Barmy Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Made with 2-row malt, Galena hops, house yeast, apricots and carmelized honey. On old sailing ships, barmy was the foam on top of fermenting fruit.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-11-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer out of a growler.

A: Pours a copper hue with a white head that quickly dissipates.

S: sweet fruit apricot and honey aroma

T: Similar to the smell there is sweet fruit mostly apricot flavor followed by hints of honey and
some mild hops.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Yummy brew – just enough fruit

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I think the Barmy is a really nice beer. I don't know how much of a fruit beer it is. I don't know what you would call this monster. It drinks a little like a nice summer beer with all the fruit notes to it but it also has a very strong Barley wine/Old Ale taste to it. The alcohol is very high on this beer so be careful because it does go down pretty smooth.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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4.46/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Niche in Geneva, Illinois. Served in a Deschutes branded pint glass. Told it was one of only 3 kegs of Barmy Ale tapped in Illinois and it is now retired. This was my first Ballast Point beer and it was outstanding. I'll admit that I was originally drawn more to the fact that it is a rare/discontinued beer than to the apricot and honey aspects of the ale. That being said, the apricot taste was very subtle and the honey made it incredibly smooth and drinkable for a 10.7% ABV beer. The subtle apricot brought some sweetness but it was overall a very balanced beer that I would love to have again. Unfortunate that it was only brewed once.

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4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Strongest beer I've ever had and it has a fruity apricot flavor with very little bitterness at all. Kinda dangerous if you drink this all night! Exclellent choice for a first or second beer to start out a great night. Highly recommend this microbrew from San Diego!!

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4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Sam's in Durham. Poured into a Ballast Point pint glass.

Pours a reddish golden color with a medium white head that dissipates slowly. Quite a beautiful look. Smell is slightly sweet, maybe apricots...not that strong of a scent. the taste is very flavorful though! if i had to describe it the best way i'd say it is a mix between a barleywine and a sour. you can really taste the honey in this one, and it is intially pleasantly sweet. on the finish its almost like a sour on the back of your tongue. very very interesting, i really enjoyed it. medium bodied with medium carbonation. would NEVER have guessed this was 10.7%, i'd have thought 6 or 7% alcohol was not present at all. very impressed with the drinkability.

overall a very interesting beer that i'd honestly buy if they bottled it. get a pint of this if you can because it's awesome.

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Barmy Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.