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Single Batch Series - Barleywine - Sebago Brewing Company

Single Batch Series - BarleywineSingle Batch Series - Barleywine

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120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.16%


Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is a blend of Old World influence and modern day ingredients and technique. Domestic malt and distinctly American hops produce this rich, full bodied ale. On top of it all, this beer was barrel-aged in charred oak bourbon barrels for over eight months. The end result is an unfiltered dark ruby colored ale with very intense aromatics.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: barleywinebrewer on 05-01-2008)
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Reviews by oline73:
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oline73

Maryland

3.84/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter. This was opened at a BA Barleywine tasting.

The beer pours a cloudy red amber color. This one is sweet enough with a hint of hops. This was one of the better balanced beers we had that night. There is a slight tart note in the mix as well. I'm getting some caramel and a grapefruit peel bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 05:30:08 | More by oline73
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Jonny41

Maine

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep amber with some clarity and no head. Nose is oak forward with some tannins, vanilla, dark fruit, caramel, and plenty of bourbon. Taste is very robust with plenty of dark fruit and caramel with heavy vanilla. Medium body with low carbonation. Nice balance, mild burn, quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 22:40:13 | More by homebrew311
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Florida9

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dirty light brown color. Forms just a minimal light tan head that doesn't bother sticking around long. No lacing. Very aromatic. Lots of barrel. Lots of vanilla and oak. Sweet notes. Caramel. Brown sugar. Taste is similar. Quite sweet. Caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, and a light pepper quality. Okay caramel and vanilla. Smooth mouthfeel lower carbonation. Minimal bitterness. A very nice BW.

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12-07-2013 22:33:16 | More by Florida9
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When I put this beer down three years ago in 2010, I knew it would turn into something special. I've never been so happy to be so right! I loved this beer fresh, but three years in Sebago's bourbon barrel aged barley wine is easily the best barrel aged barley wine I've ever had.

Deep rich toffee with a vanilla and burnt caramel finish. The bourbon barrel aging really comes out in force here. Even my belches have hits of awesomeness. Fresh, this beer tasted like a barley wine. Aged three years, it's just like an old ale.

Sebago has outdone itself with this fabulous offering. I hope they decide to brew it again because they've hit the nail on the head with this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 01:50:59 | More by abriggs1
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Single Batch Series - Barleywine from Sebago Brewing Company
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