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Reunion Barleywine - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 3
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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4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was delicious!

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 muddy raisiny coffee colored with thin, tan foaming. That’s ok. Looks aren’t everything. There’s a rummy raisin boozy brown sugar aroma that’s bested by a pleasing bittering with stone fruits—figs, raisins—on the palate. 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. A true sipper, I enjoyed this one for the better part of an hour and it just improved as it opened. Smooth, big, bold. There’s a lot going on but it all plays so well together.

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4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
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

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Reunion Barleywine from Drake's Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.