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Annularity - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 15
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
FiftyFifty’s Blonde Barleywine hopped with Calypso and El Dorado hops and aged in Rittenhouse Rye Barrels.

(Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 05-23-2012)
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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Popping the cap releases spice, vanilla, bourbon and honey aromas. It pours hazy copper tinted amber under an off-white foam cap. This is a big, chewy beer with a big honey, bourbon, oak caramel palate. It is fruity and boozy but the alcohol is not particularly hot. It has a spicy bitter finish that suggests a mixed drink with a hint of tartness underneath and overall has a good balance between the malt, honey, alcohol and bitterness.

pat61, Sunday at 06:52 PM
Photo of brotherloco
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

brotherloco, Saturday at 05:27 AM
Photo of LeeEvolved
4/5  rDev -0.7%

LeeEvolved, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of jklecko2
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

jklecko2, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of mbeerdino21
4/5  rDev -0.7%

mbeerdino21, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%

Canada_Dan, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of MattSlem
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

MattSlem, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev -0.7%

kscaldef, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bonsall_Phil, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of indy351
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

indy351, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of PaulStoneAnchor
5/5  rDev +24.1%

PaulStoneAnchor, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

atone315, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 2.3.14

A - Pours a cloudy, light brown with a huge foamy light tan head that doesn't move.

S - Sweet citrus, oaky, spices.

T - Very light and subtle lemon-citrus, oak and some subtle winter spice.

D - Good carbonation with a lighter then expected body.

O - Light and citrusy. Oak is ther, but it is pretty mild.

HuskyinPDX, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, honey, fruit, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with brown sugar, caramel, honey, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a barrel aged presence that is only giving off wood qualities at this point in time.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Rado, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

largadeer, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

dfhhead25, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -0.7%

BMart, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of jegross2
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

jegross2, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of illidurit
4/5  rDev -0.7%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of zestar
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

zestar, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy red-orange with a thin finger of slightly off-white head. Fades fairly quickly.

S - Sweet caramel malts, caramelized sugars, citrus, pine, and grapefruit hops, Bourbon, oak, vanilla, rye, brown sugar, some booze.

T - Sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, caramelized malts, citrus, grapefruit, and pine hops, some nice lightly resiny bitterness, Bourbon, oak, vanilla, spicy rye, some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming, sweet, and bitter finish.

D - Fantastic barrel aged barleywine. Great malt and hop flavor.

ngeunit1, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Ungertaker
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Ungertaker, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter. This was opened at a BA Barleywine tasting.

This one is lighter in color than most of the other barleywines. There is more of a citrus like bitterness in this beer than the other beers from the tasting. There is a sweet note, but the bitter is dominant. I would say this is a strong ale/double IPA before it's a barleywine. I would have liked the sweetness to be a bit more prevalent.

oline73, Feb 07, 2013
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Annularity from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.