Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

Ben Nevis Barley Wine - Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

Not Rated.
Ben Nevis Barley Wine
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 1
Hads: 1
Avg: 4.02
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Barleywine | 8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: smcolw on 05-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 1 | Hads: 1
Photo of smcolw
4.02/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly no head and certainly no lace. Not surprising for the style, although it is far more stark than most. The color is a muddy, dark brown where light passes through the edges easily.

Smells like Marichino cherries, in a word, sweet. Reminds me of a Kriek without Amy sourness. Different and appealing.

Initially, it starts off rather dry but within a second the Kriek takes over. I find this beer to be very interesting--it doesn't fit the Barley Wine profile as much as the Lambic one, even though there is no sourness or yeast bite. Still, the combination of the two styles is very appealing.

 605 characters

Ben Nevis Barley Wine from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
- out of 100 based on 1 ratings.