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Olde School Barleywine - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,024 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,024
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 182
Gots: 482 | FT: 22
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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chrispoint

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -74.7%

02-18-2012 08:54:46 | More by chrispoint
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Hophed102

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.2%

02-18-2012 02:56:08 | More by Hophed102
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seeswo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-17-2012 12:57:57 | More by seeswo
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Pauly2X

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-17-2012 12:32:56 | More by Pauly2X
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jgoodstein

Arizona

4/5  rDev +1%

02-16-2012 19:10:15 | More by jgoodstein
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

02-15-2012 18:06:00 | More by PeteRiz
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

02-14-2012 01:47:07 | More by jfcaa193
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heysuz

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-12-2012 17:27:55 | More by heysuz
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-11-2012 22:48:03 | More by Tyrawlings
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greenmonstah

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-11-2012 14:19:56 | More by greenmonstah
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ifricker

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

02-10-2012 20:24:46 | More by ifricker
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-09-2012 15:37:40 | More by bconsidine
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danoeltico

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

02-08-2012 21:20:58 | More by danoeltico
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ales4baldo

California

4/5  rDev +1%

02-08-2012 06:06:20 | More by ales4baldo
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SLeffler27

New York

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A short-lived half inch frothy head has a light orange tint and leaves little lacing on the glass. The barleywine is dark amber with a hazy, reddish amber glow and streaming carbonation.

Smells of fresh orange, almost floral, upon opening. There are light grains in the background while over-ripe pears and peaches come to the front. This is highly refreshing with no alcohol in the mix.

There is warming alcohol right up front which quickly cleans the palate for a fruity white wine. This is on the sweeter side of balance as one can easily draw out sweet tart and bitter flavors. Maple syrup becomes evident in the middle and there is a long, bitter finish.

Just shy of full body with a velvet texture and fizzy carbonation. Alcohol is prominent but not dominating.

This barleywine is easily high on my list of sipping beers as it warms well with a book or engaging conversation.

Olde School is a great barleywine. Other examples are such powerhouses that while great on their own, become too much to handle. Dogfish Head hit the mark with this one and I look forward to others in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 22:32:13 | More by SLeffler27
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hokewi

Virginia

5/5  rDev +26.3%

02-07-2012 21:17:26 | More by hokewi
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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-07-2012 00:29:19 | More by bonez05404
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jwat

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

02-06-2012 23:51:44 | More by jwat
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

02-06-2012 22:55:52 | More by DSlim71
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PostVinyl

California

4/5  rDev +1%

02-06-2012 06:11:19 | More by PostVinyl
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MichaelBuck

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

02-06-2012 01:24:30 | More by MichaelBuck
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stairwell2811bre

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-05-2012 22:42:31 | More by stairwell2811bre
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andersen8185

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

02-05-2012 05:56:35 | More by andersen8185
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-04-2012 19:58:49 | More by rydev24
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

02-03-2012 01:00:54 | More by tedho21
Olde School Barleywine from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 2,024 ratings.