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Barleywine Style Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Barleywine Style AleBarleywine Style Ale

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763 Ratings
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Ratings: 763
Reviews: 429
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 34
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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Reviews by flagmantho:
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: rich ruddy-amber hue with a relatively haze-free body. Head is two fingers of frothy orange-tinged tan foam. I like it.

Smell: strong, rich malt aroma with quite a bit of sweetness. Nice, but not very complex at all. I feel like there could be a lot more going on.

Taste: rich, strong, sweet malt with a big alcohol bite. The flavor is really quite good; like the aroma, though, it's not terribly complex. Still, the rich maltiness works perfectly for the style.

Mouthfeel: medium-thick body with a decent level of carbonation and a good, rich texture. I like it.

Overall: a decent barleywine. I wish there were more complexity here, but overall this is a well-crafted and tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 22:00:08 | More by flagmantho
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-01-2014 00:44:06 | More by thinwhiteduke
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-21-2014 17:49:17 | More by windypete
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-19-2014 15:42:18 | More by bleedsblu
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-13-2014 18:18:58 | More by Evil_Pidde
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-13-2014 17:54:28 | More by FranzBC
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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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4.5/5  rDev +16%

06-08-2014 03:24:21 | More by jzlyo
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-06-2014 01:48:39 | More by RyanTheLion13
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-25-2014 03:32:30 | More by GRG1313
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-25-2014 02:35:28 | More by Latarnik
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-24-2014 17:15:00 | More by robear
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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

05-17-2014 23:40:22 | More by JohnnyHopps
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-11-2014 15:55:42 | More by zookerman182
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-05-2014 12:28:59 | More by djrn2
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.9/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On first pour, it glows with a rich, reddish amber colour, and a lacy white head top. I sniffed this beer like some people sniff flowers (I unfortunately am allergic to pollen). I took in a lot of deep malty scents, and hops, and...that's about it. But not in a bad way, this brew smelled righteous, knowing ahead of time that something big was going to happen. It's like a referee calling a penalty shot in overtime, going in for the big sip was the shot, and the overall taste determined whether or not the deke attempt worked.

Taking the first sip, I expected a train wreck of malty hops. However, I was greeted by a strong, pleasant malty tone, followed by a nice transition into an intense malty flavour, and a crisp, clean after taste. I was so impressed by the after taste, the clean-ish feeling that I got, that it made me want more. This is finally a brew over 10% that will leave you wanting more! Imagine Datsyuk with a highlight reel goal on a breakaway...naturally you'd want more (so long as he's not scoring on your team).

The first, middle, and end tastes are phenomenal. There are no complaints, as everything flows together, while still leaving a memorable taste that would definitely make me want to order this again. If you (or your friends) are new to barleywines, this is a definite first step into the world of 10%+ beers.

The Green Flash Brewing Co. BarleyWine gets a phenomenal penalty-shot-goal-in-overtime 9.5 / 10

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 22:46:04 | More by Brewji
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Barleywine Style Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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