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Sleepy Dog St. Bernard - Sleepy Dog Brewery

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Sleepy Dog St. Bernard
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 5.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A gentle amber giant, with an alcohol nose. It’s so big, we can only serve you a small amount. It's aged over eighteen months and it won’t be around long—there are rescues to be made, you know.

(Beer added by: Phelps on 09-26-2010)
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Sampled on tap at Sleepy Dog; March 2011
The beer arrives with a tan colored head that sits on top of a dark amber colored beer. The nose smells of tobacco, smoke, candied cherries, toasted grain in the finish, some notes of raisins and alcohol as it warms up.

The beer tastes lightly sweet, but gets more so as it flows across the palate. There is a herbal hop bitterness in the finish, but the sweetness is definitely dominant. The rich sweetness reminds me of caramel, lots of fruit character, big berry notes and even a fair amount of citrus character is noticeable. This has a chewy, viscous heft to it, though the body is not aggressively heavey. The crystal malt contributes sweet-tea like flavors and lots of spicy grain character (though this is crystal malt derived rather than something like Rye). As the beer warms up it gets a bit less sweet, but this still remains a major component of the flavor. The fruit character is quite big here because of the sweetness.

This is not bad, it could be a bit more balances as the sweetness is a touch too much. If it was bottle, some age and oxidation would go a long way towards tempering the sweetness.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2013 01:59:15 | More by Gueuzedude
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-27-2013 15:14:28 | More by t0rin0
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Thecherryman

Arizona

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-20-2012 01:52:43 | More by Thecherryman
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Glibber

Idaho

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice amber, light red color with a small head. Nice dark fruit flavors- raison, plum, with a good but not overpowering hoppiness. I am a bit suprised how drinkable this beer is. It is one of the better barley wines I have had- if you get a chance to drink this on tap- do it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2011 00:51:21 | More by Glibber
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swthomas55

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the brewery, on tap. Bartender says it's about a year old.

App - clear deep copper, no head.
Aroma - intensely malty, with plummy fruit and subdued (only in comparison) hops. There are hints of age/oxidation, but
definitely acceptable considering it's age.
Flavor - sweet malt with significant, balancing bitterness. Hop flavor must be subdued with age but still definitely there. A candy note is here, that I've found in a few of their other beers.
Mouthfeel - full, warming, with slight astringency (from the hop load?)
Overall - very nice. Not exceptional, but definitely worth 10 oz pour.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2011 03:13:45 | More by swthomas55
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Phelps

Arizona

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: clear amber-laced crimson with a sticky, frothy half-finger tan head that eventually becomes a thin ring that doesn't adhere much. Allowable, at over ten percent alcohol.

S: Fruit juicy. Grape and cranberry, peanuts, a bit of lime and some other tangy citrus.

T: light grape juice again, vodka, a bit of something metallic, peanut skins, caramel, toffee, toast. Sweet mid-palate, but dryish, bitter and slightly tangy and more roasted at the finish.

M: medium-bodied, smooth and subtly carbed.

D: Not my favorite from Sleepy Dog, who often trends toward sweetness in their beers. It is, however, an interesting take on your average barleywine.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2010 23:39:07 | More by Phelps
Sleepy Dog St. Bernard from Sleepy Dog Brewery
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