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Arquebus - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Arquebus
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 35
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.75% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Described by CBC as a Summer Barleywine. "Arquebus" refers to a heavy portable matchlock gun invented during the 15th century, and forerunner of the rifle.

(Beer added by: Sycodrummer on 07-14-2006)
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3.64/5  rDev -13.5%

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08-19-2014 16:43:51 | More by mrebeka
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Solid english barleywine. It is sweet but not too sweet. Would drink again

08-18-2014 21:38:10 | More by spycow
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-09-2014 16:56:58 | More by Zraly
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.95/5  rDev -6.2%

Poured on-tap at the brewpub and served in a tulip, the beer is a dark, ruby-brown coloring with a thin ring of white head. Nose of old world fruit, rich and sweet, with wine characteristics of booze and dryness. Flavors are rich and roasted forward, with a fruit cake overlay, sugary and rich. Fig, date, and raisin, with a bready backbone and boozy overtones. Caramel and toffee rich and roasted notes present, too. Very balanced with fruit and sugary sweet characters. Smooth, creamy body. The aftertaste is subtle cinnamon spice, booze, and a rich fruit sweetness. Clean, rich, smooth finish. For the style, this is a surprisingly drinkable beer. Very balanced and tasty.

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A: Reddish brown color with minimal head.

S: Toffee, dark winter fruit, brown sugar, and vanilla.

T: Much like the nose. Huge sweetness. Brown sugar, caramel, toffee, vanilla. Lots of fig and raisin. Almost reminds me of a barrel aged dubbel.

M; Smooth and creamy, but a bit thin and completely uncarbonated. Not a bad experience, just a bit unexpected when drinking a barleywine

O: This is a really tasty beer that I am glad I finally was able to try after much anticipation.

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Arquebus from Cambridge Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.