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Old Blarney Barleywine - Moylan's Brewery

Old Blarney BarleywineOld Blarney Barleywine

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BA SCORE
86
very good

306 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%


Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 02-26-2002)
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Reviews by SaucyA:
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SaucyA

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a brown/amber into the snifter with a nice off-white head that seems to last quite a while. Ruby red highlights. Lacing.

S - Piney hops, with a lemon zest note. Sweet pineapples, candy corn. Alcohol. Sweet, sticky, malty background.

T - Not nearly what the nose led me to think. I expected, sticky, sappy hop bitterness with a massive sweet malt. What it turns out to be is rather drab, fading hops, super sweet sugar-water, and a boozy smack. Rather uninspired at best, and unpleasant at it's worst. Kind of a mess.

M - Needs a bit more carbonation, and needs a bit more body. I expected big!

D - It's drinkable in that it's got some taste, but not so much to make me buy (trade for) another.

Notes: I'm not that impressed with Moylan's at all. Doesn't Marin contract brew through them? Why are their beers so awesome?

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 21:49:17 | More by SaucyA
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S: Citrus and fresh orange in a faint nose.

T: Nectary, cherry, citrus, plum, fig, raisin, decent malt backbone.

M: Full bodied and fairly smooth.

O: Definitely recommended. I'd love to try the barrel aged version.

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Old Blarney Barleywine from Moylan's Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.