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Bluster Barleywine - Blue Mountain Brewery

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Bluster Barleywine
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BA SCORE
83
good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ygtbsm94 on 02-06-2014)
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

DrBier, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

williahd, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Sanchezrox23, Apr 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

abrodsky, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours lighter than one might expect. It looks more like a saison or lighter-colored IPA than what I expect from a barleywine. It is a clear, dirty-to-orangish yellow pour, with a decent head and lacing.

The smell is hard to distinguish at the bar, but seems to have a little wine-like bitter-sweetness to it.

The taste has a (typical) un-beer-like sweetness to it, more white-raisin, sweet grape, or apricot in nature. It's the "lighter side" of a dark fruit flavor. It reminds me oh so slightly of some of DFH beer-wine pairings. There is a dry piney-ness that cuts the citrus edge of the initial taste.

Overall I am really questioning whether this fits the barleywine standards. It seems closer to a fruity saison, or a fruit-based pale ale hybrid. Regardless of the category, it is an interesting and tasty beer. I hope my review portrays the enjoyable nature of the beer as well as its debatable categorization. For pure enjoyability, I'd rate this about a third a point higher.

cjgiant, Mar 08, 2014
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Sludgeman, Feb 22, 2014
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JohnathanColeman, Feb 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

ygtbsm94, Feb 06, 2014
Bluster Barleywine from Blue Mountain Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.