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Karl Strauss Barleywine - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Karl Strauss Barleywine
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Reviews: 2
Hads: 2
Avg: 4.14
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Barleywine | 8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: IntriqKen on 11-13-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.83/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Costa Mesa and ALLELUIAH...it's a pint glass full o' barley wine!

Appearance is a tawny amber russet hue topped with an instantly settled ivory cap. Light sents of mixed fruit and hoppy freshness.

First swigs: Light citrus aspects that toe the line between double IPA and American Barleywine. Crisp fruit of cherry and red grape along with an easy sugary malt backing. Body is a medium feel that is light for the style. This is no bigfoot, but still offers a boozy bite.

Last swigs: If in the neighborhood of Metro Pointe, pop in for a pint...yes PINT...of barleywine.

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Photo of IntriqKen
4.45/5  rDev n/a
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at their Costa Mesa Location.
Poured a dark amber with a nitro-like creamy tan head that lasts and lasts leaving a sticky coating on the glass in it's wake. I'm told they use a mixture of nitro and CO2 in it which would explain it.
Aroma is soft fruits, apricots, pineapple, and a very big alcohol presence.
Taste is much like the aroma...soft fruits..mostly apricots, sweet sugary dark malt, then a nice citrus hop bite at the end. Again, a large alcohol presence as you swallow and it warms you on the way down.
Aftertaste is very hoppy and reminds me of SN's Bigfoot a lot.
Nice and fresh barleywine. Too bad it's not bottled. I'd like to see how this would be with a year on it.

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Karl Strauss Barleywine from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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