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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: 95 | FT: 5
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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daledeee

Iowa

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to a friend who grew up in St. Louis. Time for a tasting!

Poured this into the favorite glass. Remember, this is a 2008 aged bottle. The head was not much but it was a dark cloudy brown and it poured with rather heavy gravity.
Nose was not as hoppy as others, but I suspected that. I could smell the caramel and sweetness.

Taste is way malty. I suspect if you drank this at a young age, the hops would be much more in your face but instead I got a really nice sweet malt monster with hops to balance it out. The mouth feel was nice and heavy. Not much carbonation, but not flat either.

Overall, about as good as you would expect from your American barleywine class.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 02:37:59 | More by daledeee
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Schlafly Reserve - Barleywine Style Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
89 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.