Ol' No. 1 | Big Al Brewing

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Brewed by:
Big Al Brewing
Washington, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by barleywinefiend on 03-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by BillHilly:
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a ruddy orangish color with a white cap and some good lacing leftover after a few minutes

S: Yeasty with some bread and candy sweetness on the nose

T: A nice blast of candy sugar, some bread with a unique flavor I can describe as almonds, some light residual sugar

M: Medium to bog body with a nice sticky and light booziness

O: Very good. I am usually not a Big Al fan but they nailed this. Tasty and easy to drink.

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3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in tulip. Poured a semi-hazy dark reddish amber, bordering on a light mahogany, with 3/4 of an inch of light tan head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma started out with sweet malts up front, with a noticeable bit of alcohol right behind it, and some spice and yeast backing things up. A fairly typical Barleywine scent, in other words. On the tongue the story is the same, a pretty typical tasting Barleywine. Good base malts, a definite hot alcohol taste, and a bit of yeasty spice in the background.

The body was, again, typical for the style, but perhaps a bit thin for my preferences. Drinkability was very nice, the beer went down easily, once you adapted to that alcohol hotness. Overall, a nice, but average, example of the style. Worth trying when you see it.

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Ol' No. 1 from Big Al Brewing
3.64 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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