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Druid Fluid - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

296 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 296
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%


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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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bottle served in a tulip. Pours a caramel hue with a semi-hazy clarity and a half inch, loose, cream-colored head that eventually disperses into a creamy slick. Some lacing, but no adhesion. Nose expresses prunes, a slightly vinous character, toasted malt and a trace of wet cardboard. Taste consistent with nose; however, a bit more subdued. There's also a light earthy hoppiness and some ethanol; however, things are a bit muddled by the carbonation levels - it definitely needs a swirl to open it up. Mouthfeel is light-medium (but closer to light) with an overly assertive carbonation level and a slightly oily texture. Overall, a fairly mediocre example of the style. Not something I need to revisit again anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 00:44:18 | More by Jwale73
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nice dark amber color, fairly clear. creamy off-white colored head that fades to a thin covering. slightly boozy aroma with earthy hoppy notes. nice rich caramel taste with slightly hoppy aftertaste. smooth mouthfeel, coats the mouth. lower carbonation.

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A-Semi clear amber orange, some carbonation and a one finger head

S-Grass, malt, bread, tad bit of hops, caramel and molasses.

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Druid Fluid from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
88 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.