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

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BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
140 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
Ranking:
#6,882
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
140
pDev:
10.38%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
41
Trade:
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 45
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robear
3.26/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bandi
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy caramel amber in color. It poured with a short off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of whiskey are present in the nose.
T: The taste starts off with initial flavors of whiskey and has hints of vanilla and brown sugar. There are some notes of alcohol in the finish.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish has lots of warming from the alcohol.
O: This barrel-aged barley wine is all about the whiskey so you don't get much in the way of hops. It would make for a nice beer to sip and savor on a cold winter night.

Serving type: bottle

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3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrStiffington
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of champ103
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky copper/brown color. A dense two finger beige head forms and sticks around as a small cap after it recedes a little. Filmy lace is left behind.
S: Lots of wood, fresh Oak aromas and tannins. Malty sweetness with some residual sugars, even some fruits. Like plums and figs.
T: Like the nose, Oak and tannins are big up front, that are almost tart and little shocking at first. After that fruity and sweet vanilla with some sugars. Big plum and fig fruit flavors.
M/O: A medium to full body. Enough carbonation to satisfy, but smooth and creamy. The bottle conditioning works well here. Surprisingly easy to drink. A big beer, but one I can sip on all day.

Maybe not my favorite Barleywine, and barrel aged at that. Though still well made. It took me a while to get use to the tannin character, but once I did this became really enjoyable.

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Photo of shirtless_mike
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of maz
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage. Despite the age, still pretty rough around the edges. Overall, tasty, but not something I'd want more than the 8 ounces I had of nor something I'd consider worth the effort to age.

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Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey Barrels from Nebraska Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 140 ratings
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