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Galaxian Barleywine - Bootlegger's Brewery

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very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.1%
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.

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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark copper color with a lasting half finger tan head that leaves some soapy and sticky lace after each sip.

S: Heavy malt presence, some faint mango, caramel, a touch of vanilla and some golden raisin. Not intense in the way of hops, but they're tucked in there.

T: I'm not the biggest American barleywine fan, but this is surprisingly good. A big blanket of malt and some light pine resin throughout. Touches of toffee and a bit of pine on the finish, trailing into a lingering pine resin bite.

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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle courtesy of womencantsail. Thanks!

A: Almost a ruby-red color with shades of brown. Thin creme head. Not too sticky against the glass.

N: Deep whiffs of toffee, pineapple, mango, and caramel. Some vanilla. Very tropical. Smell sticky and it's very much on the sweet side.

T: Wow. Lots more of the pineapple and mango. Caramel sweetness. Has a bitter base to balance. Almost ashen at the base without the disgusting nature of the tray. Very biscuity and some vanilla.

M: Sticky with a medium mouthfeel. Right in range, I would say.

O: An all around excellent beer, and one I'd heartily recommend if you favor the tropical sweetness factors.

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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Limit one, directly from the brewery, their highest abv to date.

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.

Texture is devilishly smooth. Medium bodied, with a nice barley wine burn. Not so easy to drink, but what barley wine is, amirite?

Great looking beer, the smell is somewhat out of control, but the flavors are nice, and the texture is spot on. An excellent example of the American Barley Wine. Hops, and plenty of them, fortunately not covering the malts.


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Galaxian Barleywine from Bootlegger's Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.