Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series) | Smuttynose Brewing Company
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
Style: American Barleywine
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.60%
Notes / Commercial Description:
First brewed in England, these potent, malty monsters were frequently aged before being put into small bottles and sold as strong beers or even medicinal tonics. The American version has been blown up with more alcohol, larger bottles and more hops.
Smuttynose Barleywine straddles these two branches of the barleywine tree. When you taste it, you’ll notice deep, rich caramel malt flavors, balanced with hop bitterness. Fruity hop flavors act as a garnish for its amped-up but classic flavor. For a more refined experience, tuck a few bottles away for a year or two. The alcohol will mellow and the hop aromas will fade into the background, leaving the luscious malt to shine on its own.
2007 - 11.4%
2009 - 11.1%
Added by UncleJimbo on 02-04-1999
Reviews: 355 | Ratings: 605
Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 605 ratings.