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Barnacle Brown Ale - Barrier Brewing Company

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Barnacle Brown Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 7.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 05-01-2011)
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

magnusdave, Feb 10, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Eastern District in Brooklyn.

Pours typical dark brown, murky, medium tan head, stays at about the 1/2 inch height for a good while, very slowly dissolves and departs to a thicker frothy film, more then ample collar, light and plentiful fine bits and strands of lace.

Light wiff of dry chocolate.

Pleasant Brown ale, chocolate notes are the first and a long lasting impression. Roasty and flavorful, moderate sweetness. Medium carbonation, smooth and easy drinking.

Overall, very nicely done. Well worth give this one a try.

Billolick, May 01, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Bieniek30, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

pjkelley82, Jul 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

bonbini26, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Hauppague, NY.

Poured a deep amber hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a soft cocoa cut by a light herbal hop.

The taste consisted of a lightly sweet caramel malt, some light cocoa

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty easy drinking brown ale.

plaid75, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Hirshi, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

MaineMike, Mar 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

banger7, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

timwardjr, Nov 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

clay23, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

rollom, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

SFC21, Feb 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Wwallace7287, Jul 18, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Counter-pressure filled growler.

A: Dark brown and cloudy with a substantial head and good lacing.

S: Mostly chocolate, some earthy, spicy hops. The nose isn't particularly strong.

T: Sweet malt with chocolate and vanilla. Some earthy, resinous hops give balance from the background and come through to clean up the finish (wiping away the sweetness).

M: Creamy with moderate carbonation. Quite nice.

O: On the second day (I drank just 2 pints the first day), I got much more nuttiness and less chocolate in both the smell and the taste. Although I liked this beer quite a bit, it wasn't as bold or robust as I had hoped for and expect from Barrier.

greybeardloon, May 03, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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2Xmd, Jul 31, 2013
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Barnacle Brown Ale from Barrier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.