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Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine - Pike Pub & Brewery

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Pike Old Bawdy Barley WinePike Old Bawdy Barley Wine

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BA SCORE
86
very good

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2002)
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Mayhewbc

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-26-2012 21:23:09 | More by Mayhewbc
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-24-2012 04:45:20 | More by NickThePyro
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-08-2012 21:57:15 | More by t0rin0
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Braz

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

11-25-2012 03:52:46 | More by Braz
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tastymug

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-16-2012 15:58:07 | More by tastymug
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 23:11:33 | More by LiquidAmber
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BillHilly

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-07-2012 14:41:28 | More by BillHilly
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Mosman445

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-07-2012 00:28:55 | More by Mosman445
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ChaseSams


2.58/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 23:08:36 | More by ChaseSams
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wilkinswesley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-12-2012 03:16:31 | More by wilkinswesley
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-03-2012 20:11:25 | More by strongaf
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-12-2012 05:57:22 | More by twelveinches
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Kevlee722

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-26-2012 23:35:54 | More by Kevlee722
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-19-2012 03:41:55 | More by jfcaa193
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mdfb79

New York

3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 20:16:53 | More by mdfb79
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 00:54:09 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-16-2012 21:02:40 | More by nmann08
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PacNWDad

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-02-2012 18:12:08 | More by PacNWDad
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-18-2011 17:24:26 | More by mhaugo
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pjs234

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-10-2011 03:46:11 | More by pjs234
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-21-2011 03:10:18 | More by chickenm
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CBlack85

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Beertunes for this one.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a balloon glass.

2008 vintage

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 23:50:23 | More by CBlack85
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-18-2011 20:07:56 | More by Rochefort10nh
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 05:03:03 | More by sulldaddy
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sprucetip

Alaska

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes, 2010 vintage. Faintly hazy amber liquid with a finger of dirty white foam that fades gradually and leaves patchy lacing. Not much activity after the initial rush.

At first it smells tart more than anything, but with a hard to identify fruity element to the tartness. Lightly boozy with some hard to find caramel malt and sweetness. Definitely different. I don't really smell the hops that are in there.

Citrusy and piny hop flavor lead the way, with only a int of the tartness that defined the nose. Malty backbone is more clearly evident now, but it struggles for attention with a fairly sharp piny bitterness and other aforementioned influences.

Medium carbonation, rich full body, thick viscosity, and some drying and bitterness in the finish.

Pretty tasty, hopped up barleywine. Odd, but not bad, tartness in the nose. And the prodigious maltyness is sometimes elusive. a good brew that I'd like to have again, and also with some age. I'd argue that this one straddles the DIPA/BW divide.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 22:49:46 | More by sprucetip
Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine from Pike Pub & Brewery
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