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Live Oak Old Tree Hugger Barleywine - Live Oak Brewing Company

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Live Oak Old Tree Hugger BarleywineLive Oak Old Tree Hugger Barleywine

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 83
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Live Oak Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chadspivey on 12-09-2006)
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep orange color with bronizsh colored hue, light and white soapy head crown this beer. The head retention is average. After a few sips light lacing and bubbles remain.

S: The nose presents a fruit basket of sorts; blend of light and dark fruits with some caramel, toffee in their for fun

T: Initially it was a bit of pine and citrus with some underlying dark fruits and sugar. A short blast of vanilla. As it warmed the booze came alive, this beer opened and changed personalities. It seemed to go back to fruit heavy, sticky, sweet with a backseat heat.

M: Fuller bodied, well carbonated, lots of flavor and sweetness linger on the palate

O: A good barleywine. Thanks to Dajtai for scoring hadbottles of a rare, draft only bwine for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 18:00:20 | More by barleywinefiend
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vissai

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-15-2013 19:36:16 | More by vissai
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raffy313

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-11-2013 00:56:05 | More by raffy313
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Dajtai007

Texas

4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap served in a snifter @ Cottonwood. Man I love this beer, too bad its rarely brewed. I believe the keg is two years old! Ringing in at 14%

A beautiful deep amber color, light creamy head. The nose is of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Taste is full of caramel, slight hint of vanilla, and some charred orange. Nice and thick on the mouth feel. Its perfect for the chillier months. A great sipper and my opinion the best Barleywine brewed in TX! Though I love Sisyphus from Real Ale aged, this one tops even that. Cheers

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2013 19:11:36 | More by Dajtai007
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sprucetip

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-27-2012 23:23:40 | More by sprucetip
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Dwtucker90

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-25-2012 05:40:26 | More by Dwtucker90
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

10-21-2012 12:48:08 | More by t0rin0
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n00blar

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-29-2012 18:20:24 | More by n00blar
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Renegrenade

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-18-2012 16:04:20 | More by Renegrenade
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ATXRyan

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-04-2012 05:26:46 | More by ATXRyan
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Djenx

Texas

3/5  rDev -29.6%

07-18-2012 18:31:11 | More by Djenx
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rtepiak

Poland

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a keg from 2010 noted at common table as 13.7 abv. This is a wonderful texas beer opportunity and quite a toffee delight. Pour is amber with a finger and some of a head. Great retention. Nose of heavy malt and port undertones. Yeasty but i'm sure after 2 years of aging the aroma is not hop distinct. Palate funnels to a bitterness that dries with a nice accompanying heat. Nice bright edge is well balanced with the caramel notes. Mineral dry and a nice tingle on the tongue. Great beer. Good with turkey, dry fatty cheeses, earthy herbs, and believe it or not, marinara. Heavy on the belly. Hard to have more than one.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2012 03:22:26 | More by rtepiak
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JohnBender

Texas

3/5  rDev -29.6%

05-26-2012 04:02:22 | More by JohnBender
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Hack72

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

04-23-2012 20:36:55 | More by Hack72
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Durge

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found pouring at the Whip In in Austin, Texas, this beauty is a rusty orange-caramel color with an off-white ring and almost no lacing. I can smell deep red wine, oak and malty pine hop. Very satisfying to any barleywine fan. The flavor brings a bit more of a cherry, B&B idea with some of the same woodsy malt-wine I noted in the nose. There’s fair alcohol noticeable but it’s not intrusive. This stuff is smooth and full bodied, somewhat cloying but not unusually for the style. Just a very nice offering here, wish I had some to take home to Connecticut!

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2012 03:42:36 | More by Durge
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conradh


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-25-2012 03:50:51 | More by conradh
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notalumberjack

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

02-25-2012 22:13:16 | More by notalumberjack
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-19-2012 05:49:59 | More by kspongeworthy
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-15-2012 17:22:30 | More by drummermattie02
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elNopalero

Texas

4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A big malty thick delicious barleywine? Sign me up.

This is a dark caramel amber in color with low, bubbly foam. It has a thick, malty aroma, with some caramel and roasty coconut notes. I pick up a thick sweetness rounded by more roasted coconut. Reminds me of a Scotch ale in that regard. Malty, with a subdued hoppiness, and a thick chewy finish. A real enjoyable sipper.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 21:11:12 | More by elNopalero
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Fitzmke

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-11-2012 06:14:58 | More by Fitzmke
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tjkinate

Nebraska

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Whip-In

A: Single fingered head that reduced rather quickly, but a small soapy film remained on top this deep rust, semi transparent brew.

S: Toffee, vanilla, lots of dark fruits, and a slight hop profile. Very well balanced and fairly robust.

T: Follows the scent very closely, large vanilla characteristics followed by caramel and dark fruits. Alcohol became apparent as the beer warmed.

M: Very well carbonated beverage that allowed the beer to stay creamy on the front and have a nice crisp backend.

O: A very good beer that I wish would be bottled. Damn you Live Oak!

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2012 21:01:43 | More by tjkinate
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LadyOfMuchBeer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-30-2012 02:37:01 | More by LadyOfMuchBeer
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-29-2012 09:41:23 | More by Texasfan549
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silentnoiz

Tennessee

3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap in a snifter.

A - Very clear almost looks like plum wine. Amber with no head andminimal edge lacing.

S - dried fruits with an almost earthy oaky side

T - raisins, plums, figs, maple, dates, young oak, slight hint of liquorice on the very back end. clean taste up front with a bit of a slight burn in the back of the mouth.

M - clean with nice carbonation feel

O - pretty decent barleywine overall

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2012 01:27:23 | More by silentnoiz
Live Oak Old Tree Hugger Barleywine from Live Oak Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.