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Bluster Barleywine - Blue Mountain Brewery

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Bluster Barleywine
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BA SCORE
83
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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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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-22-2014 20:36:51 | More by Sludgeman
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

03-08-2014 02:00:48 | More by cjgiant
Bluster Barleywine from Blue Mountain Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.