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Olde School Barleywine - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,146 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,146
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 200
Gots: 527 | 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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Localdrinklax, Today at 05:16 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

My first shot at one of these, but I figured since I keep seeing people complain about those not reviewing beers and just "ticking" I'd try one out.

For an American barleywine I wasn't slammed with hops, which isn't a bad thing. Definitely picked up some of the fruit on the finish quickly followed by a nice alcohol warmth. I haven't had a ton of barleywines but this is already a favorite. I'm thinking ill pick up a couple to age.

briandaube, Yesterday at 11:45 PM
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The bold body accented with a semi-fruity flavor gave this beer a great overall profile. I personally found the aftertaste to be similar to that of honey...I love honey.

Poti0nseller, Saturday at 04:42 AM
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Olde School Barleywine from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 2,146 ratings.