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Galaxian Barleywine - Bootlegger's Brewery

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 49
Avg: 3.99
pDev: 19.3%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 01-29-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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A: Ice tea pour produced a steady sitting peanut shell toned capping that was firm and frothy of 2 finger standing. Slow, mesmerizing pace of micro-effervesce is spacious and gentle on the rise. Big lace dressing on the vessel.

S: Toffee, passion fruit, fresh peach and fruity nose. Freshly squeezed citrus, fresh herbal notes with sweet toffee alcohol on the finish. Absolutely love the aroma here, great representation of the galaxy hops.

T: Scotchy malt, light grassy hops with a nice smooth polished delivery of sweet boozy alcohol. Dank herbal hops, dried toffee, dried tropical fruit, pine-scotch with spicy sweet citric elements. Some yeasty apple-plum esters.

M: Full bodied malty lush mouthful, warming spicy toffee and gentle carbonation.

O: Overall love the opening aroma, strength and complexity that highlights the galaxy hops. Beautiful, smooth scotchy booze flavor with a gentle spicy alcohol leave.

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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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2012 Release

Thanks to my boy Jeremy for snagging one for me.

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.

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Galaxian Barleywine from Bootlegger's Brewery
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