Desmond - Seabright Brewery
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.78/5 rDev +8.9%
Snifter pour and a copper/caramel colored ale is produced with a small cream colored head. The aroma has some funk to it. The predominant aroma I am getting is bacon with some leather sneaking through. Funky indeed. The taste is majorly malty with some bitterness kicking in on the swallow. Lingering aftertaste. Overall I thought this beer was interesting to say the least. If you can get over the aroma it makes for a some-what unique experience. Not bad. Not bad at all.
05-02-2010 03:11:42 | More by kaseydad
2.88/5 rDev -17%
On tap @the brewpub. Menu says it is this years BW brewed for a regular named Desmond, and brewed w/all English ingredients. Not sure if this is a one-time brew or a winter regular.
S: Caramel, fruity, little booze
A: Dark orange, minimal head
T: Super sweet (think syrup or liqueur). Fruity, plums, table sugar, little etoh and bitterness in the finish.
M/D: Medium to thick, but kind of slick and syrupy. Drinkability is ok d/t not much alcohol presence for 10% beer. The part that makes it hard to drink is the sweetness
Overall: Not really a good example of an English BW, or any barleywine really. A positive is the well-hidden alcohol. The problem is the sweetness. More of a sugary syrup fruitiness, than the more subtle complex raisin/prune fruitiness you get from better or more complex or aged barleywines.
01-21-2010 17:15:05 | More by bret27
Desmond from Seabright Brewery
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.