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Baggywrinkle Barleywine - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Baggywrinkle Barleywine
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BA SCORE
80
good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 17.71%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-09-2001)
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Nice flavor.

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3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, honey, caramel, toffee, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with honey, caramel, toffee, and slight herb flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting herb like flavor I am getting.

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3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I am a little surprised by the negatives on this one. It really does not fit the style, but I enjoyed it.

Appearance - The beer poured a deep golden color with a modest off-white head.

Smell - The aroma was fairly nondescript. The malts and grains come to the front without any sense of hops or sweetness detectable.

Taste - This is a good impression of the style. There is not a hop presence and malts are the main presence. Detectable are notes of sweetness and perhaps some notes of nuttiness. The aftertaste ran a little dry.

Mouthfeel - The beer certainly felt like a barelywine with a malty thickness that coated the tongue. In terms of mouthfeel, this is a well crafted barleywine.

Overall - The profile does not entirely match the style, but I enjoyed the beer. I probably would not seek it, but I would drink it again.

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2.29/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

750ml bottle poured into a large snifter.

A: Tawny in color. Murky. White head settles into a thin cap quickly. Spotty lacing.

S: Runny caramel and bread crust. Stiff alcohol, strong tropical estery component. Lots of pineapple and pureed mango. A touch earthy. Floral hops.

T: Thin, runny caramel. Toasted biscuit and bread crust. Stiff punch of solventy alcohol. Tropical esters. Mild floral and citrus pith hop tastes. Biscuit and alcohol on the finish.

M: Lighter in body than expected, but still creamy and chewy. Low carbonation. Alcohol heat.

O: This is simply not a good beer. The malt backbone lacks richness and character, and it is far too boozy. A harsh beer to drink, and lacking in any redeeming qualities. Misses the mark by a wide margin.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to my friend Ricky for sharing this I probably never would have bought on my own.

Nice fluffy 1 finger head fades at a med pace, big fluffy lacing, hazy thick sediment laden orange amber color.

Nose big malts but not super sweet, little candy, toffee, butterscotch, light baking spices and nutty toffee, a light Xmas spice candy like cardamom thing, hint grassy hops, the strange floral aroma I can't put my finger on is an Elderflower like aroma.

Taste semi sweet, lots of reddish candy malts, light sweet booze and hint esters, light spicy earthy hops, more toffee butterscotch and the Xmas candy spices, bit if booze warmth, licorice and elderflower again, sticky light syrupy. Finish is sweet candy, syrupy, more reddish candy, light spices.

Mouth is syrupy med to heavier bod, decent carb, warming booze, meh.

Overall meh, nothing special, doesn't really do a whole lot in terms of barleywine like flavors, it was more of a winter warmer that was on the mediocre side. But it's not too bad.

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Baggywrinkle Barleywine from Cisco Brewers Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.