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Bernese Barleywine Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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89
very good

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 21 | 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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Photo of Mikefriedman90
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smells like a top of the line barley wine. Tastes like brown sugar, malty and delicious. Drinkable, but easy to sip. Awesome barley wine would recommend

Photo of 57md
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brownish copper in color. Sweet malty nose. Malty with a dry finish. Body is adequate - could be more hearty for my taste.

Photo of Raziel313
3.11/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dry and bitter tasting. Not a big fan

Photo of KensWorld
4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LoveStout
3.27/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bierman9
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a 4-pack of this on 29JAN15 at Krugel's Georgetown Deli, while enroute to Ft Indiantown Gap. It was a bit pricey at $14.99, but it sounded inviting, so wtf...

I enjoyed a couple of bottles at home on 31JAN15. Poured into a small tulip, it was a deep, opaque chestnut-mahogany color. After adding in the yeast sediment from the bottle, it became even murkier. The head was thin and fine, the beige foam mostly clinging to the edge, leaving a bit of lacing. The aroma was nice, with toffee and caramel malt leading the way. Enjoyed the mouthfeel, as the body was medium-plus, and it was very smooth.

Tasted rich and malty, with more caramel and toffee present. Also had notes of dark fruit, like figs and raisins. It also had a rum-soaked brown bread aspect to it. Hopping was also present, with a bit of piney, rindy action in the warming finish. Quite nice, indeed! Prosit!

4.18/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of djrn2
3.35/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.27/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scott2269
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MacQ32
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ffshore545
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Arch578
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ROBSTARR
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mschantz
4.07/5  rDev +2%
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 +0.3%
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.

Photo of Bonis
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of Giggy
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Glanzman
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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

Photo of rydev24
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Brianrich91
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of beerdedking
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
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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Bernese Barleywine Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.