Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey Barrels | Nebraska Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
133 Ratings
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsFathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey Barrels
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
nebraskabrewingco.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A rich, full bodied Barley Wine with a wonderfully warming character from the malts & dark brown sugars. Held to the light, its burgundy color is fitting for a bigger beer that has aromatics that hint of the oak, the whiskey, the somewhat sweet nature, and molasses that makes this beer truly unique. The non-barrel-aged version of this beer took Silver in the 2009 US Open Beer Championships. Using Stranahan’s Whiskey barrels, we aged this beer for 6 months to impart a small amount of oak tannins and the whiskey character that combine to elevate this beer beyond its original entry into this world. Excellent to enjoy now and cellerable for years.

34 IBU

Added by mikedashg on 12-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
133
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of mjwellman
4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours cloudy medium brown color with the a three finger creamy white head.
S: Sweet, oak aroma. I don't pick up on the whiskey but it has a wonderful complex aroma
T: the taste is just as complex as the aroma. There is a light vanilla sweetness to it with a hint of the whiskey. There is a trace of bitterness towards the end.
F: Light carbonation, sweet but feels wonderful on the palate.
O: Damn fine beer. Can't say I've been a barelywine beer fan but I can drink this one all night. Nebraska does it again. Another fine beer from them.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Odysseyalien
3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Barracudas
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iheartgeist
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with Nimrod, aka huhzubendah. Nice to sip - sweeter than expected but still enjoyable. Molasses and honey notes with a lingering sugary aftertaste. Beautiful amber color with good head retention.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared with Lauren, aka iheartgeist.

Murky copper body a thick, creamy, khaki hued head that coats the glass in sticky lacing. Aromas include oak, sweet, fruity malts, breads, vanilla, oak, whiskey. The beer improves as it is allowed to warm and open up a bit. Sweet, but not overpowering, and appropriate for the style. Gentle alcohol warmth late palate. Medium-full bodied. Enjoyable.

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Photo of SheaDawg
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmeehan
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is tough to judge. At 12.1%, it doesn't feel like it has a pinch of any kind. I sometimes struggle with barleywines because they're so strong, but this doesn't do that to me. I almost resent it for it. It's stronger to smell than it is to taste, and I don't get the whiskey notes I expected to since it's aged in whiskey barrels, but it's a solid beer overall that's pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of CoreyC
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2016 Bottle.

A - Pours an amber burgundy color, nice clarity, no haze, very thick white lacing that rides up the sides of the glass. Swirl the snifter and it grabs like glue - very viscous.

S - Candy toffee, whiskey, oak tannin, vanilla, dry toasted caramel. Aroma is very dry overall.

T - Strong whiskey presence throughout, dry oak tannin, vanilla, some smokiness, toasted caramel. There's a fair amount of alcohol effervescence.

M - Big body, velvety, slick mouth feel, slip smacking sticky.

O - A little on the harsh side and not very well blended (right now), too green and unrefined right now. I want to buy a few more bottles and cellar them, this definitely needs some age to mellow out.

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Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of needMIbeer
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thumperskibum
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gruss004
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey Barrels from Nebraska Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 133 ratings.
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