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AleSmith Old Numbskull - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

962 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 962
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 168
Gots: 268 | FT: 16
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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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-28-2014 22:05:04 | More by Dcrane1975
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-27-2014 14:16:28 | More by sammyg832
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Brutus627

Maine

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-27-2014 13:58:37 | More by Brutus627
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-27-2014 00:38:07 | More by mltobin
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-26-2014 01:04:42 | More by BeerBucks
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midlifec

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-24-2014 22:43:50 | More by midlifec
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-24-2014 02:56:45 | More by KAF
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Phigg1102

New York

4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an incredible deep amber with a tan head, color is remarkable on this. Aroma is deep roasted barley, grapes, alcohol, with heavy bready nuttiness. Taste follows the aroma well, with some residual sweetness and a tinge of hop charecter as well. This is one of the best looking beers I've ever seen, and The flavor is tops in this style.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 05:31:30 | More by Phigg1102
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TrojanRB

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-21-2014 21:44:46 | More by TrojanRB
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yumyab


4.75/5  rDev +15%

06-21-2014 21:37:44 | More by yumyab
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retry4z

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-21-2014 00:46:20 | More by retry4z
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-20-2014 22:56:01 | More by MickeyMonk
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-19-2014 15:40:28 | More by bleedsblu
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Chingringo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-18-2014 19:21:33 | More by Chingringo
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jwerner23

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +15%

06-15-2014 22:26:11 | More by jwerner23
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-15-2014 17:00:45 | More by arlingtonjoe
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-15-2014 04:38:40 | More by MichiganderHB
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warmbier804

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-15-2014 03:32:48 | More by warmbier804
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JJChrist

Maine

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-14-2014 17:52:23 | More by JJChrist
AleSmith Old Numbskull from AleSmith Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 962 ratings.