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Rosie's Old Ale - Barley John's Brew Pub

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Rosie's Old Ale
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barley John's Brew Pub visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  18.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: fantome on 03-01-2004)
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

07-07-2014 18:35:59 | More by jera1350
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josephwa

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-25-2014 14:06:40 | More by josephwa
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

06-20-2014 18:40:22 | More by Hopsiam14
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ystazi

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

06-05-2014 23:44:41 | More by ystazi
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maximum12

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've avoided reviewing this over the past couple of months because I didn't want to sully the memory of it's sweetness, but here I am...again. Six times back for this beer, & counting. Another wildly expensive ($9) five ounce pour.

The pour is my favorite, redhead, with red highlights. The smell is like sticking your nose into heaven, but who cares? I want this in my mouth, not up my nose. Onward.

Rosie's Old Ale is a purebred work of art. The overwhelming impression is one of fine, artisanal caramel created by gorgeous virgins & imbued with a kick of searing, high-quality alcohol. After that perfect onslaught of caramel, almost nothing else matters. Huge sweetness. Great balancing vanilla with a slow, subtle burn of bourbon that never overpowers the beer. Dry. Five ounces at a time is probably a good idea given the ABV, but I could go at this in pint glasses & die happy.

This beer has that elusive "X" factor that so many brewers strive for & so few achieve. A dull rendition of the tastes - barrel, caramel, blahblahblah - just doesn't do it justice. This is liquid poetry, the formula probably found on ancient stone tablets delivered by some pagan god. This is perfect beer #5 for me. Simply stunning.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2014 01:14:50 | More by maximum12
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treznor

North Carolina

4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

At 18% I expected some rubbing alcohol taste, but none present at all. For the ABV, actually remarkably smooth drinking. Brewery pours a 5-6oz pour. Taste lingers well, rum and raisin present.

Alcohol is slightly present in the aroma, which is the only knock I haven't against this awesome beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2014 00:11:34 | More by treznor
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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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Nebraska

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Minnesota

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Rosie's Old Ale from Barley John's Brew Pub
96 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.