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Barrel Aged Brett Barleywine - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Barrel Aged Brett Barleywine
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Reviews: 1
Hads: 4
Avg: 4.28
pDev: 3.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 1 | Hads: 4
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
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...

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Barrel Aged Brett Barleywine from Goose Island Beer Co.
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