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Olde School Barleywine - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,023 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,023
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 181
Gots: 480 | FT: 21
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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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-05-2014 20:36:10 | More by Davepoolesque
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-05-2014 13:24:22 | More by Rhf9120
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rspauldi

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

06-02-2014 20:13:52 | More by rspauldi
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dtomes

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

06-02-2014 19:42:54 | More by dtomes
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C_S

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

06-01-2014 18:33:04 | More by C_S
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dar482

New York

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer comes in an amber red.

The aroma is big amounts of brown sugar and caramel sweetness.

The flavor follows with earth, pine, wood, lots of sugary sweetness with a woody and earthy finish.

For the alcohol, a well made American barleywine style brew.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2014 05:49:05 | More by dar482
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Prospero

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-29-2014 22:02:37 | More by Prospero
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NRo

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-29-2014 17:32:29 | More by NRo
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-21-2014 12:46:45 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

05-18-2014 13:46:25 | More by Kubrickx
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Fitze

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-18-2014 11:56:38 | More by Fitze
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midlifec

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

05-16-2014 23:22:58 | More by midlifec
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1%

05-14-2014 21:49:13 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

05-13-2014 13:33:41 | More by campfirebrew
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headyhopzhead

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-12-2014 01:06:29 | More by headyhopzhead
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013
This poured with a silky brown color and a right thick head of immense foam.

The nose was subtle but varied with a tad boozy scent. As it warmed the booze subsided and a chocolatey fudge and dried dark fruit became more apparent.

The flavor was so interesting as it changed many times as it warmed. I got a lot of dried fruit at the front but it became more chocolatey as it went. Caramel and toffee began to mix with raisin and prune. Fig than became prevalent near the end as the wine properties came across.

This has a nice thickness, very smooth, but it does thin as it warms.

I really enjoyed this as it became something different at every sip plus its 15pct ABV and made me feel good.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 23:20:13 | More by KYGunner
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-11-2014 18:27:35 | More by kybeerdrinker
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

05-11-2014 13:26:44 | More by ubufan2112
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davesway10

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-11-2014 10:39:28 | More by davesway10
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brandon911

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-11-2014 03:13:33 | More by brandon911
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Modernrickk

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-10-2014 03:42:06 | More by Modernrickk
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WiserBud

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-08-2014 00:03:22 | More by WiserBud
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Conserving_water_Aaron

Pennsylvania

1.95/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Old School ale has a good appearance in a glass and a nice white head. With the smell there's alot going on with the figs and dates. The taste is just too much, and by that I mean it's way bitter. Definitely only 1 a night beer. The abv is 15% wich is overboard and you can definitely taste that. I am curious what this beer would taste like aged for a couple years and I think that's all it's got going for it. Not a total disappointment, just another one for the craft collection.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 14:53:16 | More by Conserving_water_Aaron
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MSCUSN

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

05-07-2014 14:03:44 | More by MSCUSN
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whitenads

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-05-2014 15:41:00 | More by whitenads
Olde School Barleywine from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 2,023 ratings.