Galaxian Barleywine | Bootlegger's Brewery

Galaxian BarleywineGalaxian Barleywine
52 Ratings
Galaxian BarleywineGalaxian Barleywine

Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 01-29-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 10
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4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the Bootlegger's 5th Anniversary Celebration held at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA.

Pours a murky dark honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with a candied citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some great aromas and tasty flavors.

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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%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Bootlegger's

The beer is a dark amber color with a khaki colored head. Intense fruit aroma to this. Lots of citrus notes as well as some dark fruit such as raisin and black cherry. Quite a bit of caramel and toffee notes with a hint of brown sugar. The flavor has a moderate pine and citrus peel bitterness with good grapefruit flavor. A strong malt backbone of toffee and caramel with more of the sweet dark fruits that were present on the nose.

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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a deep amber to red with a medium white head, good lace.

S: Deep piney hop notes, cedar and pink grapefruit, great malty undercurrent.

T: Pine and grapefruit, hop forward and it shows. The malt is very good here, crystal style, biscuit, quite forward. A very good mix of flavour. Like Hog Heaven meets Old Ruffian.

M: Medium to full-bodied, creamy, resiny, thick, a tad thin by the finish.

O: A very good barleywine. Now April's getting hot, maybe a little late for these types of beers, but I certainly enjoyed it.

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4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-11.3%, chalice. 55-59C serving temperature.

A: Ice tea pour produced a steady sitting peanut shell toned capping that was firm and frothy of 2 finger standing. Slow, mesmerizing pace of micro-effervesce is spacious and gentle on the rise. Big lace dressing on the vessel.

S: Toffee, passion fruit, fresh peach and fruity nose. Freshly squeezed citrus, fresh herbal notes with sweet toffee alcohol on the finish. Absolutely love the aroma here, great representation of the galaxy hops.

T: Scotchy malt, light grassy hops with a nice smooth polished delivery of sweet boozy alcohol. Dank herbal hops, dried toffee, dried tropical fruit, pine-scotch with spicy sweet citric elements. Some yeasty apple-plum esters.

M: Full bodied malty lush mouthful, warming spicy toffee and gentle carbonation.

O: Overall love the opening aroma, strength and complexity that highlights the galaxy hops. Beautiful, smooth scotchy booze flavor with a gentle spicy alcohol leave.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark copper color with a lasting half finger tan head that leaves some soapy and sticky lace after each sip.

S: Heavy malt presence, some faint mango, caramel, a touch of vanilla and some golden raisin. Not intense in the way of hops, but they're tucked in there.

T: I'm not the biggest American barleywine fan, but this is surprisingly good. A big blanket of malt and some light pine resin throughout. Touches of toffee and a bit of pine on the finish, trailing into a lingering pine resin bite.

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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1327th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
22 oz

2012 Release

Thanks to my boy Jeremy for snagging one for me.

App- A very deep deep sunset orange with a tinge of gold and yellow intermixed. A small one finger head with a mild cling. A bit of dish soap bubbles around the edges with some film.

Smell- A good nose but very fresh. but what did I expect. Its an 11% Monster. A very large damp citrus with some succulent hop notes. Rich creamy malts and no sign of booze though.

Taste- The debate rages with this beer. BW vs. Monster DIPA. The one beer that I would say could make an arguement for the title. Taste was much like the nose with a ton of damp citrus with a good amount of creamy rich malts. A nice blending but just a bit young still.

Mouth- A full medium body with a perfectly medium carbonation. Rich, creamy, caramel and citrus after taste.

Drink- This was a beer where it was hard to tell where one style ended and another began. A good beer, but still young. Needs to sit for a bit.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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Galaxian Barleywine from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 52 ratings
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