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Barmy Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Barmy Ale
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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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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-01-2012 02:16:40 | More by DaveHack
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-31-2012 03:42:43 | More by ShemRahBoo
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wceaton

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

08-28-2012 02:45:17 | More by wceaton
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n2185

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-27-2012 21:50:52 | More by n2185
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-21-2012 16:25:10 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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AlexM

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-21-2012 03:30:54 | More by AlexM
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

08-20-2012 02:32:17 | More by t0rin0
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MickeyHops

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-12-2012 04:35:47 | More by MickeyHops
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-03-2012 05:49:29 | More by SocalKicks
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leodarko

California

4.5/5  rDev +25%

07-28-2012 20:03:19 | More by leodarko
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BoRaeCho

California

2/5  rDev -44.4%

07-23-2012 23:47:21 | More by BoRaeCho
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parris

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

06-25-2012 13:45:08 | More by parris
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djaeon

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-17-2012 18:45:27 | More by djaeon
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mactrail

Washington

3.2/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

03-22-2012 06:17:33 | More by mactrail
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amrozga

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-04-2012 23:53:23 | More by amrozga
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Thingus

California

4.48/5  rDev +24.4%

Live tasting, 4 oz. taster on tap at Ballast Point...

Appearance; pours a beautiful clear golden honey color, minimal head falls quickly...

Smell; apricots, honey and a slight bready, yeasty aroma.

Taste; jumps out at you with honey, hints of apricot sneak in but never becomes overbearing... Not a hint of the 10.5% ABV in the flavor profile... Amazing..

Mouthfeel; lively in the mouth, good carbonation with a slightly velvety mouthfeel... Fantastic and easy drinkin, firmly light bodied...

Overall; get some of this. Amazing.

02-29-2012 19:42:58 | More by Thingus
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wattershed

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-22-2012 05:35:10 | More by wattershed
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DarthKostrizer

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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

02-18-2012 05:13:28 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-15-2012 13:20:43 | More by Patrickbrusil
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spamages

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-07-2012 21:16:22 | More by spamages
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-01-2011 12:41:06 | More by jwelsh
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jeezie

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

11-28-2011 03:37:42 | More by jeezie
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patm1986

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-15-2011 06:35:16 | More by patm1986
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

11-14-2011 22:24:30 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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SDDanC

California

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%

On tap at obriens, great golden orange no head. Nose is defintely candied apricots, honey, and pear. Taste is quite the same, lots of tart apricot, sweet from the honey, slight malt presence. Mouthfeel is subtle, not very carbonated but it helps accentuate the fruit. If it were more carbonated it would definitely lean towards a weak wild ale. Overall, quite enjoyable, refreshing and tart. Would love bottles of this

09-24-2011 03:49:06 | More by SDDanC
Barmy Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.