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Patience - Fulton Beer

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Fulton Beer visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  13.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: gatornation on 01-11-2014)
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Photo of morimech
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish amber color with one finger of head that slowly settled to a thin cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

The aroma is not surprising for a big barleywine. Plenty of caramel and toffee with fruity hints of cherries and apples. The alcohol is also readily apparent.

Sweet malt permeates the palate that is then cleansed by the alcohol. Thick caramel flavor along with fruity esters are somewhat balanced by hop bitterness. The hops add some citrus flavor. Big alcohol flavor in the finish. Pretty hot.

Superbly carbonated. Allows the flavors to really permeate the palate while still maintaining life. I have been with Fulton and their carbonation standards.

A real sipper and best shared with a friend or two. A little too hot with alcohol, but still very enjoyable.

morimech, Feb 23, 2014
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Photo of Beerlover
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fulton, makes a barley wine?! awesome, big accomplishment from a smaller brewery. The appearance is good, not as deep crimson/garnet color that are normal to this style. thin quickly dissipating off white head. smell also kinda lacking for this style, there is some minimal sweet matly aromas, smells more hoppy to me that a typical barley wine which worries me, hope this isn't a bigfoot clone, also I can smell the booze quit a bit as it warms. Flavors...wow!! this is a hoppier barleywine but they chose to go the way of citrusy hops, don't know if it's mosaic or citra but it is quit apparent and definitely AWESOME! there is a nice malty backbone and some slight caramellyness and underlying fruitiness -dried and fresh to it as well. The booziness that was very noticeable in the nose is COMPLETELY masked in the flavor which is absolutely insain considering the 13%+ a.b.v. in this behemoth of a barleywine! almost forgot about the mouthfeel, this is almost as close as it gets to perfection, carbonation is minimal, with a slightly silky after effect on the palate. I love it except for the price but there's unfortunately no way im not buying one or two more of these pigs!

Beerlover, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Very slight off white head which quickly fades away. Lacing is light.

Smell: A rich, bready, and fruity malt forward aroma with good hints of caramel and fruit esters. Toasted malts with hints of biscuit, sweet caramel, toffee, grains, yeast, and cracker. Big fruit hints of apple and cherry along with some dark fruit hints of raisin, fig, plum, and dates. Sweet hints of brown sugar. Also some wood like scent and some vanilla hints. Subtle earthy hops in the background. A nice fruity aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a sweet, bready, and fruity malt driven taste with good notes of caramel malt and fruits. Bready toasted malt with some upfront notes of biscuit, sweet caramel, toffee, butterscotch, vanilla, grains, yeast, and cracker. Big mix of fruit flavors with some apple and cherry. Dark fruit undertones of plum, raisin, fig, and dates. Sweet notes of brown sugar and a little molasses. Some woody notes as well. Light taste of earthy hops in the background. A pretty good malt forward barleywine taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and somewhat syrupy. Some alcohol is felt but its very smooth considering the 13.2 ABV.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a Barleywine. More like the malty British style with some nice fruity notes.

MattyG85, Feb 08, 2014
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Patience from Fulton Beer
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