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Big Swingin' Richard - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

19 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlackNote on 08-05-2013)
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Reviews by BigMcLargeHuge:
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BigMcLargeHuge

Arizona

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%

Waxed 22oz bomber share courtesy of RateBeer's one and only dcschiller, thanks Dave. It pours with a clear amber to copper colored body that supports an off white head. The aroma offers up plum juice, plum meat, cherries and raisins mixed with molasses and then moving into more estery notes in the form of prunes blended with boozy heat at the end of the draw. The taste is smooth and sweet with molasses and then notes of brown sugar, raisins, prunes and cherries. It ends with a dash of malt sweetened roasted malts and then booze. Really nice smooth rich sipper where the barrel component is very light and wasn’t missed. Wow, listed as an American Barleywine on this site? Stunning ignorance or what . . . Very very English barleywine here.

05-23-2014 03:54:05 | More by BigMcLargeHuge
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Big Swingin' Richard from Saugatuck Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.