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Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

545 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 69
Gots: 54 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
65 IBU

2007 - 11.4%
2009 - 11.1%

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-04-1999)
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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smutty barley wine vintage 2013.
This beast pours a hazy orange with a THICK lightly tan off white head and astounding lacing.
The nose is of thick sweet malt, moderate hops, caramel, and moderately strong grain. Flavors
are big caramel malts up front. Nice fruity flavors abound with peaches smashing into a solid
wall of moderately bitter hops. Smooth mouth feel with a light sweetly bitter aftertaste.
A most excellent example, and one worth laying down for a number of years.
THIS is one BIG ale from the Smutty ones!

Cheers

Brutaltruth, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

jim_carignan, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

dexterk1, Sep 28, 2014
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1.6/5  rDev -59.7%

BeerDrD, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

sendbeer, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Vermonthiker, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

JOrtt, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

vonnerbeer, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

RupertRonco, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

wrightst, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Kochiss, Aug 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

rkcrozier, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

paulish, Aug 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Johncnh, Aug 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

GranbyBrewer, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Stagga_Lee, Jul 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Stargazer2892, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of zac16125
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a snifter
Vintage 2013

A: Pours a hazy, nearly opaque orangish brown with 1 fingers width of light tan head. Head dissipates down fairly quickly, and leaves a fair amount of lacing.

S: Typical American barleywine notes with candied sugar, caramel/toffee, a nutty character, and some piney and citrus hops.

T: Fair amount of hops with piney and citrus rind bitterness, coupled with lots of malt flavors including caramel/toffee and burnt sugar.

M/D: Medium body, appropriately low carbonation, pretty smooth, ABV well restrained, drinkability is good.

O: Overall, a really good American Barleywine.

zac16125, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

qcbrewer, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

bobv, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Georgiabeer, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Wamba, Jun 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

Brutus627, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Enriquehopnog, Jun 18, 2014
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Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.