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Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale
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BA SCORE
87
very good

363 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 30
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MrNuggets on 01-01-2005)
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz brown bomber with a brewed on date on the side of the label, this is a beer to cellar or drink now … I could not wait.

Appearance: Deep reddish amber, hazed from the sediment but the lace is stunning. Almost looks like frothed milk on top.

Smell: Huge woody and veggie hop with a mind pungency of citrus and sweet pin sap. A sugary malty rummy sweetness hits the nose with a side of earthy yeast.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Smoothness is sublime, creamy slick mouth feel lift the heavy malt body down the throat. A whole lot of hops tear through the palate with a pungent bitterness, veggie flavour and citric rind overtones. Maltiness is there with some sweetness but seem to get pummeled by the hops a bit, they don’t hurt the malt that much just more or less make it cry into a soft submission. Good amount of alcohol warmth. Touch of yeast, ripe fruit (pears) and a layered caramel buttery flavour are throughout.

Drinkability & Notes: A godly brew, beers like this make me weep. First of all I can’t get it on a regular basis and may never have this beer again. Secondly I am so sad about the first I can’t remember. This Barleywine rocks! Oh yeah, it went great with some bbq chicken pasta topped with fresh feta.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2003 19:52:12 | More by Jason
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Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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