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Aberration Barleywine - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Aberration Barleywine
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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 7.71%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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(Beer added by: CRJMellor on 03-01-2004)
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

4amepiphany, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

rhoadsrage, Apr 05, 2005
Photo of CRJMellor
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

CRJMellor, Mar 01, 2004
Aberration Barleywine from Goose Island Beer Co.
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.