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Class Of '88 Barley Wine - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

283 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 5
Gots: 43 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: duceswild on 04-07-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a snifter

A- Poured a very clear and bright orange color with soapy white head that left splashy lace

S- Big juicy candied madarin oranges, citrus, and tropical hops. Rich caramel and bready notes

T- Very juicy and bright citrus notes, candy sweetness, some tropical hops, rich caramel and toffee, bready notes

M- Medium body, probably a little light for the style which I liked. Very smooth with nice warming on the finish

O- A really nice hopped up barleywine, that may not be traditional for the style but I really liked it.

Hoptometrist, Apr 21, 2013
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into imperial pint.

A: Pours a lightly opaque honey amber color with a thick, greasy, and dense light tan head that faded into a lasting thick and dense film that lasted the whole beer through. Wispy lace was left down the glass.
S: Spice, citrus, and bread crust dough, slight booze, orange zest, and something sugary sweet, maybe honey.
T: Follows the nose, sweet citrus juice, honey, bread crust, sugary malt, slight dried fruit, biscuit dough, and earthy finish. Sweet aftertaste toffee, woody, touch of apple juice. Toast.
M: Thick body, chewy mouthfeel, thick and greasy, slick, soft, and fluffy carb. Drinks very creamy and smooth. Very good. Hint of warming booze. Smooth overall.
O: Better than expected. Super smooth. Very easy to sip.

scottfrie, Jul 01, 2014
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Class Of '88 Barley Wine from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.