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The "Herc" C-130 Barleywine Style Ale - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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The "Herc" C-130 Barleywine Style AleThe "Herc" C-130 Barleywine Style Ale

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very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 7.13%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flying Bison Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 07-09-2004

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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by pottergator:
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Sammy
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Previewed at the brewery. A tasty barley wine. Though served on the cold side in an effort to preserve, it seemed very much like a simple U.K. barley wine. A good amount of barley and assertive use of hops. A very limited edition owing to their difficulty to generate and limited local market, and need to find a way to age. Perhaps after they go through a learning cycle on bottle conditioning.

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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle vintage dated 2006. Poured into a tulip glass, this beer has a clear deep orange/ruby color with off-white head that dissipates slowly. Assertive hop aroma as well as a hint of the strong alcohol content. Very smooth with malt complexities well blended. Balanced by a reasonable hop bitterness. Tastes more like the U.K. style - not overly hopped. Warming alcohol in the finish. I'll try to let my other 2 bottles age for another couple of years and definitely pick up some more the next time I'm at the brewery.

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4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pouring a 2010 Vintage bottle of the HERC Barleywine to a SA Snifter glass.

Pours a dark murky creek water brown, with orange and red highlights with a 1 finger head that fades to a nice lace around the glass. Big malts fill the nose, stanky hops follow with dark dank fruits, alcohol soaked raisins, and figs. Caramel notes and bitter toffee found also, very appealing. Great caramel coating on the tongue mixed with an assortment of dark fruits and grains. Deep and rich with a nice alcohol burn on the finish, prefect for these cold winter nights. Full bodied, medium carbonation, sweet and dry. Overall, man, im not "homing" this beer what so ever, its fantastic! I love it, hoppy, malty, fruity, desirable, and decadent, what more could you want in a barleywine, 2 thumbs up.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of WesWes
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer pours a dark amber/red color with a 1/2" offwhite head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a very malty scent that boasts of pale, crystal, and roasted malts. It's a bit sweet with a fair amount of hops. The taste is great. This is very malty beer with good hop character, but not overly hoppy. It goes down so incredibly smooth and finishes with some burnt toffee/caramel notes; very nice. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is the easiest drinking barleywine I've ever had. It's so malty you forget about the alcohol impact. It should dry out with age; a tremendous beer!

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of sirhc3034
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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The "Herc" C-130 Barleywine Style Ale from Flying Bison Brewing Company
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