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Brewers Reserve Barley Wine Style Ale - Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: youradhere on 04-09-2011

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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by youradhere:
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2.86/5  rDev n/a
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

22oz black wax dipped bottle.

Vigorous pour yields 2" of off white head, bright copper body with orange tinge. Smells of candied cherry, cotton candy, malt, sugar and honey, and something fruity that I want to call pineapple, some alcohol booziness. Taste is candy cherry, citrus, harsh biting pine, boozy and fruity with a slight alcohol warmth. Something like the taste of leather or campfire is popping up as well. Body is medium with medium-low carbonation. This Bwine is far too young at this age, and will need some time to mellow. I have another to try in a year, let's see if it gets better then. There is potential for this, but it is yet far too immature for the immediate future.

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3.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Joecaddie
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of waltersrj
3.73/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle, 2011 bottling I believe.

Pour: Dark brown/red with a soapy off white/tan head in the middle and a bit thicker around the edges. Initially I got a one fingered, creamy head but it settled down pretty quickly.

Nose: Slight hops, rich malt, slight oxidative like qualities (like sherry), alcohol, cherry, fig and a little more alcohol.

Taste: Rich dark fruits (fig, raisin and dates), sherry, cherries, hops, earthy notes and alcohol (slightly burning).

Mouthfeel: A little bit more watery than I'd like but doesn't take away from the beer too much.

Overall: I think this will be great with some time. The alcohol should mellow out over a year or two and the oxidative qualities could develop nicely into a sherry shaped barleywine. Definitely different than a hop heavy American barleywine but also not malty enough to be English.

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.88/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a dark amber color with good carbonation leaving a nice off white cap

S: Fruits, booze, Eartiness and booze, some sweetness

T: Candy, dark cherries, hints of smoke, some sherry, caramel, pine, booze, Earth. A unique barleywine and not your typical American style.

M: Medium to big body, warming, some hop bite, smoke

O: Good, easy to drink.

Photo of Metaltildeath
4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Brewers Reserve Barley Wine Style Ale from Old Schoolhouse Brewery
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