Barmy Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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.