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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

281 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 11
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
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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Reviews by peabody:
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peabody

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a very clear light amber yellow with 1 finger of very fine white suds. Some lacing.
Smell is malt and alcohol with just a hint of spice. Slight breadyness.
Taste is malt and alcohol. Very strong phenol qualities. Not a lot going on here but the bitterness does shine through the high abv.
Mouthfeel is slightly sticky and with a slight hop resin left on the palate.
Overall this is decent but I think it needs more flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 14:22:39 | More by peabody
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-29-2014 17:12:49 | More by kmanjohnson
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-27-2014 17:27:14 | More by jmdrpi
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-19-2014 01:57:07 | More by anhigdon
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +30.9%

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

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-14-2014 14:47:13 | More by glass_house
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

5/5  rDev +30.9%

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

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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Pencible

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly opaque light copper with thick white head.
S: It smelled like sweet candied oranges with wild honey and golden raisins.
T: It tasted like sweet candied oranges and copper hops, with some wild honey and vanilla. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste with some alcohol warming.
M: It was oily with smooth natural carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a solid barleywine with enjoyable scent and taste and body. Nothing really unique about it, but still nice to drink. The finish was a little hot, so it will likely improve with age.

Serving type: bottle

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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California

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Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a snifter)

A- This beer pours a clear bright copper body with strands of big bubbles gently pushing to the surface. There is a sticky creamy off-white head that has a touch of lacing with each sip.

S- The sweet pale malt aroma has some light caramel notes and a hint of butter in the finish.

T- The nice rich pale malt is sweet with a dry green woody hop finish and some cream flavor in the finish with a touch of sweetness.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle crisp fizz and a nice soft alcohol warmth.

O- This classic barleywine has more of a "blonde barleywine" character to it. It is rich and sweet but not the luscious malt depth that I would expect from a barleywine. It is still a very nice sipping beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Maine

3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Class Of '88 Barleywine Style Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.