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SBW #5 Pacific N.W. Barleywine - Fremont Brewing Company

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SBW #5 Pacific N.W. BarleywineSBW #5 Pacific N.W. Barleywine

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BA SCORE
87
very good

54 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 510a on 05-11-2013)
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danwho

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-24-2014 04:10:35 | More by danwho
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Can_has_beer

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-23-2014 05:19:14 | More by Can_has_beer
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Wayne17

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -8.4%

08-23-2014 04:09:15 | More by Wayne17
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-17-2014 00:11:32 | More by brother_kenneth
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mactrail

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Clear orangey amber in the little tulip. Not too sticky and actually a rather slushy body that is fine for sipping. Plentiful aroma of pine with a touch of honeysuckle. Spritzy on the tongue.

Rather sweet but the bitterness shows up to add some balance. Quite hoppy in a big aromatic way. Label notes the hops as Amarillo and Super Galena. This just tastes like a freshly cut pine board. Smooth and mellow with the bitter aftertaste that doesn't overwhelm the other flavors. Caramel with burnt sugar and the most intriguing leafy hop taste. Not at all dank and dirty, this is a well-chosen hop concoction. Less alcohol tasting than a lot of other giant brews.

An unusual double IPA sort of beer that maybe has some traits of a Barley Wine, like alcohol. It does seem better with some sipping, and it's an interesting brew for a strong jolt. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the brewery in Seattle.

06-23-2014 07:03:10 | More by mactrail
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-08-2014 18:11:38 | More by jaydoc
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.13/5  rDev -20.4%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep copper. Small khaki head. Leggy. Thin wisps.

Smell - Very hoppy. A hint of lemon. Otherwise grapefruit. Deep caramel.

Taste - Grapefruit. Lots of caramel malt. Pretty sweet. Lingering syrupy malt.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy body. Medium carbonation. Sweet after a while.

Overall - It just gets too sweet without any interesting flavors. Aggressively hoppy, but not enough to keep my interest.

05-06-2014 00:22:08 | More by Alieniloquium
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-29-2014 17:33:41 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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BigE90

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-20-2014 21:27:31 | More by BigE90
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 2/26/2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of orange peel, tangerine, lemon zest, golden raisin, candi sugar, light caramel, biscuit, toast, light pine, floral, grass, herbal, and floral/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of pale/bready malt and citrus hop notes; with good strength. Taste of orange peel, tangerine, lemon zest, golden raisin, light caramel, candi sugar, biscuit, toast, light pine, floral, grass, herbal, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of orange zest, lemon zest, tangerine, golden raisin, light caramel, candi sugar, light pine, biscuit, floral, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of pale/bready malts and citrus/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, fairly slick, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice American Barleywine style. All around good balance and complexity of pale/bready malt and citrus/earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

02-23-2014 04:01:52 | More by superspak
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tbeq00

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-11-2013 02:45:48 | More by tbeq00
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cfaulman

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-03-2013 17:01:36 | More by cfaulman
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-03-2013 15:53:11 | More by EgadBananas
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-31-2013 18:05:04 | More by GRG1313
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.91/5  rDev -0.5%

A: Poured a deep orange with a nice white whispy head, good head retention but the lacing is amazing. Bubbles and curtains everywhere!

S: Dominated by pine and caramel with a light citrus backing

T: Upfront is a initial malty presence, sordove sweet, light heat and then the piney hops just kick right in and continue. The finish is a little slick, sweet, lingering, light bitterness, piney with a small dose of orange peel

M: Great body for this beer, well carbonated, pretty heavy and sticky but that's good for the style.

O: Another well crafted artisan beer from Fremont!

10-19-2013 21:43:16 | More by barleywinefiend
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -23.7%

10-18-2013 02:45:13 | More by kscaldef
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-01-2013 03:29:20 | More by drewone
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.71/5  rDev -5.6%

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, floral, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice balance of sweet caramel and hop aspects.

10-01-2013 00:41:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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fsck

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-25-2013 06:48:22 | More by fsck
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-15-2013 06:55:20 | More by rab53
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distantmantra

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-13-2013 18:34:27 | More by distantmantra
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-06-2013 01:16:57 | More by bsuedekum
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CaptainQ

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-04-2013 23:51:43 | More by CaptainQ
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sanford_and_son

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-31-2013 00:14:18 | More by sanford_and_son
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Eighty

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-27-2013 00:31:19 | More by Eighty
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SBW #5 Pacific N.W. Barleywine from Fremont Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.