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Olde School Barleywine - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,386 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,386
Reviews: 1,023
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 223
Gots: 665 | FT: 38
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  15.04% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UnionMade on 10-10-2002

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

85 IBU
ABV varies from 13-16%.
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Ratings: 2,386 | Reviews: 1,023
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Acuity
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corninajar
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jtdarden
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very leggy, and the fig/date/raisiny qualities really make this one shine.

Photo of Joeyphunk
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

15% is unbelievable. DFH nailed the balance on this barely wine

Photo of Waveoff
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Keepnitrl
4.81/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

High octane and complex with rich flavors. Thinking of how this one would age!

Photo of spykespnoypbg
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boozy scent and finish. Each sip lingers in mouth smoothly with a sweet aftertaste. I would drink again, smooth overall for its high ABV.

Would like to age a bottle and revisit.

Photo of ahalset
3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jws6w7
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seamus
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Indydoc
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrs3994243
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Safa1
4.89/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It tastes strong and delicious.

Photo of StoutIrish
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beastcpa
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of spacecake9
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy amber/orange. Small head that dies down quickly.
S - Great aroma, my first thought was peach, and then alcohol.
T - The alcohol flavor is definitely noticeable in this beer. A rare good beer where the alcohol dominates.
M - Medium mouth feel, light carbonation.
O - Strong barleywines are fairly new to me. This is a good beer that I would like to have again. Like to age it and see what flavors come out when the alcohol dies down.

Photo of SithPagan
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best barleywine . Have twoaging for better tatse

Photo of Antg8989
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich hazy amber. Certainly smells of figs and dates - tastes like it too. A little more than you'd expect from a barleywine. Not my favorite, but very good nonetheless. At over 15%, it's quite enjoyable, although it may not be for everyone.

Photo of McMatt7
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1KEVIN1
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EuellGophar
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one doesn't hide it's alcohol. Needs cellaring.

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

Photo of jpolet
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Olde School Barleywine from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 2,386 ratings.