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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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stingrayvr6

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was lucky enough to have had this on tap at City Tap House in Philadelphia. Poured a clear reddish brown with a thick cream colored head. Great retention and lacing, leaves a thick ring wiht every sip. Smell of sweet and bready malts, molasses, vanilla with dry and earthy hop notes. Taste sweet and chewy up front, coats the mouth with sweetness then a dry lightly citrus hop bitterness. Good carbonation, hides the alcohol incredibly well and very drinkable for such a strong beer. If you have the opportunity, go for it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2011 04:35:49 | More by stingrayvr6
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Arctic Alchemy from Bethlehem Brew Works
88 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.