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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

323 Ratings
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 14
Gots: 58 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SanFranJake on 04-21-2013)
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3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

puboflyons, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

xJMFCx, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Kerrie, Jul 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

MikeDAdams, Jul 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Steinberger, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Localdrinklax, Jul 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Pencible
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Pencible, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

MarshallBirdhouse, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Canada_Dan, Jun 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Brandonv1, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

rhoadsrage, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

markdrinksbeer, Jun 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

JJChrist, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

whatname, Jun 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

randylangford, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

jl2414, Jun 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

apbaj, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Beersnake1, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

MattXT, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

mpg2384, May 26, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.5%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

kwkdmk, May 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

cdean801, May 14, 2014
Class Of '88 Barleywine Style Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.