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2012 Coming Home Holiday Ale - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
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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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

03-24-2013 00:42:23 | More by djrn2
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%

03-10-2013 02:26:35 | More by eawolff99
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

03-02-2013 16:41:00 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-24-2013 16:47:29 | More by UltimateLivewire
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zeff80

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

A - Cloudy copper color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam.

S - It smelled malty with notes of toffee.

T - Sweet and malty with toffee and a spicy heat.

M - crisp and smooth. A medium bodied beer.

O - This is a nice Barleywine. Well done brew.

02-22-2013 23:58:33 | More by zeff80
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

02-21-2013 19:54:09 | More by imperialking
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51mmz0rz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

02-19-2013 01:37:18 | More by 51mmz0rz
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-29-2013 01:44:53 | More by st9647v3
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%

A: 1/2inch of off white head. dark amber color but you are still able to see through the glass.

S: Love the aroma hops used thin this beer; very floral and has some spice aroma.

T: it is very fruity and creamy malty with a hint of caramel and spices. Still has some of the bozziness from a 10% beer. It has has a mellowing bitterness.

M: feels wet and mildly bitter. beer has a medium body.

O: Belgian take on an American barleywine

01-26-2013 19:06:48 | More by King_KongDCO93
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

01-25-2013 21:40:32 | More by thagr81us
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California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-20-2013 01:52:55 | More by brotherloco
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

A - dark orangish amber with a little white that has good retention

S - citrus, bread, alcohol, sweet, caramel

T - caramel, birthday cake, citrus, grapefruit, bread, sugar

M - medium bodied, smooth well carbonated

This was delicious. It blurs the lines between DIPA and Barleywine with it's intense hop character. There's just enough sugary sweetness to remind you of the style. The citrusy hop character was fantastic and the malt wasn't cloying. The balance here was superb. The alcohol for the most part was also well hidden. I very much enjoyed this beer.

01-18-2013 23:13:44 | More by tdm168
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Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-13-2013 23:55:43 | More by casapy
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

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North Carolina

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Kansas

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01-11-2013 20:36:36 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

01-01-2013 19:58:49 | More by Bitterbill
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Timmah11

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-25-2012 19:11:38 | More by Timmah11
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

12-25-2012 15:03:14 | More by marlow
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-25-2012 04:55:08 | More by HoistinBrews
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Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -22.2%

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.

12-25-2012 03:52:38 | More by ArrogantB
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-24-2012 23:53:02 | More by JamesShoemaker
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4/5  rDev +2%

12-20-2012 23:57:26 | More by buckyp
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

12-14-2012 14:12:46 | More by TubbyDullard
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-01-2012 22:27:52 | More by DreamsOfMarshallWharf
2012 Coming Home Holiday Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.