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Schlafly Reserve - Barleywine Style Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
89
very good

477 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 41
Gots: 104 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: maxpower on 11-22-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

English-style Barleywine aged on Missouri white oak.
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Ratings: 477 | Reviews: 258
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle: 2010 vintage. This one pours a hazy coppery color. Pretty much no head on it. This has a really nice nose. It’s got a bit of caramel malt, some vanilla, oak and some fruitiness also. The taste is also very good. It has a subdued sweetness from the caramel malt, notes of the vanilla, oak, some faint cherry. This is really an excellent barleywine.

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2011 Vintage

Pours a copper color with a one finger light beige head, with good retention and spotty lacing. The aroma has caramel, citrus, oak, and vanilla. Smells nice.

Tastes sweet with caramel, toffee, citrus, vanilla, and dark cherries. The alcohol is noticeable, but not intrusive. Has a nice warming effect on a cold winter night.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation, with a caramel and toffee aftertaste. Overall a nice beer. Too bad it is listed as retired. I would like to try this again.

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2010 vintage. Popped this baby open tonight. 3 years of age on it. Never had a fresh one so I really have nothing to compare it to, but oh well. Pours nicely into my tulip glass. Smells nicely of Barleywine-like stuff. Oak, vanilla, sweet caramel. Taste is similar, but has a little more booze flavor than I'd expect after three years. Mouthfeel very nice, thick and creamy. Overall very solid. Too bad this is retired.

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Schlafly Reserve - Barleywine Style Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
89 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.