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Blunderbuss Barleywine 2012, Bourbon Barrel / Dry-hop Blend | Cambridge Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
cambridgebrewingcompany.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Rifugium on 02-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
14
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 14
Reviews by Rifugium:
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3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at CBC

This was a blend of two '12 Blunderbuss batches, one aged in bourbon oak barrels, the other aged in steel and dry-hopped.

Hazy, tarnished copper hue, topped with a small cap of bubbly off-white head that retained as a small collar. Aroma of raisins, solvent, and a generous amount of hops, pretty atypical from your average barleywine, though not completely unheard of. More of the same in the taste, with a definite solvent / fusel alcohol twinge in there, toasted grains, raisins and figs, notably hoppy with a bitterness that started about mid-palate and lasted into the aftertaste. Body was about medium to heavy-medium, not really as smooth as I like a barleywine to be, but it's still apparent what they were going for here, moderate carbonation, and while the alcohol was definitely present, it wasn't too hot. Pretty good overall.

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Blunderbuss Barleywine 2012, Bourbon Barrel / Dry-hop Blend from Cambridge Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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