Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by Stoneman78:
3.93/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Ginger Man in NYC!
A- Pours a mercurial opaque amber with orange highlights, head is tiny off-white bubbles in a ring, moderate lacing
S- Very minimal aroma for a barleywine, slight hints of dark fruits and alcohol, perhaps the mildest aroma i've seen in this style
T- Initial taste is dark fruits and alcohol, subtle sweetness intermixed with alcohol, pears, apples, some pine resin hops in the finish
M- Medium/full-bodied, thick and chewy texture, good carbonation
D- I would not quite put this in the above-average tier, it is smooth and easy-drinking despite the alcohol presence, I enjoyed it but was perplexed at the mild aromas
Serving type: on-tap
01-26-2008 19:46:13 | More by Stoneman78
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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
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 01:43:16 | More by zac16125
Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.