Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine - Pike Pub & Brewery
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3.48/5 rDev -9.6%
A- has the deep color of red raisins. A little bit of head. But the color really stands out to me. It has an inviting hue to it.
S- a bready smell with fruit. A touch of cherry.
T- lots of raisin. Hop finish with a touch of faint cherries.
M- has a thickness to it. Really fills the mouth and coats the palate.
O- overall this is a great beer to sit and enjoy. Very easy to drink dispite the 10% abv.
01-06-2013 19:18:53 | More by stckhndlr
3.95/5 rDev +2.6%
Review from 3/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark orange-copper amber, one finger off-white head and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit, light hops. Solid caramel malt barley wine, surprisingly tasty. Finish hoppy with a slightly acrid flavor. A bit boozy. A candidate for cellaring to see if it will mellow.
08-06-2012 23:11:33 | More by LiquidAmber
2.58/5 rDev -33%
Review is on the 2011 brew. Initial smell is a light fruit with more toffee and caramel, not that great on the nose. A fairly clear brew, with some oxidation. It is a more ale-y than barley brew with it being more watery than a fuller body. Light with not a lot of bite. I give it an overall 3 mainly because of the price. Not that great of a brew.
06-18-2012 23:08:36 | More by ChaseSams
3.48/5 rDev -9.6%
From 01/15/12 notes. Bottled shared by nmann08; thanks Nate. Poured into a tulip. 2010 vintage.
a - Pours a reddish brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of caramel malts, dark fruits, and toffee. A bit oxidized, and a little faint. Pretty average.
t - Tastes of caramel malts, toffee, dark fruits, lightly sweet fruits, bready malts, and toasted malts. Better than the nose.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink for 10% ABV.
o - Overall a decent barleywine. Nose was a bit faint but the taste was much better. Would like to try a fresh bottle.
01-23-2012 20:16:53 | More by mdfb79
3.05/5 rDev -20.8%
Thanks to nmann08 for sharing this bottle last weekend. Served in a Cigar City snifter.
Pours a moderate amber-brown color with a thin off-white head. Thin cap and collar. The nose carries some toffee, caramel, and light fruits. A bit oxidized. The flavor brings through a slight bitterness in addition to sweet malts and fruit. Medium body with good carbonation. Somewhat-dry finish. Just okay.
01-19-2012 00:54:09 | More by Thorpe429
3.6/5 rDev -6.5%
Thanks to Beertunes for this one.
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a balloon glass.
The beer pours a hazy orange copper color with with lighter orange (almost golden) highlights. A fairly aggressive pour produces a light tan frothy head that lingers for a while leaving behind an impressive amount of lacing.
The nose is sticky and sweet with lots of caramel and toffee. Mild hints of dark fruit mingle with brown sugar and just the slightest hint of molasses. The hop aromas are barely noticable, I expected more from a beer that boasts 90 IBU's, even if it is three years old...
The flavor is all malts all day. Very nice blend of caramel, toffee, peated malt, and brown sugar. The hops seem to be an afterthought, just the slightest bit of hop bitterness on the back of the tounge lingers after the fact. Really a very drinkable beer. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.
Overall, this is a very nice beer. I have not ventured into the world of barleywines before now, but after this beer, I just might have to start seeking them out.
11-20-2011 23:50:23 | More by CBlack85
4.65/5 rDev +20.8%
Im sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. Vintage 2009 per the label.
The beer pours a clear copper to mahogany color with minimal surface layer of beige head foaming up and receding quickly to a sturdy edge layer.
Aroma is all toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and some raisins and plums. I dont get any hops and only faint idea that this is a slightly boozy beer.
First sip reveals a very smooth textured average to chewy bodied beer with minimal gentle rolling carbonation.
Flavor is sweet malt with brown sugar and caramel and maybe a bit of maple syrup notes mixing with just some brief hits of boozy warm alcohol. The beer is definitely a sipper, but I find myself surprised at how quickly the beer has disappeared from my snifter. I do get some suspended particles with the last few ounces of the beer poured into the glass.
I wonder if the beer is similar when completely fresh with the flavor profile and would recommend anyone else with the 2009 vintage to crack em open and enjoy.
11-17-2011 05:03:03 | More by sulldaddy
Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine from Pike Pub & Brewery
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