Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope Barleywine - Tenaya Creek Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 12
Gots: 9 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Tenaya Creek Brewery visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Old Jackalope Barleywine Style Ale: Whats sealed in this bottle is only heard of in myths. Its so rare in fact, we have used a magical seal that only opens with an "Abracadabra," or the bottle opener hanging from your keys. This rich and complex ale uses a variety of malts and hops to balance what we think is one ultimate beer. Share it with friends, savor it with colleagues, or stash it away for a future occasion. This ale will keep for months, or years if you manage to resist the temptation.

(Beer added by: emmasdad on 04-04-2011)
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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3.24/5  rDev -15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -11%

Bottled 1/14.

Aroma is floral, boozy and sherry-like. Notes of dates, plums, and figs are peasant and rich. Unfortunately, there's a touch of fusel alcohol and phenol that detracts from the rich, molasses and brown sugar backbone. Flavor is dominated by onion, which underlies a dry, toasted malt backbone that finishes bitter and astringent. Floral tones surface in the aftertaste. Precious little of the rich, sweet malt promised in the aroma emerges in the flavor, which is dominated by herbal hops. It's pretty harshly alcoholic, and the astringent character is offputting. Fairly disappointing offering. Bitter hops and high alcohols are too overwhelming. The modest citrus tones are too weak to redeem.

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3.76/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

With a wax-top and in the barleywine style, you would expect this 22 ounce bottle to sell for $15. Not so. In fact, I bought this for $6.49 in Arizona. Let's get started. On to the beer:

Crimson colored with a touch of scarlet. On top sits a sturdy head which holds its retention well, which gives off some splashes of lace.The aroma is done pleasantly to the American version of the style. A rush of hops (albeit fading) add a fruity and tropical aspect. Toasted sugar at the base. Dates. It's shaping up to be a long night of slow sipping.

Flavorful, packing a punch without being overbearing, and somewhat smooth. It starts off with a hoppy characteristic, which brings resin and vague tropical fruit, while the base is a slightly sweet toffee. The alcohol present has a warming effect. Fruity flavored for the most part, with a very resiny and bitter aftertaste (where less would be preferred). Feels just a hair short of full-bodied, though make no mistake; this is a beer that is to be slowly enjoyed.

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Golden orange tending towards brown with two finger off white head that lasted a good while with moderate lacing.

S: Sweet caramel mixed with floral hops.

T: Plenty of hop bitterness up front, and sweet caramel and butterscotch malts in the back.

M: Medium body with a nice sweet finish.

O: Good barley wine. I liked it enough to pick up a bottle at Whole Foods to bring home.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope Barleywine from Tenaya Creek Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.