Class Of '88 Barley Wine - Deschutes Brewery
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4.28/5 rDev +16.9%
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.
04-20-2013 23:09:37 | More by Hoptometrist
4.26/5 rDev +16.4%
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.
07-01-2014 01:39:09 | More by scottfrie
Class Of '88 Barley Wine from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.