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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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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

DaveHack, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

wceaton, Aug 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

n2185, Aug 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

DoubleSimcoe, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

AlexM, Aug 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

t0rin0, Aug 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

MickeyHops, Aug 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

SocalKicks, Aug 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

leodarko, Jul 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.4%

BoRaeCho, Jul 23, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

parris, Jun 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

djaeon, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of mactrail
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.

mactrail, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of amrozga
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

amrozga, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Thingus
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.

Thingus, Feb 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

wattershed, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of DarthKostrizer
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

DarthKostrizer, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Patrickbrusil, Jan 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

spamages, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

jwelsh, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

jeezie, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

patm1986, Nov 15, 2011
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1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of SDDanC
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

SDDanC, Sep 24, 2011
Barmy Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.