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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
86
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.04/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml bottle. I keep telling myself not to buy these $12 beers but then my curiosity gets the best of me and I end up regretting it. This was a pretty average barleywine and as such it certainly wasn't worth $12. Ruby color, good head, looks nice. Aroma is alcohol, hops, alcohol. Did I mention the alcohol is pervasive? Flavor is hoppy barleywine with a hint of cherry cough syrup, really nothing special. New Years Resolution: stop buying overpriced beers with no track record.

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3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a sampler shaker. Poured red-orange with a half finger slightly off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, wood, earth, earth hop, and caramel hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, fruit, alcohol, and wood. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. There was quite a bit going on in this one which is always welcomed, however, there were some aspects that just felt a little out of place once I picked up on them. Take the wood for instance. While it was there I do not feel that it was really needed as it just added another component to an already decent backbone on the brew. This might have helped to balance it a little more, but I guess I will never know. Worth your time trying at least once to judge for yourself.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at the Liquor Shed for $6.99.

A nice foamy pour of a deep red brew, over 2 fingers' worth, it shrinks slowly leaving some good lacing behind.

Lots of pine in the nose with small hints of something malty going on.

The taste is more balanced than the smell. Yeah, there's a solid pine flavour going on but the malt is well represent with an ample sweetness, slight hint of dark pitted fruit, and a fairly noticeable taste of alcohol.

Fairly lightly carbonated with an on the big side of medium bodied, the mouthfeel is good. Drinkability is average at this stage. I'd like to revisit with some decent cellar time.

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2012 Coming Home Holiday Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.