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Baggywrinkle Barleywine - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Baggywrinkle Barleywine
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129 Ratings

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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 17.66%
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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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Carpentiere, May 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Kelp, Apr 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Hopstout, Apr 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Pdrufo, Apr 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

elec, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Colosdog
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Colosdog, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of stpaulsipper07
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

stpaulsipper07, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of bigorange
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

bigorange, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -14.5%

brez8791, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

djrn2, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of haazer
2.53/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A- Dark orange, apple juice like color. Nice ring of off white bubbles.

S- Smells a bit muddled. Some orange, coriander, a bit of pine. Smells a little bit like burnt malt though with a touch of booze.

T- Flavor is pretty jumbled together as well. Coriander, toast bread, then a rush of burnt malt. Almost like this was boiled too long. The booze is not well masked either.

M- Full bodied, chewy mouthfeel. Mid level carbonation.

O- Overall not what I expected after reading the description on the draft list. In the lower rung of barley wines for me. The burnt malt and booze flavor throw me off.

haazer, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
4.38/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the Cask Republic, dry hopped with Citra. Served, rather insanely, in a pint glass.

A: Milky orange-amber body under a lovely two fingers of classic cask froth that shows pretty good retention and leaves some nice lace. Inviting.

S: Juicy hops, caramel, and some background booze. The Citra really shines with intense mango, grapefruit, and lemon notes dominating. Terrific.

T: Almost tart citrus right up front, followed by super-sweet brown sugar and caramel malt, and closed out with even tarter fruitiness and some spicy alcohol. Bitter, hoppy aftertaste. Wow.

M: Soft, substantial, faintly carbonated cask body. A little sticky.

O: I've never been a huge fan of the base beer, but with a boatload of Citra it's really delightful. The fruitiness and bitterness provide both complement and contrast to the core malt sweetness, giving an otherwise boring beer some real complexity. Great use of dry hopping.


woosterbill, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.33/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- Dense deep caramel body with a bubbly thick light tan head that last for a good bit. there is a gentle carbonation trailing up the sides of the glass.

S- The aroma of cream and caramel have some nice butter toffee notes as it warms.

T- the classic caramel malt with a touch of sweetness and a nice dry woody hop hint in the finish. There is a note of pine resin in the hops but it always stays pretty soft compared to the malt flavors.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel is followed by no alcohol heat until it is really warm.

O- The nice classic rich English barleywine is slightly dry and very drinkable. The nice American hops notes and a new twist to this well build beer.

rhoadsrage, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours ruddy copper with a thin white head and no real lacing.

Aromas include caramel and raisin, some pine, but rather mild given the style.

Flavor is malt-centric as expected, with some toffee, fig and raisin, as well as pumpernickel.

A medium body and well carbonated, though the alcohol is a bit sharp.

Overall, enjoyable as an anniversary marker of a trip to Nantucket with friends.

SLeffler27, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

oldedog, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of ChadQuest
2.35/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Body is slightly light on color for the style and an amber hue. decent head.

Hmm, i just noticed my bottle says 9% alcohol and the info on BA says 12%. I WANT THAT 3%.

The aroma and flavor profile is fairly matched so ill list the overall nose/palate. Really mellow and melded but i have no idea the age, low alcohol heat even perhaps for 9%, melded Big C hops in the pine and resin type, light caramel but not really sweet more a dry caramel, honestly tastes more like a 1-2 year old american barleywine then an english barleywine.

Mouthfeel is dry for calling this an english BW.

BW Tick. I'd pass.

ChadQuest, Sep 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Nickfellow007, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Gobzilla
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: poured a murky dark brown in color with pale yellow highlights and a thin head that left slight wisps of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: brown sugar caramel, and dark fruit showed it self first in the aroma with booze, maple but hints of vinous character.

T: the booze was more intense on the palate alongside brown sugar, caramel, dark fruit notes, mild tobacco flavor and maple syrup accents.

M: the brew was medium in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet, slight fruity, mild musty, boozy, sticky finish.

O: I honestly thought it was a solid barleywine and was glad to try a beer from cisco.

Gobzilla, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of BostonHops
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a dull golden orange tone while yielding short-lived finger or so of head. nose is malty/sweet with notes of fruit, toffee and/or brown sugar, and a touch of a hoppy presence. on the whole, fairly tame for what you typically expect from a beer like this.

flavor follows the nose with big malty/sweet dynamic interspersed with muted notes of fruit, toffee, and booze. medium-full bodied with average carbonation.

some enjoyable elements here but in the final analysis it's pretty much a run of the mill barleywine: not bad, not great.

BostonHops, Jun 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

ferrari29, Jun 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

mjtiernan, May 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Mikeymcglynnigan, Apr 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

richbrew, Mar 17, 2012
Baggywrinkle Barleywine from Cisco Brewers Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.