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Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley Wine - Arcadia Brewing Company

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86
very good

526 Ratings
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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 38
Gots: 75 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mcallister on 10-26-2006

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4.49/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chewy6935
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barnoloid
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle had a year on it when opened - pours a golden, toffee color. The aroma is slightly oaky, with a sherry like nose. Easy sipper - the complexities open up as this warms. I feel that with a further year on this it would be even better. Lots of sugar and dried fruit/candied fruit elements here that I would be interested to stack up in a year or so.

Photo of BethanyB
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: A deep, clear Amber with highlights the color of ruby grapefruit. The tan head is flat and quick to melt. With an 8% ABV on this Barleywine, I expected a bit more staying power.

Smell: The bouquet is light for the style, and smells mainly of stone fruit (plums and figs), with a backdrop of gently toasted malt.

Taste: Exceedingly sweet at first, and then the bitterness takes over. Dark fruit melds nicely with light brown sugar and a splash of espresso. There is, however, a bit of a harsh cherry flavor that is sadly similar to cough medicine.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy in the mouth, this beer lacks the dryness one would expect from a Barleywibe. The alcohol warming is immediately apparent, while the moderate carbonation fizzles out in the soft finish.

Overall: Pleasant enough at first, but lacking enough strength to make a lasting impression. The astringent cherry character becomes more and more cloying, and the beer would be hard to finish if it weren't for the light, yet detectable balance brought on by earthy hops and buttery melanoidins.

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3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcm75
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a nice foamy head. Aroma of caramelized cereal notes with some toffee. Taste is also dominated by some caramelized sugar notes with some toffee and light butter notes. Finish is dryer then I would have expected. Body is full enough for style with good amount of carbonation. Nice beer but I thought it fell a bit short on the drinkability and smoothness.

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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mchegash
4/5  rDev +5%

Appearance - 4/5
A dark red-brown, fairly hazy. Minimal amount of head. An average amount of carbonation can be seen rising up the beer.

Smell - 4.5/5
Dark roasty malts, caramel, molasses, vanilla. Some fruitiness. Overall a great smell, I am very happy with it.

Taste - 3.75/5
Sweet malts. Fruit, alcohol, spiciness. Slight metallic taste.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium-full in body, fairly crisp, smooth. Light amount of medium-intensity carbonation.

Overall - 3.75/5
This is a fairly well put together beer. The smell is nice, although the taste is a little less complex than the smell. Also, there is a metallic aspect to the taste which I feel detracts from the overall flavor. Still a decent beer, one I would consider getting again.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley Wine from Arcadia Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.