Griffin's Bow - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.1/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 650 ml bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Batch No. 2.
Appearance: Pours a deep and clear copper amber orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge five finger off white head with good retention considering the abv. Leaves a good amount of lacing.
Smell: A very citrus forward barleywine aroma. Sweet and bready malts with hints of caramel, toffee, and a little butterscotch. Subtle woody oak chips and vanilla. Big citrus smell with good hints of orange marmalade, pineapple, lemon, and white grapes. Also some pine resin and floral hops. Quite an interesting smell.
Taste: Tastes like a very hop forward American Barleywine, almost more like an IPA. Big citrus taste up front with notes of orange marmalade, pineapple, white grape, lemon, and peach. Bready malts with some caramel and toffee. Oak and vanilla flavors are fairly subtle. Some honey and burnt sugars. Also some floral hops and pine. Pretty tasty.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy, chewy, and slick. Alcohol can be tasted but the heat is fairly low considering the abv.
Overall: A pretty good take on the American Barleywine style. It is very American with lots of citrus, but it balances out well.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2012 05:06:30 | More by MattyG85
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3.53/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
From Batch #3, limited edition brews.
Aroma like honeysuckle and grapefruit. Pours a clear orange amber body with thick creamy whit head. Luxurious lacing on glass. Taste is very complex, boozy and fruited at same time. Odd , slightly unpleasant aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2014 23:09:42 | More by CaptJackHarkness
Griffin's Bow from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 626 ratings.