Old Conundrum | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States
fiftyfiftybrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.05%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by nickd717 on 01-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,251
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
60
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at City Beer for FiftyFifty day. Weird how this has the same name as an old Flossmoor Station beer, and if I'm not mistaken, FiftyFifty's brewer worked at Flossmoor. Coincidence? I doubt it.

Pours a clear dark amber-brown color with a medium off-white head leaving some foam and bubbles as it settles.

Aroma is nice and hoppy, pretty much what you'd expect from a decent fresh barleywine. Caramel, toffee, wood, and earth in there.

Flavor is lots of sticky caramel malt, toffee, rough resinous and earthy hops, wood, and slight citrusy notes

Medium bodied, mildly syrupy and sticky, with average carbonation.

Overall pretty good, but not the standout that FiftyFifty's imperial stouts are.

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Poured into a snifter at room temperature.
A - Pours a dark brown color with 1.5 fingers of beige head. The lacing is long lasting.
S - Bourbon and the fore, malt in the middle and a little hops on the finish.
T - Carmel and wood followed by a lot of bite from the hops.
M - Mouthfeel is medium with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O - A little too much bite for a good barley wine. Might be good with aging. Given the price, I'll pass on getting more.

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Old Conundrum from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 60 ratings