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Barley's Infinity Belgian Grand Cru - Barley's Brewing Company

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Barley's Infinity Belgian Grand Cru
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BA SCORE
87
very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Barley's Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MbpBugeye on 08-01-2011

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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 2
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4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I actually had an aged version of this excellent beer. it was Infinity + 1. It was aged for one full year, which helped smooth out and mellow an already excellent beer. It is a dark brown ale, with a nice, full tan head. It starts with a full, rich, fruity aroma and finishes with a remarkable smoothness. At 10.6% ABV, it is a beer to be sipped slowly.

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3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Featured on tap at Bodega as a part of their tribute week for the Belgian independence day. 10oz pour into a tulip.

Appearance
This has a deep and rich red color to it. Browns and purples dye the beer down to a dark mahogany color. Not much head and no lacing.

Aroma
Very sweet, this smells like a really big Dubbel to me. There is a lot of sweet cherry that imparts only a faint tartness that keeps the fruitness smelling fresh. Belgian yeast is there but nicely seated beneath everything else. A little hint of sour dough, plum and a nip of candied citrus.

Taste
The nose had me ready for a sweeter beer, and that's what I got. Lots of cherry and juicy plum. Only a faint fruit skin tannic tartness is there, but that's welcomed as it helps cut the sweetness.

Mouthfeel
The carbonation was light but full, it seem to want to expand in the mouth.

Overall
This is a really good Belgian from Barley's. They are new into the game of Belgian styles, but so far they are doing well. The important thing to note is that they know not to let the yeast carry their beers down river.

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Barley's Infinity Belgian Grand Cru from Barley's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.