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Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Oak Aged Barleywine has a deep copper color and an intense malt flavor balanced by assertive hops. Fermentation with American ale yeast allows the caramel malt to shine. We age the beer on new, medium toast Missouri Oak to enhance its complexity and to develop its smooth, luscious character.

Barleywine is a classic English-style hearty ale. The term refers to a beer with the potency of wine and is often vintage-dated.

This beer will continue to age well in a cool dark place for several years, but it is ready to enjoy now.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: Beefytits4 on 05-29-2013)
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Poured into a clean tulip glass

A: Dark golden brown plenty of carbonation and three fingers width of head.

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Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.