Barstow-Lundy Barleywine | Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

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Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jmoore50 on 10-31-2009

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of HopHead84
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


2005 vintage shared by Javier, thanks! Poured into my Hill Farmstead glass. Supposedly this is named after two women that insure the brewery. I'm not exactly sure what that means though.

A: Deep ruddy brown with a faint crimson tinge. Beige head is one inch.

S: Light caramel notes with a prominent dried fruit element. I detect date, fig, prune, and raisin. There is a not insubstantial amount of oxidation to the nose, but it fits with the dried fruit theme. Malt is rich and complex. Leather is evident. Alcohol is slightly noticeable. This has aged well.

T: Lustrous caramel profile that is stronger than what I found in the nose. Prune, date, earth, leather, a little toffee and brown sugar. Hops have all but faded, leaving a tame but firm low level of bitterness. Oxidation is sherry-like and complementary. Alcohol is masked by the complexities.

M: Upper medium in body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky, creamy, and very dry. The finish really sucks the moisture out if your mouth.

Overall: A nice aged Barleywine. Quite complex.

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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pizza Port in Carlsbad. 07 vintage.

A: Dark red almost rust color. Great color for a barleywine.

S: Not really getting to much from the smell here. Malty sweetness with a slight flowery hoppyness.

T: Malty sweetness right from the start. The hops in this one have really mellowed out with the age. Small hop bitterness at the end but the maltyness takes over.

M: Extreamly Smooth. One of the best feeling barleywines I have tasted, if that makes any sense.

D: At 11% this one is very drinkable. The alcohol is almost non exsistant. Very glad that I had the oppertunity to try this one.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 06 on tap at Toronado S.F.

I loved the look of an aged barleywine. This was an oily copper color with a beautifully thick white head. The head was a half finger. The alcohol legs were great, just thick oily mess. Loved it.

The smell and tastes were identical. The candy sugar sweetness is just perfect with the oak and alcohol bite. The dark fruits are were plumbs and peaches. The bitterness is gone, just pure smooth malt sweetness.

The mouthfeel was a little dry and flat, but it is about three years old so I was not expecting anything crazy. There is an oil characteristic that left your lips smacking, great. Just a bit more carbonation.

Great beer that I was more than pleased to try.


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Barstow-Lundy Barleywine from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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