Blunderbuss Barleywine | Cambridge Brewing Company

125 Ratings
Blunderbuss BarleywineBlunderbuss Barleywine

Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-10-1999

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in a snifter at the Cambridge Brewing restaurant.

Dark ruby-copper color with a 1/2 finger head.

At first, the aroma is light fruit, raisin.

The alcoholic finish is prominent.

Taste: raisin and fruit.

Food paring enhances the beer aroma/taste 500%. As if this beer was meant to tasted with food. Unlike other barley wines, this beer works exceptionally well with food.
I had the Balsamic grilled chicken sandwich with cheese, and the salad with vinaigrette. After eating, the fruit, raisin, and toffee blossomed in the beer.

The beer is currently 13%(?) and served in an 8 oz snifter.With food paring, one of the best
American Barley wines I have tasted.

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4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass. Thick head that settles slowly, leaving a blanket of delicate lace. The liquid is dark brown where I can tell it's muddy.

Sweet brandy-like notes--cherry and rum soaked raisins. Blindfolded, I might think I was smelling a cold port. Delicious nose.

Deep roasted malt flavor upfront--the sweetness comes in the swallow along with a good dollop of alcohol warmth. The aftertaste features dark cherries and plenty of alcohol--quite the kick. Very thick body which is enhanced by the nearly non-existent carbonation. Chewy.

One of the best Barley Wines I've ever had.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

Blunderbuss Barleywine from Cambridge Brewing Company
4.3 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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