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Olde Deuteronomy - Alley Kat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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94 Ratings
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94
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 51
Gots: 5 | 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 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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FrostyWPG, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

tom10101, Jun 13, 2013
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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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4/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Garenburg, Dec 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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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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4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage. ABV listed at 10.3%.

Beer is a very dark maroon with a small tan head that dissipates almost immediately. A bit of lacing.

Smell is rich. Toffee, caamel, sweet malt, dark fruits (fig, raisin, plum), brown sugar, leather. Intoxicating.

Taste is like the nose. Rich toffee and caramel, bread, brown sugar, dark fruits. Quite sweet. Alcohol is pretty strong- I imagine it gets smoother with some more time, but rather hot right now.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation, syrupy.

Overall, very nice!

jrenihan, Jul 15, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Date: 03/20/12
Type: 11.2oz. Bottle
Vintage: 2008
Glass: SH Large Tulip

Pours a dark mahogany brown tobacco in color w/ a very light skim coat head and little to no lacing. Aromas of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, light citrus, and basement mustiness. The flavor was caramel/toffee sweetness up front, leading into dark fruits (raisin/fig), and finishing w/ a touch of tobacco, hop bitterness, and basement mustiness. Medium bodied w/ carbonation on the lower end of the spectrum. Easy to drink for the style w/ well masked ABV.

This brew has been on my wants list forever! Finally acquired a bottle and it did not disappoint, now all I have to do is figure out how to get more.

mikeyv35, Jun 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Vandelayindustri, Jan 24, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

vintage 2010

pours a dark copper with ruby red. light creamy head. little to no retention.

quite rich with subtle caramel and sweet malt. slight dark fruit, with some even lighter leather.

a tad more abrasive and bold in flavor. darker fruit pops out a bit more. some citrus hop still making itself known. still that sweet malty flavor through out.

nice and chewy, with a mild to moderarte carbonation. slight burn in the back.

a very enjoyable barleywine, very american like indeed.

hooliganlife, Jan 18, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 edition of Olde Deuteronomy.

Appearance - Pours a hazy mahogany hue with a thin white head.

Smell - Tropical fruits (predominantly passionfruit), licorice, spicy notes, slight citrus aromas.

Taste - Hint of the tropical and citrus fruits. Sweet honey character to it; slightly bitter hops in the aftertaste. Finish has a bit of leafiness/grassiness to it.

Mouthfeel - Medium-to-full bodied with minimal-to-no bubbles. Very smooth. Enjoyable to sip on.

Overall - A very nice representation of a barleywine from Alley Kat. The ABV is hardly recognizable in this one, which makes it easy to drink (and slightly dangerous). Lovely fruity flavours shine in this one.

leaddog, Jan 16, 2012
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Olde Deuteronomy from Alley Kat Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.