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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

68 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 35
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  17.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Callenak on 12-05-2006)
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A: Pours amber with a frothy, cream-colored head.

S: Honey mixed with a thick rye bread and rich malt aroma. Tons of toasted rye in here.

T: Really tasty sweet honey soaked rye bread. Touch of apricot preserves and marmalade. Very smooth mouthfeel with no real burn from the alcohol at all. A solid barleywine. Definitely not as tasty as Great though.

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Type: Draft
Glass: 8-oz. snifter
From: Alpine Beer Company Pub
Price: $6.00
Purchased: Oct. 4, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 4, 2014
Misc.: BA calls Good as 17 percent ABV, but I remember seeing it as 14 percent in the pub. Could just be this year’s batch.

Poured a dark caramel, auburn, semi-clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki cream head when I got it. Light streams of bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass. Good amount of uneven lacing on the sides of the glass. Average-to-above average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled rye hops, sweetened iced tea, Citra hops, caramel, toffee, purple grape, light grape juice, plum, sugary candied lemon and some late booziness with big whiffs. (Smell - 4.13)

Wow was my first thought with the taste. Then it was this might be the smoothest barelywine I’ve ever had, not even taking into the account of the high ABV. Pretty close to the smell. Candied sugary lemon, sweetened iced tea, plum, purple grape, caramel, toffee and crisp rye hops. (Taste - 4.50)

Medium body. Oily texture. Medium carbonation. Long, smooth finish. Alcohol is well-hidden. (Feel - 4.88)

Just a fantastic barleywine. So damn smooth. (Overall - 4.50)

4.45 | 99 | A

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Good from Alpine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.