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Olde School Barleywine - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,083 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,083
Reviews: 972
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 193
Gots: 499 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  15.04% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bold, yet smooth! Fermented with dates and figs, this bone-crushing barleywine has a unique flavor.

85 IBU
ABV varies from 13-16%.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 10-10-2002)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

At Hops in the Hills this summer, I had the first pour off a fresh keg. WOW. I usually age these bottles but that fresh one was just off the charts of incredible.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2012. A honey colored hue on the pour, no head. Aroma is of sweet caramel vanilla woodsy essence, very fruity and yeast, some sweet alcohol esters as well. Taste is sweet caramel, honey and vanilla undertones, fruity, yeast and mild spiced hops, some dark intermingled fruit figs and dates. Palate is full flavored, creamy, smooth and nicely balanced wit good carbonation. The finish is a cornucopia of the aforementioned flavors and aromas, leaves a slight tongue numbing feeling from the alcohol, although it is well behaved. Aging seems to have mellowed it out, which I find enjoyable. Leaves a nice satisfyingly warm feeling. Overall a very good smooth and enjoyable brew.

Samp01, Monday at 06:58 PM
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Olde School Barleywine from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 2,083 ratings.