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Undertow Barleywine - Rivertowne Pourhouse

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Undertow Barleywine
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Reviews: 2
Hads: 4
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 6.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Rivertowne Pourhouse
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Barleywine | 9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: OneDropSoup on 03-02-2010

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 4
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably the best barleywine I've ever tasted. The beer poured a cloudy orange-brown, half-finger of foamy head. There was caramel malt, orange, & a nice bitterness The mouthfeel was a medium bodied, residual sweetness makes it a tiny bit sticky. Overall I thought it was very good.

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Photo of OneDropSoup
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into one of their standard vertical glasses: cloudy orange-brown, half-finger of foamy head, bright gold highlights.

Had a hard time smelling this one, maybe due to the glass. Got a tiny bit of sweet malt, a swirl brings a mild veggie smell. Tried some more, just wasn't getting much.

Tastes of moderate toasty, caramel malt, orange, & a zesty bitterness that comes in quick & strong & then dominates the aftertaste. A subtle buttery taste shows up at one point -- different but not unpleasant.

Medium-bodied, residual sweetness makes it a tiny bit sticky.

Overall a little disappointed in the presentation -- I'd think they'd be a little more up on serving glassware. Not bad at all, but underwhelmed by what I expected to be a pretty awesome beer. For its strength, the booze was barely detectable til the end.

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Undertow Barleywine from Rivertowne Pourhouse
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.