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Schlafly Reserve - Barleywine Style Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
89
very good

456 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 40
Gots: 94 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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BeerAdvocate

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3.2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue I:

2007 Vintage

Aged in both American and French oak barrels. A proper two fingers of head rises with a firm pour, clear and tawny. Clean aroma for the most part, some very mild fusel alcohol is clouded by sweet caramel malt and a crisp snap of wood. Full bodied with a very creamy mouthfeel, massive caramel and bready flavors from the malt. Hop bitterness is modest, yet does lay down a balancing bitterness that seems to couple with the drying oak character. The alcohol comes across a tad hot with fusel and vague tropical-fruit flavors. Finishes semi-dry with a solid oak flavor, perhaps with some biscuity grain and certainly the warmth from the alcohol.

The brewery says it will age well for several years or it is ready to drink now. This all depends on if you like the alcohol to be mellow or a little hot. Our preference would be to age the beer at least a year, but drinking it now is not a bad thing.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 17:07:54 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Schlafly Reserve - Barleywine Style Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
89 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.