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2010 Reserve Old Boardhead Barley Wine Ale - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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2010 Reserve Old Boardhead Barley Wine Ale2010 Reserve Old Boardhead Barley Wine Ale

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very good

28 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 04-24-2011)
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3.05/5  rDev -20.6%

Appearance is a hazy orange amber leaving a healthy head and spotty lace. Smell of dark rich caramel, heavy malt with mild hops coming through. Taste of rich citric grapefruit and a heavy malt backbone with a salinic background with the hops coming through in the end. Mouthfeel is a bit light and carbonation a bit high for the style. A heavier bitter bite in the end and not having the mellow sip (considering) as found in other barleywines.

06-24-2011 01:35:09 | More by Bookseeb
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3.8/5  rDev -1%

Poured from a 22 oz. brown bottle to a Leffe Chalice. 2010 reserve. $3.49 a bottle.

Appearance: Pours a dark orange almost brown with a 1-finger creamy tan head. Moderate retention, lacing is moderate. Murky as hell. Lots of carbonation.

Smell: Dark fruits mostly with a hint of earthy hops. Reminds me a little of sweet and mild cigarillos. Grapefruit citrus. Butterscotch.

Taste: Very sweet up front. The fruit is not as present as the nose would indicate. Mostly I get a bitter hop profile after the initial sweetness dies down. The hops are dominating in the aftertaste, not much else can be detected besides a faint caramel malt. Alcohol is noticeable but not cloying.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a medium/high carbonation. Not very smooth due to the higher carbonation.

Drinkability: High

It's good. I probably won't seek it out again but I'm glad I gave it a try. Wasn't very hard considering the great price.

05-01-2011 04:06:02 | More by mellowmark
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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

A - Transparent copper body with a moderate amount of rising carbonation. The head starts out about half in tall and fades to an eightj of an inch but then main tains itself well in a cloak of light tan.

S - Mild hoppy aroma consisting of the grapefruit family.

T - The flavor is nice with a citrus hoppiness and a mild sweet candy taste. Mainly hops though. The flavors are mild enough for a barleywine that it doesn't cause for an overwhelming hop flavor.

M - The body is thicker than medium but lighter than heavy. This brew goes down well.

~ This is a tasty beverage and one that I'm glad to have a bottle cellared for a later date. We'll see how it ages considering the beer is good as of today. Thanks to my Oregon connection, theskinny. Cheers.

04-24-2011 01:03:23 | More by cdkrenz
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2010 Reserve Old Boardhead Barley Wine Ale from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.