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Barleywine Style Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

766 Ratings
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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 429
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 35
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 11-08-2006)
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Bfarr

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This barleywine pours a dark burgandy brown with a tan head. Aromas of barley, molasses and a floral presence. Taste is of sweet barley malts, a little caramel and a bit of grapefruit. A fairly strong hop presence for a barleywine but it's an almost cycling of flavors as you finish. Mouthfeel is fuzzy carbonation and a thin mouthcoating. A caramel alcohol finish rounds it out.

This is a pretty easy drinking barleywine. It is much hoppier than most barleywines at the sacrifice of some of the normal spicy complexities of a barleywine. It is certainly interesting both in taste and mouthfeel considering the relatively high carbonation. Overall I would say it was enjoyable and had no problem finishing the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 21:11:07 | More by Bfarr
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Btip1969

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-19-2014 23:57:42 | More by Btip1969
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-13-2014 01:10:41 | More by KAF
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California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Illinois

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windypete

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-21-2014 17:49:17 | More by windypete
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-19-2014 15:42:18 | More by bleedsblu
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Nebraska

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 17:47:21 | More by dbossman
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Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +16%

06-08-2014 03:24:21 | More by jzlyo
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Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-06-2014 01:48:39 | More by RyanTheLion13
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California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Indiana

4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Barleywine Style Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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