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Vermilion Barleywine - Perennial Artisan Ales

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112 Ratings

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 21
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
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 zeff80:
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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%

A - Poured out a dark, burgundy color with a one-finger, tan head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled malty and boozy.

T - Malty - caramel and toffee with light hints of chocolate. Sweet and boozy with a hint of bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied ale.

O - This is really good. Another high quality brew from Perennial.

03-10-2013 20:18:00 | More by zeff80
More User Reviews:
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

05-18-2013 16:16:04 | More by jono0101
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4.01/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

02-26-2013 01:17:28 | More by Jason
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Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-16-2013 08:06:59 | More by jaminjohnson
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-05-2014 02:47:57 | More by navband
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-14-2014 23:22:56 | More by JIMTRK16
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-20-2013 21:56:12 | More by acurtis
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-21-2014 14:54:27 | More by mdaschaf
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2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

02-09-2013 02:58:41 | More by Gonzoillini
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3.53/5  rDev -10.4%

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.

01-21-2014 02:36:36 | More by Alieniloquium
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3.86/5  rDev -2%

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.

07-30-2014 00:43:14 | More by richj1970
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-04-2014 17:50:18 | More by GRG1313
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-21-2013 04:51:42 | More by Eaglefan344
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-23-2014 04:38:24 | More by gillagorilla
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-06-2013 01:17:27 | More by Tonyole
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-22-2013 15:53:29 | More by T-Leb
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

03-16-2014 02:42:06 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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4.19/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

02-15-2014 03:14:53 | More by smakawhat
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-13-2014 18:40:08 | More by jegross2
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

02-24-2014 22:30:42 | More by Eighty
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-12-2014 15:16:04 | More by mendvicdog
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-01-2014 23:46:16 | More by SalukiAlum
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4.09/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

03-06-2013 23:02:45 | More by DrinkSlurm
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3.74/5  rDev -5.1%

On tap at Maria's, into a snifter. Bartender said it's a barleywine made with peated malt.

A: Pours a woody red-tinged brown with a nice light tan head.

S: Light peat, roasted malt, figgy sweetness in the nose. Interesting.

T: The taste is a balance between sweet barleywine and smoked malt. The smoked grain presents as peaty and a little earthy rather than meaty like many smoked beers. Other than that, there's lots of sweet figgy and raisiny notes, plenty of residual sugar.

M: Thick-bodied, moderate carbonation.

O: This is interesting, but I'd prefer it to be a little less sweet. As it is, the sweetness clashes with the peatiness a little bit.

02-16-2013 08:02:28 | More by Etan
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-13-2014 01:38:32 | More by Biff_Tannen
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Vermilion Barleywine from Perennial Artisan Ales
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