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5 Beers For 5 Years - The Brewing Team - American Barley Wine-Style Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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5 Beers For 5 Years - The Brewing Team - American Barley Wine-Style Ale
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120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mattvandyk on 03-14-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 120 | Reviews: 9
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22 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a tulip

Pours a very hazy, almost murky dark orange color. Small layer of off white colored head. Average looking lace and head retention.

Earthy wood, lots of sweet caramel, sugary, a hint of like a pellet hop.

Sweet sugary caramel, woody, slightly earthy malts. Defiantly some hop bitterness, but not huge hop flavors. A bit of some citrus and a little of that dank pellet hop flavor.

Fairly thick mouthfeel with a lighter carbonation.

As far as barley wines go, this is just a bit too average. I expected more from cigar city.

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A: Pours a cloudy butterscotch brown with a small one finger light tan head. Some minimal lacing. Much larger head with better retention on second pour.

S: A nice mix of caramel, butterscotch, and piney hops. A hint of citrus fruits.

T: Punch of bitter hops combined with sweet malts. Honey, caramel, apricots, and biscuits.

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5 Beers For 5 Years - The Brewing Team - American Barley Wine-Style Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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