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Bernese Barleywine Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Bernese Barleywine AleBernese Barleywine Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 14
Gots: 20 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Shankopotamus on 06-15-2013

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4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MacQ32
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ffshore545
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Arch578
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ROBSTARR
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mschantz
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber and somewhat cloudy with lots of sediment. A bit of head with nice lacing. Sweetness and pine on the nose. Piney hops dominate the taste with caramel, golden raisin and malt tones balancing the hops to a perfect degree. All in all a surprisingly hoppy and very tasty barley wine.

Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter, this nice barleywine pours a hazy copper brown with a light off white head and light lacing. Nose of sweet caramel malts, citrus hops, and some dark fruits. Flavors are sweet forward caramel and honey with some dark cherry and raisin flavors. The hops are both citrus and bitter to counter balance the sweetness of this one with a healthy dose of alcohol and moderate heat. A solid offering of a barleywine if you like yours with a good hops dose.

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4.33/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Giggy
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Glanzman
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

My first barley wine so hard to compare to others but this was darn tasty!

Photo of rydev24
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Brianrich91
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of beerdedking
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mix of maroon and brown. Nose is very faint, but as it warms some caramel and sweet dates start to blossom. Heavy malt flavors of date, fig, cherry, and prune comingle leading to a nice lightly bitter finish with a touch of heat. Swishes nicely on the tongue with no syrupiness (I guess it's a word). Nice BW. Would revisit again.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of imbuckeye
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of BHansen214
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%

Served from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A- Poured a very dark and deep mahogany color with off-white soapy head that left some splashy lace. 4

S- Huge black cherry and bready notes, raisins, citrus, and caramel notes. Very rich aroma with lots of sweetness. 4.5

T- Lots of sweet dark cherry and candied citrus notes. raisins, cinnamon, molasses, and quite a bit of alcohol. 4

M- Full bodied, quite syrupy, big alcohol warming, but not really any alcohol burn. This one is definitely a sipper. 3.5

O- I am not the biggest Barleywine fan, but this is solid. It has a lot of sweetness and is very malt forward and usually Barleywines are often a little too sweet or boozy for my liking. This one has quite a bit of hop character and bitterness though to balance the intensity of the sweetness, but still retaining a very rich and complex malt profile. 4

Photo of Tone
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%

Pours a cloudy, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of alcohol, yeast, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, caramel malt, hint of dark citrus, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of an American Barleywine. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. There is a noticeable bite from the alcohol. Tastes of alcohol, sweet malt, yeast, caramel malt, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of hop. Overall, decent appearance, great aroma, great feel, good body, and decent blend.

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3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of masterofsparks
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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Bernese Barleywine Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.