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Olde School Barleywine - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,070 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,070
Reviews: 970
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 192
Gots: 496 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Jamesg440, Apr 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

DeezJutz, Apr 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

biercycle, Apr 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

innuendobrewskiman63, Apr 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

howard12, Apr 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Rich540, Apr 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

hilgart1, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of vkv822
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

5oz pour at Belmont Station.

Arrives clear bright orange with a very thick, foamy off white head.

Quite malt forward with caramel and dark fruit notes. Would receive a higher score, but it seemed a bit muted.

More dark fruits and caramel malts for the most part, with a hoppy, bitter pine finish.

Thick, full bodied with average carbonation.

Lightly boozy in the taste, but I wouldn't have guessed it to be anywhere near 15% ABV. A unique and enjoyable barleywine, but not close to the top tier in the flavor category.

vkv822, Mar 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

mikeg531, Mar 23, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours to rich but thin head and minimal lace. Aroma isclover honey and vanilla. Flavor is a mix of bubblegum, apples, pears and sweet malt. Alcoholic finish. Mouthfeel features a nice alcohol burn and low co2am overall a drinkable, complex and slkow drinking strong beer. Hope to taste an aged one soon.

EagleTalon, Mar 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

kk73, Mar 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

thegerm87, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

mtrog313, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Mizorie, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Olde School Barleywine from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 2,070 ratings.