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AleSmith Old Numbskull - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

980 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 171
Gots: 276 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 02-14-2002)
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-21-2014 00:13:15 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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carolinared

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-20-2014 16:17:00 | More by carolinared
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-19-2014 03:13:00 | More by aquazr1
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-18-2014 18:48:57 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-17-2014 16:38:42 | More by Stum-pub
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-16-2014 13:02:46 | More by Walkerjgt
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Dexterityviking

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-15-2014 03:53:05 | More by Dexterityviking
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Stillyman11

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-15-2014 03:44:04 | More by Stillyman11
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_morandi_

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-14-2014 20:13:48 | More by _morandi_
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mbeerdino21

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-14-2014 19:30:20 | More by mbeerdino21
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BreweryRun

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-13-2014 17:09:06 | More by BreweryRun
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MLEMMLEM393

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-12-2014 22:56:05 | More by MLEMMLEM393
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-12-2014 05:06:04 | More by gueuzegossage
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-12-2014 02:53:40 | More by ubenumber2
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Carb-Overlord

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-07-2014 00:18:19 | More by Carb-Overlord
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-06-2014 21:42:05 | More by Hugonaut13
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Franziskaner

Missouri

4.09/5  rDev -0.7%

Nice mahogany brown color with excellent clarity. There's a quarter inch head of light brown foam on top. Brussels lacing. Strangely on this barleywine I smell more of a piney hop aroma than malt. The taste has a strong pine hop edge but there's plenty of malt to back it up. Plenty of interplay between hops and malt going on. The mouth is somewhat sticky,but the drink ability for this barleywine is quite amazing. I notice hop aroma fades as it sits for awhile.

07-06-2014 21:10:17 | More by Franziskaner
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-05-2014 23:07:08 | More by scottwurst
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-04-2014 05:44:43 | More by ZEB89
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StoutChaser7D

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-03-2014 22:59:35 | More by StoutChaser7D
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-30-2014 16:23:17 | More by pisano
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RickS95

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Beautiful. Medium brown color, rich looking, opaque. Light tan, dingy white head. Good retention. Consistent tiny bubbles. No lace, but a creamy top left behind when bubbles have diminished.

Toffee and caramel, LOTS of malt that you might expect. Hops presence is muted by the malt.

I agree with the bottle--toffee and caramel malts served with a dose of dark fruits. Floral hoppy notes in the finish.

Full bodied and chewy. Very thick. High ABV is well tempered. Sweet from the malts. Has a bitter finish, but not a palate destroyer. Only slight heat. Smooth and creamy.

Overall, it's a very easy beer to get down, despite the style and ABV. I enjoyed every sip of this, not much not to like.

06-30-2014 02:43:49 | More by RickS95
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Tomlin091744

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-29-2014 16:38:14 | More by Tomlin091744
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vande

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-29-2014 01:39:55 | More by vande
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Dcrane1975

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-28-2014 22:05:04 | More by Dcrane1975
AleSmith Old Numbskull from AleSmith Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.