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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

290 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 12
Gots: 46 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SanFranJake on 04-21-2013)
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4/5  rDev +5%

08-17-2014 01:41:23 | More by trdtercel92
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-15-2014 02:03:53 | More by Hendrick24
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 03/2013. Pours slightly cloudy deep orange amber color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of golden raisin, pineapple, orange peel, apricot, brown sugar, light caramel, toasted bread, floral, grass, pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, yeast fruitiness, and pale malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of golden raisin, pineapple, orange peel, apricot, brown sugar, light caramel, toasted bread, floral, grass, pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of golden raisin, pineapple, orange peel, apricot, brown sugar, light caramel, toasted bread, pine, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, yeast fruitiness, and pale malt sweetness; with a great sweetness/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and slightly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice blonde barleywine style. All around good complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops, yeast fruitiness, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and fairly crisp to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

08-13-2014 02:48:58 | More by superspak
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-08-2014 20:38:40 | More by craft_shannie
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ralerwen

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-06-2014 02:01:28 | More by KAF
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-04-2014 06:41:18 | More by Big_Dave
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JoelClark

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-03-2014 19:04:11 | More by JoelClark
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-01-2014 07:32:08 | More by zestar
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

07-29-2014 17:22:27 | More by KJ2013
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kmanjohnson

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-27-2014 17:27:14 | More by jmdrpi
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Idrankitall

California

4/5  rDev +5%

07-19-2014 06:21:15 | More by Idrankitall
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anhigdon

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-19-2014 01:57:07 | More by anhigdon
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ChrisSRT4

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.2%

07-18-2014 19:45:29 | More by ChrisSRT4
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glass_house

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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bbsaur

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-13-2014 19:36:34 | More by bbsaur
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.96/5  rDev +3.9%

From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle. Sampled on July 12, 2014.

It has a lovely looking amber-reddish pour leading up to a full cream colored head. Excellent clarity. Not a whole lot of lacing left in its wake.

Fine barley malt and caramel malt aromas with a rich sweetness and mellow to little booziness. 10% ABV but it does not feel like it.

The body was medium to full.

The taste is mellower than I might of anticipated. It feels like this has already been cellared for a year or more. Rich malty and sweet character with a moderate bitterness coming up at the end and staying around.

07-12-2014 20:42:29 | More by puboflyons
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

07-12-2014 02:32:25 | More by xJMFCx
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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-08-2014 06:05:41 | More by GClarkage
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Kerrie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

07-08-2014 00:46:30 | More by Kerrie
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

5/5  rDev +31.2%

07-07-2014 20:47:06 | More by MikeDAdams
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Steinberger

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

07-05-2014 18:40:22 | More by Steinberger
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5%

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Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-01-2014 21:32:09 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Class Of '88 Barleywine Style Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.