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DiGregorio English Style California Barleywine - Ruhstaller

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DiGregorio English Style California BarleywineDiGregorio English Style California Barleywine

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BA SCORE
87
very good

15 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mactrail on 12-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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A: Pours a deep and dense brown color. Thin cream colored head clings to the glass nicely.

S: Big and malty on the nose with some coconut, toffee, butterscotch, caramel, grape nuts and some light toast.

T: A light touch of earthy hops upfront with a ton of chewy malt. Caramel, mild chocolate then fades to some toasted bread crust, Concord grape and mild earthy hop resin. A pretty solid take on the style.

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Color is about as deep and dark as amber gets. Pours a nice head that lasts well in the small Cristal Alken nonic. Lots of lacing, beautiful suds. One of the most attractive beers I've seen. The creamy carbonation is a delight on the tongue. Aroma of cedar, dark malt, fresh bread.

Rich flavor is really nutty. The sweetness is just right, and the hops provide a bittering balance. Some caramel, but mostly roasted hops with touches of chestnut and butterscotch. Not at all unctuous, just a richly pleasurable mouthfeel along with the splendid carbonation.

Another excellent beer from Ruhstaller. If only there were more Barleywines this good. I like the English style in this case, with a more appropriate hoppiness. One of my favorite beers of 2013. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Best Damn Beer Shop in San Diego.

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DiGregorio English Style California Barleywine from Ruhstaller
87 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.