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Serenity - Twisted Manzanita Ales

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88
very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13%
Wants: 16
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Twisted Manzanita Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: badboyrsl84 on 07-17-2011)
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nebuchadnezzer

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-10-2014 08:05:32 | More by nebuchadnezzer
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-02-2014 02:14:37 | More by djrn2
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WynnO

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-14-2014 18:49:40 | More by WynnO
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-02-2014 13:29:17 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Jjski

New York

3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Barrel aged barley wine! Sign me up, my favorite style vintage 2014

A-wistful: semi opaque chestnut with small head, fine lacing

S-wow: leathery old caramel toffee, faint whiskey and barrel

T- whoops: not correlative to smell. Blast of burnt sugar, and bitterness. Hops in background clash with the roasty ( burnt) foreground. Not one dimensional, but close.

M- wimpy. Thin, lacking body and effervescence

O- waiting: going to age my other bottle and hope for some cohesiveness to develop. It's fair, but not recommended. I poured the last glass into the BBQ pork I was making

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 22:43:41 | More by Jjski
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In review is a 2011 bottle.

A - Pours a nice dark amber color with a slight creamy head that dies down to a thick lacing, very viscous and sticky when the glass is swirled.

S - Brown sugar, light molasses, whiskey, candy toffee, light wood and citrus.

T - Whiskey is forefront, oak, candy toffee, light colored molasses, and light citrus on the end with a slight tinge of tang.

M - Heavy medium body and sticky.

O - Aged nicely, purchased this bottle at the end of 2011 when I was out for San Diego Beer Week.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 22:49:07 | More by jzeilinger
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-19-2014 22:46:17 | More by Knapp85
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-14-2014 16:00:51 | More by SocalKicks
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to rawfish for sending this my way, a beer that squatted on my wants list for quite some time. 12 oz. waxed bottle broken into with brute force.

The pour is a dark orange with a surprisingly relevant head & zero sediment, which surprised me, I have no idea why. Nose hits the barleywine nail on the head, caramel, sweetness, & some more nice caramel.

Serenity is no doubt a different beast now that it's been resting quietly for so long. Follows through on the promise of the nose: a caramel bomb. Toffee, green apple, touch of oxidation that doesn't detract. Whiskey is only a gentle tickle in the back of the throat. Much more lively than I expected, & so easy to drink.

Perhaps not fair to be rating a beer this old, but it sounds like the barrel aging was pretty subtle to begin with & it still is, rendering a warmth in the chest more than any overt taste. Good barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 03:52:21 | More by maximum12
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-11-2013 03:05:46 | More by BillRoth
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-22-2013 20:53:23 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev 0%

08-15-2013 06:12:28 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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illy0sis

Texas

5/5  rDev +25%

05-14-2013 22:26:45 | More by illy0sis
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djaeon

California

4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Manzanita's first anniversary beer from 2011. Tried on 1/14/2013.

Since I didn't get the chance to try this fresh, I'm not sure what the comparison would be like. But I'm guessing some age has mellowed it out. Pours a hazy light copper with little head. It's pretty smooth for a barleywine, with a nice sticky mouthfeel. The 12.1% ABV isn't very evident. Heavy caramel flavor. Only a light hint of the whiskey barrel aging. I wish I had more than a 12oz bottle! Luckily, I've heard that they're aging this again in barrels currently, and may be doing larger format bombers the next round.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 03:06:12 | More by djaeon
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ChadQuest

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Body is an Amber sunburst with a thin off white ring around the upper edge of the spot where the beer meets the glass.
I like the aroma on this quite a bit, caramel sweetness with some whiskey whispers.
Caramel rolled in brown sugar, whiskey and oak are prominent (<3), not as deep and rich as the aroma indicated but just as sweet and alcoholic, the strong alcohol is nice just needs a bit more richness.
Mouthfeel is granular medium-dense.

C/3 = Average

I liked this beer, if you like alcoholic barleywines you should go buy some.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 06:43:15 | More by ChadQuest
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev 0%

11-03-2012 17:01:45 | More by funkel81
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

10-25-2012 01:36:51 | More by t0rin0
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heresy22

California

4/5  rDev 0%

10-12-2012 02:14:34 | More by heresy22
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

09-20-2012 04:50:40 | More by lakersfan16
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-15-2012 17:34:12 | More by imperialking
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womencantsail

California

3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a copper color with a khaki colored head. The nose starts off with mild vanilla and whiskey. There's some caramel and toffee notes, along with hints of oak and fruit. Mild oxidation is present as well. The flavor is sugary, almost a touch grainy. Carmel and sugar, light toffee and vanilla. Very restrained whiskey, some oak, light oxidation, and a touch of fruit.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 03:17:38 | More by womencantsail
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev 0%

08-08-2012 06:06:14 | More by GRG1313
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%

08-05-2012 18:24:29 | More by JAHMUR
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle sent to me as an extra by Nugganooch; as always, thanks Dane! Bottle says it is whiskey aged; 12 oz. bottle into my Cigar City snifter.

a - Pours a murky, deep reddish brown color with an inch of light tan head that lasts for 1 minute and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of caramel malts, toffee, bready malts, whiskey, coconut, alcohol, wood, and sweet dark fruits. Not a ton of whiskey but nice and a lot of caramel.

t - Tastes of caramel, whiskey, toffee, toasted malts, bready malts, alcohol, oak,sweet dark fruits, molasses, and sugar. More alcohol than the nose and sweeter; still not a ton of whiskey. A touch more wood too.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, with a touch of heat. Not too heavy, though you can tell it is 12.1% ABV.

o - Overall I thought this was a good barleywine. I don't think the whiskey barrel comes through much, but I still liked the nose and taste so not a big deal. A bit strong and a sipper for sure, but a good barleywine I'd like to have again.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 23:57:44 | More by mdfb79
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-08-2012 06:58:15 | More by drewone
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Serenity from Twisted Manzanita Ales
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