Mean Old John's Barleywine - Alameda Brewhouse
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Reviews by RedDiamond:
4.38/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
I try not to invest too much enthusiasm in any one particular beer style. Its somehow more professional to allow for an egalitarian platform that merits all beer styles equally. But when the barleywine season takes hold in Portland I cant help but think that this particular style is the greatest human invention ever devised.
Case in point: Mean Old Johns Barleywine from Alameda Brewing. This luscious nectar is aged for a full year to mellow its bold contours and achieve a luxuriant complexity of fruity malts and graceful bittering. The clear mahogany body yields an aroma of sweet plums that you wade through as you would a room full of curtains. Each aromatic nuance invites you to explore further, while the taste is unapologetically sweet, malty, fruitful, and compelling.
Mean Old John is actually pretty sweet. Its also heavy, warm, and inspired. A regal and dignified winter ale from this north Portland brewpub.
Serving type: on-tap
02-23-2005 22:07:33 | More by RedDiamond
Mean Old John's Barleywine from Alameda Brewhouse
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