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Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine - Pike Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 10
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2002

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of oberon
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2012 bottle 9.9%ABV. per bottle label.I have been wanting to get my hands on this beer of quite awhile,it's awesome that I can get here in my area now.Poure a clear rich amber/bronze with a thinner but sticky white head atop.Dark fruit dipped in alcohol and leathery tones stand out most in the nose,underlying sticky hops are present but the deeply fruit malts and alcohol win out.Cakey flavors and the before mentioned alcohol dipped fruit stand out on the palate,the alcohol is omni-present making this a sipper.The feel is big and chewey like it should be.To me this is almost English in it's hefty fruity/cakey flavors but the alcohol brashness is American,a great brew that lived up to "my" expectations.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Pencible
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a nearly opaque mahogany with a little light tan head.
S: It smelled like sweet caramel and copper hops, with some honey wheat bread and raisins and biscuit.
T: It tasted like sweet caramel and raisin, with some copper hops and stale biscuit. It had a bitter and somewhat clean aftertaste with alcohol warming.
M: It was slightly thick with moderate carbonation. Ok body.
D: This brew had a good scent and taste, but the body was a little weak and the finish was kind of rough. It started off ok, but the lingering character is telling of the quality of the brew...or lack thereof. Not a very refined drink.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of stckhndlr
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Mayhewbc
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of 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.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine from Pike Pub & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.