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Arctic Alchemy - Bethlehem Brew Works

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BA SCORE
88
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bethlehem Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stingrayvr6 on 03-07-2011)
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a dark burgundy mahogany color with a minimal head and lacing which dies down within minutes to leave nothing at all.

S - Dark fruit, raisons, molasses, slightly bready, and booze.

T - Sweet dark roasted caramel and toffee, some oak, slightly medicinal and with a significant alcohol presence.

M - Thick, full bodied, and slippery viscous.

O - Alot of alcohol from start to finish with warming in the back of the throat on the way down, not a shy beer by any means. For grins, would be interesting if the ABV was dialed back and this gets aged in a bourbon barrel.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 02:32:33 | More by jzeilinger
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Arctic Alchemy from Bethlehem Brew Works
88 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.