Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series) | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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607 Ratings
Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series)

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.60%

Availability: Rotating

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.

65 IBU

2007 - 11.4%
2009 - 11.1%

Added by UncleJimbo on 02-04-1999

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3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 bottle, 10.6%, into a Pipeworks snifter

Nice copper color, a little murky looking. Aroma is a good balance of malt and citrusy hops. Taste is initially malty and a bit sweet, a little brown sugar. Hops kick in on the way down, with a pretty strong, but pleasant hop bitterness on the back end. Good body for the style. Very enjoyable beer.

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4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.2/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.16/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smutty barley wine vintage 2013.
This beast pours a hazy orange with a THICK lightly tan off white head and astounding lacing.
The nose is of thick sweet malt, moderate hops, caramel, and moderately strong grain. Flavors
are big caramel malts up front. Nice fruity flavors abound with peaches smashing into a solid
wall of moderately bitter hops. Smooth mouth feel with a light sweetly bitter aftertaste.
A most excellent example, and one worth laying down for a number of years.
THIS is one BIG ale from the Smutty ones!


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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 607 ratings.
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