Small Batch Series No. 8: English Style Barleywine - Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
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4.09/5 rDev +9.4%
Had this barleywine as a sampling at our store. Orange-gold color with very little head. Moderate cloudiness.
Smells of dark honey with a slight creaminess, and a background of European hops.
Tastes of dark honey and cream, soft hops and a slight booziness in the finish.
Overall this gave a great barleywine experience with a nice balance.
03-22-2014 13:49:38 | More by FoamInnovation
4.36/5 rDev +16.6%
Served from a 375 ml, wax-finished bottle.
A - Medium copper color with some orange and red. Thick, off-white head that lasts. Slightly hazy.
S - Clean, fresh aroma of bready malt. Some bourbon-like notes, honey. Light oak. Hops are earthy and are very much in the background.
T - Lightly toasted bread, sweet and spicy gingerbread note. Light bourbon, honey. Hops bitterness, but flavors are not distinctive. Sweet alcohol.
M - Medium to heavy body. Moderate, silky carbonation. Strong alcohol presence.
O - This is a deep, rich barley wine that favors malt over hops. It appears to be aged in whiskey barrels, but the character it gained is restrained and subtle compared to many barrel-aged beers. This one is still drinkable without being cloying, and it is certainly delicious.
04-13-2014 04:18:00 | More by Radome
3.95/5 rDev +5.6%
Appearance: Pours a cloudy copper color with an impressive head; nice stickage that leaves a few strands
Smell: Caramel malt, stone fruit and earthy tones
Taste: Caramel and stone fruit tones, up front, with a developing earthy bitterness; a bit of tobacco arrives in the mid-palate; a bit metallic in the aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation
Overall: Well, the good news is that with this beer Ranger Creek has dealt with its carbonation and mouthfeel issue and the flavors here are true to style; the cap on this one was rusty (I had the same problem with SBS No. 7) and that may be responsible for the metallic aftertaste in both beers; I can't help but feel this is a brewery that needs to pay a bit more attention to the small things - caps should not be rusty on their beer bottles, particularly one that is six months old
Thanks, RobertH50, for the opportunity
08-30-2014 01:00:47 | More by brentk56
4.29/5 rDev +14.7%
Nice one from the dudes at ranger creek.
Presents a hazy gold with light tan head.
Aroma of honey and orange.
Lightly Sweet. Butterscotch. Not much hops. There is an off-putting after taste that develops when it warms.
Thin mouth feel. Didn't detract from the overall. Good quaff.
03-26-2014 02:27:14 | More by 3sheets2wind
Small Batch Series No. 8: English Style Barleywine from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
84 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.