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Galaxian Barleywine - Bootlegger's Brewery

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very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 01-29-2012)
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On-tap at Bootlegger's

The beer is a dark amber color with a khaki colored head. Intense fruit aroma to this. Lots of citrus notes as well as some dark fruit such as raisin and black cherry. Quite a bit of caramel and toffee notes with a hint of brown sugar. The flavor has a moderate pine and citrus peel bitterness with good grapefruit flavor. A strong malt backbone of toffee and caramel with more of the sweet dark fruits that were present on the nose.

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App- A very deep deep sunset orange with a tinge of gold and yellow intermixed. A small one finger head with a mild cling. A bit of dish soap bubbles around the edges with some film.

Smell- A good nose but very fresh. but what did I expect. Its an 11% Monster. A very large damp citrus with some succulent hop notes. Rich creamy malts and no sign of booze though.

Taste- The debate rages with this beer. BW vs. Monster DIPA. The one beer that I would say could make an arguement for the title. Taste was much like the nose with a ton of damp citrus with a good amount of creamy rich malts. A nice blending but just a bit young still.

Mouth- A full medium body with a perfectly medium carbonation. Rich, creamy, caramel and citrus after taste.

Drink- This was a beer where it was hard to tell where one style ended and another began. A good beer, but still young. Needs to sit for a bit.

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The beer is murky dark copper, with beautiful garnet highlights.. A large ecru head takes forever to dissipate, and leaves tons of chunky lacing, and retains rather well.

Smells of hops, piney and bold. A very boozy astringency makes me scared. There are some nice floral undertones, as well as some caramel candy maltiness.

Taste is mildly piney through out, not overpowering though, as the toffee and hard candy malts come through rather nicely. As well there is a nice fermented grape pungency. The beer has a lingering hop tang.

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Galaxian Barleywine from Bootlegger's Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.