Barely's Frambwha!? | Barley's Brewing Company

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Barley's Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 06-07-2008

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of misfit1034
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a tulip on tap at Brewhouse on 02/13/11... Not much head once it made it to the table but the little bit there was left some nice lacing on the glass... Appearance was a cloudy copper and the nose on it was heavy with rasperry and a slight booze aroma (which would be expected for a 12% abv)... I am not big on fruit beer but this was definitely a testament to the style... I would say that, despite the lower abv, this is very similar to DFH Fort... I would highly recommend this to anyone in the area that likes a fruit beer or a good wheatwine...

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.61/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Props to trep for hooking me up with this growler via trade (enjoy that La Folie!). Poured into a Corsendonk tulip.

"Frambwha!?" pours a murky, grapefruit-amber body with a towering two inch head. The white foam is tightly packed and takes on a pinkish hue, all the while depositing attractive swaths of lacing. Aroma is more muted than I had hoped, especially considering the ABV and insane amount of raspberries used in this beer. Subtle note of berry vine, wheat, and cherry 7-up balance with a hint of floralness.

Thick and chewy body up front with notes of toasted biscuit and wheat in the background. Semi-sweet raspberries with a hint of under-ripened fruit washes over the sides of the palate before giving way to a syrupy, warming, vodka-esque booziness. Dangerously drinkable, but more than a pint of this hefty wheatwine sits a little too heavy on the stomach. Framboise? Wheat-wine? Neither and both at the same time. I applaud Barley's for their creativity, and although this was a tasty & utterly unique Wheatwine, I can't honestly say that I'd want it again.

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Photo of Sammy
3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tons of raspberry puree barleywine. And some hop. Pinkish colour with good white head, medium mouthfeel. Fresh, too fresh raspberry aroma. Fine for a fruit beer but one dimensional.Sweet, he guyslike it but if not for the ABV its a chick thing. Would like less raspberry flavour in there.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly pinkish/rose wheat with a steady ring of white head.

Aroma: Boozy wheat notes, lots of red raspberry, pale grains.

Taste: Wonderfully spritzy raspberry flavors with lingering alcohol sweetness and pale grain notes.

Mouthfeel: warming and sweet but not cloying in anyway. full. Crisp and bubbly. Almost champagne like carbonation.

Drinkability: Outrageous for 12%.

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Barely's Frambwha!? from Barley's Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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