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Barmy Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Barmy Ale
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82
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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.39%
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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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-08-2014 02:50:46 | More by wrightst
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-16-2014 06:03:58 | More by zestar
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-29-2014 16:32:58 | More by dannyfayy
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Mikexw

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

04-08-2014 02:55:18 | More by Mikexw
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himynameisping

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-01-2014 03:30:22 | More by himynameisping
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ricecracker420

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

01-31-2014 02:20:06 | More by ricecracker420
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jscheuf

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-05-2013 19:48:21 | More by jscheuf
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ckollias

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

10-03-2013 19:20:03 | More by ckollias
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-25-2013 01:09:16 | More by DRBiser
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

08-22-2013 07:07:33 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-20-2013 20:12:23 | More by Rhettroactive
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mendvicdog

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

08-19-2013 23:01:03 | More by mendvicdog
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akang

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

08-01-2013 00:50:24 | More by akang
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

07-31-2013 03:42:53 | More by vinny21bal
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funkel81

California

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

07-31-2013 03:33:18 | More by funkel81
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afrokaze

California

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

07-30-2013 16:13:57 | More by afrokaze
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +23.9%

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.

07-18-2013 03:01:10 | More by schmidtmattsays
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CoreyK

California

4.43/5  rDev +23.1%

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!!

07-13-2013 04:30:20 | More by CoreyK
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corysmith01

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-09-2013 03:24:27 | More by corysmith01
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bird22

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-27-2013 17:59:45 | More by bird22
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jbaakko

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-27-2013 13:34:51 | More by jbaakko
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-26-2013 00:05:17 | More by Chugs13
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Tuckersmth

California

2/5  rDev -44.4%

06-05-2013 05:14:17 | More by Tuckersmth
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +15.3%

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.

05-16-2013 02:25:24 | More by Axnjxn
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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-15-2013 06:03:45 | More by Zbeetleman
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Barmy Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.