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Olde Bluehair Barley Wine - Big Sky Brewing Company

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Olde Bluehair Barley WineOlde Bluehair Barley Wine

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BA SCORE
89
very good

279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 58
Gots: 92 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
75 IBU

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 01-24-2009)
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scott2269

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

12-08-2013 03:23:33 | More by scott2269
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-07-2013 22:28:52 | More by Seattle_Suds
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Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

12-07-2013 01:18:08 | More by Giggy
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -24.3%

This was a 2012 vintage.

A: Medium brown, decent clarity, thin/large bubbles and a gusher.

S: Brettanomyces infected w/o a doubt, medicinal/cottony, damn and earthy. I cant really detect a lot of the base beer but it smells alright.

T: The brett funk dominated this for me, just ruined by infection. I'm sure the clean bottles are much better.

M: Super thin/overcarbonated.

11-24-2013 22:06:33 | More by mattsander
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-24-2013 20:33:23 | More by Kmat10
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-24-2013 15:36:03 | More by IanSpindler
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

11-24-2013 02:28:10 | More by ADTaber
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-22-2013 14:40:19 | More by XmnwildX12
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%

750 ml bottle into snifter, 2012 vintage bottle 2843/3240. Pours moderately hazy deep ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of caramel, pear, apple, tangerine, orange zest, floral, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon, light clove, brown sugar, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of malt and barrel notes with a fair amount of hop presence; and good strength. Taste of caramel, pear, apple, tangerine, orange zest, floral, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon, clove, light pine, brown sugar, and toasted earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, pear, apple, orange zest, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon, clove, brown sugar, and light pine on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of malt and barrel flavors with a moderate amount of hops; with a great malt/hop/barrel flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, slick, and lightly crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent barleywine style. All around great balance and complexity of malt, barrel, and hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

11-21-2013 04:55:02 | More by superspak
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Zaximus

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-17-2013 03:44:23 | More by Zaximus
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mjohnson17

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

11-11-2013 14:43:53 | More by mjohnson17
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-08-2013 19:22:31 | More by Auror
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-05-2013 11:00:46 | More by nrbw23
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MontereyBay831

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-28-2013 19:20:17 | More by MontereyBay831
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Drucifer

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

10-27-2013 23:22:14 | More by Drucifer
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Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

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MCain04

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-05-2013 03:46:25 | More by MCain04
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

09-30-2013 11:43:32 | More by xnicknj
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

09-29-2013 17:40:36 | More by mpenning13
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

09-22-2013 02:35:35 | More by Zaphog
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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Vermonthiker

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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bigaddy

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

08-13-2013 01:24:05 | More by bigaddy
Olde Bluehair Barley Wine from Big Sky Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.