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Jaxon - New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

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very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aasher on 10-09-2011)
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4/5  rDev +5%

spycow, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Oops, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

KG710, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, yeast, and alcohol. Fits the style of an American Barleywine. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, alcohol, yeast, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

Tone, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Knapp85, Mar 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jzeilinger, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a rich mahogany color with an inch of foam that pancakes down on the liquid; many strands of lace line the tulip glass

Smell: Sorghum malt aromatics, with piney hops underneath

Taste: Sorghum sweetness, up front, with brown sugar building; the pine and rustic wood flavors add bitterness in the middle (a vestige of the 100 IBUs); the finish is very sweet, perhaps overly so

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Perhaps this beer was more balanced when the hop flavors were at their peak; now, with a few years of age (and I typically like my barleywines with age on them), it is just too sweet for my palate

brentk56, Jan 05, 2014
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1/5  rDev -73.8%

HopsMatt, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

thampel09, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

mpayne5, Oct 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

LJWalker, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

diehl07, Sep 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

sweemzander, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mltobin, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

zestar, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

GRG1313, Jul 07, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: deep reddish copper color, very nice creamy head that dissipated to thick veil
S: milder nose, biscuity malt, sweeter with some spicy hops but not overpowering, nothing unusual
T: well-balanced, deep roasted malt with stronger EtOH and good hop piney finish
M: a bit of heat

wisrarebeer, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

AR_Rios, Apr 02, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I guess this is named after a dog... possibly the brewer's or CEO's dog. Looks like a Maltese, Bison Frise or Lhasa Apso.

"Drop the leash."

Served in an Olde Hickory shaped glass.

A: Poured a beautiful, dark, rich, caramel color with a light reddish hue, and with some flakes swimming around in the liquid. The 1/5 finger or so head died down after a minute or two.

S: Yummy! Lots of hops and citrus underneath the caramel nougat. Grainy and rich, with a brown sugar-like undertow.

T: If it weren't for the sweetness, I might have tagged this as an English BW. I actually wish it had the same sort of hop sizzle that the nose suggested, but that's a minor quibble. Lots of pure malt, caramel, and butterscotch.

M: Yes, this is syrupy, but I think it was intended to be sort of a "dessert" beer. Much more of an "Imperial Brown" than a "DIPA." Lots of lacing left on the glass and really not much booze detected. Somewhat smooth on the finish.

O: It was tough to get through this bomber by myself, but I managed... and enjoyed it immensely.

Chaney, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

MordorMongo, Jan 14, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours dense glowing caramel body with a yellowish beige head that last and last. There is a microbubble carbonation that glides up the side of the glass.

S- The clean aroma has aromas of toasted malt and fresh pale malt that start to come through when the beer opens. There is also some bright woody green hops in the finish when it really opens.

T- the big fresh toasted malt flavor has a slight sweetness to it with a darker toasted malt hint underneath. There is a slightly dry finish with some hop pungent flavors that linger with some malt notes underneath. The hops grow as the beer opens up and become more pungent but never bitter.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a gentle fizz in the finish.

O- The full rich malt flavor has some nice blended depth and it is fresh but it is also just a touch to dry. There is a nice hop flavor that grows and overtakes the malt but it has nice depth and flavor too. This beer has some nice balance and changes as it grows.

rhoadsrage, Jan 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

atone315, Jan 05, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If this beer had some clarity to it, I'd say it looks perfect. As it is though, it's quite cloudy. Quite. Nose is heavy sweet malts and the flavor is very much along the same lines. It doesn't seem at all like 11% abv. Maybe that will be hitting me later on. Extremely smooth feel, and probably too drinkable for our own good. This is a very nice barleywine. Glad I picked it up when I had the chance. Too bad I didn't grab another to lay down for a bit.

RblWthACoz, Dec 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

weonfire, Nov 24, 2012
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Jaxon from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
85 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.