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5 Beers For 5 Years - The Brewing Team - American Barley Wine-Style Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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3.72/5
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128 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
128
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
21
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden amber to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a rather nice pace. The lacing was sticky. The smell had a really nice sweet toffee, light caramel, light vanilla, light plum and just a tad of tobacco to want to balance it towards the English side. However, some light bittersweet citrus hops beg to differ. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and combined wonderfully in a sweet way. Tobacco does come back to buff up the flavoring. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with more of a sipping quality to it. The carbonation seemed to have balanced itself out with a little graceful age as the ABV also feels slightly hidden. Overall, I believe I had this at the absolute best time. This was an absolutely spectacular Barleywine I would have again.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jwale73
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours the color and clarity of caramel with no head. Nose expresses ethanol, malt, wet cardboard, toasted malt and a hint of sweetness. Taste expresses earthy hops, butterscotch, sweet, a hint of cardboard and a hint of cardboard at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a carbonation shy of lively. All and all, not bad but past its prime.

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Photo of zekeman17
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jas45678
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.54/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CTJman
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerOps
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scott2269
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very hoppy, much more than appropriate for the style, even though I enjoyed this.

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

Photo of Droppinloaves
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barfootbandit
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bomber into a sniffer. Perhaps the best Barleywine I have had the pleasure of drinking. Aromas of honey, butterscotch, and toffee with a dark caramel color. Very malty and high in ABV at 10%. Very malt forward but with a clean finish. Tastes of honey, caramel even a tad chocolaty. The high ABV definitely helped the overall taste and this was a very hearty beer. The execution of this Barleywine was superb in my opinion, absolutely incredible beer.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of masterofsparks
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of olradetbalder
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaycase
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasonR1975
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of SP1_FLA
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Sanderson
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of DVMin98
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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5 Beers For 5 Years - The Brewing Team - American Barley Wine-Style Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 128 ratings