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Arctic Alchemy - Bethlehem Brew Works

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BA SCORE
87
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | 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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Luweezy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-05-2014 16:23:24 | More by Luweezy
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-21-2014 15:21:14 | More by KAP1356
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-09-2014 23:27:08 | More by Goldndomer
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-01-2014 20:28:03 | More by zapahoppa
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BFCarr

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-26-2014 17:39:55 | More by BFCarr
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-16-2014 01:01:16 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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CreightonSM

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-15-2014 23:30:48 | More by CreightonSM
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podes

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-29-2013 02:21:48 | More by podes
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-16-2013 23:49:35 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-17-2013 02:08:06 | More by millerbuffoon
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mkh895

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

10-06-2013 22:40:52 | More by mkh895
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

08-14-2013 15:03:55 | More by ShanePB
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-29-2013 03:58:22 | More by egrace84
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-29-2013 03:57:46 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-29-2013 02:28:45 | More by Duff27
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
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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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-30-2013 23:34:49 | More by LoveStout
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a muddy brown with a copper hue. There is a finger of head that dissipates quickly leaving only a faint trace of lacing on the sides of the glass. The nose is sweet like the scent of raw cane sugar. The taste is sweet as well - too sweet. The caramel notes are nice, but the whole offering is just too syrupy. The only thing that breaks up the syrupy sweetness is a hint of dryness from the hops on the finish.

This one is a sipper for sure and not because of the alcohol (which is fairly well hidden). The sweetness was just a wee bit too much to handle.

My sense is that age would do justice to this offering. I thought about purchasing a 25oz bomber, but the $20 price tag was just too much for me to justify on an experiment.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2013 03:52:37 | More by 57md
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-01-2013 03:30:14 | More by lupercmda
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-16-2013 19:09:48 | More by djrn2
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Greatbarron


4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-29-2012 21:55:52 | More by Greatbarron
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Josh1981

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

11-14-2012 02:04:39 | More by Josh1981
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-23-2012 00:47:02 | More by RoryOMoore
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

10-01-2012 04:24:36 | More by shockrocker65
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joefuzz

New York

3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

big thanks to stmgl01 for hooking me up wit a couple of bottles of this.

2010 expedition on the label

pours very deep brown with a thick looking 1 finger head

smell is very boozy...smells almost like rum raisin ice cream

taste starts off with a molasses like sweetness that finishes with a hazelnut like taste

mouthfeel is a pretty thick and carbonation is fairly high

overall a pretty good sipper. from what i understood this was just released, i think they brewed it in 2010 and left to age. they probably should have let it sit a while longer. i think in a few years this will be something wonderful. will open the next one 2015. thanks mike!

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 03:11:53 | More by joefuzz
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Arctic Alchemy from Bethlehem Brew Works
87 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.