Arctic Alchemy | Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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BA SCORE
4.01/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
thebrewworks.com

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,779
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
52
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
12
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Mllrg973
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was away for the weekend. Initially intended to go to Funk Brewing in Emmaus, PA, but lack of nearby hotels sent me to Bethlehem, PA. Driving down the street, I went past Fegleys and decided to head in there once I got my hotel situated. I parked my car and headed into the hotel. I got a room while I was having my first drink at the hotel. When I got to Fegleys, I noticed the huge selection of beers there. Some I tried were only $3 for a 5 oz sample. The bartender told me they were out of Arctic Alchemy. But, after having a few beers, I noticed the bottle of Arctic Alchemy with the other beers. I said something to the bartender, he put one on ice while I debated whether or not to get the huge bottle. After a few other beers, I decided, yes, I'm going to do it!!! About to change the game!!! I tried it and I could taste a cherry undertone to the beer, not so much of booze though. I was able to finish the beer and still able to walk after doing so LOL!!! I thought I would be on my ass!!!

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Photo of madelf66
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BuddyPal
4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Good Barley wine. Not as good as Bullfrog's Old Toad, but good.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml corked and caged bottle. Date is confusing - says 2010 Expedition, but I bought this bottle this year, so I don't think it's that old. I have no idea. The bottom of the cork was a bit deteriorated and there is a thick sediment layer, so maybe?

pours a muddy brown color, no head whatsoever, just a few bubbles. rich malty aroma - raisins, tobacco, dark cherry, brown sugar. similar in the flavor, but not overly sweet. body is thin to medium, very low carbonation.

overall - not bad, sort of like a poor man's JW Lees

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3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From the 650 ml bottle received as a gift from a non-BA member. 2010 batch. Sampled on June 27, 2015.

Gorgeous chestnut reddish pour.

Full barley and caramel malt aroma even after 5 years. Roasted peat moss and sweet.

Full body.

The taste is delightfully malty, sweet, and mellow with aging.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Arctic Alchemy from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 52 ratings