Liquid Courage Barley Wine | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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4.16/5
Exceptional
58 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
fatheadscleveland.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by goblue3509 on 10-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,215
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
58
pDev:
11.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Had this on 2014-11-28 in Pittsburgh at their brew pub.

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This one is a heavy and dark red-brown, too thick for any clarity at all and, thus, completely opaque. The head, just a little darker than tan, is also very thick and creamy. It rises to two fingers and fades very slowly, while lace sticks in tattered sheets and clumps everywhere.
This is unlike even most American versions of any Barleywine I've had, and it's as much like a DIPA. Hops are at the forefront and take over as the dominant force, though there's plenty of malt support. Every sniff and every sip is a hit of pine. Underneath is citrus and a more molasses-like undertone. There's lots of heavy earth as well, and some fruits coming in toward the middle. In the flavor, it seems to be on a strong base of heavier barley-like malts with lots of herb/leaf supporting and adding to the fresh sort of bitterness. Oily hop resins coat the palate from beginning to finish and, primarily in the flavor, there's a whole lot of pith and orange peel contributing to the almost-briny note some pithier beers tend to display. I may want a Barleywine to be more like, say, a Barleywine, but there's no denying it's an excellent beer nonetheless.
This beer flows smoothly, exceptionally smoothly, accompanied by a light bite of crispness sustained by a soft carbonation in a nearly full body.

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Liquid Courage Barley Wine from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 58 ratings