Baden Baden Red Ale Especial | Cervejaria Baden Baden

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervejaria Baden Baden
Brazil
cervejariabadenbaden.com.br

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by soper2000 on 12-14-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
14.7%
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of WoodBrew
2.12/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I tried this beer at the Figuira Restaurant in Sao Paulo. This is a big beer and now I see why. The label says red ale, but beer advocate lists it as a barleywine...which is now why I didnt like it. Not a barleywine fan and do not share the smae enjoyment with this beer as the 11 previous reviewers. The beer was rich red with white head. The smell and taste were dominated by alcohol, with mild presence of malt/grain. The mouthfeel was bad due to the high ABV that was not well balanced. Sorry...this was not a beer I enjoyed.

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Photo of vandeir_bochi
2.59/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of factoide
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

It does not look and tast like a barleywine to me.

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Photo of jonis
2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nice red color, persistent head.
Too much bitterness.

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Photo of denisconrado
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Super-Wednesday tasting with another gift Kel dear, enjoying the late winter. Appearance: Red, translucent, creamy foam with average fugacity, helping to maintain temperature. Aroma: Fruity Malt. Taste: alcohol at the inlet and outlet, think BBGolden brings more flavor; this felt that the aroma of the flavor, at least lacks the metal.

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Photo of PedroNasser
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of MaSaiani
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mocktm
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.32/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The apperance is of a really nice red, a bit of amber too. The foam is quite persistant.
Too much alcoholic and with a great bitterness.
Some berries in the flavour and aroma (strawberry, raspeberry and cherry), a bit of wine flavour too - quite interesting this beer. Unfortunately, the alcohol takes too much space in the aroma and taste.
I guess it would be better if I drink it with some red meat or don't drink as much as I did..

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Photo of srbcurti
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of DanLowery
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Paracatu
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Etrusco
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of CesarLopes
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of felipeprates
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of NandoPereira
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of VitorDamasceno
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml served in a Pokal glass.

A: Pours a reddish amber colour forming a medium, bubbled and aired yellow head. Medium retention and lots of lingering lacings formed and left in the glass. A small layer remains forever on the top

S: Sweet and malty in the nose. Toffee, caramel malts, crystal malts and candy sugar. Strong notes of dark fruits and dry dark fruits. Raisins, plums and date fruits. Notes of buttery dyacetil and citrus hops in the end

T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of toffee, caramel malts, crystal malts, roasted malts. Dry dark fruits: raisins, plums and dates. Bready yeasts. Nice citrus hops bitterness in the end

M: Heavy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Sweet and crispy aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. One of the best Brazilian brews for sure

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of my beer related priorities was complete when I ordered a bottle of this at Salommão in São Paulo a few days ago. This beer has received good marks, so that obviously was the reason I wanted to try this beer. So on to it:

The first part of the beer pours murky brown, but pouring more into my glass gets a deep, dark red color with a nice head on top and good stick. The aroma is very fruity. Ester like. Entering the mouth, it is a smooth liquid, but with a sticky, viscous, and sugary body. Lots of flavor here. It's fruity and piney with a good hoppiness. There's burnt sugar and caramel notes hitting the palate. A slight astringent note puts a close to this massive beer.

Intense and tasty. My bottle seemed a little aged, and it was served way too cold at first. It took two hours of sipping and warming up to get this beer to its optimal level, which it almost lived up to my very high expectations. Don't get me wrong, this is a good beer.

Oh, and why doesn't anyone import Baden Baden into the United States? Hello, Shelton Brothers!

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Photo of caiotosao
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice beer, strong roasty flavor and a little caramel smell.

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Photo of Flavio_Gama
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of FLima
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber reddish color with an off white head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Aroma of molasses, red fruits and wood.
Flavor of caramel, cherries, raspberries, earthy and citrus hops and oak. Dry and fruity aftertaste, red fruits are very present here.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 9.2% ABV is well hidden and harmonic after it starts to show up.
Likely the best Baden Baden. A Barley Wine with a good drinkability. Although a bit less complex than top average for the style, it is not shy and it compensates given the good deal of hops.
I have the impression that it improved from last time I had it (when I had found it with too much raw malt). Maybe I got use to the style. Anyway, it is definitely a great option to warm up the colder days.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

600 mL bottle,

A: Pours dark red with a full white head, excellent lacing.

S: Malt city, caramel, sugary, with a hint of orange and chocolate.

T: Big caramel, light earthy/grassy hops on the back end. Certainly a malt bomb. Some chocolate orange flavour as with the nose. Not a huge complexity compared to other English barleywines, but a good flavour.

M: Creamy, smooth, good body.

D: A nice barleywine. Thanks to Jon for bringing it back, glad to try it, a sure crowd pleaser in a big ale.

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