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

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Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States | website

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mattvandyk on 03-14-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
126
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
43.68%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
23
For Trade:
5
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a tulip

Pours a very hazy, almost murky dark orange color. Small layer of off white colored head. Average looking lace and head retention.

Earthy wood, lots of sweet caramel, sugary, a hint of like a pellet hop.

Sweet sugary caramel, woody, slightly earthy malts. Defiantly some hop bitterness, but not huge hop flavors. A bit of some citrus and a little of that dank pellet hop flavor.

Fairly thick mouthfeel with a lighter carbonation.

As far as barley wines go, this is just a bit too average. I expected more from cigar city.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter. Bottle dated 2/5/2014.

A: Pours a cloudy butterscotch brown with a small one finger light tan head. Some minimal lacing. Much larger head with better retention on second pour.

S: A nice mix of caramel, butterscotch, and piney hops. A hint of citrus fruits.

T: Punch of bitter hops combined with sweet malts. Honey, caramel, apricots, and biscuits.

M: Full bodied and lightly carbonated. Finish is fairly sweet with linger bitterness.

O: Classic American barleywine. Easy drinking and enjoyable. Not my all time favorite of the group, but very solid brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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5 Beers For 5 Years - The Brewing Team - American Barley Wine-Style Ale from Cigar City Brewing
3.8 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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