Barley Wine | Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
22 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
Missouri, United States
charlevillevineyard.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sip, Sit or Stand. The choice is yours, with one thing for certain, age defines grace. Our Barleywine style ale has proved to be no exception to this rule. Two Row Barley, Crystal malt, and Munich malt all prepare the canvas for an entourage of hops that will enlighten your pallet. Enjoy today and Savor tomorrow.

Added by Jason on 02-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
22
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
5.29%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Goosehunter75:
Photo of Goosehunter75
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a reddish copper. Bulbbles tend to cling to the side of the glass and their are lots and lots of them. Very, very thin layer of head that rapidly falls apart

S - Whoa! Thats strong! I detect bouron, raisins, and pears with a caramel backbone!

T - Lots of bourbon and caramel upfront. Nice caramel flavor on the finish as well. In between im detecting winter fruits such as apples and pears

M - A very heavy beers. Good burn going down from the 10.5 abv. Very think. A sipper!

O - Excellent winter beer. One in more than enough! Great flavor and a good winter warmer!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bomber with a vintage date of 2009 on it.

What it lacks in head retention it makes up for in a stunning brownish garnet clarity. Big malt in the nose, toasted bread with a think layer of caramel and figgy fruitiness. Lush creamy mouth feel, carbonation is light. Lots of sweetness is slowly tamed by the warming alcohol. Maltiness jumps from caramel to toasted bread to dried grass. Figgy fruitiness throughout. Finishes semi-sweet with a faint herbal hop flavor.

A tasty sipper, very well done ... worth a try for sure.

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Photo of Shawner
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This review concerns the '13 vintage.

This pours a reddish-brown color, with a very small head, and no lacing.

It seems time has completely tamed whatever hop attack was waiting for people who enjoyed this fresh. It smells relatively sweet, lots of caramel, toffee, and dried fruit- figs and raisins, I suppose.

This is a little too sweet for me, but it's still tasty. It feels maybe slightly oxidized, with that sort of sweet sherry-like character I associate with oxidation. There's a good amount of caramel, brown sugar coated toasted bread, some toffee, and slight dark fruit character, with no hop bitterness at all. It seems like possibly 1-2 years is the sweet spot for aging this one.

This has a slightly syrupy mouthfeel, with a lower level of carbonation. The carbonation feels appropriate for the style.

This is enjoyable stuff from a brewery that I'd never heard of.

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Photo of tubeyes
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beercellar92
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krl2112
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Docrock
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of IPA1978
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, hops, citrus, and slight yeast. Fits the style of an English Barleywine. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, slight hop, slight alcohol, and slight citrus. Overall, a good aroma, blend, and body.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Suds
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From 2015, this barley-wine is hazy and cloudy in complexion...muddy brown in color. It is still...not much of a head. The aroma is of malt and alcohol. Lots of dried fruit...it has warmth, toffee, but also dryness. It is a classic barleywine. Full, flavorful, enjoyable, and contemplative.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of capnamerica
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of leroybrown10
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seabass1964
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Barley Wine from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
3.97 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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