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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

362 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 29
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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zhanson88

California

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

2010 vintage on a re-review.

Appearance: A nice-looking auburn color. There was one finger of off-white head. It didn't last too long, but there was some lacing that stuck around the edges of the glass.

Smell: Lots of caramel, lots of citrusy and piney hops. I can tell that this is a new barleywine.

Taste: Definite caramel malt backbone, with a lot of hops. Very hoppy indeed. Like I indicated before, I can tell this is a fresh barleywine. Pretty solid one at that.

Mouthfeel: The feel is my favorite part about this beer. A bit over medium bodied, with very fine, light carbonation. Incredibly creamy going down. Super. I wish other beers had this kind of feel.

Drinkability: Pretty drinkable fresh barleywine. I wish I had the cellar space to age one or two of these, but alas, things are tight right now. It would be a great one to age for a couple years.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 00:30:19 | More by zhanson88
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Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
87 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.