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Olde Bartholomew - Yards Brewing Co.

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Olde BartholomewOlde Bartholomew

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BA SCORE
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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
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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Reviews by jwhancher:
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a case back in December. Had about a 6-pack worth from the case. Decided to pop one open to cap off a Thursday night.

A: Pours a clear dark gold color with sufficient head and nice carbonation. Head dissipates after a short while.

S: Smells mostly of honey & light, sweet tasting malts. Reminds me of Yards' Thomas Jefferson Ale - only stronger. Some citrus & lemon notes likely from the hops. Not a lot of complexity - was expecting more.

T: Tastes sweet with the honey-like quality taking front aim at the taste buds. Some other sweet tasting characters as well like slight citrus & lemon notes. A bit of a husky grainy quality.

M: Sweet tasting beer with some good bitterness to not make it cloyingly sweet. Finishes dry - I'm guessing they used a fair amount of simple sugars to bump up the ABV. Feels lighter for a barely wine, but still has enough character to keep this one a sipper. Alcohol notes are somewhat subdued but I can feel the warmness in the back of the throat.

O: A good beer that could improve a bit with more complex malt characters. Seems a little too one-dimensional to me. Better as it warms up. As stated earlier, it seems to share too many qualities as the Thomas Jefferson Ale. Could this be an amped up recipe of that? Would take this anyday over a mass produced beer, but seems to be under par when compared to other craft barely wines.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 01:46:25 | More by jwhancher
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 750 with no cork and cage. God bless Yards for skipping that pretentious BS.

This was an amber tinted honey color; it poured with a massive, frothy white cap. I smelled toffee, potpourri like fruit, and toffee. Some warmth, but it was mellow and well incorporated.

Mellow flavor profile but it comes together well. Lots of toffee, not sharp or charred. Some spiced fruit and light, lingering bitter astringency. Medium body and overactive carbonation. Really nice b-wine, wish it came in 12 ouncers.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 01:10:09 | More by DIM
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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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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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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Olde Bartholomew from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.