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Aberration Barleywine - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Aberration Barleywine
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Reviews: 2
Hads: 3
Avg: 3.54
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CRJMellor on 03-01-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 3
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3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a medium snifter)

A- This beer had an opaque brown body with a slight reddish hue in the light. It had a thin soapy head that lasted for a few sips. Lots of tiny bubbles clung to the glass but slowly rose to the surface.

S- Clean smell with a caramel malt and a nice floral hop aroma.

T- Kind of a sweet caramel taste with a nice hoppy spiciness. Hints of chocolate taste and a spicy hop finish that was enhanced by a alcohol warmth.

M- Medium mouthfeel with a little carbonation feel. No astringency but a nice alcohol warmth finished.

D- This is a pleasant beer but not a real complex beer. Lots of hops which is nice support for the alcohol and the malt was present but didn't really overpower the hops.

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Photo of CRJMellor
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep garnet color. No head is retained but some lace.
Aroma is sweet malt, citrusy hops and liquor.
Flavor is caramel, toffee, raisins with a very earthy and bitter hop hit.
Mouthfeel is extremely dry and mildly spicy with a heavy alcoholic kick on the finish. Too dry, not enough sweet malt enjoyment. My guess is that this beer is dry-hopped.
Drinkability is average to slightly above average. Just not enough juice to a be a great barleywine.

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Aberration Barleywine from Goose Island Beer Co.
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