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Druid Fluid - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

301 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 36
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 10-30-2001)
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ChadQuest

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Color is a dark amber brown color that looks clear, dense finger of cap on top.
There is no date on this bottle but i have to guess by the aroma that this one has a year or two on it, very rounded and mellow. The aroma is some sweet malts like caramel and some brown sugars, and a hint of brightness in a citrus way.
The flavors give the same impression that either this is a very malty american barleywine or there is time on this one, could be either.
Flavors include the typical caramel malts and toffee and whatnot, but they have no depth or richness to them, and nothing to back them up. There is no alcohol presence either, this one is pretty one dimensional.
Mouthfeel is a bit dryer then most barleywines.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 03:59:17 | More by ChadQuest
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Druid Fluid from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
87 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.