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2012 Coming Home Holiday Ale - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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2012 Coming Home Holiday Ale2012 Coming Home Holiday Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 53
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-14-2012)
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Reviews by bluejacket74:
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, bottled on 10/18/12. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a dark reddish/copper color with about an inch light tan head that stayed around for a little while. There's a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like toffee, dark fruit, sweet spices, and some light citrusy and pine hops. It tastes like toffee, brown sugar, figs, bready malt, citrusy (grapefruit) and pine hops. The bitterness comes out more as the beer warms. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I think it's a solid beer, I liked it. Not sure if I should have drank this fresher or aged it longer!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 22:35:03 | More by bluejacket74
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-09-2014 13:13:01 | More by MikeDAdams
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Colorado

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with OCT 22, 2012 printed on the tied on booklet. Vintage 2012. After eyeing this beer for the past year, I figured now was as good a time as any to give it a try.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a bright hazed burnt orange colored body with some brown highlights when held to the light. Two fingers of fluffy khaki head. Good lacing. Looks very nice.

S - The nose is very pleasant. Sweet caramel / amber malt, alcohol fumes, grapefruit, citrus, pine, brown bread, brown sugar, green apple yeast esters, orange marmalade, hint of banana, some soapiness, some creaminess, and some peppery rye.

T - Ah yes, absolutely delicious. Creamy sticky caramel / taffy covered green apples, caramel malt / amber malt / candied crystal malt, alcohol heat, brown bread, brown sugar, molasses, twiggy earthiness, white sugar, tea leaves, and faded citric grapefruit / pine hop bitterness.

M - Goes down smooth and creamy, with lots of sticky sugars and hop bitterness lingering on the palate. Warming alcohol on the finish.

Overall, I'd say this beer has held up nicely, but the alcohol is still apparent, so perhaps another year or so might do it some more good. Delicious.

Grand Teton Coming Home 2012 Holiday Ale ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 00:11:55 | More by mfnmbvp
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

October 22 2012 stamped on the bottle tag.

Crystal clear, copper-colored body with a thick, sticky, tightly foamed head. Caramel, caramel, and more caramel with the smell. Big malt flavor (caramel again!) with a fruity, tangy sweetness swelling in as you savor the flavors. Heavy body.

I didn't catch any piney hop smell as the tag listed, but then, after being more than a year old, I suppose you wouldn't consider this beer 'fresh'. Still, this beer presents a huge malt presence with plenty of dark fruit-like esters and a well-played background touch of booze to nicely balance things out. What hop presence there is slowly introduces itself late into the finish. All in all, an outstanding barley wine.

Serving type: bottle

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12-10-2013 00:24:36 | More by Alex5
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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a reddish brown with a half finger of off white head that is quick to fade to a collar around the edge of the snifter
S: smells of citrus, pine and caramel malt
T: semi assertive piney hops up front with a good bit of the malt backbone coming through with some nice caramel flavors, a bit of citrus as well. solid balance and good flavors. swallow brings some more sweet citrus, caramel and pine
M: full and slightly thick and syrupy with soft and light carbonation. interesting finish is a bit drying but also slightly oily and sticky
O: overall this is a really solid beer. very drinkable fresh with some nice and assertive hops that aren't abrasive on the palate and very good balance that almost leans toward the sweet and malty side

Serving type: bottle

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1 pt 9.4 fl oz bottle recommended by the "beer guy" at Frougle's.

A - dark ruby, viscous pour, with a thin froth that quickly dissipates into a lace that sticks on the glass.

S - citrus, brown sugar, Belgian yeasts and caramel.

T - a rush of sugars and grapefruit like citrus at the front. Mild bitterness and caramel like favors in the mid swig. Faint booze finish. Some peppery type spice in the afterburn.

M - spot on. Carbonation is a touch on the low side, but there is enough to create some sizzle on the tongue. Chewy and mildly sticky, but is well balanced.

O - the Beer guy is two for two. Insanity was his other pick. Really beginning to dig the style, and I would recommend this to anyone willing to give ABWs a try.

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2012 Coming Home Holiday Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.