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Vermilion Barleywine - Perennial Artisan Ales

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120 Ratings

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 24
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-13-2013)
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Reviews by tut2528:
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3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a deep chocolate brown with sublte hints of ruby are also noticed. it created a very thin film of light mocha head formation that dissipated rather quickly.

S: definitely a weird smelling brew. big bon-fire like smoke, roasted malt, pecan nuttiness, moderate alcohol burn.

T: definitely more sweetness here than in the nose. it has a nice toffee and caramel body, again the nuttiness comes out making this one of the most interesting brews I have had to date. i still pick up on a big toasted malt and smokiness that lingers during the after taste. it really reminds me of bon-fire smoke. there are some interesting spice (nutmeg?) that also integrates into the beer adding more complexity. there is an ever so faint of chocolate that lies in the background as well, and a fruit character that i struggle to pinpoint

M: strong medium bodied brew, that leaves a touch of toffee and roasty malt on the palate in a fairly nice balance. alcohol is felt here this a slight tingling aspect that is rather delightful

O: 1st offering by Perennial, and this one was just simply weird for its denoted style. i really picked up on a ton of nuts and smokiness in this one which I was never expecting. However, it it is labeled a Winter Ale, so the play on the season is definitely in full effect. I just dont think it is that well balanced for its style.

tut2528, Feb 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jared14, Sep 24, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml brown bottle, no freshness date though this beer is cellar strength.

Dark rusty brown color, some haze. Thin lacing but it sticks around. Caramel, booze, anise, taffy, hermit cookies, toasted bread and ripe figs make for a complex nose. Super creamy, thick body with a light level of carbonation. Very figgy, suggestions of chocolate, brown bread, grapenuts and caramel. Very warming but not hot at all. Balance hopping with a slightly sweet boozy finish.

Very tasty and definitely comparable to many of the old school English Barleywines, no many beer get "better" with age ... most just evolve. My guess is that this will do both though it is great to drink right now as well.

Jason, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jaminjohnson, Jan 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

navband, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

JIMTRK16, Mar 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

acurtis, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

mdaschaf, Mar 21, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

Gonzoillini, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber with some reddish tones. Kinda hazy. Small white head.

Smell - Caramel and some fruity aromas. Deep nuttiness and some toffee. Smells very sweet,

Taste - Very sweet. Caramel and apple fruitiness. Toffee. Big sugar bomb. Some specialty malt flavors linger.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and sweet. Medium carbonation.

Overall - This would do well in a barrel. Sugar bomb.

Alieniloquium, Jan 21, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 ml bottle into Old Guardian glass. No visible bottle date.

A: Pours a deep chestnut brown with slight tan head that settled immediately to a thin ring around the edge. Zero lacing.

S: Caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg.

T: Sweet caramel malts mixed with a subtle spice mix. Some cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Maybe a touch of clover honey.

M: Fairly thick with an almost syrup quality to it leaving a lingering sweetness of the tongue. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Very lightly carbonated.

O: Enjoyable but missing that little something to make it outstanding.

richj1970, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

GRG1313, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

apasternak, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Eaglefan344, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

gillagorilla, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Tonyole, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

T-Leb, Jan 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

TheSevenDuffs, Mar 16, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap at Scion into a snifter glass.

A real nice looker for a barleywine. Cherry wood red and dark with much difficulty to see through. Capped with a coffee and light tan collar that always sticks around while drinking. The body color is to name for real, and real beautiful.

Interesting nose, hints of some old ale fun but really hits of the winter warmer like spices. Cherry, clove and good woody like hop bitterness that matches. Hints of peppery cinnamon angles also come out nicely too.

Pretty decent and diverse palate. Licorice and hot cherry, with lots of root beer like sasparilla warmth and spice. Light bodied palate for easy drinking but integrating and coating flavors nicely all around. Spice angle really turns into a lot of different things, rosehip tea, and some faint floral hints and dark chocolate.

Quite a neat take on a barleywine and drinks very nicely to match and easily. Great solid brew from these guys.

smakawhat, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

jegross2, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Eighty, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

mendvicdog, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

SalukiAlum, Apr 02, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into snifter at flying saucer in Kansas city. Pours a deep brown amber with a finger of tan head. Nice chewey sticky head. Great boozey fig and dried fruit aroma..some slight oaky vanilla notes. Nice warming dried fruit...lots of date and sweet vanilla. A bit boozey and sweet but nice.
Overall, nice strong brew.

DrinkSlurm, Mar 06, 2013
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Vermilion Barleywine from Perennial Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.