Barleywine Style Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
A: Deep reddish brown with a huge, dense head and beautiful, intricate lacing
S: Sweet malts with toffee and dark fruits; roasted sweet delicious balanced aromas
T: A touch boozy up front but that harshness fades quickly and is replaced by a slightly sweet maltiness; some darker fruits and coffee--a subtle hop bitterness (this is 2 years old) does create balance
F: A touch thin for a beer this big but still creamy
O: A nice, mellow big barleywine--the 2 years aging mellow out the hops that this beer brings when it is fresh but it also mellows the heat a bit
06-13-2014 17:47:21 | More by dbossman
4.16/5 rDev +7.2%
I cellared this one for a year and half. I must suggest that I feel as though my patience was rewarded.
Appearance - The beer was an auburn brown color. It brings to mind the Crimson Tide to some degree. Lacing clung to the sides of the glass, with the off-white head slowly dissolving.
Smell - The aroma was a little bit of a letdown as only the malt seemed to stand out.
Taste- Initially, the gingery and grassy hops make the biggest impression. The malts, with some sweetness, jump into the picture coating the tongue with their thickness. There are notes of mild pepper, pine, and even a little resiny grapefruit. The warming impression in modest.
Mouthfeel - It is here that the beer makes an impression. The malts really coat the tongue nicely and allow this beer to linger with a malty ginger spiciness.
Overall - Time in the cellar did this one good. I might go so far as to suggest this is among the better non- barrel aged American barleywines.
05-17-2014 23:40:22 | More by JohnnyHopps
Barleywine Style Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 772 ratings.