Sammy's Barleywine | Capitol City Brewing Company

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3.76/5
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Brewed by:
Capitol City Brewing Company
United States
capcitybrew.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by 99bottles on 03-12-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by 99bottles:
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3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this at the brewpub this week after a meal. The barleywine is served in a small goblet, and has a deep reddish brown appearance. The inital smells are of sweet banana and pear. The mouthfeel is good, not too thin, but had a rather annoying pucker at first. I suppose thats overdone hops turned grapefruitjuice. There is plenty of sweetness, and rich carmel taste from the malts. Overall, its not a bad barleywine, but just average. The alcohol is there in a big way too and seems to push too much esteric sweetness across the palate. Almost cloying, but not heavy enough. Hopfeel was very lacking. A world apart from something like SN Bigfoot. Wish the abv was listed. I'd guess > 10%.

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Sammy's Barleywine from Capitol City Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2 ratings