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Chessie Barleywine - Union Craft Brewing Company

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Chessie Barleywine
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Reviews: 7
Hads: 48
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: cyclonece09 on 08-24-2013

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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 48
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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml brown bottle.

Beautiful deep amber hue that brings a perfect clarity. Lovely tight white lacing sticks well. Bready nose with notes of stone fruit, earthiness, fresh grass, & nutty yeast. A little thick and chewy, smoothness from a light carbonation lingers long. Malty, mild caramel and bread crust make up the maltiness. Hints of marmalade, green peppercorn and hop resin balance things out. Good level of warming from the alcohol rounds the semi-dry finish out.

A real charmer here, the balance here is pretty damn amazing with a high level of drinkability ... not saying that I am chugging it but rather is is very pleasing sip to sip. (648 characters)

More User Reviews:
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2.8/5  rDev n/a

Photo of ConradKenney
4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.02/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired from mwrecording so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Bottle #683 out of 1000, poured from a 750ml bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright reddish amber color with a large off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, fruit and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of caramel, citrus and other fruits. Then a hearty malt character comes in. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a long time. (835 characters)

Photo of cyclonece09
3.71/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a translucent red with a small white head. Smells of a nice fruit bouquet with hints of berries. Tastes of fruit, especially berries, but with a nice grain background and slight alcohol. Beer is full bodied but still finishes nicely and is extremely drinkable. Overall a very good beer. (341 characters)

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4/5  rDev n/a

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4.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmasher85
4.04/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic barleywine flavor here - strong, sweet, boozy, heavy on the malts with not much discernable bitterness or hop profile. A bit fruity, and not too sticky on the palate. Pours a nice head too, which interjects a bit of smoothness into the drink. (252 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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4.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a

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3.94/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluehende
3.99/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is a bit strange. I had it on draft at a tasting. It was 1 yr aged sample. Think hoppy barleywine. The bitterness is there. Being a hop head I actually really enjoyed this. It tasted of an old DIPA. The difference would be the complexity of the barleywine aspect. Very interesting and good beer. (312 characters)

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Chessie Barleywine from Union Craft Brewing Company
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