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Brewer's Cut Blonde Barleywine Ale - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Brewer's Cut Blonde Barleywine Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sweemzander on 04-03-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.41/5  rDev -9.8%

Thanks to Skuter, ChewyLewy, and scribe594 for sharing this one at Skuter's tasting.

Best by 12/30/13.

Pours a murky honey yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, honey, brown sugar, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, citrus zest, and slight cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but a bit old tasting at this point.

03-10-2014 02:55:00 | More by UCLABrewN84
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-27-2013 00:57:31 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-19-2013 23:35:44 | More by Texasfan549
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-26-2013 18:10:03 | More by drummermattie02
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.11/5  rDev +8.7%

12 oz bottle pours a fairly hazed gold color with an ample cap of creamy off-white head. Nice retention and lacing....good looker here.

Grassy, slightly citric hops are offset by a honeyed biscuit maltiness. Smells good, plenty of both hops and malt, alcohol is kept in check nicely.

Has an earthy malt that is unexpected, but the juicy hops pull it through back to the bright side. Plenty of bitterness and the alcohol shows some strength in the flavor...Im guessing at least 10.5% or so. Drinks pretty smooth, though I can probably count the number of blonde barleywines I have had on one hand - with FFF Behemoth and Avery's Hog Heaven being both similar in profile. This one seems more integrated and profiles the malt a little better. It's really good, a nice departure from the caramely sweet/cloying barleywines that seem so prevalent on the market. I bought this 4-pack up in the Dallas area a few weeks ago and have been looking for it to arrive in Houston for a couple weeks now. I dont really think it will age all that well, but I am happy to put down at least 2 or 3 more of these 4-packs before the next round of Brewers' cut arrives.

04-07-2013 18:48:55 | More by twiggamortis420
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +11.9%

My 4th and final local flight sample at the Common Table, TX.

(A)- Pours a clear golden yellow color. Some really good white froth that stuck around for awhile before dissipating. Lots of lacing left behind in the process. Definitely a very light color for the style, but I guess that is what makes it a blonde barleywine!

(S)- Quite sweet on the nose with honey and a crisp but subtle wheat-like citrus.

(T)- Quite a crisp body overall with light bits of wheat and biscuit. Honey-like sweetness with a crisp finish of lemon and grapefuit citrus. Very subtle pine.

(M)- A crisp carbonation level. A really surprising but welcoming lighter body to this while still maintaining a strong sweet malty taste with a nice finishing of hops to add dimension and complexity.

(O)- A unique but incredibly successful take on the style. This would be absolutely amazing barrel aged. Easily my favorite of the flight!

04-03-2013 17:33:49 | More by sweemzander
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-18-2013 18:22:07 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-10-2013 02:29:52 | More by Gagnonsux
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cdwil

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-27-2013 20:47:54 | More by cdwil
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gtermi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-06-2013 20:45:12 | More by gtermi
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-03-2013 14:08:17 | More by jenray
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-18-2013 04:34:54 | More by duff247
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JohnBender

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-11-2013 02:22:05 | More by JohnBender
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-05-2013 22:09:33 | More by Jame515
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

Kind of a yellow-tan and somewhat hazy, not much head or lacing, despite a pretty rough pour over two bottles of sampling this beer.

Aroma is plenty of malts, tons of citrus, a little fruitiness.

Flavor has some true barleywine type aspects, fruitiness, maltiness, but is heavier on citrus flavors, and has a moderate hop flavor.

Body wise it's fairly b arleywine-like, but lighter to some extent. Carbonation is pretty light. Drinkability is pretty good, I could possibly have two of these in a session, where most barleywines would be only one.

It's an interesting take on barleywine. I commend RABC for trying different things. I look forward to their next beer that shows up on my local shelf. Because Blanco isn't far from here, we're getting some fresh stuff. Value-wise I'm always happy with RABC and have never complained about the quality to price ratio.

05-06-2013 15:25:59 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-14-2013 22:42:48 | More by greenspointexas
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brandon911

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-23-2013 07:34:17 | More by brandon911
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Danobold

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-10-2014 16:03:08 | More by Danobold
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rorjets

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-19-2014 03:26:53 | More by rorjets
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-13-2013 15:43:33 | More by csfcmitchell
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-04-2013 18:03:51 | More by FUwolfpacker
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-08-2013 18:44:42 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-09-2014 14:02:23 | More by Karibourgeois
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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-05-2013 05:39:36 | More by BKotch
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-11-2013 03:40:34 | More by ilikebeer03
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Brewer's Cut Blonde Barleywine Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.