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Olde Deuteronomy - Alley Kat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

99 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 51
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Alley Kat Brewing Company visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2002)
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Photo of Mlkluther
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Pours dark brown almost orange. The nose has caramel and plum, maybe pear? A complex brew. Maybe a little too boozy for me.

Mlkluther, Sunday at 10:27 PM
Photo of KentCstrait
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

My very first barley wine! Brown sugar, caramel, wood. Sticky.

This is impressive. Too much going on with this beer. Now I am ready to jump into this style. Thanks Alley Kat!

KentCstrait, Nov 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

KeKeKumba, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Sathanas
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Sathanas, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

22Blue, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ScottWestmaas, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

seldomseen, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

canucklehead, Dec 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

strang, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A big thank you to Wordemupg for this 2011 bottle, a long time want.

Appearance. Pours an murky orangey-brown with a very thin off-white head that doesn't last very long.

Smell. Big caramel, brown sugar, and raisins, a little sweet grainy malt and a touch of orange rind. Smells awesome.

Taste. Caramel, burnt sugar, and raisins. There's still a little orange rind going on as well (like the smell) ans some herbal hops. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel. Full body, low carbonation.

Overall. A really nice BW that I would enjoy every year if it came here. Great stuff.

Rutager, Aug 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

artemh, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

FrostyWPG, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

tom10101, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Mattsander for this bottle.
2011 Vintage. Poured in to snifter.

A - Deep copper colour. Carbonation appears very low as almost no head forms on the pour.

S - Sweet toffee, brown sugar and caramel dominate. Some floral and lighter fruity notes are als present.

T - Dark caramel, toffee and brown sugar flavours dominate. Raisin and some stick hop flavours come through - some fruity esters and floral notes.

M - Medium body. Sticky. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

WillAndSarah, Apr 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

MrTinnedPEach, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

IanSpindler, Mar 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Morpheus, Dec 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Garenburg, Dec 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

cfalovo97, Dec 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

HumanParaquat, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Converge
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip. 2010 vintage.

A - Pours a beautiful deep mahogany hue with ample haze and a thin skiff of tan head. Minimal retention, and no real lacing. Great looking beer nonetheless.

S - Candied fruit sweetness, herbal earthiness, rich caramel malt, a touch of leather, and some rum-like booze. Maybe some dark, dried fruit as well. Quite musty, but sweet and even a bit sour as well. Spices add to the complexity and depth. Wood, cherries, apples, the list goes on. A pungent and complex aroma for sure.

T - Big time flavor here. Huge, rich malty backbone of caramel, toffee and brown sugar, with almost cloying sweet notes of candied apple and cherries. Resinous, musty earth, dank wood, dates, rum, and anise, among other spices. Finishes with an assertive herbal hop punch that lends a firm bitterness, as the alcohol makes it self apparent in the finish. Long lasting finish of rich malt, herbal astringency, and warming alcohol presence. Very, very full bodied.

M - Thick and syrupy, with carbonation on the lower side. Bitterness in the finish. Pretty sticky stuff too. Finishes pretty warm, but not too much so.

D - Certainly one of the more ambitious and interesting brews from my home province Alberta, but that being said this isn't quite my thing. I'm slowly warming up to barleywines, but I still find many of them overly astringent and alcoholic. However, this is probably one of the better BWs I've had the chance to try. I think as my tastes change and I delve further into craft, this will be a brew to revisit due to the availability and great price for me.

Converge, Sep 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

wesbray, Aug 01, 2012
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Olde Deuteronomy from Alley Kat Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.