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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

367 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 30
Gots: 24 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

HuskyinPDX, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

csfcmitchell, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

kell50, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Lovely85, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

nickfl, Aug 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

WOLFGANG, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

harpus, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of Smurf2055
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Runner up in a four way blind barley wine taste.

Pours a light tan.

Smell is a bit mild, more malty and a bit of fruit. Not very carbonated.

Spicy character. Mellow and almost sour hoppy.

Pretty good beer, especially for the price. Worth getting a few to age and for 3.99 a bottle, not a bad go to option.

Smurf2055, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

jaxon53, Jun 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

drewone, Jun 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

astroflounder, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Kelp, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of shand
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Old Boardhead is a big, sweet, and slightly hoppy barleywine available for dirt cheap. If those words resonate with you, jump on this beer. It won't blow you away, but it's inexpensive, boozy, and tasty. Sometimes, that just hits the mark. It's almost the malt liquor of the craft beer world.

shand, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

weerezboy, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

imperialking, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

RblWthACoz, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

fivetime, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

TheKitten, Jan 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

UltimateLivewire, Jan 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Kopfschuss, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

deebo, Dec 25, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour a 2012 reserve bought it for $3.99 for a 1 pt. 6 fl. Oz 9% ABV bottle
A: golden brown, cant see throw the glass and its cloudy and looks like clean mud

S: Has a malty butterscotch aroma mixed in with a floral scents.

T: it is really malty and is a bit too bitter for me. at 9 % the flavor really hides the alch

M: mouth feel heavy

O: for the price its worth it.

King_KongDCO93, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

HoistinBrews, Dec 23, 2012
Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
87 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.