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Galaxian Barleywine - Bootlegger's Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 6
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 01-29-2012)
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +1%

08-24-2012 02:17:50 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the Bootlegger's 5th Anniversary Celebration held at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA.

Pours a murky dark honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with a candied citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some great aromas and tasty flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 01:08:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
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womencantsail

California

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 08:42:20 | More by womencantsail
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-12-2014 15:15:00 | More by SocalKicks
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Halcyondays

California

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a deep amber to red with a medium white head, good lace.

S: Deep piney hop notes, cedar and pink grapefruit, great malty undercurrent.

T: Pine and grapefruit, hop forward and it shows. The malt is very good here, crystal style, biscuit, quite forward. A very good mix of flavour. Like Hog Heaven meets Old Ruffian.

M: Medium to full-bodied, creamy, resiny, thick, a tad thin by the finish.

O: A very good barleywine. Now April's getting hot, maybe a little late for these types of beers, but I certainly enjoyed it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2012 00:22:08 | More by Halcyondays
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-11-2014 04:54:42 | More by drewone
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-22-2013 10:18:13 | More by zestar
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FosterJM

California

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1327th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
22 oz

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.

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 02:31:21 | More by FosterJM
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ste5venla

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

04-09-2014 02:06:03 | More by ste5venla
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev +1%

05-10-2013 00:42:03 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-11-2014 03:03:52 | More by Smarty_Pints
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notchucknorris

California

3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 04:13:47 | More by notchucknorris
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2beerdogs

California

4/5  rDev +1%

04-22-2013 04:02:19 | More by 2beerdogs
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

04-29-2012 05:33:03 | More by Rollzroyce21
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BAsbill

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-10-2014 22:27:06 | More by BAsbill
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-16-2014 06:55:01 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +26.3%

04-29-2012 07:03:59 | More by CEDAMA
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ricecracker420

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-23-2014 19:45:00 | More by ricecracker420
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pperez38

California

4/5  rDev +1%

08-17-2012 14:43:47 | More by pperez38
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1424IpA

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-11-2014 04:52:31 | More by 1424IpA
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Lucnifter

California

4/5  rDev +1%

04-24-2014 04:01:44 | More by Lucnifter
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Booner818

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-23-2014 06:01:16 | More by Booner818
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wolf_switzer

California

4/5  rDev +1%

04-25-2014 15:29:44 | More by wolf_switzer
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 00:11:05 | More by writerLJBerg
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Furlinator

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-18-2014 06:21:23 | More by Furlinator
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Galaxian Barleywine from Bootlegger's Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.