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Olde School Barleywine - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,052 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,052
Reviews: 969
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 188
Gots: 491 | 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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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%

08-30-2014 08:39:49 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Dekhar

Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -1%

08-30-2014 03:22:00 | More by Dekhar
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r44z

Virginia

4.9/5  rDev +23.7%

08-27-2014 03:25:33 | More by r44z
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nickpaoli


4.28/5  rDev +8.1%

08-26-2014 21:42:40 | More by nickpaoli
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -62.1%

08-24-2014 21:43:57 | More by Nichols33
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The_Event_Horizon


4.3/5  rDev +8.6%

08-23-2014 23:59:22 | More by The_Event_Horizon
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dipalova

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-21-2014 22:38:57 | More by dipalova
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-20-2014 21:32:40 | More by EJJ1848
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humpty1602

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

08-20-2014 18:05:43 | More by humpty1602
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draheim

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

L: 3.50
A: 4.00
T: 4.50
M: 4.00
O: 4.25

12oz (2011) into a tulip. Pours a murky amber w/ a thin khaki head.

Aroma is fruity and herbal with tons of sugary caramel malt and floral hops. Toffee, vanilla, spice, dried apricots, and booze.

Taste is sugary sweet, warming. Caramel, dried fruit, toffee, floral hops. The warmth of the alcohol is there, but not so much the flavor. What alcohol presence there is complements the bold flavors.

Mouthfeel is sticky and chewy, but carbonation keeps it drinkable.

Overall a really nice sipper of a barleywine.

08-20-2014 04:47:36 | More by draheim
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malfunxion

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

08-19-2014 04:02:54 | More by malfunxion
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MastaShonuf

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-19-2014 03:15:36 | More by MastaShonuf
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Jho3325

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-18-2014 03:21:35 | More by Jho3325
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PorterPro125

New Brunswick (Canada)

5/5  rDev +26.3%

08-18-2014 02:55:11 | More by PorterPro125
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RPH2327

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-17-2014 23:28:06 | More by RPH2327
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

08-14-2014 16:58:39 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.11/5  rDev +3.8%

2011 poured into an oversized wine glass.

A- the pour produces a thin khaki-colored head that quickly dissipates. The body looks like butterscotch and/or caramel and also seems to have the thickness of these.

S- Oaken, raisiny, port-like, brown sugar. These flavors all waft in and out along with a boozy aroma.

T- Huge caramelized sugar flavor with the continued port and raisin. It tastes like a dessert digestif. The alcohol has completely disappeared from the taste.

M- Smooth, silky, and without a trace of carbonation. It's sweet but not cloying and has a bit of dryness at the finish.

Again, this is a dessert beer. But a tasty one.

08-13-2014 14:58:25 | More by ONovoMexicano
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-13-2014 08:20:50 | More by zestar
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-11-2014 22:47:39 | More by zachattack555
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

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DerekDudley

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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RichJamz

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Olde School Barleywine from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 2,052 ratings.