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Class Of '88 Barleywine Style Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Class Of '88 Barleywine Style AleClass Of '88 Barleywine Style Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

321 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 14
Gots: 58 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SanFranJake on 04-21-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

AllanPatchin1016, Today at 12:50 AM
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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with about an inch light tan head. The head stuck around a little while, and there's a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy hops (grapefruit, orange peel), caramel and bready malt, candied oranges and some raisins. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some pine hops, brown sugar and some general fruitiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall I liked this brew. Maybe I should have drank this one fresher, but it's still good now. $10.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, Yesterday at 11:07 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

aztraz, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Davepoolesque, Nov 07, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +6%

JakeBarnett, Nov 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

MykeJ, Nov 01, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

Ngntjp, Oct 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

dradair, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Tikiri, Oct 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

greenspointexas, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

schnarr84, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Rugged Beer!!!

rden4654, Sep 30, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -6.6%

thelargeone, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Zekenyce, Sep 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

wrightst, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

afsdan, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

JimmyFlatRock, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Evil_Pidde, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Hopheadhiker, Sep 16, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +8.9%

Shared 750 l bottle.
Slightly hazy deep amber with a good head.
Modestly strong aroma followed by a much richer and more complex flavor. Great balance, as barrel aging effects meld with a generous load of mostly medium roast malts and a precise level of hopping.
O: highly recommended.
3.8 3.3 4.1 3.7 4.1

chinchill, Sep 07, 2014
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1/5  rDev -73.8%

rockyf07, Sep 05, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -1.8%

Have had this one for a while...750ml corked and caged bottle poured into my Duvel tulip.

Pours a somewhat hazy deep amber-orange color with one and a half fingers of fluffy light tan head and moderate to high carbonation evident. Lot more hops to it than I was expecting. Citrus hops, fruity malts, caramel malts, breads malts, dough, burnt malts, floral notes, and dark fruits. Taste has more malt than hops. Medium body and low carbonation. No alcohol bite, easy to drink.

Overall a decent barleywine but hoppier than I was expecting...wonder what it was like fresh. Nose is quite hoppy but the taste gives way to more malts. Worth checking out but wouldn't go too far to seek it out.

mdfb79, Sep 03, 2014
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3.57/5  rDev -6.3%

Ajmorriso1, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
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Class Of '88 Barleywine Style Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.