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Premeditated Murder Barleywine - New England Brewing Co.

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Premeditated Murder BarleywinePremeditated Murder Barleywine

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

171 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 43
Gots: 42 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Barley Wine Style Ale. Full-bodied. Rife with ominous portent. Meticulously planned to the last detail.

(Beer added by: davey101 on 10-25-2012)
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-05-2013 05:11:53 | More by Casterbridge
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.39/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared by theTomG. Thanks man! Served in a Half Acre taster pint glass.

A - White foam settles to a thin collar, spotty lace, and a few wispy patches on top. Hazed orange body with a brownish tinge to it.

S - Smells like grape juice. Well, perhaps vinous raisins mixed with other dark fruits, caramel, a bit of red licorice and cotton candy, bread, and some obvious alcohol. Not my favorite balance of flavors for the style, and a bit boozy, but solid enough.

T - The taste is a bit less sweet and more bready, with lightly burnt sugars, some citrus and earthy hops, and moderate-to-low bitterness. Finish is strange and oddly unpleasant.

M - Medium body, with a surprisingly toasty and dry texture. Lower carbonation, conspiring with the flaccid body to make this a tad watery. Not much alcohol warmth, which is appreciated.

D - Not really what I want in a barleywine. I really dislike the hop character and the corresponding bitterness and alcohol combo in the finish. American barleywines tend to be hit and miss for me, and this is a definite miss, particularly at the awkward phase where the hop aroma has faded, but the bitterness hasn't. Perhaps this will be good in 12-18 months.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 16:00:01 | More by MasterSki
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-15-2013 12:57:06 | More by ColForbinBC
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-11-2013 01:34:42 | More by Atomicskis5
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Kooz

New York

2.85/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer was a disappointment. Poured an opaque brown with slight head that dissipated quickly. Smelled like alcohol--unpleasant, but only slightly. Tasted bitter--this beer is over-hopped. This bitterness continues and bites at the tongue long after sipping. Also, the beer is watery and has very little body. Overall, the bitterness is too much and the beer doesn't recover from it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2013 02:01:58 | More by Kooz
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braugon

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-26-2013 20:09:07 | More by braugon
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InebriatedJoker

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-24-2013 22:50:09 | More by InebriatedJoker
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bigedct

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-23-2013 23:24:44 | More by bigedct
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Pahn

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-21-2013 03:17:16 | More by Pahn
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served at just about cellar temperature, in my Old Guardian glass, from a 500ml bottle. Awesome label!

Appearance: Premeditated Murder pours out a somewhat murky, ruby brown color. A vigorous pour brought on two fingers of creamy, off-white head. Head hangs there nicely, leaving behind thick gods of lace.

Smell: Boozy, but in a really good way. Some dried dark fruit stands out in front. Light cigar tobbacco enters my nose. Hints of yeast and earth. A slight hoppiness shines through in the end.

Taste: Pretty intense flavor here. No shortage of booze in this brew. Just how a barleywine should be. Definitely a huge malt back bone to sweeten things up. Bits of plum and raisin are noticed. Just a touch of toffee or caramel. A short hoppiness comes in near the end, followed by another big boozy blast.

Mouthfeel: Pretty much full bodied mouthfeel that coats the palate nicely. Seems to be just right for the style.

Overall: Great job NEBCO! Would like to see what this does with some age on it, I just couldn't let it sit in the cellar though ...

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 17:46:57 | More by jaxon53
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Trevdawg

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-19-2013 15:09:00 | More by Trevdawg
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endlesnumberdays

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-14-2013 15:56:49 | More by endlesnumberdays
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EricTheRed

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-08-2013 03:41:17 | More by EricTheRed
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is mildly hazy and copper hued with a small off white head. The aroma offers malt, light butterscotch, caramels, toffee. The flavor follows suit. Sweetness is pretty tame and abv is well hidden. Easy drinking with a smooth feel. Moderate carbonation. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 20:04:08 | More by Huhzubendah
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garfscores

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-03-2013 22:49:52 | More by garfscores
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-01-2013 16:31:41 | More by mendvicdog
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

02-27-2013 14:49:23 | More by Beerontwowheels
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-27-2013 06:31:53 | More by oriolesfan4
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-27-2013 06:03:54 | More by duceswild
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-27-2013 01:22:50 | More by oline73
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-24-2013 05:51:10 | More by Hessian257
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-21-2013 19:44:45 | More by imperialking
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-20-2013 21:02:39 | More by bootdown21
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BrokenStones

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-15-2013 23:18:53 | More by BrokenStones
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a bottle of this into a NEBCO tulip glass.

The appearance of this barleywine is a deep red-brown tone with one finger of off-white head. Its` aroma has toffee, raisins, vanilla and pine. Sipping on this big beer and I taste caramel , dark fruits, resin, more of the toffee. It does taste very nice, which is great, after anticipating this release. Mouthfeel is getting towards thick, kinda oily, but fairly easy to enjoy at 12%. All in all, another nice beer from the good people out of Woodbridge CT.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 00:39:27 | More by mltobin
Premeditated Murder Barleywine from New England Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.