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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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California

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Florida

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL Bottle, aged for a year

- Pours a deep golden orange with a thick frothy head.

- Smells of citrus/orange peel, some floral hops and malty aromas too.

- Taste consists of some nice caramel malts, sharp/bitter citrus hops. Mouthfeel is decent, but a little thin compared to some of the better barley wines. The 10% + ABV is well hidden.

- Overall a good summer barley wine because of the refreshing citrus notes and the lighter body for the style. Nothing too special here, but still enjoyable. The high ABV sneaks up you...

Side note: I had this side by side with the deschutes version of the same beer. Though similar, the flavors were a bit more rich on this one and I liked it better overall. It was also more expensive @ $11/bottle (vs $8 for Deschutes).

Serving type: bottle

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3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750mL into a snifter. Pours a hazy honey amber (lighter in color than most barleywines) w/ a thin head that settles to a film, some sticky lace clings to the sides. Moderate carb.

Aroma is herbal and floral up front, with sweet dried apricots and dates in the background.

Taste is likewise dominated by floral NW hops and sweet fruity sugars, a soft lingering bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is good, thick and chewy but not syrupy.

Overall a decent, if not superlative, American barleywine with a good balance between the hops and malt.

Serving type: bottle

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