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Barmy Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Barmy Ale
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-11-2009

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.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

On-tap at Strong Ale

A: The pour is a clear golden color with perhaps some notes of orange to it and a white head.

S: This really just smells like a sweet, high alcohol lager, or even a malt liquor. Grape and apple juice with perhaps a touch of sweet apricots, but it's really more "corny" than anything.

T: Flavor is similarly sweet, almost to the point of cloying. The apricot flavor is there a little bit, but it does little more than make this beer more sugary and overbearingly sweet. Pretty much just tastes like white grape juice, apple juice, honey, and corn.

M: The body is medium and sort of syrupy. The carbonation is moderate at best.

D: This was just no good, I have to say. I am unsure as to whether this was the original batch or a re-brew, but either way, I was not a fan.

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On tap @ provisions

Look: Golden yellow in color and translucent and a thin bubbly head

Smell: Sugary apricot sweetness

Taste: Again its a bit sugary with apricot in the background

Mouthfeel: Thin body and ample carbonation

Overall: After having two beers today brewed with Apricots I have come to the conclusion that Apricot does not belong in beer PERIOD

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Quite orange amber in the small tulip at Pizza Port in OB. Strange fruit, I call it. Salty and sweet with an odd syrupy flavor. Sharp and heading towards acidity. Lots of apricot, finally, in the nose. A strange smoky, cardboardy hint. After finishing most of it, I took a sniff of the nearly empty glass- weirdest smell of old fruit and the gym.

I wouldn't call it very drinkable, but it's interesting at least. Not to mention, an alternative to the nuclear hop war. It really doesn't seem that strong, not did it feel alcoholic either. A friendlier version of this, or one less strong with Saison yeast might be more enjoyable.

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