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Schlafly Reserve - Barleywine Style Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
89
very good

457 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 40
Gots: 95 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

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

English-style Barleywine aged on Missouri white oak.

(Beer added by: Vancer on 12-31-2006)
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GreenWBush

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Everyone seems to be in consensus that this is in fact an American barleywine. I saw striking similarities to Thomas Hardy's (huge complement). Go figure.

This barleywine came to me a spooky red, with a smallish head but the best barleywine lacing I have seen.

Nose is full of figs, raisins, malt-marshmellows, and slight alcoholic heat. None of the citrus and floweriness I associate with American Barleywine, much more of the slickness and amazing sweetness found in English examples.

Taste is very good; raisins again with mildest suggestions of pine. Brown sugar, molasses, caramel.

Mouthfeel features that ethereal slipperiness of Thomas Hardy's. Hard candy, oils, nary a trace of bitterness.

This gets a little cloying for my tastes but overall I was really impressed with this barleywine. I second the recommendation made to bottle this, as a few years of vintage could make this really something worth adoring.

Oh yeah, and watch yourself if you pick up an astronomically cheap growler of this. One pint cracked my wig for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2006 22:01:10 | More by GreenWBush
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Schlafly Reserve - Barleywine Style Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
89 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.