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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

293 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 12
Gots: 47 | 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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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.2%

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

5/5  rDev +31.2%

07-29-2013 18:04:43 | More by kaelingirl
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Idaho

5/5  rDev +31.2%

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

5/5  rDev +31.2%

06-16-2014 21:27:45 | More by Brandonv1
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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DrumKid003

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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Lynn

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

06-19-2013 10:30:59 | More by Lynn
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elNopalero

Texas

4.54/5  rDev +19.2%

This pours an amber tan color with light foaming. There’s a pleasing aroma with a piney, almost herbaceous character comingled with a touch of toasted coconut. I found flavors of orange peel, caramel and orange pith, toasted coconut and a hint of vanilla. Full flavored but light bodied for a barleywine. Fun to share.

12-04-2013 09:11:40 | More by elNopalero
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roblowther

Texas

4.51/5  rDev +18.4%

750 corked and caged. A perfect evening plan. The cork pops, which says there is more carbonation than I would expect for a barleywine. And I like it! It is a hazy gold with a frothy offwhite head that leaves a bit of nice lace. The smell is like a candy shop, with oranges, sugar, mint and a nice bready base. It has a nice slightly hoppy aftertaste that balances the sweetness really well. Mouthfeel is slick but with nice carbonation, really fantastic. Overall I really, really like this. Really really, really really. For real.

09-25-2013 23:45:30 | More by roblowther
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-20-2013 10:49:00 | More by Snellgg5
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-03-2013 20:42:03 | More by jaydoc
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cdean801

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

05-14-2014 14:51:50 | More by cdean801
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

10-20-2013 14:10:26 | More by bigred89
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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jl2414

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

06-05-2014 21:38:10 | More by jl2414
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MtOrion

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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UncleRandy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +13.9%

A: Bronze with a white head, light retention, shows a little leg.

S: Sponge toffee, mango, candied pineapple and marmalade, quite lovely & enticing.

T: A bunch of sweetness up front (candied pineapple, mango, sponge toffee), which is nicely balanced by a slightly resiny bitterness through the middle. As it warms, you really notice the alcohol in the finish.

M: Moderate body is well carbonated with a slightly prickly acidity and the light residual sweetness fades to a lightly drying alcohol finish.

O: This does not seem like a 10% ale, and I've probably put more hops in a 5% ale, but this an exquisitely balanced, seriously drinkable, warming brew! It's surprising how every mouthful stimulates from start to finish. Well crafted.

10-19-2013 02:33:57 | More by Derek
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smerrell

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +13.6%

Poured into Midnight Sun Brewing Stem glass.
A: lighter in color that I anticipate from a Barleywine. Head dissipates quickly, but the lacing along the glass lingers.

S: Sweet-smelling, hints of honey and flowers, and perhaps a touch of butterscotch.

T: hints of dried apricot and dried peach, and perhaps a bit of raisin.

M: lots of carbonation on this one. A dry finish.
O: I expected to like this a lot, but it isn't as robust as other barleywines I've enjoyed before. I would have liked a fuller flavor profile, and less dryness from the high carbonation.

05-12-2013 23:13:57 | More by smerrell
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Class Of '88 Barleywine Style Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.