Dismiss Notice
Sneak peek! BeerAdvocate magazine #104 (September 2015) featuring Leah & Oscar from Highland Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more ...
Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to our newsletter and get the latest BeerAdvocate updates delivered to your inbox.

Bearded Pat's Barleywine - Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

Not Rated.
Bearded Pat's BarleywineBearded Pat's Barleywine

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

77 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 77
Hads: 98
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-09-2002

Great American Beer Festival Medal Winner! American style barleywine: so named because of its high, wine-like alcohol content, and the usage of American hops. Deep amber in color and full bodied, with a blend of fruitiness, maltiness and hop bitterness to balance.

89 IBU
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
firstprev| 26-50 | 51-75 | 76-100  | next → last
Reviews: 77 | Hads: 98
Photo of Gusler
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a sibylline purplish red plum color, the head cyclopean in size, with a creamy texture, the color light tan, the lace portly sheets, that cling titanically to the glass. Nose is fusel alcohol, malt, extremely ripe bananas, wow what a treat for the smeller. Start is sweet, the top is middling, but the alcohol bitterness “smacks your palate immediately", dynamically hopped, the acidity, mild, dry and alcohol bitter aftertaste. I would describe the beer as vigorous, and certainly not meant for the “Light” beer crowd, I’m not sure if its meant for “Man nor Beast”, but I love these over the top “Bad Boys”, that make you wince. (652 characters)

Photo of Viking
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark red/copper color. Not much head and doesn't stick around for long, but leaves a bit of lace on the glass. Spicy aroma with a hint of fruit. Malt dominates the taste, with a bit of toffee/caramel flavor. Hint of alcohol taste is present.

By the way, these bottles (in a 4-pack) have a clearly marked notch-style bottling date (Jan of aught-two, in this case). I had two, and plan on saving the other two till at least next year. (440 characters)

firstprev| 26-50 | 51-75 | 76-100  | next → last
Bearded Pat's Barleywine from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
86 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.