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Blunderbuss Barleywine 2012, Bourbon Barrel / Dry-hop Blend - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Blunderbuss Barleywine 2012, Bourbon Barrel / Dry-hop Blend
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BA SCORE
87
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 02-27-2013)
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Rifugium

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3.85/5  rDev -4%

First had: on tap at CBC

This was a blend of two '12 Blunderbuss batches, one aged in bourbon oak barrels, the other aged in steel and dry-hopped.

Hazy, tarnished copper hue, topped with a small cap of bubbly off-white head that retained as a small collar. Aroma of raisins, solvent, and a generous amount of hops, pretty atypical from your average barleywine, though not completely unheard of. More of the same in the taste, with a definite solvent / fusel alcohol twinge in there, toasted grains, raisins and figs, notably hoppy with a bitterness that started about mid-palate and lasted into the aftertaste. Body was about medium to heavy-medium, not really as smooth as I like a barleywine to be, but it's still apparent what they were going for here, moderate carbonation, and while the alcohol was definitely present, it wasn't too hot. Pretty good overall.

02-27-2013 03:45:46 | More by Rifugium
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Blunderbuss Barleywine 2012, Bourbon Barrel / Dry-hop Blend from Cambridge Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.