Barleywine (Eastside Distilling) (Sole Composition Series) | Upright Brewing Company

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87
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26 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
uprightbrewing.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by barleywinefiend on 03-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
26
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.05%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
10
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of acurtis
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kscaldef
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHead84
3.35/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sanderson
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Phobicsquirrel
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BARFLYB
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of SilentBob2u2
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased in February 2013 at the Brewery, served in Duvel Tulip, slightly chilled

It pours dark brown with a lightish brown, toffee colored head which doesn't last very long. When held to the light, it is difficult to see thru it however it appears a very dark, ruby red when held directly in the light. Overall, appears to be a dark brown.

Oak and alcohol come thru immediately upon initial smell. Slight alcohol burning the nostril with undertones of dark fruit and semi-sweet candy sugar

Mouthfeel is thick but not overly thick, normal for a middle of the road Barleywine (not to thick, not too thin) but closer to the thick side.

Taste is of oak, burnt sugar, whiskey, slight sweetness. The middle is dark fruit: date, plum, sugar, sweetness. All that subsides shortly after and the end of the the middle comes into bourbon/whiskey oak and leaves a lingering hotness/slight spice with a sweetness coating the mouth. Finishes slightly dry and sweet with oak and distilled favors.

Overall, I loved it! I was worried about how it would taste as I was unable to try it fresh but I can only guess that it has aged gracefully. Can't determine how it will continue to age, but it's great right now. I think they were $15 each and I wish I had bought more.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Rado
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Anonymous1
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of PZBREW
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to DrAwkward82 for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Bottle # 57/113.

Pours a hazy brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, toffee, whiskey, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with toffee and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has a slightly better barrel presence in the smell.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Retsinis
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of dirtylou
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on-tap @ the brewery

Part of a series of 4 barrel aged barleywines (purchased a bottle of 2 of the others) - murky muddy amber body. Barrel integration is pretty nice - vanilla, oak, smooth notes of bourbon. Not overly sweet and not oppressively "big" to make a 12oz pour a chore. Good stuff - looking forward to the bottles.

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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #73 of 113.

Appearance - Murky ugly reddish orange. Little bit of a chunky off-white head. Lopsided collar.

Smell - Bright aroma. Very fruity. Almost grapefruit. Whiskey is very subtle but adds a nice dimension.

Taste - Lots of caramel. Has that distinct caramel barleywine malt flavor. Whiskey is less intense and even hides. Lots of grapefruit and other fruits. Bourbon comes back in the back end.

Mouthfeel - A little bitter, but smooth and not boozy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Excellent barleywine. The base beer is very impressive and the barrel adds just enough.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Barleywine (Eastside Distilling) (Sole Composition Series) from Upright Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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