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Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale) - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
82
good

506 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 29
Gots: 43 | FT: 3
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Higravity on 09-09-2005

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Ratings: 506 | Reviews: 347
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A- Pours a murky brownish with a golden hue, slight translucency, decent amount of floaties, almost completely flat with just faint carbonation here and there.

S- Light toffee and caramel muted by cardboard oxidation, not bad but not overly flavorful or aromatic, definitely showing it's age.

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O- I've had my fair share of aged beers. While this wasn't terrible, for the style it could be doing a lot better. I've had beers aged 5x longer that have held up much better. While it was definitely worth the $5 to try, it's not something I'll be going back to try anytime soon.

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Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
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