is certainly not a typical barleywine as it has very little sweetness, but there is an interesting blend of tastes.

3.4
storminorman (167) - Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Pours a nice golden color. Has a little hoppy bitter smell. Tastes a littler bitter.

3.4
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, caramel, hops, slight citrus, toasting, and a hint of pine. Poured copper/amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, slight citrus, slight pine, resin, toasting, light caramel, slight wood, and a hint of Earth. Medium body. Slick texture becomes lightly dry. Average carbonation. Malt, caramel, wood, resin finish is dry, lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.4
jeremytoni (3083) - 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.

3.4
Livid (49) - - JAN 30, 2012
22oz bottle, served at cellar temp in a tulip. Pours clear copper-brown with a little bit of tan head, faint lacing. Smells strong - caramel, toffee, resinous hop and pine with a detectable odor of alcohol. Taste is sweet and malty, with notes of caramel, almost-but-not-quite-balanced by burst of grassy, pine hop bitterness at the end. Full-bodied mouthfeel. If only the hops were better balanced - another year in the cellar might help with the balance. However, if it were hopped a little more, it might make for a good IIPA.


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