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Heartland Brewery Full Moon Barleywine - Heartland Brewery Union Square

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Heartland Brewery Full Moon Barleywine
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heartland Brewery Union Square visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beerluvr on 01-04-2004)
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Reviews by Douglas14:
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3.2/5  rDev -14.9%

Ok color, with not a lot of head or lace. The retention isn't great either. The aroma and taste are identical and not very impressive. It has a very nice malty backbone though. The mouthfeel is nice. Overall it's an ok beer but still a mid range barleywine on it's good day.

01-14-2009 21:28:36 | More by Douglas14
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Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

On tap at the Empire State Building location. Light golden colour with a bubbly off-white head that leaves lace. Citrus hoppy taste was fine. Average mouthfeel. Was not getting much in complex taste. Orange aroma. Not bad for this bretwpub by comparison.

02-21-2010 05:24:00 | More by Sammy
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Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +12.2%

Arrived to the table with a sheet of lacing acrosss the top of the pint, lovely golden/orange color. The nose was fruity, with a nice citrus not behind the fruit and malt tones. Some flowery hoppiness there too. The taste was full bodied with a relaxed carbonation, allowing the sweet maltiness to dominate. Alcohol and flowery hoppiness follows. The finish was as warming as it was long...just very very good!

01-04-2004 18:17:41 | More by beerluvr
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3.08/5  rDev -18.1%

Pours clear golden - very light in color for a barlewine - with a thin head that immediately becomes a wiap, with a little stickage. Very clear.

The smell is rummish - fruity alcohol esters and sweet grain.

The taste is grainy and sweet - rum and fruitiness. Very different than any barleywine I've had. While different is sometimes good - I don't know about this case. It seemed to lack the complexities and richness of the style. Watery thin finish with some residual sweetness, without lingering flavor. Body seemed a bit weak, though alcohol was well-covered - well, in sharpness more than in taste.

It has a surprising drinkability to it considering its abv and lack of anything particularly interesting. Something odd about it though that I didn't find so appealing, and rather thin.

01-13-2008 03:12:22 | More by jwc215
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-15-2013 22:58:23 | More by hiphops24
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

The barleywine was heartlands best offer.

Deep amber tones with a nice stable head that leaves a generous lacing.
Smell is of roasted malts and seems citrusy. Taste is strong, sweet beginning with a woody flavour then a strong and lasting rush of hops, very bitter but manageable.

In the end this beer is worth the visit to the pub at union sq.

04-09-2009 04:49:25 | More by Andreji
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-16-2011 02:51:23 | More by Pjev11
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3.15/5  rDev -16.2%

On tap. It came with a deep copper color and nice tan head. The aroma was light. What I could smell was fruity-maltiness with a hint of spice presumably from the yeast. The flavor seemed a little light for a true Barleywine. There was sweet caramel maltiness that gave way to a little plum and date type fruit flavor. Nice light weight beer for the style.

10-07-2009 17:22:06 | More by BigMcLargeHuge
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Draught @ Times Square location: this one pours a clear amber color. There was about 1 finger of an off white head that left a bit of lacing. It has a pretty good nose. A fair amount of citrus/grapefruit hops are on top. Sweet malts in the background. Definitely a hoppy bite to the tatste. The malt sweetness is fairly well masked. Decent body to it. Not bad!

03-09-2012 14:17:16 | More by Boto
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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%

This barleywine had a somewhat strange nose, flowery with a bit of a sting, kind of like carnations meets Icy-Hot. The beer had a nice pronounced cloudy orange color and was virtually headless\uncarbonated. Fruity flavor and malty goodness, with a tiny clove (?) bite and alcohol sweet finish. Overall a good barleywine, a pleaseant surprise from Heartland. I wouldn't mind having a chance to try this from a cask...

03-13-2004 20:03:02 | More by PopeJonPaul
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-14-2012 00:57:51 | More by t0rin0
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New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-22-2014 13:18:05 | More by paulish
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New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-09-2014 03:07:00 | More by AmitC
Heartland Brewery Full Moon Barleywine from Heartland Brewery Union Square
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