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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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86
very good

290 Ratings
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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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Pencible

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

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California

5/5  rDev +31.2%

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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

(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.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Maine

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5%

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California

2/5  rDev -47.5%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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California

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Florida

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Florida

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Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

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Georgia

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Class Of '88 Barleywine Style Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.