The Big 4-2 Barleywine | John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by connecticutpoet on 02-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a dark hazy typically barleywine brown color, with a thin white lacy head, moderate carbonation is barely visible

S - big on the dark fruits, raisins, prunes, plums, currants and such, some faint sugary sweetness and roasted malts

T - the flavor is loaded, roasted malts, big sugary sweetness of vanilla and toffee

M&D - as good as the big 4-1, not as good as the big 4-0, definitely needs age, hopefully Tullycross kept a keg. pretty sure Frank is still there, right. Happy Birthday Frank!

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewed with maris Otter, Biscuit, Aromatic, CaraMalt, and Honey Malt. Hopped with Kent Goldings, Magnum, and Saaz.

This beer had a clear amber body, no head at all.

Aroma was very light, with a bare hint of floral hops and honey. Not at all what I would have expected from a barleywine.

Taste was rich, buttery malt, with a nice hop balance. Not complex, but pleasant.

Mouthfeel was smooth, and not highly carbonated. Not too bad.

Drinkability... pretty good for a beer of this ABV. The alcohol was not noticeable at all.

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The Big 4-2 Barleywine from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
3.78 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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