Bandstand Barleywine | Starr Hill Brewery

BA SCORE
71.4%
Liked This Beer
3.79 with 21 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Zach136 on 02-08-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
21
Liked:
15
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
12.93%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of JMS1512
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MattR2014
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good barley wine. Bottle I have lists 13.5% bottled 5/29/14. Will get again

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Photo of atrocity
2.24/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Not the beer for me. High in abv but low in flavor.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of embass
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Bladezone
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of ninjembro
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Sea Smoke oversized wine glass
From: Total Wine & More in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $8.49 (was supposed to be 30 percent off, but I never got it)
Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014
Consumed: Sept. 14, 2014
Misc.: Packaged on Oct. 17, 2013

Poured a dark caramel, semi-murky color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy, tan head. Below-average spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average spots of retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled brown sugar, caramel, toffee, Werther’s candy, butterscotch, rye hops, citrus hops and late boozy malts. (Smell - 3.75)

Taste was just OK, but all parts worse than the smell. Got brown sugar, caramel, toffee, light butterscotch, Werther’s, rye hops, citrus hops and herbal hops. Grass, peas and green beans. Not too dandy. (Taste - 3.50)

Medium body, Sticky texture. Soft carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 3.50)

Not a very good barleywine. I probably overrated it, but I’m a sucker for barleywines.
(Overall - 3.50)

3.58 | 81 | B

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Beershack
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of zdeck37
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of hyoung41
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Drknight
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Keith_R
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Bandstand Barleywine from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 71.4% out of 100 with 21 ratings
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