Bandstand Barleywine - Starr Hill Brewery

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Bandstand Barleywine
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Zach136 on 02-08-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 4
Photo of MattR2014
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good barley wine. Bottle I have lists 13.5% bottled 5/29/14. Will get again

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Sea Smoke oversized wine glass
From: Total Wine & More in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $8.49 (was supposed to be 30 percent off, but I never got it)
Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014
Consumed: Sept. 14, 2014
Misc.: Packaged on Oct. 17, 2013

Poured a dark caramel, semi-murky color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy, tan head. Below-average spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average spots of retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled brown sugar, caramel, toffee, Werther’s candy, butterscotch, rye hops, citrus hops and late boozy malts. (Smell - 3.88)

Taste was just OK, but all parts worse than the smell. Got brown sugar, caramel, toffee, light butterscotch, Werther’s, rye hops, citrus hops and herbal hops. Grass, peas and green beans. Not too dandy. (Taste - 3.50)

Medium body, Sticky texture. Soft carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 3.63)

Not a very good barleywine. I probably overrated it, but I’m a sucker for barleywines.
(Overall - 3.50)

3.60 | 82 | B

Photo of Sonofalime
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

2014 Bandstand Barleywine poured into Allagash Coolship glass.

Poured roughly into glass. Thick, caramel head. Quickly gave off a smell of sweet toffee. Taste was the same, candied toffee, caramel. Reminded me of a mellow, lighter version of SN Bigfoot. It was also very easy drinking for its ABV.

Not being a fan of Starr Hill as a whole I'd drink this again. But I'm not going to actively seek this one out.

Photo of atrocity
2.24/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Not the beer for me. High in abv but low in flavor.

Bandstand Barleywine from Starr Hill Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.