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Chessie Barleywine | Union Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good
10 Reviews
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States | website

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cyclonece09 on 08-24-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
59
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
22.4%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 59
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierleichen
2.8/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of ConradKenney
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Mike
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of wolf_switzer
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ckollias
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmasher85
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of StevenK708
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of NumberNone
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pschafer
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Chessie Barleywine from Union Craft Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.