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Great - Alpine Beer Company

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526 Ratings
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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 1,315
Gots: 68 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 03-01-2005

The base of this beer was available at a couple of festivals as a barleywine named "Good". The remainder of the batch spent several months aging in fresh Jack Daniels barrels and became "Great".
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Bottle shared by Curran last night.

Pours a hazy russet brown color, with no real head, or lacing. Looks really nice.

Smells like toasted malt, caramel, toffee, and breadiness. Smells delicious.

There's a nice dark Belgian chocolate and roastiness to this barleywine that's unexpected, on top of the classic toffee and caramel flavors in perfect unison. There's a bit of bourbon, not a whole lot, and some oak and vanilla. Absolutely delicious.

This barleywine has a body of medium thickness, with a low amount of carbonation. It's a little bit syrupy, not a whole lot, keeping it still very drinkable.

This one seems to fly under the radar a bit, it's amazing, but not a whole lot of people talk about. People should talk about it more.

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Great from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.