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Reunion Barleywine - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

15 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%


Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: srandycarter on 12-30-2013)
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by srandycarter:
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srandycarter

California

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I can't believe this is the first review on this beer.

A - Almost black, with a reddish hue. Small light tan head, leaves to disk fast. Some small bubbled cling.

S - Cooked dark fruits, brown sugar, booze.

T - Taste matches smell pretty closely. Cola attribute too. Bitter at finish.

M - Not bad at all. Very big beer, but not too cloying, not too bitter. Nice balance.

D - Big beer and could tire easily.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 01:34:23 | More by srandycarter
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elNopalero

Texas

4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I caught a pour of this at the SF Beer Week opening gala, liked it so much I returned to it at the Toronado Barkelywine Fest. While there’s slight differences between the two I am basing this review off of the tap as I had a full 6 oz. pour to sip and enjoy.

This pours a raisiny coffee colored with tan foaming. I get a lot of stone fruits, dark candied fruits, and a caramel-toffee character. Wonderful as it warms, with a mild sweetness complementing a raisin-toffee note. Smooth, big, bold. There’s a lot going on but it all plays so well together.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2014 21:24:49 | More by elNopalero
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kdown

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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KevSal

California

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this stuff looks good and smells good. taste is very fruit forward. some dark fruits, some sweet malts. mouthfeel good big and chewy, pretty thick. the utopias doesnt show as much as wantrnrntasty beer will enjoy the other bottle for sure. fuck the seahawks

Serving type: bottle

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California

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California

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Nuggetz

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-31-2013 06:03:32 | More by Nuggetz
Reunion Barleywine from Drake's Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.