The Vermonster - Rock Art Brewery
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3.48/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
My problem with American barleywines is that they are overhopped, and this one is no exception.
It's a pretty beer, reddish caramel color, clear with some sticky lacing on the glass. Light head dies down.
Aroma is yeasty, with spicy hops. Maybe Nugget or Chinook? Whatever they used, I like it, but might prefer it in a lighter bodied IPA.
Taste is pretty hop forward, with caramel backing. Again, the more American barleywines I have, the more I prefer the malt complexities of an English style.
This is a drinkable beer. I wouldn't be ashamed to bring it to a party, but it doesn't distinguish itself enough to be a 'best in class.'
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2010 22:24:43 | More by cfleisher
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