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Barrel Aged Brett Barleywine - Goose Island Beer Co.

Barrel Aged Brett Barleywine
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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 2.77%


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Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: cnbrown313 on 05-22-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was excited to see something new on the "barrel aged" section at the Goose Island Brewpub, so I gave this barrel aged barleywine with brett a shot. On tap, served in a cervoise glass.

A - Pours thick and cloudy, with a brownish / red color. Cool looking beer with (what appears like) lots of live yeast floating around.

S - I was expecting some funk, but it actually smells more like a sweet lambic. More sour smelling than I expected.

T - Tart and sour up front, but this is immediately balanced out by the sweet malty backbone. Very interesting barleywine. I'm not sure what kind of barrels they used, but I can taste the oak for sure.

M - Mouthfeel was medium for the style, which I liked, since I don't like super-thick and cloying barleywines.

O - Definitely worth trying and a very unique take on a barleywine. I'd like to see GI keep experimenting with the sours and the funk...

Serving type: on-tap
@ Goose Island Clybourn, 1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago

05-22-2013 12:28:16 | More by cnbrown313
Barrel Aged Brett Barleywine from Goose Island Beer Co.
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