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AleSmith Old Numbskull - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,158 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,158
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 179
Gots: 291 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 02-14-2002

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Photo of DrBier
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jborg
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Westyn
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbattey
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BIll_Currie
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

great barleywine. still ranks up there as one of the best

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BoozyCollins21
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smi69
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zbodnar1
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tappangordo
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frlrv1020
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardK77
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mitch3114
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Despite a relatively weak body the head was an immensely dense for that left a thick film on the glass. The nose is a bit weak and boozy but I do get a lot of malt base.

The flavors are strong and diverse with mostly malty tastes. I get chocolate and caramel malt but not the sweet variety. I also get fig and dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar, maple, tea leaf, barley and grainy malt. It's a bit thin but the 11% is completely hidden.

Photo of MrJolly
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jstonerock24
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of the_encinitan
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radome
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a goblet.

L - Color is deep copper verging on brown, with red highlights. It is clear when held up to the light. Head is light tan in color and is made of teeny tiny bubbles. Starts as a thick, creamy layer and drops to a semi-opaque layer on top of the beer. Solid, unmoving lace is left on the glass.

S - Aromas are very malty, reminiscent of graham crackers, gingerbread, molasses and sherry. There is an erarthy and spicy hops aroma, but well in the background.

T - Strong malt flavors of graham crackers, light roast, brown sugar, molasses and aged sherry. There is some earthy/spicy hops flavor, but it is muted against all the malt flavor. Clean despite the aged sherry character. Complex.

F - There is a medium to high hops bitternes. Low carbonation. Medium to thick body. Strong alcohol burn. All well-fitted to the style.

O - I find this to be on the bitter side and also to have an excessive aged sherry character, but it is still complex and enjoyable.

Photo of ambruns1979
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leaversuch
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveRinn
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jworkman
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of jakea
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%

AleSmith Old Numbskull from AleSmith Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,158 ratings.