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City Steam America's Beautiful Babylon - City Steam Brewery Café

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 2
Avg: 4.06
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City Steam Brewery Café
Connecticut, United States | website

Style | ABV
English Barleywine | 9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-19-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 2
Reviews by wyllder:
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4.48/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly murky deep brown/amber with a 3/4 inch caramel head that recedes to a thin lacing.

The nose is mildly reminiscent of apple cider.

Taste is very interesting for a Barley Wine. The first sip is very much a mild, natural apple-cider flavor, with notes of malt & caramel lurking in the background. From there it transitions over to a phenomenal caramel aftertaste, all the while it has a lurking alcohol warmth to remind you this isn't spiced apple cider.

Mouthfeel is smooth, slightly creamy, but not slick or overly aggressive.

Easy, but not too easy, to drink for 9%.

I'm impressed. Thus far, my favorite offering from City Steam.


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3.63/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep opaque copper, thick two-finger head fades quickly to swirls of wispy foam, leaving light oily lacing.

S - Sweet malt & fruity apple skin esters.

T - Cidery, with cherry and grape notes. Sweet and slightly vineous.

M - Medium bodied. Mouthfeel turns from slightly oily to sticky.

D - Smooth & drinkable, fairly sweet so only one for me!

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City Steam America's Beautiful Babylon from City Steam Brewery Café
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