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Small Batch Series No. 8: English Style Barleywine - Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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Small Batch Series No. 8: English Style BarleywineSmall Batch Series No. 8: English Style Barleywine

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 42
Avg: 4
pDev: 30.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msanborn on 03-13-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Light brown with reddish hue. 1/2 inch head turns to slight covering. Yeasty smell with maybe some brett. Very little barley flavor in this wine, and I'd mistake this for a regular ale. Finishing bitter. Almost no sweetness considering the style. Thinner than expected with light carbonation.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Small Batch Series No. 8: English Style Barleywine from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
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