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Olde Bartholomew - Yards Brewing Co.

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Olde BartholomewOlde Bartholomew

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BA SCORE
83
good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 86
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 12-25-2002)
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sjbarleywine

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-21-2014 03:03:55 | More by sjbarleywine
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Epiccore619

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-27-2014 22:44:35 | More by Epiccore619
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-24-2014 19:40:58 | More by Latarnik
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enelson

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

04-26-2014 22:10:33 | More by enelson
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jodybrutal

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-16-2014 15:18:17 | More by jodybrutal
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happy4hoppybeer

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Deep reddish-orange with frothy white head, about a finger and half thick. Good retention.

Light nose of fruits, light caramel, some nuts and toffee. Nothing too powerful, just pleasant.

Medium body, with unimpressive taste. Some fruitiness and light nut flavors , but that's about it. Not much going on here.

Have definitely had better barleywines than this, and trust me, there is better.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 00:03:37 | More by happy4hoppybeer
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-07-2014 22:35:42 | More by victory4me
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 10.3% barleywine in a 750ml bottle. Well at least I won't feel shorted.

Pours beautifully. This is a mainly malty sweet barleywine with minimal to almost no io influence. Nothing outlandish on the sweetness. Pretty smooth. Not a lot of variance or complexity on the ride though. A quintessential English barleywine. Probably a good one to age for a while.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 04:35:47 | More by RblWthACoz
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Evan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-06-2014 01:47:18 | More by Evan
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A beautiful clean honey colored pour with 2 fingers of head.. Excellent retention.. Honestly one of the best looking head I've seen on any beer in a long time. Slow dissipation leads to a very nice creamy drink session. Smells bready, malty, candy sugar sweetness, caramel. The flavor is a bit on par with a nice heavy alcohol dominance up front... Hints of Belgian sugars and plum, very reminiscent of a quad.
Medium to full body with modest carbonation.
This is a very enjoyable drink - and gets even better as it warms up.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 01:10:55 | More by facundoCNB
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-20-2014 20:30:45 | More by KJ2013
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-27-2014 19:34:43 | More by skaboom420
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-17-2014 00:49:15 | More by DrFunkenstein
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-14-2014 02:08:41 | More by buzzy
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cmq103

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-01-2014 21:17:13 | More by cmq103
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blameo

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

02-01-2014 00:43:18 | More by blameo
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MrDarcy

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-20-2014 01:11:27 | More by MrDarcy
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Radome

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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ZorroZ

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

01-12-2014 03:31:38 | More by ZorroZ
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-08-2014 23:48:07 | More by JMS1512
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mdfb79

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

01-02-2014 21:36:21 | More by mdfb79
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

01-01-2014 21:27:16 | More by nmann08
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 750 ml bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a clear reddish-amber/copper color with a one finger of a creamy just off white colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave lots of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The beer has a quite big aroma of lighter fruits with apple, pear and peach all there. Along with these aromas are some caramel as well as some dark fruit smells of cherry and plum. A little bit of a bready smell is there as well and when mixed with the rest of the sweet and a hint of alcohol it has an overall quite sweet and almost cidery like smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter fruit flavor mixed with a little bit of a bready flavor. The sweeter fruits are largely of an apple and pear flavor with some flavors of cherry and plum in there as well. As the taste advances, the fruit flavors begin fading with a caramel and toffee flavor replacing them. Like the fruit, the caramel,which makes its max presence at the middle of the taste, begins to decline toward the end. As the sweeter flavors decline, some hop flavors of a grassy and herbal nature begin coming to the tongue. At the end, some other hop flavors of an earthy nature join the taste profile along with a little bit of a rubbing alcohol like taste to really bitter out the flavor. In the end, the mix of flavors that is left on the tongue, leaves one with a slightly sweet, hot, and moderately hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both the thicker body and lower carbonation are fantastic for the style and rather nice for the flavors upfront as they really allow all the sweeter flavors to linger on the tongue. While the feel isn't perfect for the later flavors of the brew it is overall pretty nice with a feel that is overall good for the beer.

Overall – A rather decent barleywine. The starting flavors are very distinct from the later flavors in the taste. The smooth and fruity flavors upfront are quite nice while the later flavors are just OK. An interesting barleywine that is worth trying at least once.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 02:50:15 | More by Darkmagus82
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Olde Bartholomew from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.