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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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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

07-16-2013 02:23:21 | More by montrealbcr89
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-08-2013 01:40:24 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-06-2013 19:29:50 | More by bsuedekum
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-01-2013 22:20:46 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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moarmare

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-25-2013 19:48:50 | More by moarmare
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throwback

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-17-2013 13:59:00 | More by throwback
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-26-2013 19:34:24 | More by Slatetank
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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-25-2013 01:07:11 | More by n00blar
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-22-2013 22:50:19 | More by megamass
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-22-2013 22:06:03 | More by BAsbill
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-19-2013 16:51:56 | More by Photekut
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mntlover

Tennessee

2.85/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Pours a reddish brown with a nice two finger tan head, it falls to a ring. Some light lace left behind not as much as the head would suggest.

Aroma is nice, dark fruits that are over ripe good barrel notes nice vanilla alcohol notes mingled underneath it all. Smells lightly boozy which is fine but not as huge in the malt department as you would expect.

Taste is little hot alcohol notes upfront dark fruits and plenty of barrel notes. Seems little simple and not in a good way. No great big malt flavors that are even present in American Barleywine might less English ones. Just little one sided.

Mouthfeel alcohol makes it seem lighter then it probably is, carbonation is good though.

Overall blah wouldn't even recommend trying this one. Sad it smelled alright not great but alright.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 00:41:39 | More by mntlover
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jharris0624

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

05-12-2013 18:38:06 | More by jharris0624
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guytyping

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-11-2013 01:15:09 | More by guytyping
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MCDub

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -37%

05-10-2013 14:53:13 | More by MCDub
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virinow

New York

3/5  rDev -24.4%

05-02-2013 11:36:45 | More by virinow
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-29-2013 00:14:04 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-22-2013 18:13:26 | More by InfragilisBrew
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-21-2013 00:09:17 | More by AOShabaz
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-21-2013 00:07:55 | More by shehateme
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

2009 Vintage, recieved as an extra in a trade.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a dark coppery red hue with a one finger earthy head that faded to a thin halo and light wisps.

S - Strong sweet malts, brown sugar, dark fruit, caramel, toffee, SUPER light oak.

T - Taste is pretty solid for what it is. Nice caramel and toffee with some light soft vanilla and sweet malts rounding everything out. Light bourbon, brown sugar. Its quite tasty for what it is.

M - Mouthfeel is solid for the style. Not nearly as boozy as I thought it would be.

O - Not a bad barleywine. Think its a good "starter" for ones cellar, as its somewhat easily attainable. For those with a deep cellar though its really not worth the space. I have a bottle of 07 down there as well. Wonder how that is.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 02:43:32 | More by rudzud
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robwater

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-12-2013 13:33:46 | More by robwater
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Scrach1

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-10-2013 21:34:28 | More by Scrach1
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a teku)
A- This beer pours a dense deep caramel body that glows a bit garnet at the base and a sticky beige film is supported by a few slow strands of microbubbles trailing up the sides of the glass

S- The caramel malt has a toasted oak note in the finish with some fresh sawn oak qualities growing as it opens.

T- The rich slightly dry caramel malt blends with some green wood notes and a slight tartness in the finish. There is a nice woody oak flavor and some pine hops nip in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a tight little fizz and no real alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer is luscious but a bit dry and tart in the finish. It has a nice full support of oak and hops which add good depth to the beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 15:26:05 | More by rhoadsrage
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-08-2013 17:46:30 | More by Gotti311
Schlafly Reserve - Barleywine Style Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
89 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.