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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

530 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 68
Gots: 53 | FT: 4
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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Wonka

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PINT 6 FL OZS.
Bottle Conditioned in 2005
Poured into my Lancaster Brewing Hop Hog IPA glass

Appearance – slightly cloudy on first pour (very cloudy on second pour), amber body with a great carbonation rise at pour; cream-colored head pours two-finger thick and has great retention; rather good lace; no particulates to be found

Smell – instantly reminded me of a less intense Arrogant Bastard but I retracted that as I smelled on since there is more malt running about

Taste – what I imagine caramel would taste like after being seared by an open flame; all of that plus a reasonable hop zing and a bit of alcohol towing behind; pleasant hop edge plus some sweet caramel for aftertaste

Mouthfeel – full almost chewy body; coating and a bit sticky; nice hop zing on the edges of the tongue that trumps the carbonation in the ‘noteworthy’ category; without the cloying sensation, this segment would be fabulous

Drinkability – tacky feel at close sets me back a bit but the taste profile helps matters; this one’ll hit you a bit after closing the deal

Grins. This is a pretty damned good barleywine. Damn the tacky feel in transition for this would be truly a great one.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2005 22:45:52 | More by Wonka
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22oz bottle into a snifter
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Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.